Tecla offers worldwide sailing expeditions from the Arctic to Antarctica. Discover some of the most remote polar regions on the planet as you sail traditionally with a professional crew.
Originally built in 1915 for herring fishing in the North Sea, expedition vessel Tecla was designed to withstand tough sea conditions. Her steel hull makes her a comfortable and safe choice for exploring some amazing locations around the world. From Greenland to Chile, to Patagonia and to icy Antarctica, Tecla is well-versed in taking guests to far-flung destinations.
Sitting 28 metres long over deck, she can accommodate up to 12 guests in twin en-suite cabins and has a permanent crew of 3-4. She is owned and sailed by a family of professional sailors who love to share their passion for sailing and the natural world with their guests.
The appearance of the Tecla has been kept as traditional as possible but combined with modern techniques and equipment. Below decks, she has a cosy saloon and seating area, a well-equipped galley and six spacious twin bunk ensuite cabins, each with a porthole.
Tecla sails around the world throughout the year, with voyages varying in length. Depending on the length and type of voyage you choose, you will be included in the daily running of Tecla, and guests will soon become part of the sailing family!
- Number of guest berths : 12
- Number of bathrooms : 6 ensuite bathrooms
- Cabin configuration : 6x twin bunk ensuite cabins
- Smoking policy : on deck only
- Port of Registration : Winkel, NL
- Year built : 1915
- Length overall : 38m
- Draft : 2.7m
- Number of Sails : 6
- Rig : Gaff Ketch
- Crew : 3-4
- Licensed for day sails? : Yes
- Waterproofs supplied? : No
Are all meals included?
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water and hot drinks are all included.
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Tecla caters for meat eaters & vegetarians only.
Are there any added extra's?
There's an honesty bar for soft drinks and alcohol.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
There are 6x twin-bunk ensuite cabins.
Is there a porthole in my cabin?
Yes, all cabins have a porthole
How many toilet/showers does she have?
Each cabin has it's own ensuite (shower and toilet)
Is bedding included?
All bedding and a towel is included but please bring your own swim towels (if needed). Micro-fibres are a great lightweight, quick-drying alternative.
Is there a hairdryer on board?
No, please do not bring one. The sea breeze makes a great natural alternative!
Will I be able to wash my clothes?
Yes, on longer voyages (over 20days) guests can use one wash.
Is there heating on board?
Yes, there is full heating running throughout the boat.
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but very much appreciated.
What language is spoken onboard?
Is there WIFI?
No! It's time to disconnect from the modern conforms and reconnect with nature! When within shore range, you should be able to reach 4/5G. Please make sure you have international roaming set up on your data.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Yes - there are USB sockets available in each cabin.
What is the currency on board?
As a general rule, guests can use Euro's
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not - just a love for adventure.
Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but if you're worried, we recommend taking tablets 24 hours before you travel.
Does the boat have any water toys?
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