Are you ready for an adventure?

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STS Leeuwin II provides anyone 14+ with the opportunity to learn to sail Australia’s largest ocean-going sail training ship, while experiencing emotional, physical and mental challenges, yet at the same time having fun and making new friends.  The voyages are suitable for anyone: no previous sailing experience is required, just a willingness for adventure and being ready to have the time of your life!

Youth Explorer Voyage Program

Youth Explorer Voyages are designed for young people aged between 14 and 25 but anyone over 25 with a sense of adventure can apply.  A Youth Explorer Voyage takes you onto the Indian Ocean for six nights (some voyages are five nights), together with upto 40 trainees and 15 crew. You will be involved in all ship operations from steering the ship, setting and furling the sails, climbing the mast, cleaning the ship and standing watch through the night. Interested? Read more on the Youth Explorer Voyage Program here.

Ultimate Challenge

Especially for young people that have a disability the prevents them from taking part in a regular Youth Explorer Voyage we include the Ultimate Challenge in our program. Participants have the opportunity to experience the thrill of tall ship sailing in a safe, supportive environment. Individuals meet new friends, learn new skills and increase self confidence on this exciting 5-day adventure.  In 2015 the Ultimate Challenge will take place from 11-15 November. You will find more information on the Ultimate Challenge here.

Leeuwin Scholarship Program

If you would love to join the Leeuwin for a voyage, but can't afford the voyage fare you may be eligible for a scholarship that covers a large part of the voyage fare. You will find more information about our scholarships here.

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What will you get out of it?

You will find that seven days onboard the Leeuwin with up to 40 other trainees teaches you great life skills such as communications skills, self-awareness, teamwork and leadership skills; skills that help you during your studies and skills that your future employers are looking for.

And all of this happens while you learn to sail on a tall ship, make new friends and have an adventure you will never forget! You will find more information on our voyage outcomes here.

On top of In addition, a Leeuwin Voyage has a number of added benefits, such as:

  • Become a Leeuwin Volunteer and continue to sail
  • Earn WACE points
  • A Leeuwin Voyage can count towards your Adventurous or Residential project of your Duke of Ed award.
  • A Leeuwin Voyage can count as an Outdoor Adventurous Activity or Pursuit for your Queen's Scout Award.

To reserve your berth on one of our voyages, a voyage application form can be downloaded below

2015-16 Voyage Dates

Download the complete Voyage Program 2015-16

Voyage Application Form

Or, contact our friendly team for further information on (08) 9430 4105.

Our 2015 voyages are selling quickly so please be sure to apply for your next adventure as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you have any questions or are interested in our scholarship program, please don't hesitate to email