What We Do
OUR VISION IS: To create positive change in the lives of everyone who experiences South Passage - Adventure Under Sail.
OUR MISSION IS: To operate a voyage program that facilitates and embodies the R.O.P.E.S Program in all Voyagers.
OUR PURPOSE: To provide a safe and challenging experience, using the ship as a medium to develop leadership, initiative, independence and self-discipline.
OUR PROGRAM: ROPES: Respect, Opportunity, Participation, Enjoyment, Safety
for others/for the ship’s hierarchy/for the ship
for personal growth / for stepping up / for stepping out
in a job well done / in the surrounds / in the company
is maintained whilst personal boundaries are explored
How Participants will Benefit
Create positive changes in young people by empowering them to learn about the person that they can be by providing a life changing “Experience of a lifetime”.
Develop personal skills & team work
Delivering a boat load of fun
Create lasting memories
Upcoming Day Sails
6 hours: 10am-4pm
Re-live the romance and adventure of traditional sailing on a modern ship. You can do as much or as little work as you like. Either jump in and haul on ropes to hoist the sails, grab the wheel and – with the skipper’s permission and supervision – guide the big ship, or sit back, enjoy a drink and watch the world sail by.Book Now
We’re heading north for our annual winter sojourn up to Cairns, but we will be back in Moreton Bay in September. Come and join us for a great day out on the Bay! No experience necessary – we’ll “show you the ropes”. All you need is your picnic lunch, togs and towel for a swim and a sense of adventure! Bring a friend, come on your own or make it a family outing – you’ll have a great day! There’s plenty of days to choose from – click on the link to find what’s available then you can book your spot!Book Now
Combine both sea and land exploration and escape those winter blues aboard Queensland’s only tall ship…South Passage.
Get away from the world, leave your emails and text messages behind and take on the sea! This is a modern ship built and operated along traditional lines. Be part of the crew sailing the beautiful 100ft gaff-rigged schooner heading out to the open ocean travelling for 7 adventure-filled days. There will be many beautiful spots to stop, swim, snorkel and explore along the magnificent Queensland coast From Townsville to Mackay.Book Now
3, 4, 5,7 or 8 days
$160 per day
Designed especially to cater for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award participants, one of our voyages covers both the Practice and Qualifying components of your Adventurous Journey.
We have a Youth Voyage scheduled for every set of school holidays and can sometimes offer a 3-day Bronze voyage over a long weekend. You can also use our 5-day Silver or 7-day Gold voyage for the Gold Residential.
Voyages take place right up and down the eastern seaboard, from Cairns to Sydney as well as in our home base of Moreton Bay.
You don’t have to be enrolled in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award to participate in one of our Youth Voyages – just be aged 14 – 20 and be keen for an Adventure Under Sail.
Clicking on the link below will not necessarily mean you are making a booking….there is also plenty of information and, if you decide you’d like to come out with us, you can also book yourself a spot.Book Now
Lend a Hand & Support Us
We have a proud tradition of fulfilling our vision:
"To create positive change in the lives of everyone who experiences South Passage - Adventure Under Sail".
I would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the South Passage Foundation.
This will be used to sponsor disadvantaged or at-risk people by funding berths on suitable ‘sail training’ voyages to provide them with a personal development opportunity.
I would like to support the operation of South Passage.
This will be used for maintenance and ongoing operating costs to keep South Passage viable.
Direct to South Passage - Non Tax Deductible
via the Australian Sports Foundation - for those that wish to claim a Tax Deduction
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