Charter and Hire

The Lady Nelson with crew is available to be chartered for:

  • Longer adventure voyages - fully catered multiple day adventure trips sleeping on board (up to 10 passengers)
  • School groups (short sails and multi-day trips)
  • Social and corporate functions  - either sailing the Derwent River or as a prime waterfront destination at our Elizabeth Pier berth
  • Family and friends  - weddings, honeymoons, birthday parties

We are pretty flexible about where we go and what we do.

If departing and retuning to Hobart, normal charter fees apply.  If the Lady Nelson needs to travel, the cost will be by negotiation and the charter will be  Hobart to Hobart. In most locations around SE Tasmania we can take up to 36 people for single day charters.  You can self-cater or we can arrange catering.

Schedule Of Fees

Longer Adventure Voyages

Charter the Lady Nelson for a longer adventure from 2 days to a week. 

On these longer charters we can take up to 10 passengers and visit the places you want to go*,  This could be up the east coast, Port Arthur or sailing the scenic D'entrecasteaux Channel or historic Norfolk Bay.

Get a group of ten together and it is only $165 per person per day including:

  • Sailing adventure and sightseeing
  • accommodation
  • all meals 

* Captain has final say on where we sail depending on the weather and timing

See the gallery below for a taste of what you might experience  

Here are some ideas to whet your appetite:

Adventure Voyages


School Groups

We offer a range of charter options for school groups including:

  • alongside tours and history talks
  • short sails (90 min)
  • longer day sails
  • multi-day overnight voyages for older students 

School Charters

Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays even Honeymoons

Over the years Lady Nelson has had all manner of celebrations held on board and these event can be catered or you can arrange or bring your own catering. 

And yes we have had a honeymoon onboard.

Pirate Sails (for the young ones)

Charter the Lady Nelson for your group of young ones, this could be a group from school, cubs & guides or even that birthday party.  Works best with age group 6 to 10 years old. 

Get dressed up in your pirate finery and sail the Derwent looking for adventure.

Historic Tours

Charter the Lady Nelson (we can supply a historian*) and visit some of the more historic features of the Derwent. 
* Extra cost involved.

Charter Two Tall Ships

Maybe your group is large and you need to charter two Tall Ships for a Day on the Derwent.  Lady Nelson and Windeward Bound may be available for your charter. 

Contact the Lady Nelson for further details.

Ashes Scattering Ceremonies

Charter the Lady Nelson and head to the bay or part of the coastline that was special to your loved one.  If this area is adjacent to Hobart normal charter fees apply. 

If the Lady Nelson needs to travel cost will be by negotiation and be Hobart to Hobart for the vessel.

Scenery Tasman Island 2
Lady Nelson at Port Arthur
Lady Nelson off the east coast Tasmania
Drinks and Nibbles on Deck
lady nelson Bunks
Setting Sails 2