2 hour sailings
The fully restored historic ketch offers 2-hour sailings taking up to 20 passengers out the mouth of the Mersey River and into Bass Strait.
The aim is to ‘catch the wind’, hoist the sails and experience the workings of this historic vessel. With a ‘fair breeze’ the vessel heads west toward Mersey Bluff, further west to Don Heads before turning round in the Strait and heading back to Port. Passengers get a different view of Devonport, the dolerite cliffs of Mersey Bluff and the north-west coastline.
While on board you’ll hear more about the ketch, now the last of the original fishing vessels that plied the seas around the Bass Strait and islands.
"Very good & most relaxing - Crew very friendly."
"Loved the unique experience"
"Beautiful, I would go again"
"Superb effort to restore & use this ship for future generations! Well done."
"Wonderful view of Devonport. Relaxing afternoon."
"Very competent & friendly crew. The ship was immaculate. Value for $$. Well done."
Sailings : Two-hour sailings are scheduled from October** through to the end of June on Wednesdays and Sundays subject to weather conditions. Minimum passenger numbers apply, contact the Bass Strait Maritime Centre on (03) 6424 7100 or email@example.com for bookings and departure times.
Private Charters available upon request.
Departs: Reg Hope Park, East Devonport. Please be at the mooring 15-20 minutes beforehand.
Duration: 2 hours
Price per person: $50.00
Weather dependent: Sailings are weather dependent, so if in doubt, please phone (03) 6424 7100.
Dress: Passengers are advised to come prepared for all weather conditions, wear soft soled enclosed footwear, hat, sunscreen, warm clothing and spray jacket or similar. Light ponchos are available but your own spray jacket is preferable.
**Please note that currently the Julie Burgess has been scheduled for some additional maintenance and there is no firm commencement date for sailings, please contact the Bass Strait Maritime Centre for more information.