International Light House and Lightship Weekend

Once again the Bass Strait Maritime Centre is hosting the Cradle Coast Amateur Radio Club for the annual International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. The event evolved from the Scottish Northern Lighthouses Award Weekend a biennial event which was first held in 1993 and became the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend in 1998. Over the years it has continued to grow and to date more th…

School Holiday Activities Happening Now

Highlight for children 10 years and over is the opportunity to have a tour of the "Julie Burgess" and hear about its history.Then enjoy a short river trip learning some facts about the busy Mersey River and different types of vessels that use our busy port. Contact Bass Strait Maritime Centre 6424 7100 for bookings.

Temporary Exhibition

We are getting prepared for the opening of our first temporary exhibition! Please see flyer for more information The_Longest_Walk.pdf

Family Pirate Day

will be held at the Bass Strait Maritime Centre on Thursday 24 April between 10am and 2pm, please see the attached flyer for more details Family_Pirate_Day.pdf

Beauty Point Visit Cancelled

Unfortunately the weather is against us for this weekends trip to Beauty Point and sadly we have had to cancel. We will attempt to reschedule so watch this space!

Beauty Point Visit by Julie Burgess

Ahoy there, anyone in the Launceston/ Beauty Point area, the Julie Burgess is planning to come your way Saturday April 12. Contact us to put your name down for a two hour sail... don't miss this great opportunity!    

Maritime Talk

presented by Robin Holyman will be held at the Bass Strait Maritime Centre Tuesday 25 March, please see the attached invitation for more details Holyman_Presentation.pdf 

Port Cygnet Voyage Cancelled

Unfortunately the Julie Burgess will no longer be able to make the voyage to Port Cygnet to help celebrate their 150th Anniversary of the Regatta due to maintenance. The crew are naturally disappointed but hope the celebrations go well.

Sail the March Long Weekend on the Julie Burgess 2014

Tall Ships are heading to Cygnet to help celebrate the 150th Port Cygnet Regatta. There are several ways you can join the Julie Burgess for a unique sailing experience with other Tall Ships. Return TripThe Julie Burgess will be leaving Devonport on or about Feb 26 depending on tides and weather with anticipated arrival in Hobart March 5. She would then participate in arranged activities and leav…

Julie Burgess

The lovely weather of late has seen the 'Julie Burgess' out regularly. Passengers on a recent sailing had a great experience with close up views of the busy traffic on the Mersey River - Spirit of Tasmania going out, a tanker coming in, tug boats on the move, leisure craft and fishing boats. A great experience for them all. Bookings can be made through the Bass Strait Maritime Centre, just call us…

January School Holidays

Join us at the Bass Strait Maritime Centre this summer for all your school holiday fun! Check out the exhibitions, Take The Helm of the SS Woniora, or participate in various activities, including origami boat making! Tuesday January 21 & 28 from 10am.Thursday January 16 & 23 from 2pm. Bookings essential. *Children under 15 visiting the Centre with adults can enter for FREE on Mondays an…