Julie Burgess – Winter Sailing on the Mersey River

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Julie Burgess – Winter Sailing on the Mersey River

July 7, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Soak up the crisp winter sunlight while enjoying a rustic three-course meal on the Mersey River. Sail the Julie Burgess while relaxing with family and friends and enjoying a locally sourced menu that showcases the best produce Tasmania has to offer.

The Julie Burgess is the last of the beautiful Burgess Family fishing ketches that plied the waters of Bass Strait and its islands.   The ketch was purpose built to harvest the rich crayfish fields of Bass Strait and Tasmania.  The central well in the ketch made it possible to hold enormous amounts of live crays that were taken to the railway station at Stony Point in Westernport Bay for transportation to the Melbourne markets – still fresh!

Volunteers have lovingly restored the ketch, so that you can relive the classic days of sailing in Bass Strait.

All sailings are $120.00 per head including sail and all food and beverages.

Places are strictly limited – book now to avoid disappointment.


July 7, 2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Bass Strait Maritime Centre
03 6424 7100
View Organiser Website