Melbourne's Tall Ship - Enterprize
Address: Enterprize Home port, 2 North Wharf Road, Docklands, Victoria 3008
Phone: 03 9621 1294 | Fax: 03 9621 2223
Have you dreamt of going to sea on a traditional tall ship? Melbourne's tall ship Enterprize provides a range of opportunities to experience sailing on a tall ship in its program from October 2013 to June 2014
Enterprize has monthly public sails from Melbourne Docklands, Williamstown and Geelong, with sails from Portarlington (near Geelong) and Blairgowrie and Rye (Mornington Peninsula) in summer months. The most popular Enterprize sails, are the shorter daytime one hour sails and twilight sails of one and a half hours for up to forty people conducted most weeks. These are suitable for people of all ages from young children to people well into their 'seniors' years. There are a number of Overnight Adventure sails and half day Bay Cruises scheduled for the lower Yarra and the northern end of Port Phillip.
For a multi-day tall ship experience Enterprize has a unique lifetime experience with a trip to Port Welshpool in late November. This is a one week trip departing Docklands on 21 November, sailing to Port Welshpool via Port Phillip, Bass Strait and Wilson's Promontory.
Enterprize is also available for School, Corporate and Special Occasion charters.
Enterprize is a wooden topsail schooner operated by the not for profit Enterprize Trust. The ship is an authentically rigged replica of John Pascoe Faulkner's Enterprize which brought the first permanent settlers to settle Melbourne in 1835.
Advance bookings are recommended. Tickets for shorter trips are available from ship 30 minutes prior to sailing, where not booked out. Go to their website or call for further information and online bookings.
Content: Enterprize Ship Trust
Price & booking
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One Hour Sail
Concession. Child, Family fares available
Overnight Adventure Sail
Depart Friday evening and sail with the wind. Overnight at anchor or pierside. Sail Saturday before returning to port in the afternoon. Meals provided.
Concession, Child, Family fares available
Four hour cruise. A great day for the whole family or with a group of mates, and four hours gives you time to really appreciate this historical ship and the art of sailing 1830's technology. Concession. Child, Family fares available.
Cancellation and booking policy
If event is cancelled due to weather or ship problems they will refund the customer in full – after alternative dates have been exhausted. If an event is stopped during its operation for any reason other than the customer requesting cancellation, a pro rata refund will be paid for that portion of the event not completed. This refund will not cover repatriation costs to customer. The customer’s refund transaction will be paid in kind, such as if paid by credit card then refund by that credit card. If paid via Electronic Funds Transfer, then refund into customer’s nominated account. If paid by eftpos, cash or cheque then refund by cheque.
- Coach Parking
- Access With Assistance for the Disabled
- Parking for the Disabled
- Non Smoking Establishment
On weekends and holidays when the ship is operating, office phone will transfer to the ship. Information on locations for departures and arrivals available on Enterprize website.
Monday to Friday
These are the Office open hours.
Gangway to board ship allows access for small wheelchairs, with assistance from crew. Wheelchair or walking frame allowed on day sails.
Additional business information
Daytime and Early Evening Short Sails
From October to June Enterprize has a weekly program of 1 hour daytime and 1.5 hour early Evening Cruises from locations including Melbourne Docklands, Williamstown, and Geelong. In holiday periods als from Portarlington on Bellarine Peninsula and Rye on Mornington Peninsula
School Programs and Private Charters
Enterprize provides a range of programs for schools which can involve a combination of short 'hands on' on water trips, ship inspections, and interactive classroom sessions on the discovery of Melbourne. The ship is also available for charter by individuals for special events such as birthdays and weddings, and corporate groups for team building or social functions.
Activities and attractions