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West Coast Yacht Charters - Day Tour

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Address: 10 The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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+61 3 6471 7422

West Coast Yacht Charters offers the only sailing cruises from the township...

West Coast Yacht Charters offers the only sailing cruises from the township of Strahan. The 65foot yacht "Stormbreaker" sails on Macquarie Harbour and goes 15km. further than the large ferries on the Gordon River. Meals, kayaks, and fishing gear are included. The 2.5hr. Lunch or Dinner, Kayak and Fishing Cruise is on Macquarie Harbour. The longer cruises go to The Gordon River.

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A MUST DO overnight trip on the Gordron River - brilliant

This was a fantastic trip and unquestionably one of the highlights of our 10-day Tassie adventure. We joined our skipper Trevor in Stahan where we boarded the 65-foot yacht and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fantastic trip and unquestionably one of the highlights of our 10-day Tassie adventure. We joined our skipper Trevor in Stahan where we boarded the 65-foot yacht and met the other family we were sailing with before heading across Macquarie Harbour to our first stop, the infamous Sarah Island - Australia's oldest penal colony. We had the historic... More 

Thank Alpinemum
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Great being able to experience the combination of sailing in Macquarie Harbour and being able to see the beauty of the World Heritage Area from the Gordon River, being able to travel further along than the other cruises available. Trevor and Rob were both very knowledgeable, interesting and overall good hosts. The trip also involves a very short walk to... More 

Thank w1dders
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Overall we really enjoyed the trip, but beware - we went on the overnight rafter collection trip, which was still almost as expensive as the other overnighter. What happens is that effectively for the return part of the trip you have standing room only on the yacht because it is full of returning rafters and the deck is full of... More 

3 Thank 726529
Kurrajong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

We did the "rafter collection" overnight trip into the World Heritage Area. Ironic that this is the only reason the boat is allowed into the wilderness area, as the tranquility of the surroundings at the mooring was completely shattered by the rowdy rafters partying next to the yacht. Also despite being billed as a sailing trip, the boat travels under... More 

2 Thank Fiona M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

We chose the overnight cruise up the Gordon River . Highly recommend this to everyone. For someone with creaking knees I had no trouble with the stairs . Left at 1pm and cruise up the Harbour with our very experienced CAptain Trevor giving a full description of the surrounds and lots of stories. StormBreaker is very comfortable . The bunks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

We signed up for the rafter pickup (the only option available that night). This gave us the chance to sail much further up the river than the standard cruises. It was fun and fascinating. Trevor (Captain) and Rob (Mate) were knowledgable (about boats, the fishing industry, local history), passionate and did their best to make the trip special. For a... More 

2 Thank Pining_ex_londoner
Wheelers Hill, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

We had a bumpy windy wet blustery flight from Hobart into Strahan late December, Meggs had ordered our taxi from the airport to the dock, had our salad roll lunches ordered and waiting for us, we stowed our extra bags in the cruise centre, boarded the Yacht and we had farewelled the shores of Strahan and enjoyed the many tales... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

A group of 6 (my wife and family friends) booked the overnight Upper Gordon cruise and had we known what the experience for the price truly entailed, we would not have made the booking. While it was labelled a 'rafter collection', we soon found only 6-7hrs in to our idyllic cruise this involved anchoring with a rowdy group (approx 20... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

Whether you enjoy being on the water or are generally a landlubber, the excursion sailing on Macqaurie Harbour, cruising up the Gordon River aboard Stormbreaker [much further than the enormous catamarans are allowed to travel] and sleeping the night on board after collecting a group of rafters is a truly wonderful experience. The scenery - especially in the upper reaches... More 

1 Thank krobar-oz
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012

Had a lovely time on the evening crayfish dinner cruise on Boxing Day. Ticket included crayfish (rock lobster!) which was served on the boat with salad and for dessert there was a fruit salad with cream. Nothing fancy but very nice, and the cray was so fresh and tasty! We were offered the chance to fish or kayak, which we... More 

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