Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation
Tourism - Fremantle, WA
Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation located in Fremantle provides personal development and leadership programs for young peop le aged 14-25.
The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation based in Fremantle, Western Australia. We are an award-winning provider of experiential learning and leadership development programmes, mainly aimed at young people aged 14-25.
Our mission is to challenge and inspire young people to realise their personal potential and make a positive contribution to the wider community, through the unique medium of a tall sailing ship.
Our ship, the STS Leeuwin II is Western Australia's own Tall Ship, a 3-masted barquentine with over 810 square metres of sail and an overall length of 55 metres. Leeuwin II is a working ship and all voyage participants are expected to be involved in most aspects of ship operations, from sailing, steering and navigating to cleaning the ship and climbing the mast.
Leeuwin operates under the principle of ‘challenge by choice’ - the level of the challenge is up to each individual. Our 28 years of operation clearly demonstrate that the more each participant is willing to challenge themselves, the more they take away from the experience.
Since 1986 the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation has provided exciting and life-changing sailing programmes to more than 35,000 participants from all over Australia and from a wide section of society. In the last three years, 55% of voyage participants came from outside the Perth metro area, and we welcomed about as many young woman as men on-board.