Eye of the Wind
Over 100 years old and one of the last traditional tall ships of our time, Eye of the Wind is still sailing her guests all over the world’s oceans.
With incredible amounts of character, Eye of the Wind has all the modern amenities and an authentic interior, with a teak maritime décor. The ship is as eye catching as they get, an features in several movies, including White Squall, due to her breath-taking appearance as a 1911 brig.
This windjammer offers luxurious holidays on board, cruising some of the most stunning locations in the world. She’s also available for private charter.
Although the ship has a large, capable engine, traditional sailing is naturally the preferred mode of travel so there is plenty to get stuck into on deck. The crew are extremely experienced and ready to teach you the workings of a classic tall ship, so no prior knowledge is necessary. Join the crew at any number of the large maritime festivals they appear at, cruise the European coast, or relish some winter sun and climb aboard for their voyages in the Caribbean – including a transatlantic crossing back from the Caribbean to Portugal. Thanks to the 6 luxurious cabins that sleep in total 16 guests, the ocean passages can be done in comfort. A large dining area, library and sun deck offer a multitude of different spaces to unwind and to get to know your fellow guests and crew.
- Total number of berths : 26
- Guest berths : 12
- Bathrooms : 7
- Builder : C. H. Lühring Werft, Brake, Germany
- Year built : 1911
- Displacement : 129 tonnes
- Length overall : 40m / 132'
- Draft : 3m / 9'
- Air draft : 26m
- Beam : 7m / 23'
- Rig : Brig
- Sail area : 750m² / 8000′²
- Number of Sails : 12
- Engine : 600 HP
- Crew : 10
- Charter berths : 16
|Voyage||Set Sail||Days||Cost p/p|
|Islands of the Baltic Sea||28 July 2018||6||£1,440||Enquire now|
|The Bay of Biscay||19 October 2018||8||£1,600||Enquire now|
|Along the Coast of Portugal||27 October 2018||10||£1,900||Enquire now|
|On Course to the Canary Islands||6 November 2018||11||£1,900||Enquire now|
|Paradise Islands of the Canary Archipelago||18 November 2018||7||FULL||Full|
|Christmas and New Year’s Eve||23 December 2018||12||FULL||Full|
|Beauty of the Windward Islands||4 January 2019||8||£1,485||Enquire now|
|Sailing, Sun and Soca-Music||11 January 2019||8||£1,485||Enquire now|
|Pearls of the Caribbean Sea||18 January 2019||8||FULL||Full|
|Around the Grenadines||25 January 2019||8||£1,485||Enquire now|
|Island Hopping in the Caribbean||2 February 2019||8||£1,485||Enquire now|
|BVI – Paradise by the Ocean||16 February 2019||8||£1,485||Enquire now|
|800 Miles of Bluewater Sailing||23 February 2019||11||£1,350||Enquire now|
|Atlantic Crossing||6 March 2019||21||£2,000||Enquire now|
|From The Azores to Normandy||29 March 2019||24||£1,500||Enquire now|
- What language is spoken on board?
English and German
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
There are 6 cabins and a total of 16 guest bunks in the former cargo hold.
- Are meals included?
Yes - and we pride ourselves on the quality of food served! Soft drinks are also included but alcohol will be billed at the end of the trip.
- Do I need to be a seasoned sailor?
Not at all. We give everyone who joins us on board the choice to do as much or as little as they like.
Cornel & Michael
The Eye of the Wind has 2 skippers, and they change roughly every 3 months or so. At the moment, taking the helm of this fabulous ship are Cornel and Michael.Read Cornel & Michael's Adventure Logs
Eye of the Wind
From luxury food and sunbathing on deck to nautical charts and the hoisting of sails, here's what to expect from a journey on this traditional Windjammer.Read Eye of the Wind's Adventure Logs
The History of
Eye of the Wind
Built in 1911 as a topsail schooner, the Eye of the Wind, built by C Lühring of Brake, West Germany, and was intended to work in the South American hide trade.Read more