The STS Leeuwin II is proud to once again offer 3-hour sails open to the public until 20 March 2016.
Get a taste of what it is like to be on board a barquentine tall ship - a truly unique and memorable experience. The sail includes a light refreshments on board served with tea and coffee, allowing you to sit back, relax and watch the stunning Western Australian coastline slip by.
For those who like to get involved, you are also welcome to take part in some sailing activities such as raising some of our 16 sails, climbing the bow sprit, taking the helm and going on a ship tour. Alternatively, you can sit back and relax while our 'red shirt' volunteers crew take care of the sailing, under the watchful eye of our experienced permanent crew.
These sails are a great day out for the whole family and suitable for all ages.
A 3-hour sail makes a great gift for a friend, parent or even a family.
Leeuwin Gift Vouchers are available all year.
Why not combine a 3-hour sail on the Leeuwin with a guided tour at the Shipwreck Galleries in Fremantle?
Join a special guided tour of the Western Australian Museum – Shipwreck Galleries, which is recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere.
Follow the journeys of early Dutch explorers, from Dirk Hartog (now 400 years ago) to Willem de Vlamingh, through the collection of early charts, documents and books.
The original pewter plate left by de Vlamingh in 1697 is on permanent exhibition.
Discover countless artefacts from ships wrecked along WA’s reef-strewn coastline and view the spectacular timbers of the Dutch ship Batavia – infamous for the mutiny and murder of half of its passengers and crew in 1629.
Guided tours at the Shipwreck Galleries run for approximately 40 minutes are scheduled to fit perfectly with a 3-hour sail on the Leeuwin.
- Saturdays at 2.30 pm
- Sundays at 1.30 pm
For more information and to book your tour please contact the Shipwreck Galleries on (08) 9431 8469.
You can watch the episode here and get an idea of what to expect.