Shark Bay Explorer





Adventurous and special

Feeling adventurous? Ready to look at life from a different angle? The Leeuwin Shark Bay Explorer voyage is for you!

No previous experience required!

The Voyage

This is a unique adventure opportunity – tall ship sailing in Monkey Mia, Shark Bay inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991 and included on Australia’s National Heritage List in May 2007. 

Wind direction and sea conditions guide the week's activities - so expect the unexpected!

This voyage is suitable for adventurers 18 years and over. We run a working ship, so during the voyage expect to be part of hands-on activities:

  • 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

There’s no such thing as a passenger on board a Leeuwin Ocean Adventure voyage!

Joining the Ship

  1. Boarding of STS Leeuwin II will take place in Monkey Mia
  2. Bus travel to and from the ship is arranged by Leeuwin Ocean Adventure, subject to demand.

Credit: Katie Hughes

Voyage Schedule


“I have done a lot of travelling in my life, but sailing on the STS Leeuwin II was special, a great experience and given the opportunity, I would do it again.”

- Voyage Participant, 2018

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

- Voyage Participant, 2017