2nd February 2023 to 14th February 2023

Cross Tasman Sea: Hobart to Picton

From £4624 per person

Deposit 20%. Balance due 12wks before embarkation
Sail from Hobart to New Zealand
Clear
Suited to
Singles, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Intermediate. Some sailing experience required
Nights onboard
13
Vessel type
Steel-hulled Ketch
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Single Bunk

An ocean crossing that's not for the faint-hearted!

13 nights: 02 - 14 February 2023

Price: £4,624 per person

*Trips are priced in the operator's local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations.

Getting across the Tasman Sea is one of the most famous ocean crossings in the world. There is 2,500nm of open ocean between the bottom of Australia and New Zealand to the southern tip of Antarctica; 1,000nm to the south. This means that the ocean swell can build in height with no land to stop it until it hits the Pacific Islands. There are many reasons why fewer people have sailed across the Tasman Sea than climbed Mount Everest, one of them being its rapidly changing weather system.

Twelve times (two solos) our skippers have sailed across the Tasman Sea, so they know the key is to wait for the right weather window, learn how to download live weather en route, and sail a vessel that's easy to manage for wind and swell conditions. Although it's known for extreme conditions, the Tasman Sea is easy to cross safely if you stay clear of the winter storm season (late May to early August). An absolute bucket-list trip and a profoundly satisfying personal achievement.

You can fly directly into Hobart on or before February 2nd 2023 when you’ll join us for a crew dinner ashore. Our crew will officially assemble on the 3 rd of February when we’ll introduce you to the boat, its systems, and safety equipment. We’ll aim to leave (weather permitting) on the 4th of February 2023, when we’ll clear Customs, leave Constitution dock and head to Picton, New Zealand.

Your crew package includes; all meals onboard, meals ashore in Hobart and in Picton, accommodation onboard, your Ocean Sailing Expeditions crew shirt, marina fees, the use of a PFD (personal floatation device), PLB (personal locator beacon), and a safety tether. Your bedding, a pillow and towel are also included along with suncream.

Your crew package excludes; accommodation ashore, flights and transport to and from departure and arrival ports, alcohol, toiletries, clothing and wet weather gear. Its always recommended that you book flights with date flexibility incase of unforeseen changes due to weather or schedules.

S/Y Salt Lines

Salt Lines is a 70ft, steel-hulled, 30-ton, ketch-rigged sailing vessel. Built to Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) unlimited survey requirements, she was the second of the Laurent Giles Shipwright 70 class built on Tyneside by AMARC (TES) Ltd in 1990 for the Ocean Youth Trust (OYT). She was launched and named the John Laing by Lady Laing in Poole, UK.

Over her many years of service, she has sailed under multiple names including, “John Laing”, “Yacht Discovery” and most recently “eXXpedition”. Although the name may have changed, what has always been common is every owner has used Salt Lines for true adventure sailing. From sailing around the world, collecting plastic samples with Emily Penn, to exploring Antarctica with the British Army, Salt Lines has done it all.

Hobart, Australia

Blenheim, New Zealand

You can fly directly into Hobart on or before February 2nd 2023 when you’ll join us for a crew dinner ashore. Our crew will officially assemble on the 3 rd of February when we’ll introduce you to the boat, its systems, and safety equipment. We’ll aim to leave (weather permitting) on the 4th of February 2023, when we’ll clear Customs, leave Constitution dock and head to Picton, New Zealand.

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