You'll sail through Sydney Heads along the whale's migration path (the quiet running of this ship ensures low impact on the animals), with unrestricted views from the ship's open deck. Experience the day at a leisurely pace, or take a more active part by hoisting the ship's sails with the crew or climbing the ropes up to the crow's nest for a real bird's eye view!
Learn all about whale behaviour during the cruise with live on-board board commentary from marine biologist Dr Vanessa Pirotta.
Lunch plus morning and afternoon tea are included.
ABOUT THE SHIP
Soren Larsen has a rich history as a voyaging tall ship. It has circumnavigated the globe twice and sailed over 220,000 nautical miles. The Soren Larsen was one of the last cargo carrying sailing ships built in 1949 in oak by the Danish ship building family Soren Larsen & Sons in Northern Denmark, and was lovingly restored and re-rigged in 1978 to the graceful 19th century Brigantine it is today. Soren Larsen is now one of the very few authentic timber square riggers still operating in the 21st century.
ABOUT YOUR HOST
Dr Vanessa Pirotta is an award-winning marine biologist and science communicator who has lead pioneering research into the use of emerging technologies such as drones for whale conservation. She is also known for her research collecting ‘whale snot’ to assess whale’s health, and the different sounds between toothed and toothless whales. Whale research has taken Vanessa around the world including Tonga, Antarctica and Madagascar and is a regular commentator on the marine environment for media outlets such as the ABC and CBS America.
When: Saturday 29 June 2019 | 10:30am – 3pm
Cost: General $149 | Members & Concession $135 | Family $485
Refreshments (included in ticket price):
Morning Tea - soup & bread rolls
Lunch – lasagne, garlic bread & green salad
Afternoon Tea - chocolate brownie
Tea & Coffee available all day
Suitable for: All ages (children from 4+years)
Please consider the agility of those in your group, as there are ropes and other obstacles on deck.
Unfortunately, due to the steep stairs required to access facilities on board, the ship does not have wheelchair access.