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The Board of Julie Burgess Inc. strongly recommends that for the protection of passengers and crew all intending passengers fully comply with the current government and health guidelines. This includes recognising COVID-19 standard sanitising precautions.

Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.

Public Sailings | 2.5hrs

From: $80.00AUD
Duration: 150min (approx.)
Location: East Devonport, Tasmania
Product Code: CR001

Normally held on a Sunday afternoon, departing from our berth at 13:00 Hours (1:00 PM). Other sailings may occur from time to time or by arrangement.

Motor from the mooring toward Bass Strait, hoist the sails and experience the workings of this historic vessel.

Sail with us around the Bluff toward the mouth of the Don River. Magnificent photo opportunities.

*Weather dependent.

Twilight/Sunset Sailings | 2.5hrs

From: $80.00AUD
Duration: 2.5hrs
Location: East Devonport, Tasmania
Product Code: PFVSRP

Twilight Sail are held on Friday evenings during the daylight savings months providing a great way to wind down after a busy week. Bring your own favourite wine or beer to sip on as you watch the sun setting over our magnificent coastline and towering mountains. On the return trip enjoy the twilight settling over Devonport and watch the Spirit of Tasmania turn in the river at close quarters.

Departure times for twilight/sunset sailings vary during the season in accordance with the lengthening and shortening of daylight hours. The general rule is approximately one and a half to two hours prior to sunset.

Shipping movements are often a highlight of these voyages.

Mersey Explorer River Cruise | 90 Mins

From: $60.00AUD
Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
Location: East Devonport, Tasmania
Product Code: PBJ6BJ

Explore the Mersey River and the Port of Devonport from the deck of Devonport’s own tall ship, the Julie Burgess. Departing from our berth at 1:00 PM, on the second and fourth Wednesday each month, we will cruise down river to meet the sea. During the trip you will be able to explore the history of the development of the Port of Devonport, view the historic mansions of Victoria Parade as well as the current re-development of the Port to accommodate the new ferries. A great opportunity for a leisurely lunch, (BYO) while enjoying the scenery offered by the Mersey River and environs.

Port Sorell Day Trip

From: $175.00 AUD
Location: East Devonport, Tasmania
Product Code: PQBYDV

Explore Tasmania’s picturesque coastline from the deck of Devonport’s own historic tall ship the Julie Burgess.

The ship will leave its berth in Devonport giving passengers the opportunity to view the redevelopment of the port to accommodate the new Spirit of Tasmania ferries.  We will then proceed along the coast towards Port Sorell where you will have the opportunity to see the coast from a new perspective and ,if we’re lucky, some of Bass Strait’s range of sea and bird life.  Upon arrival, and subject to weather conditions we will explore this picturesque and historic harbour while enjoying a light lunch.  On both the outward and return journey you will be served with morning and afternoon tea.

Georgetown Festival

From: $50.00 AUD
Location: Georgetown
Product Code: PDWZHS

Enjoy a unique experience and embody the spirit of adventure on board the Julie Burgess as you sail out to Inspection Head/Long Reach from York Cove, George Town.

Feel the boat move to the forces of the sea, listen to the wind in the rigging and be refreshed by the sun and the bracing clean air. An experience not to be missed!

Gift Vouchers

Don’t miss the opportunity to buy our special Gift Vouchers, for our 2.5 Hour Mersey Sailings experience – a perfect gift for any occasion!

Chartered Tours

Imagine setting sail – just you and your friends or family, your wedding party or your colleagues for an adventure around the stunning coastline of Tasmania

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