Open Adventure

WHEN: 3 - 10 June 2018

DEPARTS: Monkey Mia

ARRIVAL: Geraldton

FARE: $2,300

We often have adults asking about sailing opportunities, and this is it!

Our Open Adventure voyage is for youth of all ages – for people looking for an amazing sea-going adventure, on Western Australia’s own and largest tall ship – the STS Leeuwin II – sailing along some of Western Australia’s most spectacular coastline and through its pristine waters.

Your voyage starts in Monkey Mia, Shark Bay – inscribed as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1991 and included on Australia’s National Heritage List in May 2007. You will sail south along the infamous Zuytdorp Cliffs towards the equally well known Houtman Abrolhos Islands, a chain of 122 islands and associated coral reefs, to the Midwest port City of Geraldton.

Take time to visit Monkey Mia, the dolphins, Francois Peron National Park, Denham and, of course, at the end of your journey the Maritime Museum and HMAS Sydney Memorial in Geraldton.

We run a working ship, so during the voyage you will be part of hands-on activities, from:

  • Navigating the ship and taking the helm
  • Setting and furling the sails
  • Climbing the masts and working aloft
  • Standing watch while sailing through the night




Credit: Stewart Allen

Voyage Schedule

2018 Voyages
3 Jun - 10 Jun
Departs: Monkey Mia
Arrival: Geraldton
2019 Voyages - See this schedule
2 Jun - 9 Jun
Departs: Monkey Mia
Arrival: Geraldton


"Having completed the Open Adventure from Shark Bay last week I found all volunteers and watch leaders incredibly compentant and pleasant to work with. No commercial cruise ship would have a person of this calibre on board."

- Open Adventure Participant, 2017

“Great Captain, fantastic crew, beautiful ship”

- Open Adventure Participant, 2017