See Aboriginal Sydney in the relaxed and friendly company of your Aboriginal hosts and crew at Clark Island.
Cruise the most beautiful harbour in the world aboard the Mari Nawi (Big Canoe).
Hear stories of the Cadigal, Guringai, Wangal, Gammeraigal and Wallumedegal people of Sydney Harbour and learn the Aboriginal names and meanings of significant Sydney landmarks, before stepping ashore on Be-lang-le-wool (Clark island, National Park).
On the island, be taken on a journey from pre-white settlement through our coastal lifestyle, uncovering traditional fishing methods and food gathering techniques, before participating in an exciting Aboriginal cultural performance.
Please note, as per T&Cs, the cruises must meet minimum numbers to proceed. If you have any questions about that at all, please just let us know!
DepartureCircular Quay, New South Wales
Tribal Warrior Harbour CruisesA not-for-profit community organisation initiated and directed by Aboriginal people with Aboriginal Elders.
The Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation was established by concerned Aboriginal people with a view to spread and vitalise Aboriginal culture and to provide economic and social stability.
The Corporation provides quality training for employment skills and extends everyday practical assistance by distributing food and groceries to struggling families.
The Management Committee of the Corporation includes grassroots Aboriginal people from various areas, and respected Elders.
The Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation uses the gaff-rigged ketch Tribal Warrior and the Mari Nawi to train Aboriginal people to attain their Master Class V commercial maritime certificate and other qualifications including Radar certificate, and Marine Engineer certificate.
On all public occasions and celebrations, the Tribal Warrior flies the Koori Flag and the jib sail painted with the words “It”s a Koori harbour” and the Black Duck totem.
Wherever the boat goes or where Aboriginal people have seen it, it has been intimately their boat. This has been the spirit and the goal from the beginning.
We exist to empower disadvantaged Aboriginal and non-indigenous people – encouraging them to become self-sufficient by providing specialised training programs leading to employment opportunities in the maritime industries.
Endorsed as a deductible gift recipient by the Australian Taxation Office, and authorised to fundraise for charitable purposes by the Office of Charities, Department of Gaming & Racing NSW, the Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation relies on the community for both financial and practical support.