The traditional sailing ketch Yukon - Join us for an adventures cruise, you can choose between, a special gourmet lunch cruise on the scenic Huon River, a private group charter or a comfortable, low-impact overnight holiday under sail with destinations as Bruny Island and Port Davey.
THE STORY. Yukon was originally built in Denmark in 1930, she was rescued by its current owners, us, David and Ea. We found Yukon in Copenhagen and bought for a case of beer! Following a dedicated rebuild, we sailed charter in Scandinavia and in 2011 we completed a 16 months sea voyage to Tasmania with our two young boys (plus professional crew and guests). We are now based in Franklin (a 45-minute drive south of Hobart) and have been operating Yukon-Tours for the past 20 years.
THE FACTS. Yukon-Tours accommodates up to 28-day guests and 8 overnight guests. Overall length 22 metres / Beam 4.7 metres / Draft 2.3 metres. Under Australian Survey.
Please select a tour service below to find out more information:
- Port Davey and South West Wilderness / Overnight cruise
- Sail and get Together - Group Booking Day
- Bruny Island and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel / Overnight cruise.
- Gourmet picnic lunch - Fat Pig Farm Afloat
Sail aboard Yukon in the heart of Tasmanian World Heritage wilderness. At the bottom of the world, a little known paradise of intricate waterways, white beaches and crystalline ridges rising sharply from the Southern Ocean has captured the imagination of adventurers for centuries. 2 cruise options are available : 1. Embark Yukon in Franklin sail out to Port Davey disembark Yukon and fly back to Hobart. Seven days. 2. Fly out to Port Davey embark Yukon and sail back with Yukon. Seven days.
Sail and get together on the scenic Huon River. Charter our vessel crewedand ready to go! BYO food and drinks or choose from our list of local food from eateris in Franklin. Become part of the experience as you hoist sail or simply sit back and enjoy. The vessel is easy to access (gangway), spacious enough to walk around, possible to go below accompanied by crew.
Sail aboard Yukon in 'The Channel'. This partially sheltered water way nestled between the Tasmanian mainland and Bruny Island has a myriad of anchorages and secluded beaches. An ideal opportunity for a short break. This overnight voyage is a good introduction to coastal cruising in one of Tasmania's premier natural features. You can choose to book on one of the set up cruises or if you are travelling with a group of family/friends you can charter the whole ship.
We are happy to, once again, invite you on board for these special events! Fat Pig Farm Afloat combines the delicious artisan produce of southern Tasmania with the dramatic beauty of the Huon Valley. Aboard Yukon, your two-hour cruise on the majestic Huon River is accompanied by a seasonal picnic lunch with matching beverages.