About Us


STS Leeuwin II is Australia’s largest sail-training tall ship, a beautiful three-masted 1850’s-style barquentine built, owned and operated in Western Australia by the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation Limited, a registered Western Australian charity run by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. STS Leeuwin II is an accredited Blue Flag vessel, which means that it adheres to high standards in water quality, environmental management, environmental education, safety, social responsibility and responsible operation around wildlife.


Youth Programs

STS Leeuwin II is used to run youth programs, as part of the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation aiming to develop core skills or support high school students with their WASSA and WACE units.  Joining a Leeuwin Explorer Voyage will have a life-changing impact on any young person, building resilience giving them the edge and boosting their employability.  

In addition to youth programs, STS Leeuwin II offers the opportunity for everyone to sail on board the tall ship. Guests can get involved with setting the sails or experience the outdoors with their friends and family.

It is the best thing I have ever done. I learnt so much, especially about myself — Kacey from Leederville, November 2018

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure is a Registered Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award through Awards WA. The Duke of Ed Award is a global non-formal education framework which challenges young people to discover their potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world. The Duke of Ed Award offers international currency and credibility – across the world, an Award stands for something and showcases success.

Duke of Ed logo Award wa logo


Day Sail

STS Leeuwin II offers a unique opportunity for everyone to sail on-board a magnificent tall ship and take away memories life. Whether with friends or family, get involved with setting the sails or just feel the wind on your face – tall ship sailing is not quite like anything else you can do on the weekend.  


STS Leeuwin II is an accredited Blue Flag vessel. Find out more about the Blue Flag network, a world renowned eco-label operated under the auspices of the Foundation for Environmental Education, headquartered in Copenhagen. 

Blue Flag Network

The Ship

STS Leeuwin II is a three-masted sail training ship designed in an 1850’s barquentine style. The ship was launched in 1986.

It is 55 metres long and 33 metres tall. It has 16 sails with a total of 810m2 of canvas.

Sail training tall ship STS Leeuwin II

  • Specification: Three masted barquentine, 1850’s style rig
  • Launched: 2 August 1986
  • Construction: Steel hull, teak deck
  • Length overall: 55 metres
  • Length on deck: 40 metres
  • Beam: 9 metres
  • Draught depth: 3.4 metres
  • Height of the main mast: 33 metres
  • Displacement: 344 tonnes
  • Sails: 16 sails, over 810 square metres of fabric
  • Accommodation: 15 crew and 40 trainees
  • Designer: Len Randell A.R.I.N.A
  • Builder: Transfield (ASI) Pty Ltd, Henderson WA
  • Survey: 1B, 1D
  • Safety System: Australian Maritime Safety Authority ISM Certification

Our History

This ship will bond you to her for life – Roger Hales