Sail the Australian Wooden Boat Festival

The 2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival will be held across Hobart’s vibrant and bustling waterfront from 8-11 February 2019.

An exciting celebration of our nation’s rich maritime culture, the four-day festival brings together the largest and most beautiful collection of wooden boats in the southern hemisphere. From its humble beginnings in 1994, it has grown to become the most significant event of its kind in Australia.

Along with the exhibition of these beautiful boats, the festival delivers a lively combination of incredible local food, live entertainment, music, demonstrations and displays – a free summer celebration by the sea!

And how better to experience such a festival than by arriving or departing by sea! In 2019 several Tall Ships are offering voyages from or returning to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Berthing alongside the waterfront, these tall ships provide a unique platform from which to experience one of the world’s most anticipated maritime events.

Tall Ship James Craig – Sydney
One and All – Adelaide
Soren Larson – Sydney
Young Endeavour – Sydney
HMB Endeavour – Sydney


Tall Ship James Craig – Sydney

James Craig

Sydney to Hobart – 29 January to 8 February 2019
Hobart to Sydney – 14 February to 23 February 2019

Sydney Heritage Fleet are once again offering spots for those wanting to experience a more ‘hands on’ role on this Voyage. As a Sail Training Crew member, you’ll experience all the adventure and action on board James Craig. Live, sleep and eat just as pioneering sailors did almost 150 years ago. Be trained by our professional crew in all aspects of 19th-century sailing while making life-long friendships!

This option will involve:

– Climbing aloft
– Sail training alongside
– Learning the ropes
– Setting a sail
– Knots
– Navigation

All meals, training and sleeping hammock included.

Applications for a Sail Training Crew position closes on 28th September, 2018.

For further information and to register, please email


One and All – Adelaide

Adelaide to Hobart – 29 January to 8 February 2019
Hobart to Adelaide – 13 February to 22 February 2019

See the spectacular Australian Wooden Boat Festival with One and All! Sail and discover amazing islands off the coast of Tasmania. Limited passenger berths available. Book now.

Contact or 0432 495 603.


One and All

Soren Larsen – Sydney

Sydney to Hobart: January 28, 2019 – February 8, 2019

Join our crew for a real sea-going adventure aboard the tall ship Soren Larsen. Departing Sydney on 28th January 2019, we’ll be sailing to Tasmania to attend the Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

Our route will take us down the picturesque New South Wales and Victorian coastlines. With a suitable weather window we’ll cross Bass Strait and navigate down the eastern Tasmanian cost and in to Hobart. What a way to arrive at the 2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival!

Soren Larsen

This 10-day voyage is priced at $2250 per person and space is limited. Preference will be given to people also completing the return leg back to Sydney.

Hobart to Sydney: February 12, 2019 – February 22, 2019

After attending Tasmania’s unique Australian Wooden Boat Festival, board our tall ship Soren Larsen for her return leg to Sydney.

Departing Hobart on February 12th Soren Larsen will sail up the east coast of Tasmania, across Bass Strait and up the scenic south eastern coastline of Australia. This is a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

This 10-day voyage is priced at $2250 per person and space is limited.

Call us on +61 (2) 8015 5571 to register your interest, or complete the registration form.

Young Endeavour Youth Crew


Young Endeavour – Sydney

Hobart to Sydney – 14/02/19 – 24/02/19

Aged 16 – 23 and looking for a new challenge?  Join Young Endeavour for an unforgettable adventure!  Voyages are open to all young Australians and you don’t need any sailing experience!

Test yourself as you learn to navigate, set sails and climb the mast.  Develop your confidence, teamwork and communication skills and make new friends as you explore beaches and islands along the east coast.

Apply now for your chance to sail on a voyage of a lifetime.


HMB Endeavour – Sydney

Join the voyage of a lifetime and the most bucket-list-worthy adventure on the high seas! This magnificent tall ship will sail to and from Tasmania to attend the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart with the arrival marked by taking part in the “Parade of Sail”. As part of the voyage you will visit the historically significant convict site of Port Arthur. Be an active part of the working crew – climbing, setting sails and taking the helm. Prefer to relax in your own private cabin? Join us as a Supernumerary where you can choose your level of participation.

Sydney to Hobart

28 January to 8 February – 11 day voyage
Voyage Crew – Total Cost $2970
Supernumerary – Total Cost $5500

Hobart to Sydney

13 to 24 February – 11 day voyage
Voyage Crew – Total Cost $2970
Supernumerary – Total Cost $5500

Hurry, spaces are limited!

To express your interest and view more information please visit the Sail Endeavour webpage at

To speak with the Endeavour Voyaging Team please call 02 8241 8323 or email on

Make your Endeavour Voyaging dream a reality today!

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