Falie - South Australia's Historic Tall Ship
Falie was originally built in Holland in 1919 as a schooner rigged "Logger" for the coal trade. After the ship’s purchase by South Australian business interests in 1922 the ship was renamed Falie and sailed to South Australia in 1923. The ship then commenced a 60 year history carrying general cargo in the gulfs of South Australia and on the interstate trade, broken only by war service as HMAS Falie. In June 1982 the ship had the distinction of becoming the last of the large fleet of ketches to trade in SA waters.
The ship was purchased by the South Australian government and restored to original sailing condition for service as flagship for the State’s Jubilee year celebrations in 1986. Since 1987 the ship has been leased to the non-profit company Falie Project Limited for operation as a community leisure and educational resource. Surveyed to carry up to 70 passengers for one day voyages and with modern cabin accommodation for 20 passengers and 9 crew on overnight voyages the Falie in her 83rd year serves at sea for more than 320 days each year. Public and Charter voyages range from day or afternoon cruises through to extended fishing, diving, and ecotourist holiday voyages. For 60 days each year the ship is a classroom at sea for student groups for day or extended voyages.
Falie is a living link to our pioneering past with the comforts and appointments expected in the 21st century. Falie Charters in Port Adelaide can be called on 61 8 8341 2004.
For more information...
Falie Charters Website