Dutch Tall Ships Arrive in Adelaide


Tall Ships

In the wake of Dutch Explorers such as Abel Tasman and Cornelis de Houtman they will pass the three notorious Dutch-named-capes: Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin and Cape Horn.

Adelaide Tall Ships Event 28th of August  –  1st of September

Dutch Tall Ships will meet at Port Adelaide’s Inner Harbor from Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 1 September. In addition to voyages along the Australian coast  the Tall Ships will offer private charters and ticketed day sails in Port Adelaide. Join the fleet for a spectacular day out. Take the family, or entertain clients and colleagues on the deck under sail or alongside the wharf aboard a traditionally rigged Tall Ship.  It will be the biggest gathering of sail in 25 years!

Day Sail on the 29th of August
The Dutch Tall Ships are proud to offer 4-hour day sails open to the public. Get a taste of what it is like to be on board a tall ship – a truly unique and memorable experience. The sail is from 11.00 am  – 3.00 pm and costs $ 125 p.p.  (includes morning tea and a light lunch), allowing you to sit back, relax and watch the stunning Southern Australian coastline slip by. For those who like to get involved, you are also welcome to take part in some sailing activities such as raising our sails, taking the helm and going on a ship tour. Boarding 10.45am

Book your tickets online: [email protected]

Open Ship on the 31st of August
During the visit in Adelaide Port open ship will be held on the 31st of August from 11 am – 5.30 pm. The ships will be open for the public  (entrance fee gold coin donation) so everyone can admire these historic vessels. Everyone is welcome on board and the crew will be ready to show you around and answer all your questions.
Corporate Events
Besides the open ship days, companies and other groups can charter the ships for an reception or a meeting in the period they will be in the Australian ports. In Adelaide the Dutch Tall Ships are available for functions on the 30th of August 2013.
Australia Expedition
Tall Ships from the Netherlands will join the Australian fleet for the 2013 International Tall Ship Festival and Royal Australian Navy Fleet Review. The voyage along the Australian coast brings all three ships to Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney. The legs will be coastal voyages and if wind and weather allows the captain will decide to drop anchor in one of the many beautiful bays along the coast.
Who can take part in these voyages?
Everyone can experience crossing the oceans on board of these traditional sailing ships during one or more legs of this historic circumnavigation. No sailing experience is required. The professional crew of the ship is more than willing to explain and teach the guest crew members about navigation, sail handling and more. All ages and nationalities can participate.
To gain a better impression of the ships and an overview of thecomplete sailing route and voyages, please visit the website

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