In the heart of world heritage wilderness

Strahan, West Coast, Tasmania, Australia

The Gordon River

Kayak on the crystal clear waters...

Pristine Tasmanian rivers

Cruise serenely in the wilderness ...

The heart of the West Coast

Enjoy the world's cleanest fresh air ...

The great Southern Ocean

Feel the power & rugged beauty ...

The "Stormbreaker"

Our wonderful 65ft (20m) steel ketch ...

World Heritage Area

Be amazed at the perfect reflections ...

So, what are you waiting for?

Experience it all with us soon!

The Yacht "Stormbreaker"

Comfort in the heart of the wilderness.

West Coast Yacht Charters is an "owner operated" business. The owner/skipper, now having operated since 1991, is passionate about this beautiful area, and all cruises are fully guided. Trevor will tell you about the fascinating history of this precious West Coast of Tasmania.

Fishing gear and kayaks are provided for your enjoyment while we are at anchor, and we always sail when the wind permits.
We offer a timeless journey across Macquarie Harbour, from Strahan, into Tasmania's ancient temperate wilderness of the island's unspoiled West Coast.

You will discover breathtaking scenery and experience the wild West Coast while sailing on "Stormbreaker", a 20 metre (60 foot) steel ketch, under billowing sails with a maximum of nine others across one of Australia's largest harbours, to the mouth of the Gordon River in Tasmania's Wilderness Heritage Area.

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What they are saying about us!

Here are some comments sent by our past guests.

Channel 9's Getaway TV ProgramThursday, November 16, 2000 Ben stumbles across a getaway on water. Stormbreaker is a magnificent 18m steel ketch... read more »
Nine MSN Getaway Program

"Definately the highlight of our Tas. holiday. Thanks for the fun and wonderful long lasting memories we'll never forget."  The Fergies. Adelaide. April 2007.

"A great experience for two grey haired dears. Thank you. Wait until we tell the grandchildren!" The Yates. Encounter Bay. SA.

"Trevor, your passion for sailing and the Tasmanian wilderness was always present during our sailing voyage to Heritage Landing. Thank you for the knowledge and stories that you shared." Robyn. Geelong. 2008

"Humbling, awesome, so special! A memory I will always treasure." Thank you. Jo. Sydney.

"Trevor-you and your team have given us a rare opportunity to share the beautiful pristine environment of the Gordon River. We thank you also for sharing part of your extensive knowledge of this area."

Peta and Ron 2010.

"Great time. Thanks for sharing your wonderful sailing vessel with us. It was lovely sleeping with the gentle rock of the boat." Lee and Anita. 2011.

Certainly the most original accommodation I had in Australia in the whole year. Unforgettable!" Fabrizio and Katrin. Italy/Germany.

Wilderness location

Strahan is in the heart of the Tassie wilderness

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Our cruises

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*some photos are courtesy of Lyndall and Nick Abbott-Young, and Joe Shamesh