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, below deck the ship has all modern amenities and an authentic interior, with a teak maritime décor. The ship is as eye catching as they get, having been featured in several movies, including White Squall, due to her breath taking appearance as a 1911 brig.

This windjammer offers luxurious holidays on board to some of the most stunning locations in the world and is also available for private charter.

Although the ship does have an engine fitted now, the majority of the sailing is still done by hand 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 of sailing 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, with a large dining area, library and sun deck for a space to unwind, get to know your fellow guests, and listen the crews’ tales of life at sea on board such a magnificent ship

  • 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
VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/pDeposit
Rolling Home to Hamburg5 May 20184£890£223Enquire now
From Hamburg to Gravesend/Kent15 May 20186£1560£390Enquire now
Thames Estuary and North Sea24 May 20183£720£180Enquire now
From the Thames to Germany24 May 20189£1990£498Enquire now
From Ramsgate (England) to Emden (Germany)27 May 20186£1440£360Enquire now
Setting Course for Copenhagen3 June 20185£960£240Enquire now
Islands of the Baltic Sea28 July 20186£1440£360Enquire now
The Bay of Biscay19 October 20188£1600£400Enquire now
Along the Coast of Portugal27 October 201810£1900£475Enquire now
On Course to the Canary Islands6 November 201811£1900£475Enquire now
Paradise Islands of the Canary Archipelago18 November 20187£1440£360Enquire now
Christmas and New Year’s Eve23 December 201812£2640£660Enquire now
Beauty of the Windward Islands4 January 20198£1485£372Enquire now
Sailing, Sun and Soca-Music11 January 20198£1485£372Enquire now
Pearls of the Caribbean Sea18 January 20198£1485£372Enquire now
Around the Grenadines25 January 20198£1485£372Enquire now
Island Hopping in the Caribbean2 February 20198£1485£372Enquire now
BVI – Paradise by the Ocean16 February 20198£1485£372Enquire 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, whether the know how to or not.

Skipper profile

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.

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Life onboard

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.

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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.

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