Our mission is to offer fun accessible eco-friendly adventures for all ages and abilities that surpass your expectations. We treat our guests as friends who have come to share our lifestyle and ensure you feel safe, comfortable and welcome. Tours without incident since 1978. We require a minimum of 6 guests per sailing.
Bring along a picnic. Alcohol is permitted but our sailings are family friendly – We are not a booze cruise. Onboard we have coolers, ice, glasses and bottle openers available for our guests.
Departure times may vary slightly due to weather and special events in Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
We enjoy teaching new skills, and promote appreciation and protection of the marine ecosystem.
Our knowledgeable crew can share info on marine history, wildlife and local history and geology. We can also throw in a casual sailing lesson. You are encouraged to help sail by hauling the sails, taking the helm, riding on the bowsprit, or simply relaxing onboard.
There is opportunity to view eagles, great blue herons, seals, dolphins and occasionally whales!
3 Hour Sail: $95+ tax
Depart 9am or 2pm
June 16 – Sept 7
Join us as we embark on a tall ship adventure with spectacular scenery and marine life.
Sights can include the historic Fisgard Lighthouse, Naval harbour, Esquimalt Lagoon, Whitty’s Lagoon and Trial Island. We may go out as far as the shipping lane and down to Clover Point.
Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to departure.
Evening Cruise: $75 +tax.
Depart 6:30pm, return 8:00 pm
Applicable August 10 – Sept 7
Catch the setting sun and Victoria’s skyline alight as we tour the inner and outer harbour. Weather permitting we haul the headsail to bring us back into port.
Sights include Victoria’s largest float home community and the First Nations Land And Sea mural.
Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure.
Trip duration and format can be customized to suit your needs
We can host up to 25 guests for your team building, office party, wedding, birthday, anniversary, stag or stagette, family reunion, memorial, costume party summer camp, school trip, adventure club, singles tour, honeymoon, private party or any other reason.
Bring your own food and drinks or have your event catered. We can provide a short list of caterers who have catered aboard Tall Ship Duen with various options to suit your budget.
Team building program
Successful sailing of a gaff-rigged ketch is not just about handling a boat on the water. It is the ability to expect the unexpected from the sea, about handling stress when conditions are unfavourable and solving problems when things don’t go according to plan. Orders need to be timely, precise and clear – otherwise disaster could strike. This is no different from running a successful team in business. To succeed, the crew needs to operate effectively as a team. There’s no room for egos onboard a tall ship – instead encouragement, cooperation and teamwork are required to set a true course.
On the Tall Ship Duen Team Building Program, we can work with your conference organizers or motivational trainers to form part of the crew. Alternatively we offer an environment to simply have a getaway with your team to strengthen social bonds away from the office.
Local Business Appreciation Month
We want to offer our thanks to all the amazing local businesses operating around us in Victoria! For a limited time, we are offering a 10% discount on the price of group charters to all local businesses.
We are also offering discounted rates for groups of 10 and up on our regularly scheduled sails.
Fundraising Cruise for Power To Be
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
6:30-8:15 pm Evening Cruise
Power To Be is an inspiring organization that empowers people living with a barrier or disability to explore their limitless abilities through inclusive adventures rooted in nature.
They believe physical activity and time outdoors is paramount to health and happiness, and that no one should be excluded from nature, recreation or community. Power to Be works to remove barriers by providing equipment, caring staff and volunteers, and program subsidies to ensure finances are never a barrier to adventure.
On Wednesday, September 5th, Three Hour Sail will be donating all proceeds from it’s evening cruise towards this inspiring organization.
Please join us for a beautiful fall evening of sailing in support of this fantastic organization!
For more information, call our business office, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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