New Years Eve Fireworks Cruise Aboard the SV Rhona H from Hobart
Ring in the New Year aboard the SV Rhona H, Hobart's oldest working sailing ship, a historic 1942 Ketch-rigged vessel. Set sail on this 4 hour tour for a magical evening of fireworks, enjoying a canapé style dessert supper, with champagne served at midnight. This small group tour, limited to 18 persons, sails along the River Derwent, to a vantage point where you’ll have spectacular views of the fireworks.
With boarding beginning at 7:45P, we’ll depart Elizabeth Street Pier at 8:00pm and set sail as soon as the SV Rhona H is out of the docks, heading toward the Tasman Bridge.
Sailing under the bridge (except in very strong winds, selecting another option for your comfort and enjoyment), you’ll enjoy refreshments (fruit juice, tea, coffee, filtered water) and dessert style canapés, while enjoying the sights of Hobart from the water.
Around 9:30p, watch the first set of fireworks in a prime position from the deck of SV Rhona H. Once the first fireworks are finished, it's time to go for an evening sail. After our sail, returning to the fireworks position again, around 11:30pm and enjoying complimentary champagne, fireworks at midnight welcoming in 2018. After the fireworks, you'll return to the Elizabeth Street Pier around 12:30am. Happy New Year.
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 has 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!