Wooden Boat Festival Geelong date 6th - 9th March, 2020

Tall Ships

In 2020, the Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong will again welcome iconic tall ships to Corio Bay, providing opportunities for you to get up close and experience these magnificent ships in Geelong.


At the festival you can get on board for a sail, offering a special experience for you, your family, school or company hospitality.


The ships will be open to the public and available for an incredible range of tailored educational and team building experiences at dock-side or under sail on Corio Bay. You can even go to sea with them on their passages to and from Geelong from their home ports around Australia. 


For further information about each ship and their offering, please see information below. 


Tall Ship Program 2020

HMB Endeavour

The HMB Endeavour will visit Geelong from the 5 March to 15 March with its travelling road show, Encounters 2020. Its visit will coincide with the 2020 Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong, further enhancing our already strong tall ships line up. 

For more information about the ship’s visit, please click HERE

To check out the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) Encounters 2020, please click HERE

To learn more about the shore side exhibition, please click HERE







Young Endeavour

The Young Endeavour, run by the Australian Navy, is a tall ship purpose built for sail training. Designed by Colin Mudie FRINA and built at Brooke Yachts Ltd, she was gifted to Australia by the United Kingdom for Australia’s bicentenary in 1988.

Young Endeavour is a brigantine (a two-masted sailing ship with a square-rigged foremast and a mainmast rigged fore and aft). She measures 44 metres and displaces 239 tonnes. Young Endeavour is designed to travel at up to 14 knots under sail and up to 10 knots under power.


To learn more about the Young Endeavour, please click HERE.








Enterprize is a replica of John Pascoe Fawkner’s Schooner Enterprize – the ship that sailed from Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) in 1835 to what has become the City of Melbourne.

View more about Enterprize (Melbourne)



One and All – Cancelled

The South Australian tall ship ‘One and All’ to Corio Bay has cancelled its voyage to Geelong’s Corio Bay for this year’s event due to being involved in the South Australian tourism program’s bush fire fundraising campaigns.