Youth Explorer Voyages
AVAILABLE: SEPTEMBER - JUNE
The Leeuwin Youth Explorer voyages are the greatest tall ship adventure for youth.
The week-long voyages depart and arrive predominantly from Fremantle Port however the ship travels to Shark Bay in the North and Albany in the South.
Our voyages enable you to surround yourself with active new friends, develop skills for the workplace and to test your personal limits.
A day on board
We run a working ship, so during the voyage you will be part of a whole heap 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
Weather conditions, watch roster and ship positioning affects the schedule so there is never a dull moment.
During the last full day of the voyage it’s over to you. Together, you’ll nominate a ship’s crew from within your teams – who has shown leadership, team management and capability? It could be you. Test your knowledge and skills and work together to chart the ship’s course to a new anchorage.
Who is it for?
Youth Explorer Voyages are designed for young people aged from 14 to 25. Older participants with a sense of adventure can also apply, but for you we recommend the Open Adventure voyage.
Previous sailing experience is not required, but an enthusiasm to try something new and a willingness to have an adventure you’ll remember forever are essential!
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. Your parents can track the ships position at www.marinetraffic.com and follow along at home.
In addition to our Youth Explorer participant bookings we offer full charters or group bookings. We can tailor a Tall Ships Adventures voyage just for your group! Please email the office to express your interest and request a quote.
Short Explorer – Voyage 1809
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Gold Award – Residential Project
A five-day voyage on STS Leeuwin II, Australia’s largest sail-training tall-ship, will see you sailing on some of the most beautiful water in Australia – you will face new challenges and reach new heights – you will make new friends and build new levels of confidence – ending your journey at Australia’s most westerly point Shark Bay – listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage area.
WHEN: April 2018 school holidays, 21 April –25 April 2018
WHERE: Geraldton to Monkey Mia
HOW MUCH: $1,600pp
Southern Spirit, Abrolhos Adventure and Coral Coast Challenge
These voyages are all Youth Explorer voyages, and will run exactly the same as our week-long program. The best bit? The destination of each. Visit Albany, Geraldton or Monkey Mia.
It’s good to note that we can’t guarantee a day trip at the Abrolhos or Coral Coast, but we will definitely call by and include some activities about the area. Costs are the same, but the difference is all in the destination.
A quick reference guide is:
1901 and 1902 – Southern Spirit
1908 and 1911 – Abrolhos Adventure
1909 – Coral Coast Challenge
From 22 – 24 February 2019, the ship will experience its first ever Weekend Leadership Voyage. This voyage is a 3-day intensive leadership skills workshop – unique, powerful and great fun! We hope to fill it with school group bookings – a great option for 2019 Leadership Team.
2019 Voyages - See this schedule
FROM OUR PREVIOUS ADVENTURERS!
“I felt so much out of my comfort zone at first, and then I overcame that and had an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and motivation to pursue other things in life.”
“ I learnt things I wouldn't learn in a classroom and made new friends and memories.”