Find out everything you need to know about Tall Ships in Victoria whether they are arriving, left or permanently based here. You’ll find the latest on events, fundraising, news and tour bookings.
Melbourne Based Ships
Float Alma in 2019
Three Mitchell family generations and 20 years of devotion have gone into hand-building this traditionally rigged ketch. It’s styled after ‘The Spray’, the ship in which Joshua Slocum achieved the first solo circumnavigation of the globe in 1898. After working in the Whitsundays for 10 years, Alexander Stewart is now based in Docklands and will be offering day and overnight sails on Port Phillip Bay. To learn more or make a booking see Melbourne
This tallship gives people of all ages the opportunity to experience life on board a nineteenth century sailing ship. It’s a replica of the vessel that brought the first European settlers from Tasmania to Melbourne in 1835.
The tall ship, built for disabled and able-bodied sailors, arrived in Melbourne in August 2016 and left 4 December 2017. You can still book your voyage with many options available. To read more about the voyages and prices, see: JST Australia Brochure. To make a booking, see: JST Voyages. Read about their great write-up in Outer Edge magazine. For more information about the ship see Tenacious or to view the full media release see their latest news.
The Young Endeavour(Sydney) has a great youth scheme so check out their website to keep up with their voyages and news.
“Engaging with the marine environment“
Tall Ships Victoria has developed a project involving the use of tall ships in marine science and research, education, edu-tourism, and marine construction and training.
To find out about our centre and what goes on, see current projects-Ocean Education Centre.
TSV is working with our new Organisational Member, The Royal Geelong Yacht Club, to expand tall ship activities at the Geelong Wooden Boat Festival. This year (2018), TSV generated a lot of interest by having a marquee in the centre of the displays. Alma’s success included sale of merchandise as well as some $500 planks. Tall ships represented at the marquee included Alma Doepel, Enterprize, Alexander Stewart, Coral Trekker (from Sydney), STS Leeuwin II (from WA) and Tenacious (UK). Ships attending the festival included Enterprize, Alexander Stewart and Coral Trekker. The next festival will be held in 2020.