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School Excursions

School Excursions

From Primary School to University, Day Excursions or School Camps – Charter 1 provides a unique educational experience that kids love!

Our signature vessel Capella has a TV/DVD, a comfortable indoor saloon and a bathroom for changing, making it the perfect interactive classroom. Capella is surveyed for a maximum 37 passengers for day trips, however we recommend 20-25 as a more comfortable number per trip.  For school camps staying on the island we can pick you up from the island and do multi-trip charters over a few hours, splitting the students into manageable group sizes, whilst other groups do on island activities.

Whether it’s a guided snorkel tour, assisting with the raising or lowering or the sails, or a few water based team activities, our crew can assist with creating a fun day on the water for your next school excursion or camp. All crew have a WWC check.

We understand safety whilst on the water is a concern for schools and parents.  Our safety management plans are maintained to the highest standards, exceeding that required by the Australian maritime regulating body (AMSA).  We can provide copies of our insurance documents if your school requires for sign off.

FUN IDEAS FOR YOUR NEXT SCHOOL EXCURSION

GUIDED SNORKELING TOURS

Rottnest Island boasts a range of excellent snorkel sites for all weather conditions – from colonial era shipwrecks to amazing limestone sculptures and coral reefs, most of our regular sites are suitable for entry level swimmers and first time snorkelers.  We can support educational requirements that your excursion may encompass – several of our crew have studied at university levels in fields such as Environmental Science & Education, Ecotourism and Marine Science.

OBSTACLE COURSES / RACES

We run many corporate charters each year so we have a bag of tricks when it comes to obstacle courses and team building exercises!  Have you ever kayaked blindfolded or without a paddle? Sailed a 43ft catamaran? Do you know how to ties a bowline knot or a carrick bend?

The owners, Erin & Jules, have a combined 30 years experience in the corporate world so you can be assured of many interesting exercises that will not only bring your group together but most importantly, be the BEST FUN your kids have that year!

WHALE WATCHING TOURS

Come and watch the majestic humpback whales as they migrate down the Australian coastline each year between September and November. Capella has a whale interaction licence and is the perfect venue for taking out private school groups. Our salloon is equiped with a TV and makes the perfect floating classroom en-route as we journey off to see these majestic gentle giants frolick in the protected waters of Cockburn Sound.

EXPERIENCE SAILING!

Sailing is a unique experience whether you’re an experienced seadog or a first time enthusiast. An excellent team building and problem solving activity, our crew are happy to show you the ropes and take you through some of the key elements of navigation and good seamanship skills.

WILDLIFE INTERACTIONS

Rottnest is home to a multitude of marine mammals and seabirds as well as providing a safe haven for many migratory species. Without noisy motors or generators, Capella is able to sneak right into the middle of the action giving you an up close and personal experience. See dolphins, whales, sea lions, rays and turtles in the water and ospreys, seaeagles and nesting muttonbirds on land.

THE VESSEL

Capella is a 12.5m sailing catamaran designed and built in Western Australia, operating from both Fremantle and Rottnest Island. Compliant to struct survey requirements for up to 37 passengers for day trips and 10 overnight, however we recommend 20-25 as the ideal group size.  The inside is fitted with 2 queen and 3 double berths, a galley kitchenette, 3 fridges, 2 toilets and 4 showers (cold) as well as all safety equipment as legally required.

Capella also boasts a huge range of ‘toys’ available free of charge to our passengers such as a stand-up paddle board, 2 adult kayaks, huge cargo net and quality snorkel gear (snorkel and flippers). Capella also has a lowerable ladder and transom making access into and out of the water a breeze.

Contact us today to find out more.