Circumnavigating sailboat has bunks available in Halifax, Canada (great location!)




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    To all the adventurous travelers!
    You are welcome to help prepare the good ship in Halifax to explore the maritime islands this summer aboard the Chinese Junk.

    About the Chinese steel sailing Junk:
    Length: 15m
    Draft: 2m
    Mast Height: 38 ft
    Powered by Perkins
    Rig: Chinese balanced lug sail
    Berths: 8
    Home port: Victoria,B.C.,Canada
    Departed first circumnavigation:1991

    The international sail training vessel allows people of any age from all walks of life the experience of being at sea regardless of their financial situation. While learning seamanship, fishing, carpentry and many more we are going to explore the beautiful landscape of Nova Scotia.

    There is a great variety of daily duties on board. Besides cooking and cleaning, refitting the boat (which includes painting, preparing and replacing sails, general maintenance, fishing, etc.).
    Prepare for an off-grid lifestyle since we only go ashore every other day mainly to get supplies or to visit one of the local parties at Fisherman's Cove (usually every 3-4 days) although many workawayers show great talent handling the dinghy and paying McNab's Island or the main land a visit.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers with a will can learn all aspects relating to preparing a vessel for sea including sailing skills, knots, fishing and dinghy driving, etc.

    If there are any questions left please contact me.

  • Help


    THE MISSION is to get the boat ready to continue the second circumnavigation voyage as an international sail-training vessel.

    Therefore I am looking for help with basic live-aboard duties, fishing, shopping and cooking. Workawayers with special talents or abilities are encouraged to participate in art projects, basic welding, electric, carpentry, interior decor or computer help (to market my book "No Fixed Address" the true story of the first 17 years exploring the planet's oceans and countries with the junk' on her first circumnavigation).

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    There are 2 doubles and 3 singles bunks, a common area with a table and the 'library', and a galley/dining area.
    Every Workawayer will be provided with 3 meals a day and a comfortable bunk.
    There is a good oil heater aboard for or the chilly winter days.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nature walks near the anchorage. Travelers can go to Halifax with bus and explore the local Library, museums, swimming beaches, indoor pools...
    Pictures Bays, McNabs Island, Halifax harbor water front, Ship yard, great walks to explore.

    Can arrange for a pickup at the airport or bus to Fisherman's Cove, Eastern Passage.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days a week. Worktimes can vary through the day.

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