Sail Endeavour Terms & Conditions


 1. For your application to voyage on the HMB Endeavour replica to be considered, and for an offer to be made, you must declare any known illnesses or medical conditions you may have, and must prove by the certification by a qualified medical practitioner that you are fit and able to undertake the voyage.

2. An offer will only be made if the Master is satisfied that you are able to undertake the selected voyage, move about the ship safely, and perform shipboard tasks as an effective member of the voyage crew. The make-up of each voyage crew will vary and it is up to the Master to ensure that he has the right mix of crew attributes, ie, fitness, skills, and experience, that will enable him, and the professional crew, to sail the ship safely in all conditions. The Master’s decision is final.

3. As a member of the unpaid crew, the Voyage Crew, or as a passenger, ie, a Supernumerary, by boarding the vessel and undertaking a voyage, you will be deemed to be undertaking a recreational activity, i.e., an activity engaged in for enjoyment, relaxation or leisure.

4. HMB Endeavour is an accurate replica of the 18th century vessel that Captain James Cook commanded during his 1st voyage of exploration including the charting of New Zealand and the East coast of Australian in 1769 and 1770 respectively.

5. As an accurate replica, particularly in respect to the rigging, sails, and related fit out, operating at sea in all conditions, means that when you are on-board you will be exposed to range of obvious and inherent risks that may result in personal injury or death.

6. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you are acknowledging that you will be willingly undertaking a dangerous recreational activity and that you are aware of and understand the obvious and inherent risks that you will be exposed to.

7. You must be at least 18 years or over to be accepted onto a voyage and you agree to provide proof of age if required.

8. To the extent permitted by the Civil Liabilities Act 2002 (NSW), the Australian National Maritime Museum, its employees, and agents, shall not be liable for any claims, losses, damages, injuries, costs and expenses incurred, (including to indirect or consequential), as a result of, or connected to you boarding the HMB Endeavour replica, undertaking a voyage, and participating in any related activities.

9. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due at time of submitting your application. Should your application be rejected or should the Endeavour Voyaging Office be unable to fulfil your first preference you will be provided with alternate available legs or the opportunity to request a full refund. Full payment of the remaining voyage fee will be required within 30 days of confirmation of your allocated berth or immediately if being accepted within 30 days of departure. If payment has not been received in this time the ANMM reserves the right to offer the berth to another applicant. Payment must be made via PayPal via a credit card.

10. A 10% discount is available to Members of the Maritime Museum, Maritime Museum Volunteers who have served for over 12 months, Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation Members, Maritime Students or Alumni, and buyers of multiple legs. Only one discount can be applied on any one voyage. Should a discount apply, it will be applied at time of paying your final balance.

11. Your offer of a berth for a voyage on the HMB Endeavour replica is not transferable, and no part of the voyage fee will be refunded if you choose not to complete a voyage, or part thereof.

12. The Master, and/or the ANMM may at its sole, and absolute, discretion cancel or curtail a voyage for reasons of adverse weather conditions or otherwise to ensure the safety of the HMB Endeavour replica and its crew.

13. If the voyage is cancelled before the scheduled date of sailing you will be entitled to a refund of the voyage fee.

14. The ANMM will not be liable for any other costs caused by delay, cancellation, curtailment of the scheduled voyage.

15.  As a member of the Voyage Crew, or as a Supernumerary, you must be on the wharf alongside the HMB Endeavour replica on the scheduled commencement date of your voyage, in accordance with your joining instructions, at least one hour before the scheduled joining time.

16. The departure of the vessel will not be delayed due to the late arrival of one or members of the Voyage Crew, and there will be no refund of the voyage fee to any member of the Voyage Crew or a Supernumerary that, due to any reason, arrives on the wharf after the vessel has sailed.

17. In consideration of the above terms, it is a requirement, and condition of the offer a berth, that you have taken out sufficient travel insurance for the voyage and have adequate cover for death, or any illness, injury or loss you that you may suffer during the voyage, and for any costs you may incur as a consequence of a delay, cancellation or curtailment of the voyage by the Master and/or the ANMM, or as a consequence of your failure to board the vessel at the scheduled time.

18. Tobacco products, alcohol and illegal drugs are prohibited and are not allowed on-board the vessel. Prescription drugs are permitted on condition they are declared.

19. High heels, and other inappropriate clothing for sailing and participating in related activities on-board are not permitted.

20. The Master has the right to refuse access to the HMB Endeavour replica, or to remove from the vessel, any member of the Voyage Crew, or a Supernumerary, at his sole and absolute discretion if he forms the view that their actions, or behaviours, may jeopardise the safety of the vessel and crew, and/or the enjoyment of voyage by the crew,

21. If you are a member of the Voyage Crew, you are classified as a sail trainee, and acknowledge and agree to this classification by signing below.

22. As a sail trainee you will be required to undergo an induction and familiarisation program in accordance with the Museum's cultural training and the HMB Endeavour replica’s safety management system. Once completed you will be required to actively participate, and contribute, to the safe operation and sailing of the vessel, at all hours of the day, including keeping watch, setting and taking in sails, and changing the set and trim of the sails to match the prevailing weather conditions.

23. If you are on-board as a Supernumerary you may participate in the operation and sailing of the vessel if you elect to do such and advise the Master of the extent to which you wish to participate, and he agrees to allow you to do such.

24. If you should have an accident on-board, and suffer an injury as a consequence, or are ill, you, by agreeing to these terms and conditions, unequivocally and irrevocably authorise the Master to take the actions and measures he deem necessary to ensure your health and safety, including evacuation in the event of a medical emergency.

25. Voyage Crew and Supernumeraries may be filmed or photographed during the voyage. The ANMM reserves the right to use or reproduce such film or photographs for museum related purposes without notification, their approval, or provision of any form of compensation, including payment.

26. You consent to ANMM retaining your email address for the purpose of informing you about the voyage you participated in and possible future HMB Endeavour voyaging opportunities.

27. You are required, at all times, when on-board, to obey any reasonable request or direction given by the Master of a member of the Professional crew.

28. By agreeing to these, Terms and Conditions for Voyaging, and signing the Deed Poll in your Endeavour Voyaging Application Pack, you fully assume the dangers and risks, and undertake to ensure your health and safety and the health and safety of others while sailing and participating in the Voyage you agree to adhere and comply with all of the above terms and conditions.