Expedition from Tenerife to Tobago
- Vessel: Twister
- Where: The Canaries
- Duration: 32 days
- Embark: San Miguel Marina, Tenerife - 6 January 2020, 15:00
- Disembark: Tobago - 7 February 2020, 10:00
A voyage for true sailors! Join the crew of Twister as they set sail for the Caribbean, stopping off at the beautiful Cape Verde islands along the way.
After a winter of basking in the Canarian sunshine, Twister will be making her way down to even sunnier climates; to the warm waters of the Caribbean.
This trip is for 32 days of exhilarating sailing, where you will become part of the crew, joining in with the watch system as you cross the Atlantic Ocean to reach the Caribbean island of Tobago. She will sail continuously from Tenerife, only stopping off for a break in the middle of her crossing at one of the islands of Cape Verde; a volcanic archipelago off the west coast of Africa. Situated in the Atlantic, 500km to the West of Senegal, these islands provide the perfect stop over for Twister. Restock and rebalance your sea legs, before embarking on the second half of your journey.
Your final destination of Tobago in the Caribbean is the smaller of the two islands of Trinidad and Tobago and is known for its glorious sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and beautiful tropical rainforest. Scarborough is the capital port city, home to the 18th-century ruins of Fort King George, and now home to the Tobago Museum. Tobago is rich with wildlife and is home to over 230 species of birds; its closeness to the mainland makes the island an ideal stopover point for migratory birds.
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!
This passage is a great opportunity for those that want more time at sea, to improve their sailing skills on a Tallship and be part of a knowledgeable crew who love to share their wisdom and tales.
|Voyage||Set Sail||Days||Cost p/p|
|Expedition from Tenerife to Tobago||6 January 2020||32||£3,200||Enquire now|
Guest berths: 13 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 families too.
Deck planMore 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?
There are two twin cabins, and four three bed cabins. All beds are singles, and if you want a cabin to yourself just let us know, but please note the price will increase by 30%.
- 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 good 3G/4G connection.
- How many bathrooms and/or showers does she have?
Twister has two individual toilets and two individual showers for guest use.
- 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: San Miguel Marina, Tenerife