Wilderness
Cruise

Port
Davey

Map - Port Davey

Welcome

We welcome you on board Yukon, the traditional danish build sailing ketch.

We sail in harmony with the wind and the waves, all on board can get involved with the daily routine of a sailing vessel or you simply sit back and relax.

As the elements gradually begin to work their magic, one cannot help but be enchanted by the sensation of a ship under sail at sea.

Come sail with us!

FAQ

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

  • Dates for 2021 are locked in but only af few berths left!
  • 1: Sail in – Fly out / 6 to 12 of March
  • 2: Fly in – Fly out / 12 to 14 of March
  • 3: Fly in – Sail out / 14 to 20 of March
  • 4: Express interest for a 4th option.

Sail aboard Yukon in the heart of Tasmanian World Heritage wilderness, Port Davey. A picturesque voyage at the bottom of the world, this little known paradise of intricate waterways, white beaches and crystalline ridges rising sharply from the Southern Ocean, has captured the imagination of adventurers for centuries.

Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour lie on Tasmania’s wild south west corner. They are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Area. There are no roads into Port Davey. Access is by sea, light plane or five days hiking the south west trail.

The time spent at Port Davey is relative to passage times and can vary due to weather. Usually we would expect to have about 2-3 days in the South West National park.

Normally the first/last 48 hours are spent in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel – we like to anchor at Recherché Bay on the first/last evening and take a walk ashore on the varied beaches of this lovely bay.

The 70 mile passage to/from Port Davey can include a landing at Cox’s Bight but often we make a non-stop passage traversing this seldom seen coast line in daylight hours making landfall at dusk.

The days in the wilderness are spent sailing and walking the coastal areas of Port Davey and the Bathurst narrows and Bathurst Harbour. We anchor each night and discuss options for walks and short sailing passages for the following day.

Short sailing trips around Port Davey can include the following destinations.

  • Stephens Bay beach (site of one of Australia’s largest Aboriginal middens)
  • Bramble cove, Mount Milner, Mount Misery
  • Schooner Cove, Watering Bay
  • Joe Page Bay
  • Balmoral Beach, Parker Bay
  • Claytons Corner
  • Melaleuca Inlet
  • Melaleuca Airstrip, Deny King’s old tin mine.

All destinations are considered with regard to weather and an individual’s capacity. The prime objective of the voyages is to enjoy Port Davey national park and its coastal surrounds, whilst taking advantage of Yukon’s roomy comfort. Boat trips in our ships boat and a series of short guided/unguided walks will be a part of the daily program.

2021 Option 1: Franklin – Port Davey. Duration: 7 days, 6 nights.
Embark: Franklin Saturday the 6th of March 9.00. Disembark: Port Davey Friday the 12th of March 13.00. Price: Cabin berth per person: AU$ 3,600 Salon berth per person: AU$ 3,000 
Airfare not included.

2021 Option 2: Port Davey – Port Davey. Duration 2 days to 2 nights. 
Embark: Port Davey Friday the 12th of March 13.00. Disembark: Port Davey Sunday the 14th of March 13.00.Price: Cabin berth per person: AU$ 1,500 Salon berth per person: AU$ 1,200
Airfare not included. 

2021 Option 3: Port Davey – Franklin. Duration: 7 days, 6 nights.
Embark: Port Davey Sunday the 14th of March 13.00. Disembark: Franklin Saturday the 20th of March 16.00. Price: Cabin berth per person: AU$ 3,600 Salon berth per person: AU$ 3,000 
Airfare not included.

2021 Option 4: Berths on option 1 to 3 are limited as we had to transferer costumers from 2020 to 2021 because of the virus. So please join the waiting liste or registrer your interst for a 4th option in 2021. Contact us .

Price includes: All meals on board. All accommodation on board the Yukon. Price does not include: Travel to and from vessel. We can help you book your flight.  
The return Passage to Franklin is timed to enable disembarkation at the scheduled time with consideration to weather.