Sail Tasmania

Tasmania Circumnavigation

Feb 20-March 7 (15-17 days)
March 17-30 (SOLD OUT)
Enjoy one of the most magnificent sailing journeys in Australia – circumnavigating the wild, remote and beautiful coast of Tasmania over two weeks on our most popular adventure. 

Our 1,100 NM journey begins when we depart Melbourne and overnight in Queenscliff. Leaving early to catch the slack at the heads, the direction we take is dependent on the weather.

Ideally we will go anti-clockwise and head for King Island (or straight to Macquarie Harbour if the weather window allows it). At Macquarie Harbour we call into Strahan and cruise up the Gordon River. We continue south to Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour, also for two nights. We make a dash south of Tassie and reach Kettering. From here we make our way up the coast, rounding Tasman Island. We overnight near Wineglass Bay and, depending on time and weather, call into beautiful bays and coastal towns like Bicheno on our way up the coast. We overnight at East Kangaroo Island, before traversing Bass Straight overnight.

Along the way we enjoy hiking, fishing and swimming. You will gain experience in helming, trip planning, navigation, pilotage, weather, safety and build your sea miles. Participants will earn the IYT Bareboat Skipper Certificate (VHF radio and online theory also required – at an extra cost).

There is room for 4-5 participants, in single or twin share cabins aboard Boomer. Participants share in the cooking and sailing (depending on your experience). Beginners are welcome, but must have completed the IYT International Crew course (or RYA Competent Crew).

Participants need to have their own safety and wet weather gear to a high standard, including PLB. A comprehensive safety briefing is provided and drills conducted before leaving the heads. While we expect to return on time (March 6), the exact return date may be impacted by the weather and be a day earlier or later. While the weather is usually good at this time of the year, there is no guarantee of completion of the full circumnavigation if we get adverse weather on the western or southern coasts. 


Shared cabin or saloon berth – $4,900 (deposit $500)

Private cabin – $5,900 (deposit $500)

  • Single or twin share/saloon accommodation with meals on the yacht, fuel and consumables, marina fees, safety equipment, tuition, and IYT practical certificate fee (theory and radio extra).
  • We may eat ashore on a couple of times at your own expense.
  • 1,100 sea miles logged.
  • IYT Bareboat Skipper Practical. 
  • Eligible for ICC
Course content

You will develop your skills and experience in the following key areas:

  • Preparation for sea
  • Safety equipment and procedures
  • Pilotage and passage planning
  • Navigating ‘The Rip’
  • Offshore navigation
  • Preparing for heavy weather
  • Helming, boat handling, and sail trim
  • Watchkeeping and night passages
  • Crew management and the role of the skipper
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