Immerse yourself into life at sea with an offshore expedition sailing adventure on tall ship Eye of the Wind from the Azores to Amsterdam.
Set sails from the Atlantic archipelago of the Azores as you tuck some sea miles under your belt with historic tall ship Eye of the Wind for an adventure sailing holiday across the Atlantic to Amsterdam. This ocean-going offshore sailing voyage is perfect for those adventure travellers looking for that ultimate bucket list experience. Immerse yourself into life at sea with a traditionally rigged tall ship – an experience that you will never forget!
- Fully crewed tall ship
- Sea mile builder
- Great for adventurers
- Private ensuite cabins
- Long passage at sea
YOUR SAILING AREA
Through seemingly endless seas, the trade wind pushes us through the azure water of the ocean from the Azores to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. The soft, steady up and down of the ship’s hull in the waves, the expanse of the sea, and the permanent gentle creaking of the rigging are the perfect ingredients for a relaxing and at the same time, adventurous holiday experience.
Take the helm, become a member of the deck crew, and settle into the watch system, as life at sea takes over. You will learn every aspect of sailing a classic tall ship on this ocean sailing voyage. As you leave the islands of the Azores in the horizon, fully immerse yourself into life on the ocean, with golden horizons and deep blue waters.
Nestled in the Atlantic Ocean, depart the island of Horta on the Azores leaving the luscious mountain skyline on the horizon. Horta is a bustling harbour town where sailors from all the world cross paths and share sea-faring tales. Spend many days at sea with clear horizons before you spot land on the coast of Spanish coast. Exactly where you stop over will depend on the wind and progress but could see you on the Spanish or French coast or perhaps even somewhere on the East coast of the UK! Finish your Atlantic sailing adventure in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam which is well worth spending a few days exploring after your sailing holiday.
Life on board
This voyage is perfect for this looking for that next adventure and wanting to immerse themselves in the sailing of a traditional tall ship. Become part of the crew as you learn the rhythms of open water sailing, taking the helm and setting the sails. Enjoy private ensuite cabins and an onboard chef to cook up hearty home-cooked meals after a day in the salty air. This voyage may also involve a fair and relaxed watch system to include overnight sailing under the stars.
|Voyage||Set Sail||Days||Cost p/p|
|Offshore Ocean Passage from the Azores to Amsterdam||29 March 2023||20||£3,265.00||Enquire now|
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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 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.
Deck planMore about Eye of the Wind
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.
From: Horta, Azores
To: Amsterdam, Netherlands
The island of St. Martin has an international airport on the Dutch side and a regional airport on the French side:
Airlines flying from France
Almost all of the airlines listed below offer daily scheduled flights to St Martin from Paris
Charles de Gaulle or Orly. Flying time for direct flights is around 8 hours 45 minutes.
Air france – www.airfrance.fr Air France operates between 5 and 7 direct flight a week in low and high season
Air caraibes – www.aircaraibes.com The regional airline of the French Caribbean operates 3 direct flights a week on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from Paris Orly Sud.
Corsairfly – www.corsairfly.fr Daily flights from Paris Orly Sud via Pointe-à-Pitre (flight Pointe-à-Pitre/Saint Martin operated by Air Antilles Express).
Airlines flying from other European countries
KLM – www.klm.com Direct flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Amsterdam (Netherlands). High season (November to March) : 3 weekly flights on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. Low season (April to October) : 2 weekly flights on Thursday and Saturday.
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.