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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 changing facilities, making it the perfect interactive classroom. We can take up to 38 passengers at a time for day trips or sleep 10 overnight.  For school camps staying on the island we can pick you up from the island.

Whether it’s a guided snorkel tour, learn to sail or some class team building exercises, let us create a fun day on the water for your next school excursion or camp. All of our 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.



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 snorkellers.

We are also able to cater to any educational requirements the excursion may encompass – several of our crew have studied at university levels in fields such as Environmental Science & Education, Ecotourism and Marine Science and can help you tailor the tour to mix learning with fun.  Divemasters are also available for shore-based excursions on activities such as snorkel trips or to increase the student/teacher supervision ratio.


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 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 sector 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!


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.


Sailing is a unique experience whether you’re an experienced seadog or a first time enthusiast. We offer sail training aboard Capella as an excellent team building and problem solving activity as well as teaching navigation and seamanship skills.


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.


Capella is a 12.5m sailing catamaran designed and built in Western Australia, operating from both Fremantle and Rottnest Island. She is surveyed to take 38 passengers for day trips and sleep 10 passengers overnight. The inside is fitted with 2 queen and 3 double berths, a full galley, 3 large fridges, 2 toilets and 4 showers as well as all safety gear for off-shore sailing.

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

We are highly mobile and able to cater to your individual needs to enhance your student’s experience.  Contact us today to find out more.