Geelong to Adelaide:

Sailing on Endeavour

Furling a sail

Sailing in company with the South Australian tall ship One and All, we will re-enact the meeting of Flinders and Baudin in Victor Harbour and Encounter Bay, firing off our cannons.

  • Geelong to Port Adelaide

    Dates: 9–19 February 2016

    Departs: Cunningham Pier, Geelong 

    Rendezvous with tall ship One And All and re-enact the meeting of Flinders and Baudin in Encounter Bay

    Sailing in company with the South Australian tall ship One and All, we will re-enact the meeting of Flinders and Baudin in Victor Harbour and Encounter Bay, firing off our cannons.

    The two original ships met by accident on 8 April 1802, one sailing from the east and the other from the west. The English ship Investigator, commanded by Matthew Flinders and the other, Nicolas Baudin, captain of the French ship Le Geographe. They hoped their meeting would be peaceful, despite their nations having been at war. Flinders boarded the French ship and the two captains exchanged information about their explorations. Both captains had been given the same task: to chart the 'unknown coast' of Terra Australis. Flinders later named this location Encounter Bay, as it is known today.

    Sailing in company with tall ship One And All, we will then sail into Port Adelaide for the Festival of Sailing Ships, part of the Fringe Festival, on Friday 19 February.

    While in Port Adelaide, Endeavour will remain alongside One and All and the Historic Falie until 27 February, allowing the public and school groups to come and visit these majestic tall ships.

    Endeavour is a fully functioning, seagoing ship and you can sail her as either Voyage Crew or as a Supernumerary.

    Cost

    Voyage Crew (for action and adventure): $1,920 one way

    As a voyage crew member you will sleep in hammocks and stand watch, set and take in sail, helm the ship and help keep it clean. Voyage crew must be able to climb aloft (39 metres in a harness). 


    Supernumerary (for leisurely voyaging): $3,250 one way

    Supernumerary berths are ideal for those who prefer not to do the sailing activities or who do not meet all the physical requirements for going aloft. You may choose your level of involvement, but will be encouraged to help crew the ship where possible. You will occupy single cabins and relax in the Great Cabin, just as Cook himself would have done.

    More information is available on our Crew Information page.

    Book your voyage today

    Ready to sign up for the adventure of a lifetime? Head to our Book a Voyage page to secure your place.


    Contact us

    Contact the Endeavour office with your enquiries:
    Phone: +61 2 9298 3627
    Email: hmbendeavour@anmm.gov.au

    For advance notice of the next voyage, join the Endeavour mailing list to receive the latest HMB Endeavour news and updates. 

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