Offshore Sailing Expedition from Rotterdam to Tenerife
- Vessel: Oosterschelde
- Where: Netherlands/Canary Islands
- Duration: 20 days
- Embark: Rotterdam, NL - 6 December 2022, 17:00
- Disembark: Tenerife - 26 December 2022, 09:00
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Enjoy an offshore sailing adventure with tall ship Oosterschelde as she sails from Rotterdam to Tenerife.
- Fully crewed tall ship
- Sea mile builder
- Great for adventurers
- Private cabins
- Longer passage at sea
YOUR SAILING AREA
This ocean going voyage offers you the opportunity to experience the real sailor’s life as you become part of the crew and participate in the ships watch system. This voyage will see few stops ashore with over 25oo nautical miles to cover.
Sail via the North Sea in the direction of the Strait of Dover as we cross the Bay of Biscay towards the Spanish Coast. Possibly make a stop at Vigo on the coast between Spain and Portugal before continuing further South past Cabo São Vicente. The next leg sees us in open water as we head for the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
Look out for whales, dolphins, flying fish and turtles along the way!
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Guest berths: 24 Rig: Topsail Schooner
Oosterschelde is one of the largest and oldest Dutch tall ships to still be sailing today and is now registered as a Dutch Monument in the Netherlands.
Built-in Rotterdam 1917, she started life as a cargo ship sailing the coast of Morocco and later the Baltic Sea. In the late 80’s she was bought back home to the Netherlands where she underwent extensive maintenance to restore her to the authentic tall ship that she remains to this day.
With three masts, a topsail schooner rig and measuring over 50m in length, Oosterschelde is the largest boat in our fleet to date. Her impressive size and scale command interest wherever she goes and guests are always proud to have had the opportunity to sail on such a historic ship.
Below decks, her communal areas are spacious, with a generous saloon, bar, library and even piano to entertain. Complete with all the mod-cons and safety equipment, she also has underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove for sailing in colder climates. Her sleeping accommodation is located toward the bows with 6 two-berth and 3 four-berth cabins all with washbasins and communally sharing 5 separate bathrooms.
Sailing this beautiful ship is an experience you’ll never forget. The professional crew welcome all ages and abilities and find that most guests love to get actively involved with the authentic experience of sailing a tall ship.
Oosterschelde has sailed all over the world and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon! From European tall ship regattas to exploring Antarctica to sailing South on the Atlantic to the islands of Cape Verde, every voyage with Oosterschelde is one of wonder and discovery.
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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 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.
Your ticket price includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and hot drinks. Soft drinks and alcohol can be purchased from the onboard bar. Any food purchased ashore is at your own cost.
All towels and bedding are included in the price although Oosterschelde does ask guests to bring an extra swimming towel. At the end of your trip you can pay your bar tab in either in Euros or Sterling. We do not take card.
Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
Can you cater for dietary needs?
We can cater for Vegetarians only.
What language is spoken onboard?
Dutch & English
What are the sleeping arrangements?
6x twin cabins and 3x four-berth cabins
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
How many toilet/showers does she have?
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Yes, please bring european adaptors
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.
Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.