Sailing in Tasmania
From protected anchorages, scenic uncrowded waters and soaring sea cliffs to the wild waters of the Great Southern Ocean, Tasmania is a sailing paradise.
Tasmania has a rich maritime history and even today has more boats per head of population than any other state. But don't worry, our small population means you can easily find a secluded nook and go ashore where there's no road access and you're the only one around.
The sailing journeys in Tasmania are as diverse as the island itself.
In the north, Bass Strait is one of the toughest stretches of water on earth with King and Flinders islands providing rewarding stopovers.
The pretty Tamar River also has several anchorages inland to Launceston.
Closer to Hobart, the D’Entrecasteaux Channel is a popular cruising destination with sheltered waters, stunning scenery and access to the fishing villages of the Huon River.
Hobart's deep water port is also the arrival and departure point for many sailing expeditions with berths at central docks just a short stroll from historic Salamanca and the CBD.
There's also a selection of skippered sailing journeys, ranging from short trips to full-day and multi-day adventures.