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
5 hours - 8am to 1pm
As Queensland’s only owned and operated sail training tall ship, we spend a lot of our time out on the water…but here’s your chance to come and see how we operate safely tied up at our home base at Manly. William Gunn Jetty is just off the Esplanade at Manly, tucked in behind the Manly Public Pool in the Manly Boat Harbour.
Come and have a look through South Passage – a 100ft gaff-rigged schooner that is sailed traditionally using ropes from deck level – not a winch in sight! Everything depends on teamwork. We will have plenty of our friendly crew on board to show you around and explain how we operate.
The Farmers’ Market will be on along the Esplanade, Bay FM will be joining us on the jetty for a live outdoor broadcast and we’re moored right in front of Tide on the Jetty so there’s a handy spot for coffee or brunch.
Why not make a morning of it and come on down!Book Now
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
This voyage is planned for adults to explore the waters around southern Moreton Bay Islands with plenty of sailing action during the day, but ready to call in to an island pub or sailing club for a cool drink and dinner at the end of each day.
Take the Monday off and come join us for a breath of fresh air!Book Now
This is an adult focused voyage where you will be part of the crew sailing our beautiful 100ft gaff-rigged schooner back from the famous Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race. There will be many beautiful spots to stop, swim, snorkel and explore along the magnificent South East Coast….as well as plenty of sailing! No experience necessary!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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