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2021 Expedition Sailing from Bermuda to the Azores

  • Vessel: Eye of the Wind
  • Where: Bermuda/Azores
  • Duration: 20 days
  • Embark: St. Georges - 12 March 2021, 19:00
  • Disembark: Horta - 31 March 2021, 10:00
TicketPriceDepositPassengers
Single berth in shared cabin£2,025 £506.25
Double berth in twin cabin (double occupancy)£2,025 £506.25

Become part of a tall ship crew as you sail the Atlantic from the island of Bermuda to the Azores.

Sailing in harmony with nature and the weather is what is at the heart of any such journey. Count the nautical miles, maybe climb the mast from time to time and enjoy the view – experiencing all of this during an Atlantic cruise on our tall ship will fill you with endless joy.

Bermuda is an Atlantic destination of perfect sandy beaches, palms and authentic colonial charm. The beautiful colonial town of St George’s is sure to entice you, with its waterside bars and restaurants.

The rhythm of the ocean will determine life on board as you establish a routine that is relaxing and comfortable but keeps you occupied.  Sailing at night with absolutely no light pollution makes the night sky brilliant.  Experience all the seas moods from glassy clams to white-capped swells launching flying fish from crest to crest.

This ocean passage is ideal for the ambitious sailor, world traveller or determined romantic.  Some people love the physical challenge of being hands-on crew, others muck in but their real passion might be ocean bird spotting or just finding time for themselves.

This voyage will end in the Azores.  For in-the-know travellers, the Azores have long represented a beckoning blip on the radar of possible destinations. The exposed tips of vast underwater mountains, the Azores lie on the nexus of the European, American and African tectonic plates, and they bear witness to the forces forever shaping our planet. This is a world of fumaroles, mudpots and scalding springs; of caverns, columns and grottoes formed from once molten rock; of blue lakes ringed by forests of laurel and cedar, and green pastures patterning the slopes of calderas.

Schedule

VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/p
2021 Expedition Sailing from Bermuda to the Azores12 March 202120£2,025Enquire now

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 plan

EOW deck plan More about Eye of the Wind

FAQ

  • 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?

    Yes.

  • 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.

Locations

From: St. Georges

To: Horta

GETTING THERE:

Bermuda International Airport is located at St. George’s Parish at the eastern end of the island. There are several public buses that operate between the Airport and Hamilton city quite frequently and at regular intervals. The Bus routes for the airport are #1, 3, 10 & 11. Check out Bermuda Bus Services to know about the schedules and other information.

Getting Home

Horta Airport (IATA code: HOR), is situated on the Island of Faial, 9.5 km from the centre of Horta. You can fly to HORTA via Lisbon, Portugal which is the most straightforward. See TAP www.flytap.com for flights to Horta from Lisbon (twice daily). There are many budget airlines who fly to Lisbon from the UK and other destinations and from there you can get a flight to Horta on Faial island.

For a complete list of airlines who fly to Horta Airport from destinations all over the world, we recommend downloading details from the airport’s website directly (link below). This list is updated monthly and shows which airlines fly directly to Horta or involve a change at Lisbon or another Portuguese Island. Please download the latest list here

Alternatively, use an online price comparison portal such as www.skyscanner.net or www.expedia.com They will show you the best prices with various options.

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