Vacation Care Programs

The Sydney Heritage Fleet is proud to offer school groups a unique opportunity to experience life on a genuine heritage vessel!

The possibilities for educational and recreational activities on the Tall Ship James Craig are endless. The Sydney Heritage Fleet will be happy to develop an event to meet the needs of your group through a sleepover, an educational excursion on board or the excitement of a day at sea combined with a night on board.

Our packages are all led by our Youth Program team assisted by James Craig volunteers, all of whom are familiar with the operation of the ship and have Working with Children clearance. Risk assessments have been undertaken and are available on request.


For more information or to make a booking, please contact our Youth Program Coordinator on 9298 38 88 or


Ship Visit – Day Excursion


Spend two to four hours aboard Tall Ship James Craig.

On a guided tour of the vessel, learn about sailing a square-rigged ship and what life was like at sea. Experience first-hand what it was like for the sailors by participating in a range of age-relevant activities such as setting sails, simple navigation, swabbing decks and handling lines.


Tailored programs can be developed to suit educational objectives.

Cost for participants =

2 hrs = $17.50/head

4 hrs = $30/head

Free for accompanying adults


















“Staff were so lovely and helpful and had a great manner with the children. The volunteers on the James Craig were also fantastic and helped make the day fun and rewarding.”

–         Kathryn, William Clarke OOSH, 2018


“[My favourite activity was] every single one because you want to be able to do activities like that every day!”

–         Junior Guide,Berowra Junior Guides, 2018