Youth Explorer Voyages
AVAILABLE: SEPTEMBER - JUNE
The Leeuwin Youth Explorer voyages are the ultimate 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 Busselton 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! As a group, you nominate those of your peers on board who have demonstrated the skills needed to make up a replacement crew. You then chart the ship’s course, putting the skills you have learnt in communication, teamwork and negotiation to the test. Effectively you sail the ship to the final 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 Adventurer 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.
2018 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.”