23 Marieville Esp, Sandy Bay TAS 7005  03 6223 1977

String of Pearls

Cruising at the DSS has got a whole lot more popular with the launch of the String of Pearls – a series of strategically placed moorings in sheltered waters around Hobart.

Couple sitting on yacht deck.

The initiative, which has been partly funded by an Australian Government tourism grant, is intended to put the state of Tasmania firmly on the map as a cruising destination.

The String of Pearls is a series of strategically placed mooring facilities at key locations within sheltered waters around Hobart. The aim is to create a cruising experience in southern Tasmania which provides Derwent Sailing Squadron members and visiting sailors with a full itinerary of destinations. Moorings are spread across the cruising waters of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, Norfolk Bay, Frederick Henry Bay, Bruny Island, Storm Bay and the River Derwent.

Mooring locations are located close to onshore tourist attractions, allowing sailors to explore the many treasures of this extraordinary region: the beaches, walking tracks, restaurants, cafes, cheeseries, smokehouses, orchards, vineyards, cideries, museums and so much more.

To use the String of Pearls moorings you must be a member of the DSS and pay a yearly subscription of $100.

String of Pearls
Bookings: Steps

You must be a Derwent Sailing Squadron member to make mooring bookings.

You must Register for Annual Subscription and agree to the Terms and Conditions prior to making a booking.

Bookings are made via our Online Reservation System.

Moorings are located at

Adventure Bay, Coles Bay, Cygnet, Dennes Point, Dover, Great Bay, Isthmus Bay, Missionary Bay, Nubeena, Recherche, Saltwater River, Southport, Southport, Sykes Cove, Taranna, Triabunna and Quarantine Bay.

Check out mooring map ~ here ~