4-day Adult Public Voyages
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
The Perfect Get Away Adventure!!
Come Sail on South Passage, Queensland’s tall ship. Create memories that will last a lifetime! Join South Passage as she sails along the eastern eastern seaboard - from Coffs Harbour to Cairns!
Here’s your chance to experience first hand what it is like to sail a 100 foot ship the traditional way. South Passage is a sail training ship used to develop sailing and life skills as well as providing a unique and fun-filled adventure against the backdrop of the breath taking scenery of the east coast of Australia.
South Passage is a two-masted 100 foot (30.5m), gaff rigged schooner. She is a modern ship, launched in 1993, but built on the design of the 19th century pilot schooners that operated off the east cost of America. She is sailed the traditional way where everything is done by hand.
On one of our voyages, you will run the ship under the guidance of the watch leader and one of the qualified crew. Passengers are organised in three watches named Red, White and Blue usually with between 6 and 8 in a watch. They are rostered for periods of two to fours hours and are in charge of the ship. Each watch works as a team. They bunk together, eat together and run the ship together when they are on duty. Of course, there are times when it is all hands on deck with all watches involved. When on watch the passengers will rotate around deck duties such as helming, lookout and recording entries in the ship‘s log and on the chart as well as tacking and gybing when required.
Our crew will show you how to raise sails, haul in a sheet, tack and gybe. You will take a turn at the helm and feel the deck lift under your feet as the wind fills the sails.
There are several voyages to choose from. All itineraries are weather dependent:
1. MANLY to HERVEY BAY 9th to 12th May 2022 - Bookings now closed
DEPARTS: William Gunn Jetty, Wyvernleigh Close, Manly
8:30 am Monday 9th May (board by 8:00 am or the night before)
ARRIVES: The Boat Club Marina 1 Buccaneer Dr, Hervey Bay
approx. 4:00 pm Thursday 12th May
POSSIBLE HIGHLIGHTS: Tangalooma Wrecks, Wide Bay Bar crossing, Great Sandy Straits, Fraser Island.
2. HERVEY BAY to ROSSLYN BAY 19th - 22nd May 2022
DEPARTS: The Boat Club Marina 1 Buccaneer Dr, Hervey Bay
8:30 am Thursday 19th May (board by 8:00 am or the night before)
ARRIVES: Keppel Bay Marina, 1 Waterline Way, Rosslyn Bay
approx. 5:00 pm Sunday 22nd May
POSSIBLE HIGHLIGHTS: Lady Musgrave Island, Pancake Creek, Bustard Head lighthouse, Cape Capricorn Lighthouse, Keppel Islands
3. AIRLIE BEACH to TOWNSVILLE 5th - 8th June 2022
DEPARTS: Coral Sea Marina, Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach
8:30 am Sunday 5th June (board by 8:00 am or the night before)
ARRIVES: Breakwater Marina, Mariner’s Drive, The Strand, Townsville
approx 4:00 pm Wednesday 8th June
POSSIBLE HIGHLIGHTS: Hayman Island, Gloucester Island, Cape Upstart, Magnetic island.
4. COFFS HARBOUR to MANLY (BRISBANE) 2022
DEPARTS: Coffs Harbour International Marina, Coffs Harbour Jetty
8:30 am Sunday 16th October (board by 8:00 am or the night before)
ARRIVES: William Gunn Jetty, Wyvernleigh Close, Manly
approx 4:00 pm Wednesday 19th October
POSSIBLE HIGHLIGHTS: Southport Seaway, Peel Island, Tangalooma Wrecks.
The cost includes all on-board meals, accommodation, training and safety equipment. We are a non-smoking vessel.
Please click on the “Choose a Date” arrow to select your chosen voyage.