will be held at the Bass Strait Maritime Centre on Thursday 21 April between 10am and 2pm, please see the attached flyer for more details Pirate_Day_2016.pdf

Sailings over Christmas/ New Year Period

The Julie Burgess is now offering sailings over the Christmas/ New Year period on Sunday December 27 at 1pm and Wednesday December 30 at 10am. Be sure to book though to secure your spot - 6424 7100 or

Julie Burgess Sailings

The "Julie Burgess" sailing season is underway, and spots are filling up fast! Great chance to use those gift vouchers - call us on 6424 7100 to book in.

Julie Burgess - laid up for winter

Weather permitting, the Julie Burgess will undertake her last sailing for the season, this Sunday July 26 at 1pm - limited spaces available for this sailing. After the sailing she will be laid up until the end of September for the winter period. 

National Families Week May 15-21 2015

During National Families Week, 15-21 May, the Bass Strait Maritime Centre is offering 50% off our family admission price making it only $12.50 for a family to come and look through our Centre. We look forward to seeing you.

Family Pirate Day at The Bass Strait Maritime Centre

These school holidays bring the family along to the Bass Strait Maritime Centre for a day of fun filled pirate action!Thursday, 16 April, 10am to 2pmActivities include:Face paintingPirate storytellingTake the Helm on the simulatorPirate jumping castleAnd much, much more Entry fees will be:Family $12.50 (for 2 adults & 3 children)Adults $5Children $2.50Concession/student $4Prices include entry…

Maritime & History talk with Jim Rouse

This month our talk has a local history theme. Local history forms an integral part of our exhibition and the research services offered at the Bass Strait Maritime Centre. So come along to the Bass Strait Maritime Centre on Tuesday March 31 at 7.30pm for our next maritime and history talk.  See attached invitation for more details Jim_Rouse_Presentation_March_2015.pdf

MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival

The Julie Burgess is back from the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival​ safe and sound, our volunteer crew are taking a well earned rest. Congratulations to all involved, feedback from our passengers was that they had a great experience! Next sailing is this Sunday February 22, some spaces still available.


The Julie Burgess has arrived safely in Kettering. Message received yesterday evening from the skipper “Alongside Kettering, crew and passengers sucking on lemons to take the smile off their faces!”

Update 3, Journey to MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Due to prevailing weather conditions the Julie Burgess has not gone via Port Arthur and instead has gone through the Denison Canal. Message received 10.30 this morning from the skipper “Through the Denison Canal, freezing cold with SW winds and rain showers”

Update 2, Journey to MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Message received today at 9.30am from the skipper – “We arrived at the Schouten Passage at 2.30 this morning after an uncomfortable ride from Eddystone, now resting and taking time to tidy the ship up, will move on to Triabunna later today. Have seen a few other boats but no Enterprise as yet.”

Delayed Departure

The Julie Burgess is on her way to the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart Feb 6-9 inclusive. Departure was delayed 24 hours due to weather conditions on the east coast. She set sail at midnight last night with 7 crew and 4 passengers. Report received at 11.30 this morning from the skipper “passing Swan Island and through Banks Strait, weather good at present so should be in Freycine…