The Steve Irwin will set sail for the Great Australian Bight to take part in Operation Jeedara, but not until the public has a chance to have a good look around and see just what this boat is made of and what makes it, and the crew, tick.
Operation Jeedara is a two-week ecological marine survey mission that will gather critical evidence below the waves to highlight the vital importance of Marine Park Sanctuaries in the Great Australian Bight. It comes as BP prepare to drill for oil in the Bight.
Since 1977, a number of vessels have served in the Sea Shepherd fleet to protect and defend the world's marine wildlife.
The M/Y Steve Irwin was originally named the Robert Hunter, after the founder of Greenpeace. It was re-named the Steve Irwin in December 2007 in honour of Australian conservationist Steve (the Crocodile Hunter) Irwin who passed away the year before.
Get onboard and learn more about the wonderful work that Sea Shepherd does as they defend our oceans and it's wildlife.
This is a rare opportunity to have access to and support such an important ship and the causes that they fight for. Bring the kids, bring your camera and be sure to bring a donation - the tours are free but your donation will keep the Steve Irwin at sea.
Thanks for the info Paula, went on the tour this weekend and its great, but get there before 3pm next weekend because they stop people joining the queue around this time to allow the tours to finish at 4pm!