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Ready to step out of your comfort zone?

You’ve come to the right place.

Join a crew of young Australians and embark on a life-changing journey – learning not only how to sail a square-rigged tall ship, but how to lead, support others and work together as a team. It’s a personal development opportunity unlike any other! If you’re aged 16-23 and ready to sail into the unknown, Young Endeavour is the adventure for you.

 

Be prepared to face your fears, push yourself out of your comfort zone and discover how you rise to the challenges you face. By the end of the voyage you and your fellow youth crew will take command of tall ship Young Endeavour and put your new skills to the test.

2023 Voyage Schedule

We run a ballot (a bit like a lottery) to offer berths to applicants. Choose your preferred voyage dates and submit your application to enter the ballot. If you aren’t successful in the ballot you’ll stay on our waiting list until the next ballot. 

 

There’s no cost to apply. Apply Now and choose your preferred voyage dates to enter the ballot.

 

A tip – the more voyages you select, the better your chance of being offered a berth!

2023 Voyage Dates

VOYAGE NAME VOYAGE DATE* STATUS
V01/23
Sydney to Melbourne
3 - 13 January 2023
V02/23
Melbourne to Hobart
16 - 26 January 2023
V03/23
Hobart to Hobart
29 Jan - 8 Feb 2023
V04/23
Hobart to Adelaide
13 - 23 February 2023
V05/23
Adelaide to Adelaide
27 Feb - 9 Mar 2023
V06/23
Adelaide to Geelong
14 - 24 March 2023
V07/23
Geelong to Sydney
27 Mar - 6 Apr 2023
V08/23
Sydney to Sydney
11 - 21 April 2023
V10/23
Newcastle to Brisbane
20 - 30 June 2023
2023
Future Voyages Wait List
August - December 2023

* Voyage dates subject to change at the discretion of the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme

Eligibility

To apply you need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and be:

  • In good general health
  • Weigh less than 120kg
  • Able to swim 50 metres
  • Between the ages 16-23

Read more about Young Endeavour eligibility criteria and find out how to apply. 

COVID Safe Voyaging

In response to the global pandemic, voyages in Young Endeavour are being delivered with a number of COVID-19 Safe measures in place. This includes proof of vaccination and mandatory COVID testing prior to embarkation.

 

COVID Safe voyaging measures will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and updated on our website and in voyage information provided to successful applications via the Youth Crew Dashboard. 

Read more about COVID Safe voyaging measures

Why Sail with us?

A voyage in Young Endeavour offers a personal development opportunity unlike any other!
  • Travel the East Coast of Australia, stopping off for shore excursions along the way.
  • Suitable for high school or university students, or as a gap year activity
  • Learn a new skill – sailing!
  • Take part in team building activities 
  • Leave your phone and social media behind
  • Take part in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure  

 

Read more about Young Endeavour and why you should sail with us. 

THE SHIP

STS Young Endeavour is a square-rigged tall ship and was purpose built for sail training.
 

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READ THE CAPTAIN’S LOG

A daily account of each voyage, updated each evening by the Captain and youth crew.

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INFORMATION ON PRICING

Voyage fees, financial asistance and community scholarship opportunities.
 

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