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. Oozing with maritime history, the opportunity to sail on Eye of the Wind is one in a lifetime. This beautiful ship is as eye-catching as they get and she has even featured 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.
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, all with ensuite bathrooms, Eye of the Wind can sleep a total of 12 guests ensuring ocean passages can be travelled in true 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
- Cabin Configuration : 6x ensuite cabins
- 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
What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Eye of the Wind?
All guests must either be fully vaccinated or have a relevant recovery certificate which is required upon booking.
Are all meals included?
Yes. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hot and Soft drinks are included in your ticket price. Alcohol can be purchased as extra onboard
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
What language is spoken on board?
English and German
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
What are the sleeping arrangements?
There are 6 cabins and a total of 16 guest bunks.
How many bathrooms does she have?
Each cabin has its own ensuite.
Is there an age limit?
No! Please double check for under 8's.
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily reach 3/4G from the shore, just make sure your phone is set up for international roaming. There may be some locations that will not get good signal.
Can I charge my phone/camera?
Yes, 12V sockets are available
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
No, please bring your own.
Do I need sailing experience?
Not at all. We give everyone who joins us on board the choice to do as much or as little as they like.
Will I be seasick?
Everyone reacts differently but if you are unsure, we recommend taking tablets up to 24 hours travelling.
Is there air conditioning?
Yes, Eye of the Wind has air con in each cabin.
Cornel & Michael
The Eye of the Wind has 2 skippers, and they change roughly every 3 months or so.Read more
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 more
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