About Your Sail
What should I bring?
All passengers will need to be wearing enclosed shoes. We recommend bringing a wind-proof jacket and hat. There is sunscreen on the vessel.
Is there any food?
The Leeuwin Chef will prepare a mixture of light snacks throughout the sail. There is also tea, coffee and water available in the galley. If weather permits, the volunteers will offer them around on deck, if not you may be asked to head to the main saloon to eat. No alcohol is permitted on board.
What should I expect to do?
The STS Leeuwin II is occupied with permanent crew members and volunteers so there is no expectation to join in sailing. Passengers are welcome to sit on deck and watch. However, if you want to be involved at the Captain’s discretion you can join activities such as hauling the lines, taking the helm, climbing the bowsprit and participating in a tour of the ship.
Where do we go?
The Captain will head out of the harbour and pick the best direction for sailing due to wind and weather conditions. We would never go as far as Rottnest.
Will I get seasick?
The STS Leeuwin II always plans to set sail so there is the chance of seasickness. If you are prone to motion sickness, we recommend non-drowsy seasickness tablets to be taken at your discretion.
Are there bathroom facilities onboard?
Yes, the ship has flushing toilets for both males and females. If you would like to go prior to departure, the B Shed café is the closest bathroom facilities. We have no bathrooms located in the Leeuwin office.
How many people can fit on a 3-hour sail?
The STS Leeuwin II can fit up to 130 passengers on a 3-hour sail. We recommend booking large groups in advance to ensure everyone has a place on board. The Leeuwin Foundation requires the names of all passengers when making a booking for AMSA safety regulations under AMSA and the Department of Planning and Infrastructure.