The Southern Swan made the voyage from England to Australia in 1988 to take part in the famous Australian Bicentennial First Fleet Re-enactment. Her berth has been at the historic Campbell’s Cove, The Rocks ever since.
In 2007 the Bounty, an Australian-based traditional three-masted trading vessel known for one of the most dramatic episodes in English maritime history (the infamous ‘mutiny on the Bounty’ in April 1789), was sold to China.
When the Southern Swan went on the market that same year, owner of Authentic Charters Marty Woods knew his only hope of keeping the Swan in Aussie hands would be to purchase, restore and operate the ship himself.
Currently, the Southern Swan sails Sydney’s famous harbour, providing day trips, exclusive charters and occasional offshore trips up and down the New South Wales Coast. She is currently the only ship in Sydney to offer the thrilling Mast Climb, an ascent up the rope ladder rungs to the Futtock Plate, where climbers can take in the breathtaking view of Sydney Harbour from a truly unique vantage point.
Experience the beauty and romance of a bygone era aboard this magnificent vessel.