Shark Bay Explorer

WHEN: 24 April - 28 April 2021

DEPARTS: Monkey Mia

ARRIVAL: Monkey Mia

FARE: $1,650

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!

How to get on board?

Simply complete the voyage application.

Download Application Form

To facilitate the processing of your application, here are few important tips:

  • Forms are in PDF format and can be filled and sent to us without printing them, using the free Acrobat Reader app: download it here.
  • Make sure to download the application form on your desktop, and open it using the free Acrobat Reader, before filling it in. Viewing the form in your browser won’t allow you to sign it off and submit!
  • Don’t take and email a photo of your application OR take the risk that it gets blocked as spam!
  • Rename your application file adding your name (Example: Application 2019 – Jenny Smith) and save.
  • Write your name in the subject line of your email when sending your application.
  • Expect a response from us within 2 weeks. If you don’t, please contact us.

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

Shark Bay Explorer 2021
24 Apr - 28 Apr
Departs: Monkey Mia
Arrival: Monkey Mia


“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