How much is a voyage?

The actual cost varies depending on the length of the voyage.  Each day cost $270 for Voyage Crew and $500 per day for Supernumeraries . You will need to pay for your own transport to and from the departure and arrival port. If you don’t want to buy wet weather sailing gear we will have this specialised equipment for hire. 

How much is the deposit for the voyage?

We require a $500 deposit to confirm your place on your voyage.

When do I get my invoice for my voyage?

Once you are confirmed on a voyage, you will receive an invoice for the full fee less your deposit paid to the email address you have supplied in your booking.

I have no sailing experience, can I still join a voyage?

Yes. All crew joining Endeavour are inducted into the ship and the first day is dedicated to training the crew in line and sail handling, climbing aloft and safety procedures. Sailing Endeavour is different to sailing a modern sailing vessel and all crew, regardless of sailing experience, are treated equally.

Is there an age limit on voyages?

Due to insurance and safety procedures, you need to be at least 18 years old to join an Endeavour voyage. All applicants must have a medical declaration form completed by their local doctor.  Download here.

I'm scared of heights, do I have to climb aloft?

Voyage crew assist the professional crew with sail handling on Endeavour and this involves climbing the rigging to set the sails. The professional crew will train the voyage crew on how to climb aloft safely. It is expected that you must climb aloft when required. If you are unable to climb aloft the first time, it may be a challenge for yourself to get to a higher point as the voyage continues. All crew are issued with a safety harness when they join and are required to clip on to the rigging when climbing aloft. If you are unsure whether you can climb aloft, or would like some practice in climbing, we suggest that you visit an indoor rock climbing facility to help acclimatise to the feelings of climbing aloft.

Will I get seasick?

Each person is different so it is hard to judge whether you will get seasick. As Endeavour sails, the deck pitches and rolls and sometimes even the hardiest sailor can feel the effects. We recommend that you bring some seasickness tablets as a precaution.

What type of wet weather gear will I need?

You do not need to purchase specialist sailing wet weather clothing. Moderate jackets and pants that can be purchased from department stores will be adequate.

Will my clothing get covered in tar?

The rigging on Endeavour is coated in tar. Therefore, when you climb aloft, there is a chance that your clothing will get marked with tar. Tar is extremely difficult to wash out of clothing.

Can I stay onboard Endeavour the night before my voyage departs?

No. We adhere to the policies and procedures of the Australian National Maritime Museum and due to insurance, security and occupational health and safety policies, voyage crew and supernumeraries are unable to stay onboard Endeavour the night before their voyage.

Can I buy a gift certificate for a voyage?

Due to the nature of Endeavour voyages and the application process, we do not offer gift certificates for voyages. Each applicant is assessed by the Endeavour office to ensure they are suited to the voyage. If you would like to buy a voyage berth as a gift for someone, fill in the application form (available online when the voyage schedule has been finalised) with their details and your contact details. In the comments section, state that it is a gift so that we don't spoil the surprise!

Can I park my car at the Australian National Maritime Museum for the duration of my voyage?

Unfortunately not. There is very limited parking available at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Can my family or friends have a look onboard Endeavour on the day of departure?

The day of departure involves various briefings and training. Due to this schedule, family and friends of voyage crew and supernumeraries are unable to board to have a look around. However, when Endeavour arrives at her destination port, family and friends are very welcome to come onboard for a look.

Can I bring extra luggage?

Not on this voyage. Endeavour has limited storage space and requests for additional luggage cannot be accommodated. All personal belongings, apart from wet weather gear, sleeping bags and musical instruments such as guitars, must fit into a locker (76 x 50 x 50cm).

Can I bring my own alcohol?

No. For safety reasons, Endeavour is a dry ship and voyage crew and supernumeraries are not permitted to bring alcohol onboard.

Will I get enough to eat?

Endeavour is an authentic replica but she still has some mod cons, including a modern galley and a professional catering team who cook hearty meals throughout the voyage to keep energy levels high. There is always plenty of food and you will not need to bring your own provisions. A well fed crew is a happy crew!

Are there showers onboard?

Definitely, Endeavour has a 20th century deck which has modern, hot freshwater showers and marine toilets. Showers must be used sparingly as the ship carries a limited supply of fresh water.

Are there engines onboard and will they be used?

Endeavour has 2 405hp Caterpillar diesel engines onboard. We plan our voyage schedule for as much sailing as possible but our engines are used for safety as well as to maintain the 21st century schedule.

Will I be able to charge my camera batteries?

There are normal three-prong 240 volt electrical sockets on the 20th-century deck. The electricity is supplied from a generator located in Endeavour's engine room. Please be aware that as this electricity is from a generator, the voltage can fluctuate and there is a very small chance that damage to your electrical item may occur.

Will I need to take out travel insurance?

Yes. Travel insurance is compulsory for all voyage crew and supernumeraries. Travel insurance covers the small amount of personal effects that you will bring on a voyage and also covers the cost of the voyage if you have to withdraw for emergency reasons. It also covers repatriation in the unlikely event that the voyage is cancelled after departure.

Will I need a passport or visa to go on the New Caledonian voyages?

You need a vaild passport to go New Caledonia. The following countries are exempt from visa for a stay in New Caledonia that does not exceed three months: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bermuda, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, South Korea, Holy See (Vatican), Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, USA.

How many people are on an Endeavour voyage?

There are 56 people on board Endeavour on each voyage. This is made up of 16 professional crew, 36 voyage crew and 4 supernumeraries.

How fast is Endeavour?

The average speed that Endeavour can sail is 4.5 knots, although the ship can easily sail at 8 knots and has achieved over 10 knots in ideal conditions.

Contact us

Contact the Endeavour office with your enquiries.
Phone: +61 2 8241 8323
Email: hmbendeavour@anmm.gov.au