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Enterprize Ship Trust

2 North Wharf Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia
+61 (03) 9621 1294
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Ranked #146 of 283 Activities in Melbourne
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Enterprize is a traditionally constructed replica of a Hobart built 1830’s coastal trading ship...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: Enterprize is a traditionally constructed replica of a Hobart built 1830’s coastal trading ship. Built to the original ship’s dimensions, primarily with recycled timber held with copper fastenings, rigged with tarred hempen cordage and finished out with traditional flax canvas sails she was built close to her 1830’s original namesake while complying with modern maritime safety. Below decks berthing and comfort were included to accommodate passengers instead of the original ship’s purpose of carrying cargo. Built over 6½ years by mostly volunteers and launched in 1997, Enterprize offers her unique experience to Melburnians, Victorians... everyone with an adventurous spirit. The ship operates from late November through April from her Docklands home and numerous ports in Port Phillip - and on occasions along the south coast of Australia. Enterprize’s programs includes public sailing events, offshore ocean voyages, school education and experience programs, sail training voyages and is also available for private charters.

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Cranbourne, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was surprised by my family with a Fathers Day cruise on the Enterprize.... something I wouldn't have thought of! It was a typically beautiful Melbourne day and perfect for our one hour cruise. We boarded and had a look below deck, where a passionate fella gave us some history on the ship and on Melbourne. We cast off under... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This sailing newbie was rather nervous about an overnight trip on a ship full of cognoscenti. Nerves were quickly forgotten; the crew were very welcoming and knowledgeable, and my fellow-passengers were great. It was all a quite magical experience, from watching the city lights diminishing behind us in the rainy dark, to mooring at midnight across Port Phillip Bay, to... More 

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EnterprizeShip, Guest Relations Manager at Enterprize Ship Trust, responded to this review

Thank you Lou T for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you aboard the Enterprize, and it is so good to hear that our crew quickly made you feel welcome and comfortable. Many people who step aboard the Enterprize are are sailing for the first time and we are proud that we get to welcome so many... More 

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15 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We went on the Enterprize one hour cruise with friends on Corio Bay Geelong as part of the wooden boat festival. It was a lovely cruise. There is a small amount of seating, nothing flash but something for those who need it. The crew are all very lovely. There is an opportunity to climb the rigging if you're wearing a... More 

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EnterprizeShip, Guest Relations Manager at Enterprize Ship Trust, responded to this review

Thank you bronnykay, for your lovely review The Geelong Wooden Boat Festival is one of a number of festivals that we attend throughout the year. We love going to festivals as it gives us an extra incentive to dress up and celebrate! We encourage all our guests to experience life on our tall ship, whether it be hoisting sails, climbing... More 

Hanoi, Vietnam
3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Had a fantstic transit voyage on the Enterprize. Kevin the captain and the crew made us welcome from the begiining. We were lucky in that we were the only passengers on board. We got to climb the rigging, go out on the bowsprit and I even steered the ship for the last hour. It was more an adventure than a... More 

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EnterprizeShip, Guest Relations Manager at Enterprize Ship Trust, responded to this review

Thank you, fran_terry for your excellent review. Our transit voyages are one of the best ways to see the behind the scenes action of life on a Tall Ship. As it is a working voyage, you can join in and be one of the crew, and we can often let you access parts of the ship not usually seen on... More 

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