5 Day trips to Freycinet in January 2018

Sail on the Lady Nelson around the spectacular South-East Coast in January 2018

  • 8th to 12 Jan 2018 - Hobart to Coles Bay  Sold Out

  • 15th to 19th Jan 2018 - Coles Bay to Hobart    Only One VACANCY ON THIS LEG LEFT



There are two separate  trips, each of  5 days duration Hobart to Coles Bay 8 - 12 of January and Coles Bay to Hobart 15 - 19 January.

Where we go and where we stop will all depend on the weather gods.

Over the  5 days these are the possible legs of the voyage (reverse for return leg)

  • Hobart to Port Arthur
  • Port Arthur to Maria Island
  • Maria Island to Schouten Island
  • Schouten Island to Wineglass Bay
  • Wineglass Bay to Coles Bay

Along the way there will be wildlife galore: seals, dolphins, albatross and other seabirds.  We will probably drop a line to see if we can get some fresh seafood.  A stop on Maria Island is likely to reveal wombats, kangaroos and Cape Barren Geese.  There should be lots of time to go ashore and explore at our various stops.

Depending on conditions you may be able to walk from Wineglass Bay to Coles Bay (or visa versa on the return leg) and rejoin the Lady Nelson.

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The Details

Voyage One - Hobart to Coles Bay    
Depart Hobart Monday morning January 8.  Disembark the Lady Nelson in Coles Bay on Friday evening January 12. 

Voyage 2 Coles Bay to Hobart  

The reverse of the trip above, join the Lady Nelson on the morning of Monday 15 (or get there early and spend a few days at Freycinet at your own expense) .  We depart Coles Bay the morning of Monday 15 arriving back in Hobart on the afternoon of Friday 19.


$1030 -  includes all meals and on-board accommodation for 5 days (4 nights)


  • All meals on the ship provided and we do cater for special diets.
  • Lady Nelson does not provide alcoholic beverages but feel free to BYO.

Travel Arrangements

A few passengers and crew will hire a bus that will depart Hobart on Saturday morning the 13th arriving in Coles Bay at around 1400.

You are welcome to join this bus by contributing to the cost.  You can stay the extra nights in Coles Bay or stay on the Lady Nelson for $70 per night including breakfast.  If you are on the trip to Coles Bay and scheduled to depart on Friday afternoon you can stay on board overnight and travel back on the bus for the same deal.

What to Bring

  • sleeping bag and pillow
  • clothes for wet weather (cross fingers not to be used)
  • gear for walking and swimming.
  • BYO alcoholic beverages 
  • A more detailed list will be given when you book

Read some Tripadvisor reviews of our longer trips:

There are plenty more reviews going back several years and they are all positive.

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As a prospective passenger, you are welcome to visit the Lady Nelson one weekend for a look over the ship.