Here’s your chance to take the voyage of a lifetime, to challenge yourself, to experience seafaring as Captain Cook and his crew did as part of the crew on the magnificent replica of James Cook’s 18th century tall ship HMB Endeavour.
The Australian National Maritime Museum has announced Endeavour’s 2019 voyage program and is calling for applications to sail aboard her.
Upcoming voyages include:
Tasmanian Voyage – 11 days
On 28 January 2019 Endeavour will depart from Sydney for Hobart, to take part in the “Parade of Sail” at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Tasmania.
The Festival is a four-day celebration of maritime culture and the biggest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, bringing together over 500 boats in Hobart’s iconic historic waterfront precinct.
The Endeavour will then depart from Hobart to Sydney from 13 to 24 February.
Caledonian Voyage – 11 days
In April Endeavour will undertake its first international voyage since the museum took ownership of the vessel in 2005. Voyagers will be able to immerse themselves in French and Melanesian history and culture when Endeavour sets sail from Sydney to New Caledonia from 22 April – 3 May and New Caledonia to Sydney from 9 May – 20 May.
Each Endeavour voyage has 56 people on board. There are 16 professional crew, 36 voyage crew plus 4 supernumeraries who learn first-hand what it would have been like to sail the oceans during the era of great discovery and exploration.
Voyage crew members sleep in hammocks and stand watch, learn how to set sails, and helm the ship. Full training is provided.
Supernumerary berths will suit those who prefer a more leisurely sailing experience. Supernumeraries can choose their own level of involvement while enjoying the privacy of their own cabin.
To book on a voyage or submit an expression of interest visit https://www.anmm.gov.au/whats-on/events/sail-the-endeavour or phone 02 +61 2 8241 8323.