The perfect Sydney Friday wind-down - leave work behind and join us on our authentic timber tall ship for a 3 hour wine tasting and sailing dinner package.
The perfect Friday wind-down - leave work behind and join us on our authentic timber tall ship for a 3-hour wine tasting and sailing package. There is simply no better way to forget the cares of the week and relax for the weekend!
This is a fantastic package that includes a 3 hour Sydney Harbour cruise with a selection of different wines specially chosen to match the food.
About the boat:
'Southern Swan' is a three masted barquentine built in Denmark in 1922 from Danish oak frames.
Southern Swan regularly crossed the North Sea as a grain carrier between Denmark and Greenland for the Tuborg Beer Company until 1969. With ice being a constant hazard in these far northern waters, the ship's bow was strengthened during the initial construction to cope with any light ice work. She was purchased in 1969 as a private vessel and extensively refitted to make extensive ocean voyages, including service as a sail training vessel with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets.
She participated in the 1982 Tall Ships Race from Philadelphia to Portugal. In 1986 after appearing at the World Expo in Vancouver, Southern Swan sailed to England to join the Australian Bicentennial First Fleet Re-Enactment for the historic voyage to Sydney. “Southern Swan’s original name was ‘Mathilde’, then ‘Pacific’ , then ‘H C Andersen’ , then 'Svanen’ , and finally ‘Southern Swan’ .
Capacity for 80 passengers plus crew
Length: 40 metres
LWL: 27.2 metres
Beam: 8.2 metres
Draught: 3.3 metres
Mast Height: 24 metres
Weight: 220 tonne
The cruise was great. It was a shame the weather was not supporting a great evening.
I had an awesome time on board, I traveled by myself but was very welcomed by the Crew and other passengers, I even had Happy Birthday sung to me by all on board. It was raining on the day but it didn't hinder my experience at all. Spectacular and relaxing way to see Sydney from the Harbour. Raise the sails turn off the engine and imagine floating on peaceful waters whilst being served wine and canapes and viewing Sydney in a truly unique way. Top marks to all!!!