Experience tall ship SV Rhona H; a 1942 Ketch vessel. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea as you see the best of Hobart from the decks of this historic boat. Sails are always set and you are welcome to assist the crew or sit back and relax.
Depart Sullivans Cove and set sail as soon as the SV Rhona H is out the docks. Turn and head towards the Tasman Bridge. Sail under the bridge and hear about the shipwrecked "Lake Illawara". Continue on towards Montagu Bay and experience what it was like on the old trading ketches as they come close to the shore.
Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are offered for those who would like it, as well as the choice of a glass of wine or Willie Smith cider.
See Government House as you make your way back under the Tasman Bridge. You will be served morning or afternoon tea by the crew; sit back, relax and enjoy your Tasmanian Cheese and Fruit Platter.
Once back on the southern side of the bridge, sail towards Bellerive or Battery Point and Sandy Bay before arriving back at the docks.
About the SV Rhona H
SV Rhona H is one of the last of the beautiful fishing ketches built by Ned Jack in Launceston. The 52' sailing ship is a perfect way to experience traditional sailing and the beauty of this part of Tasmania.
Having plied the waters of Bass Strait and its islands, SV RHona H remained in continuous commercial survey from the time she worked as a fishing boat, before being converted for sailing charters in 1988-1989. She is still in commercial survey making SV Rhona H a working example of Tasmania's maritime heritage.
All the crew on SV Rhona H are volunteers and love to share their passion for the oceans, traditional sailing and the SV Rhona H herself. The work on SV Rhona H is being done to restore the vessel to her former glory both above the deck and below. Come aboard to see the results so far, hear how this part of Tasmanian history is being kept alive as a real working boat.
Come aboard and share the adventure!