Take a voyage back in time aboard the Batavia Longboat.
Learn about one of the world’s bloodiest mutinies as you sail aboard a full size replica of the original 17th century boat that carried survivors from the wreck of the Batavia. You can help to tack the sails, handle the lee boards and even steer the boat, or you can just relax and enjoy an afternoon on the water.
The Longboat sails most Sundays throughout the year from the front of the Museum in Geraldton’s Batavia Marina, and is regularly seen beating out to the point Moore lighthouse or tacking up into the harbour.
Sailing is free (donations are helpful). Children are most welcome but must be over the age of six years and accompanied by an adult.
Upcoming Events –
Well the Longboat is back in the water after two months on the hard
at the Geraldton Fishermen's Co-op. Lots of maintenance was completed
and a pair of brand new leeboards were constructed so the boat is sailing
We are sailing most Sunday afternoons (see below) so come along for
an afternoon on the water. Don't forget to bring sunscreen and a jumper
as it gets very cold late in the day.
Last Sunday of the month: Community Sailing Day, usually at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. (1.5 - 2 hours)
First Sunday of the month: Members' day for training and staying out late.
Other Sundays: Visitors and Guests welcome. Usually 2pm (3 - 4 hours).
We also sail at other times during the week, sometimes for schools or the Musuem, and sometimes by request from members or visitors. All sailing is subject to weather and the availability of our volunteer crew.
To find out more about the Batavia mutiny and the Longboat click here.
Or visit the Western Australian Museum Geraldton.