Sail Tasmania

Welcome to Sailtas, an award winning Tasmanian yacht charter company providing sailing holidays and cruises to Tasmania’s best sailing destinations .

We are open again and taking bookings for the summer sailing season .  You can reserve your preferred dates now with a refundable deposit of 30% of the trip cost and pay the balance 14 days before departure. Remember, gift vouchers are available upon request.

Enjoy sailing on a spacious comfortable yacht, with an experienced crew, gourmet Tasmanian produce , magnificent scenery and wildlife.

We are located at Kettering ( just 35 minutes from Hobart) which is the gateway to Bruny Island.

We can tailor a trip for you. Call or email to discuss your cruise options or to book an exclusive charter . Or you can book and pay online, one of the cruises listed  on our website; go to book with us now.

Call 0412 480 424 or email to find out more, or  book with us now.

Book a Sailing Holiday to Bruny Island or Tasmania’s East Coast

Join Sail Tasmania on a skippered cruise and experience the excitement of  sailing the stunning waters around Bruny Island and East Coast Tasmania  on board our modern 42  foot Catalina sloop.

We provide high quality, good value sailing tours to Bruny Island, Port Arthur, Maria Island, Hobart, Freycinet Peninsula/Wineglass Bay and Port Davey.

Sailtas charter sailing to Maria Island on the East Coast of Tasmania
Maria Island

Relax at Anchor

In secluded bays where magnificent coastal scenery and wildlife abound. Wander ashore on pristine islands or lounge on deck where you can indulge in the flavour of the fresh local seafood, beverages and produce provided.

Port Arthur

A Range of  Cruises from 3 hours to 3 Weeks

Join other discerning guests (or book an exclusive charter) for a three hour sunset sail, a day long sailing adventure to Bruny Island or a range of overnight sailing trips through protected island waters.

You can also tailor your own Tasmanian sailing cruise (minimum of two persons per trip). Our yacht  is in full commercial survey and licensed to carry up to 12 passengers (day trips) and 8 (overnight) in comfort with an experienced and fully qualified skipper and crew.

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Our Yacht

Our yacht leaves from Kettering, Tasmania – a short sail from Bruny Island and the best way to cruise Tasmania.

Onboard Accommodation

You will find our Catalina 42′ yacht perfect for sailing charters in Tasmanian waters. With three teak lined staterooms, she can accommodate up to three couples comfortably on an overnight sailing trip. Bright and airy, she also boasts two bathrooms, a spacious saloon and a generous galley where fresh Tasmanian food and beverages are served.  She is equipped with state of the art navigation and communications equipment for your safe passage.

Salon and Rear Twin Cabins

Comfortable Cruising

The cockpit is large and capable of entertaining up to twelve of your friends and family. Her seats are 6′-8″ long and big enough for stretching out on.  To ensure your comfort, her cockpit has been decked out with covers to provide shade and protection. Furthermore her transom opens to a swim platform, where a barbecue, deck shower, dingy and swim ladder allow you to fully immerse yourself in the experience.

Sailing Performance

Our yacht has a full suite of sails for all conditions. Because her performance is very respectable, you can participate in as much sailing as you wish. The attractive line of her hull and the way the quarter wave just kisses the edge of the transom maximises her length to make cruising at seven knots easy. When needed, you can also rely on her powerful 54 HP Yanmar turbo diesel motor.

On deck, she is clean and unobstructed except for hatches and handrails. Her rigging shrouds allow for effective sheeting angles and easy passage to the foredeck on either side. However, you  needn’t leave the comfort of the cockpit, because her sheets and the traveler are accessible from there.


Our yacht is the perfect vessel for both novice and seasoned sailors. You can do as much or as little as you like. The equipment and maintenance onboard is of the highest standard to ensure a safe and well performing vessel. If you are interested, we will happily explain the finer points of sail trimming, helming, navigation, passage planning, anchoring and cruising.

Photo Credit: Stefanos Nikologianis

The only way to enjoy the Scenery and Wildlife

Sailing is the the best way to enjoy the magnificent scenery and wildlife of Bruny Island and Tasmania’s East Coast. We ‘tread lightly and quietly on the planet’ allowing us to get up close and personal with dolphins, seals, birdlife and for whale watching (in season). Our yacht provides a perfect platform for photography in what is a true ‘ecotourism’ experience.

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Sailing Trips

Photo Credit: Dean Hughes

Sail Bruny Island and Beyond

We are located at Kettering which is the gateway to Bruny Island and the world class cruising grounds of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel.

From here we have access to a variety of anchorages within a leisurely day’s sail. We have listed below a range of sailing tours which are suggestions based on the time you have available, but we can tailor trips to suit your preferences.

There are many wonderful bays to choose from, each with a special offering such as; ‘excellent swimming beach’, ‘good for snorkelling’,  ‘all weather protection’, ‘picturesque cliff faces’, ‘great walking track’ or ‘flathead fishing spot’.

Photo Credit: Ron Knight

Some of our most popular trips

These sailing trips can be booked directly on our ‘Book Now‘ page.

Tailored trips

We are centred in some of the best cruising grounds on the planet where we are able to offer leisurely sails exploring the many bays and estuaries surrounding Bruny Island. If you have time for a longer voyage or have a specific location in mind we can take you there.

You can charter a cruise with us to explore Tasmania’s East Coast , taking in Coles Bay and Wineglass Bay, or even the rugged South West and Port Davey. Contact us to talk about your requirements and we can tailor a trip for you.

Traveling solo?

While we accommodate single bookings we require a minimum of two persons per trip. If you are going solo, give us a call on 61+(0)412 480 424 to discuss our schedule, we can usually join you in with another booking.

Please also note it may be necessary to vary the indicated routes and itinerary due to weather, in such instances alternative routes and destinations will be offered. In the event of cancellation due to weather, a full refund will be provided.

To assist in planning your trip you may wish to use the following link to the Insprock Trip Planner which provides access to some of our cruises to Bruny Island.


To make your booking directly please use the booking system to check availability and to select your preferred date, time and SailTas product.