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Expedition Sailing from Holland to Madeira

  • Vessel: Twister
  • Where: Holland/Madeira
  • Duration: 17 days
  • Embark: Harlingen - 3 October 2021, 10:00
  • Disembark: Madeira - 19 October 2021, 16:00
single berth£2,000 £500.00

Sail with tall ship Twister for an expedition adventure from Holland to Madeira.

Join Twister and her crew as she begins her journey south, getting ready for her annual dose of winter sunshine.

This adventure sailing holiday from Harlingen, Holland will see you become part of the crew’s watch system as you cross open seas to reach the archipelago of Madeira.

Spend the first few days getting to know your ship and fellow crew before as you get the boat ready to leave port in good weather on the 5th October.

This passage is a great opportunity for those that want more time at sea, to improve their sailing skills on a tall ship and be part of a knowledgeable crew who love to share their wisdom and tales. There will be very few if any stopping points on the duration of this passage.

Twister has her very own onboard chef who will provide you with a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner whatever the weather and all included in your ticket price!



VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/p
Expedition Sailing from Holland to Madeira3 October 202117£2,000Enquire now


Guest berths: 12 Rig: Schooner

Originally built with a wooden hull in 1902, Twister’s original purpose was to transport fish between fishing boats and back to the harbour. To ensure the fish remained fresh, Twister was built and rigged for speed.

During her working life, she was refitted with a steel hull and after several other owners, she was transformed in 1998 into a luxury passenger vessel. Renovated again in 2012, she was updated with all new safety features/equipment and all the modern comforts you could possibly want from a charter vessel.

With her graceful design and sailing lines, Twister is still a very fast, reliable ship and is truly comfortable under full sail. Her build and modern rigging system, allows her to perform excellently both on the Ijsselmeer, Baltic Sea and out on the Atlantic ocean, with most of her time spent in the North & Baltic Sea when she isn’t making the voyage down to the Canary Islands or around the Caribbean.

Come on board for an exhilarating sailing holiday aboard this classic two-masted schooner. Whether at the helm, on deck or in the cosy wheelhouse, the vessel is much loved by all her guests – Twister’s accommodation of 2 and 3 berth cabins makes her a perfect ship for solo travellers, couples and families too.

Twister Deck Plan

Twister deck-plan

Deck plan

Twister deck-plan More about Twister


  • Are all meals included in the price?

    Yes, all meals and food on board is included in the price, as well as all warm and soft drinks - i.e., everything except alcohol. There is however a cash bar on board.

  • What language is spoken on board?

    English, Dutch and some German.

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    Six Twin Cabins.

  • Are bedding and towels provided?

    Yes, all bedding and a shower towel is provided but please bring an extra swimming towel if needed.

  • How many bathrooms and/or showers does she have?

    Twister has two individual toilets and two individual showers for guest use.

  • Is there an age limit?

    8+ years with 8-18yr olds accompanied by an adult.

  • Is there WIFI?

    Twister has emergency WIFI only so please ensure your devices are set up for international travel. During most trips, she travels close enough to the land to still pick up a 4G connection.

  • Can I charge my phone/camera?

    Yes. Whilst the generator is running and/or Twister is connected to shore power; all cabins have a working European plug socket (so please take an adaptor if required). There is an emergency plug socket connected to a battery store if needed. Please ask the crew.

  • Are Life Jackets provided?

    Yes. When and if necessary, Twister has both inflated and inflatable life jackets.

  • Are Waterproofs Provided?

    No, please bring your own.


From: Harlingen

To: Madeira

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