Our mission is to offer fun, accessible, and 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. We have run our tours without incident since 1978.
You are welcome to bring along a picnic on your sail, as we do not have food available for purchase. There are many local restaurants near the dock which offer takeaway meals and snacks for your enjoyment.
Alcohol is permitted on board (within reason). We have coolers, ice, glasses and bottle openers available for our guests. However, our sailings are family friendly – we are not a booze cruise!
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: $125+ tax
Depart 10 am or 2pm
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: $95 +tax.
Due to changing daylight hours, our Sunset cruise times vary throughout the season.
Sunset Cruise Times
August 1–15: 7:00-8:30pm
August 16–31: 6:30–8:00pm
September 1- 10: 6:00–7:30pm
Catch the setting sun and watch 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.
On some occasions we may be able to go under the Johnson Street tilt bridge!
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 24 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 Offer
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.
For more information, call our business office, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.