Chase the race, experience a nautical tradition…
Experience the nautical tradition that is the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, with this 7-day cruise that gets you as close to the action as possible aboard the luxurious Coral Discoverer.
While most people wake up early on 26 December for Boxing Day sales, a handful of intrepid sailors wake up earlier for an even more daunting challenge. One of the world’s most difficult and prestigious yacht races, the Sydney to Hobart is an annual event that sees maxi yachts and weekend racers from around the world tackle 628 nautical miles of sea separating Nielsen Park in Sydney Harbour and Hobart’s Battery Point. The race includes the treacherously choppy and windy Bass Strait, the stretch of sea separating Tasmania from the mainland.
Embarking in Broken Bay on 26 December, feel the buzz at the start of the race from Coral Discoverer. Watch the fleet sail past as you listen in to expert commentary from your onboard Special Guest Lecturer Sue Crafter, a veteran of no less than 15 Sydney to Hobart yacht races. You will sail the coast of New South Wales and Victoria and cross Bass Strait with the trailing fleet. Once across the Strait, enjoy the scenic rugged Tasmanian coast, with the opportunity to join the expedition team, on guided shore excursions to the Maria and Bruny Islands, two of Tasmania’s most beautiful National Parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Arrive into Hobart on New Year’s Eve and enjoy the buzz of the race and New Year’s Eve celebrations.
This once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise includes 10-nights aboard Coral Discoverer on a twin share basis. This luxurious 72 passenger vessel is purpose-built to take you closer to unspoilt vistas in comfort, style and safety. Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to reach some of Australia’s most remote and rarely visited coastlines, while her tender vessel, Xplorer, can seat all 72 passengers for excursions to rivers and beaches.
All meals are included onboard. The approach to cuisine is about simplicity and generosity, creating dishes bursting with flavour made from fresh ingredients sourced locally and sustainably wherever possible. Activities and experiences are also included as per the itinerary. An expert crew are at your service at all times.
Experience the adventure and excitement that is the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, with this unforgettable 7-day package. This is the closest you will get to actually competing in the race!
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This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.