Challenge and change your life on the Soren Larsen Tall Ship Pacific Voyage and receive a cruise to the Whitsundays for you and a friend for free. To launch the South Pacific Challenge, The Dynamic Experience Group who owns Sydney Harbour Tall ships are offering you this month’s Ultimate Adventure Package, valued at a massive $A5,592.95 – free. This includes a $A1,000 discount on any of their South Pacific challenge trips.
Your free Whitsunday Cruise for 2. Sail the Whitsunday Islands off the coast of Australia’s Queensland for 4 days and 3 nights on the beautiful Tall Ship the Coral Trekker. Your free cruise includes a full no-more-to-pay extras package, including complimentary open bar, all meals, 2 free open water dives, a Tall Ship Sailing Course and free snorkeling and kayak hire. Value $A4,598 with a whole bunch of extras adding up to another $A1000, including Life Time VIP Membership to the Søren Larsen Family, which entitles you to sail for free on a range of daily sails aboard the Søren Larsen (daily sails are valued up to $A99), entitles up to 3 of your friends to receive a 30% discount on the range of daily sails and includes 25% discount for you and a friend to any special event sail undertaken by the Soren Larsen, such as the Sydney Harbour New Year’s Eve cruise.
What is the South Pacific Challenge? It is a unique experience sailing on the Soren Larsen, known as the star of the BBC TV historical drama series ‘The Onedin Line’ and also featured in “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”, “Count of Monte Cristo” and “Shackleton”. There are 10 voyages to choose from with the challenge rating from easy to extreme. Here is the first of the 10 itineraries with a rating of Challenging.
Ocean Sailing: 14 nights Trans Tasman blue water passage.
The trip across the Tasman will be an exciting and challenging sail for either the first time novice and the experienced sailor. This voyage gives time for a good sailing passage of 1000 nautical miles to the northern tip of New Zealand in the prevailing westerlies.
From the Bay of Islands we should have 4-5 nights sail down the spectacular NZ coast to Auckland. This is a voyage where you’ll stand deck watches and work within a normal 4 hours on 8 hours off watch system.
While on watch the voyage crew are under the care and instruction of the watch officer and two other permanent crew; everyone stands a trick on the helm, takes lookout on bow watch, helps fill in the ship’s deck log and help handle sail as required.
On this longer sea passage there’s time for talks about basic navigation, seamanship theory, rope work, history and development of square rigged ships. The timeless routines of the sea and unique beauty and grandeur of the ocean can only really be appreciated by those who have undertaken a blue water passage several days out from land.
Our route should coincide with the annual migration of the humpback whale and being the end of their breeding season we hope to see the whales at the start of their migration to the Antarctic. In the southern latitudes we should also expect to see an abundance of sea birds, including Mollymauks, Cape Pigeons and the magnificent Wandering Albatross.
This is valid for the month of April when you book any South Pacific challenge. Cost per berth: $A4980 includes three meals per day and accommodation on board.
For more on sailing adventures, read about the Round the World Clipper Race here.