Rug up to wine and dine the evening away on the Mersey River while celebrating the shortest day of the year. The Julie Burgess will leave her berth and anchor down river for a three-course meal under the moonlight. Return to the berth by 8.30 pm, with the option to stay aboard and converse with the crew until 9 pm.
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.