Enjoy late summer sailing in the Baltic Sea with Eye of the Wind as she makes her way from Sweden to Germany.
Join Eye of the Wind in the Swedish city of Gothenburg situated off the Göta älv river on the country’s west coast. An important seaport, it’s known for its Dutch-style canals and leafy boulevards lined with cafes and shops.
From Gothenburg, you will sail down South through Denmark exploring the many islands and inlets before reaching your final destination of Kiel in Germany.
After receiving safety instructions and an introduction to sailing from the ship’s crew, you can soon join in the sailing yourself – always on a voluntary basis, of course. Climbing the rigging, steering the course and pulling the ropes will make this trip an unforgettable holiday experience of a special kind. All sailing manoeuvers are performed manually by the experienced crew, so setting and trimming the sails becomes a fascinating performance from long gone seafaring times, which you can also enjoy comfortably from the deck.
On the last evening of our trip, we will find a nice mooring spot in the idyllic and green Eckernförde Bucht or offshore in the Kiel Fjord. In good weather and calm seas, it will be possible to take a final photo tour around the ship with the Eye of the Wind’s dinghy. The highlight of the last day of our voyage is a small captain’s dinner in a familiar atmosphere. Holtenau on the western shore of the Kiel Fjord is where our cruise ends and you can bid farewell to the crew and your fellow sailors.
In Holtenau, you can watch the lively coming and goings at the locks of the Kiel Canal. From small sports yachts to ocean liners, vessels of all kinds and sizes can be seen passing by during the daytime on the world’s busiest artificial waterway. On the short walk to the nearby small Holtenau lighthouse, you will get a taste of the nostalgic port atmosphere – old cargo ships and schooners are often anchored at the quay at dusk.
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Eye of the Wind
Guest berths: 16 Rig: Brig
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 16 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.
Deck planMore about Eye of the Wind
- 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
- 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.
To: Holtenau, Kiel