FAQ

Calm River Cruises

Park at the Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin. If you come early, take a look inside at the displays.

Wait at the start of the jetty and we’ll guide you onboard. There is a sturdy gangway so it is easy for all ages to get onboard safely.

Our daily cruises stay within the peaceful Huon River, so sea sickness is unusual. If you are particularly prone to seasickness we recommend taking ginger tablets an hour before the cruise commences.

This is Tasmania. The weather is always perfect. Do not bring an umbrella!

In summer wear shorts or jeans with short sleeves, sandals or sports shoes, and a wind/rain-proof jacket in case it gets cool later in the day. Consider hat and sunscreen. In winter bring your full Antarctic storm gear.

Calm Water Cruises:

  1. In case of cancellation by the ship owner, all received payments will be refunded.
  2. In case of cancellation by passenger, following fees applies:
    • Cancellation within 24 hours of a cruise – 100% fee.
    • Cancellation within 48 hours of a cruise – 50% fee.
    • Cancellations beyond 48 hours of a cruise – No fee.

Wooden Boat Sleep

  • Minimum booking 2 people $180 
  • Following person $ 65
  • Maximum booking 6 people
  • Check-in any time after 4PM and check out by 10AM
  • One night stay only.

The space:  
Yukon is cozy and comfortable, just remember it’s a boat on the water so be aware of your movements and stay safe : )
To get on board: 
Step from jetty to deck hold on to running rig.
To get under deck:
On Yukon the staircase is bolted to the wall. You need to decent/climb backwards like you would on a ladder.
To sleep:
2 bunks in each cabin, wide top bunk (can easy sleep 1 adult 1 small child) all ready with bed linen.
To eat:
Use of galley (kitchen) restricted to no hot cooking. 
To be:
Salon space with room to eat and relax, or on deck checking out the stars.
Facilities:
Toilet and bathroom on board, shower in building a shore. Bring your own towels.
Other things to note:
No smoking on board
No rubbish in the river
No jumping from the vessel in to the water
No loud music on deck

Wooden Boat Sleep:
5 days prior.
For a full refund of accommodation fees, cancellation must be made five full days prior to check in time.

If the guest cancels less than 5 days in advance, the first night is non-refundable.

Overnight Cruises

Drive to Franklin – park at the carpark next to the Wooden Boat Centre, or take the bus from Hobart – see the timetable at tassielink

All food is prepared fresh on board the Yukon – including any seafood gathered during the trip. You are welcome to help with preparation and cleanup. If you have any special dietary requirements, allergies – please let us know when you make your booking and we will be happy to accommodate you.

While it may get “lumpy” in the open ocean we do our best to make the trip as comfortable as possible. The ocean traverse to Port Davey is taken during daylight, and once in Port Davey it is very sheltered and normally calm. If you usually use a seasickness medication please bring it with you.

The Tasmania climate is quite variable in temperature especially on the water. It’s important to have the ability to add layers of clothing to keep warm and equally important to be able to shed them just as quickly. The sun is intense and UV levels are some of the highest in the country.

Shirts and T-shirts are the normal dress, with bare feet. Bring sturdy shoes for exploring onshore and jeans and long sleeves. Beanie, peaked cap. Rain jacket, water proof pants. We will provide a detailed “what to bring list” once you booked on one of the overnight cruises.

Extract from the contracts terms and conditions.

  • The agreement is binding when Yukon receives the signed contract and 1/3 of the full price has been paid as a deposit.
  • The remaining amount (2/3 of the full price) must be paid at the latest 30 days before embarkation.

Cancellation from voyage crew side:

  • If cancellation is made earlier than at least 30 days before embarkation date, the remaining amount will be refunded.
  • If cancellation is made 30 days or less before embarkation date, the full price will be withheld by Yukon-Tours.

In case of cancellation by the ship owner before the start of the cruise all received payments will be refunded.

In case of cancellation by the customer at any time the above mentioned initial payment will not be refunded.