Daily Calm Water Cruise on the Huon River

Bring your friends and family on board the beautiful traditional Danish ketch “Yukon” for this popular 90 minute cruise, where you can hear the story of Yukon’s  restoration and voyage to Australia.


  • Come on board for this popular 90 minute cruise
  • Hear the story of Yukon’s restoration and voyage to Australia
  • Includes freshly brewed coffee and tea

Built of oak in 1930, Yukon was rescued from the bottom of a harbour south of Copenhagen in 1997. It was carefully restored by her current owners over 7 years. The family has operated Yukon as a charter vessel, first in the Baltic Sea and now is based and operates out of Franklin Tasmania.

Yukon-Tours offers daily cruises on the calm Huon River. On this popular 90 minute Calm River Cruise you will become a part of the experience as you hoist sail, explore below deck and find out more about her adventures on the high seas or simply sit back enjoy the beauty of the Huon Valley.

All ages are welcome, no prior sailing experience needed.  Sit back and enjoy the Huon Valley’s most timeless sailing cruise. Feel the exhilarating sensation of a wooden ship under sail at sea. Join Yukon Tours on board to hoist the sails and learn more about this historic vessel’s amazing history.

Location: This activity is located in Franklin which is a 40-min (45 km) drive south from Hobart.

Adult $55.00
Child $31.00

What's included

  • 90 minute cruise
  • Includes freshly brewed coffee and tea


  • Allow approximately 90 minutes duration for the whole experience


  • Departs from Franklin Marina Next to The Wooden Boat Centre

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Cate from Australia wrote on 06 November 2018

Huon River Sail

A truly amazing time was had. The weather was very calm (a little too calm for sailing,but what can you do about Hosts were fantastic, even including us in the sailing process. I wld recommend this to anyone...those who love to sail, as well as those who have never sailed before.

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Lilias Mahon from Australia wrote on 04 April 2019

novel experience

having never sailed before it was an interesting and very satisfying excursion.We felt involved and were especially pleased with all the information on the history of the boat and the friendliness of the crew.

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elainew1 from Australia wrote on 11 January 2019

Very calm

This is as it says a calm river cruise. Tea, coffee, fruit and biscuits on board were good. We found the trip a bit slow and would have liked a bit more commentary about the area. Unfortunately not much wind for the sail the day we went.

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