All our voyages are available to adults with a sense of adventure. STS Leeuwin II provides adults 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.
Sail in Dirk Hartog’s steps
The year 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the first Dutch contact with Western Australia.On 25 October 1616, Dirk Hartog made landfall with his ship the Eendracht at Dirk Hartog Island in the Shark Bay area.
Western Australia’s very own tall ship, the STS Leeuwin II will engage in the celebrations of the Dirk Hartog’s 400th commemoration to give history and sailing enthusiasts the unique opportunity to experience life on board a traditional style vessel and sail in Dirk Hartog’s steps. The STS Leeuwin II will sail up the historical WA coast to Shark Bay.
For more information and the application form go to the Dirk Hartog Page.
The Dirk Hartog Commemmorative Voyage is part of DIRK BY SEA, a combined effort of the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation and the South of Perth Yacht Club and Fremantle Sailing Club.
About Leeuwin voyages
The voyages are suitable for anyone, from keen sailors, to people who have never sailed before, to retirees looking to make their heart beat a little faster with stories to tell their family and friends. It is an exciting opportunity to learn to sail a tall ship as it was historically in the nineteenth century, with the advantage of today’s modern facilities.
The Leeuwin operates under the principle of “challenge by choice” where the Leeuwin II is a working ship and all participants are expected to be involved in most aspects of ship operations, from sailing, steering, navigating and cleaning the ship to climbing the masts. The level of challenge is up to each participant. Our many years of operation clearly demonstrate that the more each participant is willing to challenge themselves, the more they take away from the experience.