Enterprize off Ricketts Point in Port Phillip sailing for adventure on the high seas
Enterprize - Melbourne's Tall Ship
Enterprize Sails Docklands
Enterprize under sail in Port Phillip experience the life of yesteryear
Enterprize salutes the City of Melbourne with cannon
Crew  Enterprize
Enterprize Sailing Full & By spot wildlife in the Bay
Enterprize in Corio Bay Geelong Victoria

Melbourne's Tall Ship - Enterprize

Address: Enterprize home port, 2 North Wharf Road, Docklands, Victoria 3008

Phone: 03 9621 1294  |  Fax: 03 9621 2223  

Email: sailing@enterprize.org.au
Web: enterprize.org.au

Step aboard Melbourne's Tall Ship Enterprize and step back to a time of daring voyages and discovery. Feel the romance and excitement of sailing with the wind in your hair as you take in spectacular views of Melbourne's skyline and Port Phillip Bay.

Experience history on a magnificent handcrafted replica of John Pascoe Faulkner's Enterprize, the ship that brought the first permanent European settlers to Melbourne in 1835. Discover life as an early explorer and uncover the tale of ambition, intrigue and rivalry that led to Melbourne's foundation. Relax on deck or hoist the sails, steer the ship and climb the rigging for heart stopping thrills.

Enterprize has monthly public sails from Melbourne Docklands, Williamstown and Geelong, with sails from Portarlington (near Geelong) and Blairgowrie and Rye (Mornington Peninsula) during peak season.

The most popular Enterprize sails are the one hour sails and twilight sails of 1.5 hours. These are suitable for people of all ages. Take your family for an adventure and let the kids explore the ship. Relax on the evening cruise as the sunset paints the coastline in vibrant colours. There are also a number of overnight adventure sails and half day bay cruises scheduled from Docklands, as well as transit passages from all of the ports.

For a multi-day tall ship experience Enterprize has unique trips to Port Welshpool, Hobart and Portland. These trips include meals and accommodation. See Australia's unique southern coastline as you travel through Port Phillip and Bass Strait.

Enterprize is a wooden topsail schooner operated by volunteers under the not for profit Enterprize Trust.

Enterprize is available for School, Corporate and Special Occasion charters. Advance bookings are recommended. Tickets for shorter trips are available from ship 30 minutes prior to sailing, where not booked out.

Content: Enterprize Ship Trust


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One Hour Sail

Discount fares for concession, children and families 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.


Evening Cruise

Discount fares for concession, children and families available


Bay Cruise

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.


Payment methods accepted

Cheque  EFTPOS  MasterCard  VISA Card 

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
  • First aid equipment
  • Interpretive centre
  • Interactive centre
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet


  • Cruising
  • Lessons/tutorials
  • Sailing

Opening hours

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.

Disabled access

Gangway to board ship allows access for small wheelchairs, with assistance from crew. Wheelchair or walking frame allowed on day sails.

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