Youth Explorer


Greatest tall ship adventure for young people

Our Youth Explorer Voyage is a week-long voyage for people aged 14-25 with a sense of adventure! Lifelong friendships will be forged as you work together, grow together and have an enormous amount of fun together. You’ll be amazed at what can happen in just 7-days. 

No previous sailing experience is required for any Leeuwin Ocean Adventure voyages. 

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 family and friends can track the ship’s position and follow along at home:

Track Leeuwin

Destinations are also what make the Youth Explorer special: Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Geraldton or Monkey Mia. (Note: weather conditions will dictate if a shore day is possible). 

Who is it for?

Youth Explorer Voyages are designed for young people aged from 14 to 25.

A day on board

We run a working ship, so during the voyage you will be part of a whole heap of activities, including:

  • 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.

On the last full day of the voyage it’s over to you. Together, you’ll nominate a relief ship’s crew from within your teams – who has shown leadership, team management skills and capability? It could be you. Test your knowledge and skills and work together to chart the ship’s course to a new anchorage.

Read our voyage FAQ

Getting on board 

To join a voyage, please select a voyage from the list below and complete the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Voyage Application Form which includes personal and medical details.


Voyage Schedule

2021 Voyages
5 Mar - 12 Mar
Departs: Fremantle
Arrival: Albany
16 Mar - 23 Mar
Departs: Albany
Arrival: Fremantle
13 Apr - 20 Apr
Departs: Fremantle
Arrival: Monkey Mia
1 May - 7 May
Departs: Monkey Mia
Arrival: Geraldton
11 May - 16 May
Departs: Geraldton
Arrival: Fremantle
13 Jun - 18 Jun
Departs: Monkey Mia
Arrival: Exmouth


The only thing better than going on the Leeuwin... is going on it twice!

Joseph (16)

It's simply special, exciting, adventurous.

Darcy, 2019