Sail North West Bay - Part of Margate Primary School's 150th Anniversary - 23rd and 24th of November 2019

Join the Lady Nelson and Margate Primary Parents and Friends Association sailing on the scenic waters of North West Bay and the upper Channel.

These sailings are part of the 180th anniversary of Margate Primary School.

Sailing trips will depart from Margate public wharf and depending on where the wind takes us you will see (from the water) Connigham, Tinderbox, Nebraska Beach (on Bruny Island).  You will see the sails being set and can even help.  During November in this area we have often seen seals and dolphins and a variety of sea birds.

These trips will benefit both the Lady Nelson and the Margate Primary School with the proceeds being shared between the two organisations.

     Above: Lady Nelson sailing back to Hobart from the Channel

****Book online prior to October the 25th and each  ticket will go into a draw to win a Family Pass
(2 Adults & 2 Children) for a sail on the Lady Nelson from Hobart****


There are several different trips you can take on the Lady Nelson.

  • Short 90 minute taste of sails on Saturday (11AM and 1PM) and Sunday10AM and Noon.
  • Twilight sail departs 1800 Saturday evening, bring a picnic basket and a bottle of wine and watch the world glide by.
  • Sail to Hobart on Sunday afternoon, hopefully catching the seabreeze departing 2pm (journey approx 3-4 hours).

The trips will depart from Margate Public Wharf at the end of Gemella Road.

Prices start at $35 for Aduls and $15 for Children and there are discount family tickets. 

Saturday evening twilight sails (90 minutes)  $35. 

Sunday long sail to Hobart $80 for Adults and $50 for Children  (includes afternoon tea)

Lady Nelson will be operating from the Margate area for a few days prior to this weekend. If your school, workplace, community or church group would like to charter the ship please contct our office on 6234 3348.  More info HERE