Huon River Cruises

La Drone is a stunning 1948 built passenger ferry, made of some of the best Tasmanian boat building timbers. It has an exceptional layout and design that is absolutely perfect for cruising the scenic waterways of South Eastern Tasmania and the Huon River in comfort all year round. La Drone departs from a private dock on the picturesque Heriots Point Vineyard where you will be able to taste the signature Pinot range at the Boat Shed (only available on weekends) and purchase a bottle of wine prior to boarding the vessel.

Boarding will commence at 2 pm, then after a short brief from the crew we will depart and glide up the beautiful Huon River towards the small township of Franklin exploring the history of the area as we go and enjoying a small tasting plate of local Tasmanian produced cheese, meats and condiments along the way.

This 90 minute cruise is set to inspire you to imagine a life on the water and get a glimpse of the rich history of the area, the people and the fantastic wooden boats that inhabit the waterways and Huon Valley.

Booking are essential on our cruises as there are limited available spaces and as we are at a private dock, we don’t accept walk in passengers.

Operating Hours

Thursday to Monday 0900-1800
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