Enterprize Tall Ship, Williamstown – Sailing in Melbourne
Looking for something fun and different to do around Melbourne with the kids? The Enterprize Tall Ship in Williamstown is a unique and unforgettable experience for all the family. Head out sailing in Melbourne for the morning, afternoon, or even at sunset to see the most magnificent views of the city skyline. If you are brave enough, you can even climb the ship’s mast!
Enterprize Tall Ship
The Enterprize is a replica of the ship that brought the first white settlers to Melbourne in 1835. The original Enterprize was built in Hobart in 1830 by William Harvey and William Pender. A non profit organisation, the crew is made up of volunteers who make the experience thoroughly enjoyable for all aboard.
Daily sailings typically go for about an hour, and the sunset sail for an hour and a half. You are taken out into the bay where you can view the most stunning views of Melbourne.
Enterprize for Kids
The Enterprize tall ship is child friendly and the crew make a great effort to get all kids involved. It is traditional that all children must find, and then ring, the ship’s bell upon coming aboard. If they can do that, they can take on the ultimate challenge – finding the steering wheel where they can learn to steer the ship.
Kids can also have a go pulling the ropes to help put up the sail. And for those over 16 years old, and who have the courage, you can even climb the mast! Think you can give it a go?
Enterprize Departing Port:
Gem Pier, Williamstown
Sailings are usually every weekend at 11am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm
Select sailings are also at sunset during daylight savings times and cost extra
Adults – $35
Children – $20
Family – $90
(Correct at publish date, please check website for updated information)
What to bring:
Details of what to bring and what will happen on board can be found on the website’s FAQ section which you can find here.
Sailing in Melbourne
Sailings are from Gem Pier in Williamstown, just 10mins West of Melbourne and there is plenty to see and do before and after your sailing. Why not get a bite to eat at one of the various cafes and restaurants which line the street, or have a picnic by the peer and let the kids play on the large adventure playground.