Spend four days exploring the North coast of Germany sailing along the Baltic Sea.
Spend five days sailing in the Baltic sea from Sassnitz on the German island of Rügen. Known for its sandy beaches and white chalk cliffs, it’s part of Jasmund National Park, with primaeval beech forests and white-tailed eagles.
This trip is a great way to get a taste of seafaring adventure: at this time of the year, only low waves and moderate wind speeds are to be expected in the Baltic Sea. We guarantee plenty of fresh sea air, on-board comfort, delicious food from our excellent onboard kitchen and genuine traditional seamanship.
After receiving safety instructions and an introduction to sailing from the ship’s crew, you will soon be able to take part in sailing yourself. Hands-on assistance on deck is always voluntary, so if you want, you can just relax and enjoy watching the sailing manoeuvers and the traditional seamanship in action every day. If you like, you can make yourself comfortable below deck in the comfortable lounge, browse through a good book from the large onboard library, or see which DVDs are available.
The decision on which port or anchorage to call on in the evening is made by the captain on the same day and depends on the wind and weather conditions – whenever possible, your wishes will be taken into account. This ensures that your sailing trip is a pleasant mixture of adventure, relaxation, active participation and pure enjoyment. Look forward to some wonderful days of sailing on the summery and brisk Baltic Sea. Weather permitting, we will have the opportunity to sail out of the harbour in the evening and sail at night – another highlight of every cruise.
You will disembark in Rostock. This was the home port of the Eye of the Wind – at that time called ‘Friedrich’. Make the most of your time onshore by taking a tour through the historic city centre of Rostock. There you will find parts of the city wall with its fortification towers, as well as the 13th-century town hall and monastery churches with hidden gardens. The whole appearance of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s largest city is dominated by Gothic brick buildings from the Hanseatic era. You can also take an evening stroll past the historic storehouses on the banks of the Warnow river and through the picturesque town and the Museum Harbour.
This is where our little sailing adventure on the Baltic Sea ends and you will bid farewell to our crew and your fellow sailors. Relaxing days with windswept sails on the ship’s deck now lie behind you.
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 planMore about Eye of the Wind
- 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?
- 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.