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Sailing the Baltic Sea & Exploring Denmark

  • Vessel: Eye of the Wind
  • Where: Germany/Denmark
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Embark: Holtenau, Kiel - 3 June 2023, 19:00
  • Disembark: Holtenau, Kiel - 10 June 2023, 10:00
TicketPriceDepositPassengers
Single berth in twin cabin£1,885.00 £942.50
Twin Cabin (single occupancy)£2,825.00 £1,412.50

Explore the Kiel fjord and the South Funen Archipelago of Denmark with historic windjammer Eye of the Wind

Join Eye of the Wind for a tall ship sailing holiday exploring the Danish archipelago of South Funen and the Baltic sea. Perfect for those wanting to soak up the Scandinavian coastline and Baltic Sea for a tall ship taster experience.

  • Fully crewed tall ship
  • Island hopping and coastal sailing
  • Great for couples or solo travellers
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Private ensuite cabins

YOUR SAILING AREA

The Baltic sea

This sailing voyage is a great way to get a taste of exploring the Baltic sea at this time of the year. Low waves and moderate wind speeds are to be expected iso think plenty of fresh sea air, on-board comfort, delicious food from the excellent onboard kitchen mixed with genuine, traditional seamanship.

Our crew will welcome you aboard in Holtenau, situated on the western shore of the Kiel Fjord. After a welcome drink and dinner in the deck lounge, you will have the opportunity to observe the lively coming and going 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 around the clock on the world’s busiest artificial waterway. On the walk to the small Holtenau lighthouse, you will get a taste of the nostalgic harbour atmosphere – numerous old cargo ships and schooners are often anchored on the quay at dusk.

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Setting the Sails

After breakfast, it will be time to set the sails towards the eastern shore of the fjord, where will see Laboe’s naval memorial. After a day’s sailing, we will cross the invisible German-Danish maritime border and find ourselves in the sheltering harbour of Sønderborg, on the island of Als, which will be our anchorage for the night. A major attraction is the castle, with its gardens, within clear sight of our anchorage. Take a walk along the harbour with the historic merchant’s houses and a stroll through the Old Town with its typical Danish tranquillity.

After circumnavigating the southern tip of the island of Als, we will cross the Little Belt and head for Marstal in the southeast of the Danish island of Ærø. The reputation of this seaport as Denmark’s sailing ship hub is not exaggerated. At the turn of the 20th century, a fleet of more than 300 commercial ships was based here. Even today, the port is still a busy place with steel and wooden shipyards, engine factories and a ferry port. The seamen’s houses are built close to the harbour. In between, the narrow streets and alleys twist and wind in a charmingly disordered manner. The harbour is home to the internationally renowned Maritime Museum, which houses more than 200 ship models and other exhibits from all seven seas.

We will leave Marstal in time and head for the Kiel Fjord with fresh air from Schleswig-Holstein’s Baltic Sea coast once again. In good weather and calm seas, it will be possible to take a photo tour around the ship with the Eye of the Wind’s dinghy. Afterwards, we will have the opportunity to spend a night anchored in front of Strande on the western shore of the Kiel Fjord – another highlight of every sailing trip!

We will reach our destination and port of departure, Kiel Holtenau with disembarkation scheduled for 10:00 am. Make the most of your stay by exploring the Kiel Fjord, spend a day at the Falckenstein beach or take a trip to the world of sailing in the nearby marinas of Schilksee and Strande.

Life on board

The crew will aim to give you time to explore the islands as you wish, finding harbours to berth at and secluded bays to anchor in.

There is no fixed itinerary for your sailing holiday, Eye of the Wind will need to sail where the wind and weather take her. The Skipper will have a better idea of the holiday plan as you board and will give a briefing on your first evening. Rest assured where ever you sail in this beautiful part of the world you won’t be disappointed and the skipper is always happy to take guest wishes into consideration.

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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 plan

EOW deck plan More about Eye of the Wind

FAQ

  • 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?

    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: Holtenau, Kiel

To: Holtenau, Kiel

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