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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

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Everyone is a Participant in ROPES

We offer participants from all backgrounds a unique growth opportunity where they are placed outside their comfort zone, experiencing the force of nature and the benefits of team work.

South Passage - Adventure under Sail’s ROPES program is central to the achievement of our Vision and Purpose.

It focuses our efforts on conducting voyages that deliver in terms of the experience for both our crew and our passengers. Everyone is a participant in ROPES.

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RESPECT

for others/for the ship’s hierarchy/for the ship

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OPPORTUNITY

for personal growth / for stepping up / for stepping out

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PARTICIPATION

by everyone

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ENJOYMENT

in a job well done / in the surrounds / in the company

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SAFETY

is maintained whilst personal boundaries are explored

How Participants will Benefit

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    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”.

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    Build confidence

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    Develop personal skills & team work

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    Team building

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    Delivering a boat load of fun

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    Experience sailing

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    Create lasting memories

Upcoming Day Sails

Come and join us for a day out with a difference! No sailing experience necessary, our friendly crew will “show you the ropes”!

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Come and join us as we celebrate our return to Moreton Bay after our winter sojourn in tropical northern Queensland!

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Upcoming Voyages

Come live on-board Queensland’s own Tall Ship and join the crew as we make our way up the Queensland coast from Moreton Bay to the Whitsundays!

There are several legs to choose from. The cost is $600 and includes all on-board meals, accommodation, training and safety equipment. No prior sailing experience required – just a dream to go sailing and a sense of adventure.

Do yourself a favour – join us for an experience of a life time!

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.

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Youth Voyages

3, 4, 5 or 7 days

$150 per day + reef tax if sailing north of Bundaberg.

Designed especially to cater for Duke of Edinburgh 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 Scheme 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.

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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".

During the last 10 years there have been over
School Students

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Public Passengers

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People

- sailing on Queensland's Tall Ship. We want that proud tradition to continue.
We see positive change in the lives of our voyagers who often refer to our voyages as an “Experience of a lifetime”

COVID-19 seriously impacted our operation in 2020. In recent months we have commenced a limited general public and schools sailing program in South East Queensland. To all those who have been on board - thank you for your support. To those that are intending to sail with us - thank you for your consideration. With your support, we will remain viable until such time as our schools’ program is able to resume in 2021.

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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We're Looking for Volunteers

South Passage is a not for profit organisation, wholly run by its volunteer members. Membership of South Passage - Adventure under Sail is open to anyone with an interest in sailing, adventure or with a desire to make a difference in the lives of young people.

There are opportunities to sail on South Passage as a Watch Leader or paid crew or to assist in the many other roles required to keep South Passage sailing.

Download a Membership Application Form

Please refer to our Code of Conduct before completing your Membership Form

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Here's What our Happy Passengers Have to say

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  • Avatar David Smith ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    This was a great day out for those who like to be involved. The staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. It was relaxing while allowing you to help with steering and pulling up and down the sails.
    Recommended for young and old alike.
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  • Avatar Shelley Dark ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Our cruise on board the South Passage was absolutely perfect. The weather was glorious, the volunteer crew so professional, encouraging and communicative. We were able to see up close first hand how a big sailing ship operates. It’s not … More your normal sit about drinking wine, trailing your hand in the water sort of trip. It’s more a pull on that rope, would you like a turn at the helm, take your own sandwiches, nearly forgot to eat them, kind of thing. A wonderfully engaging experience, don’t miss your chance while Covid is keeping it in Qld.

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