Grandstand View of the Sydney to Hobart Race

A Yachtsman's Cruise

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Chase the Race, Experience A Nautical Tradition

Experience the nautical tradition that is the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Embarking in Broken Bay on December 26th, soak in the excitement at the start of the race from Coral Discoverer. Watch the fleet sail past as you hear expert commentary from your onboard Special Guest Lecturer Sue Crafer. We sail the south coast and Bass Strait with the trailing fleet. Once across the Strait enjoy the scenic rugged Tasmanian coast with the opportunity to join our expedition team on a number of guided shore excursions to Tasmania’s National Parks. Scheduled to arrive in Hobart on New Year’s Eve, it’s time to enjoy the buzz of the race and New Year’s Eve celebrations.

  • Trail the yachts on a coastal cruise while you enjoy a drink at Coral Discoverer’s sundeck Xplorer Bar
  • Visit Adventure Bay on Bruny Island and stretch your legs on the Fluted Cape walk
  • Ring in the New Year onboard and enjoy Captain’s farewell drinks

 

Inclusions

  • 6 night cruise with Coral Expeditions
  • All meals and select beverages onboard
  • 2 nights hotel post-cruise in Hobart
  • Half day sightseeing Tour
  • Private transfer Hotel to Airport in Hobart
  • Return Flight from Hobart to Sydney (call us for other cities)

Itinerary

CRUISE ITINERARY

Embark: Board 8:30am on 26th December
Disembark:  Macquarie Wharf 1 at 9:00am on 1st January

Complimentary coach transfers are offered from Wynyard Station to arrive at Coral Discoverer’s embarkation point in Palm Beach, Broken Bay. You will be met by the ship’s tender and transferred to the Coral Discoverer for a 10:00am departure.

This itinerary is designed to capture the best moments of the first few days of the Sydney to Hobart race and highlights of the Tasmanian coastline. The Captain will vary the itinerary to make the most of the weather windows of the mercurial southern coast, whilst keeping the ship as close to the racing action as possible. Throughout the expedition, we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Coral Expeditions suggests that you do not arrive on the day of embarkation or depart on the day of disembarkation due to any changes that may occur in scheduling.

SYDNEY: NORTH HEAD
A Yachtsmans Cruise Departing Sydney
Embark at 8:30am for 10am departure, and enjoy lunch while the ship positions off North head. From the Xplorer Bar, celebrate the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and watch the fleet round the heads and sail south.

SCENIC COASTAL CRUISE
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Cruise the scenic coastline from Sydney. Dependent on weather, stops may include Jervis Bay and/or Twofold Bay. As you cruise, our guest lecturer will present commentary on the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and lectures on yachting and maritime history.

BASS STRAIT CROSSING
As we sail through the Southern Ocean, enjoy presentations, spot yachts, or relax on deck and enjoy the vastness of the Bass Strait.

MARIA ISLAND
The historic ruins, secluded bays, and rugged cliffs of Maria Island National Park are home to a local population of wildlife that includes Forester Kangaroos, Bennetts Wallabies, Tasmanian Devils, and wombats. Since the 1960s, several endangered species have been introduced here in a bid to protect them. Visit World Heritage-listed Darlington, part of the “Convict Trail of Australia”, and gain an understanding of the life of the early settlers in a restored 19th century convict penitentiary. An adventurous walk to the dramatic Painted and Fossil Cliffs take in the history and beauty of this island.

BRUNY ISLAND AND ADVENTURE BAY
Experience the rugged beauty of the Fluted Cape as you walk along the sheer coastal cliffs or cruise for a closer look around Penguin Island. Learn about the rich maritime history of Adventure Bay as you meander past the ruins of old whaling stations on the way to Grassy Point.

HOBART
Arriving Hobart
Arrive in Hobart in time for the Sydney to Hobart race celebrations on New Year’s Eve. Stroll Hobart’s historic wharf. Enjoy farewell drinks with the Captain, and welcome the New Year with a view of the fireworks display over the Derwent River.

Disembark at Macquarie Wharf 1 at 9 am, 1st January 2022.


Terms

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Travel packages advertised under ‘The Travel Squad’ brand/logo, may include multiple products provided by multiple suppliers to demonstrate possible travel itineraries purely for your convenience, however each component of the package will be treated independent of each other and the specific terms & conditions of each product supplier will apply. The Travel Squad will not be responsible if one or more travel products or services are changed or cancelled by a supplier which has resulting impacts on other components of the itinerary. We will however seek to find a suitable alternative or assist you with any travel insurance claim.

Hotels may charge resort fees or a security bond not included or mentioned in this package, payable direct upon check in. Price is based on a king room type for 2 adults.

Airfares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. All passports, visas, travel permits and vaccinations are the responsibility of the travelling passenger to secure prior to travel. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Hobart to Sydney one-way and are subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions.
Please call us for prices from other airports.

Gratuities may be an additional onboard charge depending on particular cruise line selected. Cruise taxes and fees will be advised upon cabin selection.

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