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Australia & NZ to welcome Ecuadorian Tall Ship ‘The Guayas’

December 23, 2015 Tourist Boards No Comments Email Email

201005040001After seven months at sea, the Ecuadorian Navy Training Ship ‘The Guayas’ will arrive on Australian shores. The Guayas embarked from the Ecuadorian port of Guayaquil on 12 May 2015, and is set to arrive in Perth on the 21st of December. The ship will be visiting the Australian and New Zealand ports of Perth, Sydney and Wellington in December and January as part of its “Vuelta al Mundo / Round the World 2015-2016” tour.

The Guayas, affectionately known as Ecuador’s ambassador ship, seeks to strengthen relations between Ecuador and visited nations whilst promoting Ecuadorian tourism. The ship is also important for the training and academic development of Ecuadorian Navy personnel. The ship displays the Ecuadorian national flag and a banner with the Ecuadorian tourism slogan ‘All You Need Is Ecuador.’


On this occasion, the instruction cruise 2006 will include visits to fifteen ports in eleven countries. The cruise   will extend  for  a period   of 292 days, in which 74 midshipmen will complete their navigation course to become officers of the Mexican Navy. On each visit the vessel’s crew conveys a message of peace and goodwill from Mexico, proudly flying their national flag.


Guayas will arrive & depart each port at 9:00am local time.  She will be open for inspection for all to visit her.

  Arrival Departure Open to the public Berth
Perth Mon 21st Dec 2015 Fri 25th Dec 2015 Mon 21st, 13:00-18:00
Tue 22nd, 11:00-18:00
Wed 23rd, 11:00-18:00
Thu 24th, 11:00-16:00
Sydney Wed 6th Jan 2016 Sun 10th Jan 2016 Wed 6th, 15:00-18:00
Thu 7th, 11:00-18:00
Fri 8th,  11:00-18:00
Sat 9th, 11:00-18:00
Wharf 7, Pirrama Road Pyrmont (ANMM)
Wellington NZ Sun 17th Jan 2016 Thu 21st Jan 2016 Sun 17th, 13:00-18:00
Mon 18th, 11:00-18:00
Tue 19th, 11:00-18:00
Wed 20th, 11:00-18:00

Following her departure from Wellington, Guayas will continue on to the ports of Valparaiso, Chile and Callao, Peru, before returning home to Guayaquil on the 1st March 2016. 

Escort Ships 

At 9am on Wed 6th January 2016 at Sydney Heads, she will be escorted in by the Sydney Ports Fire Tug & local tall ships – South Passage, James Craig & Southern Swan. The public are invited to bring their vessels out when Guayas arrives & departs in each port, or to buy tickets on a local tall ship.  For more information contact

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