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Sailing the Bay of Biscay

  • Vessel: Oosterschelde
  • Where: France/Spain
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Embark: Douarnenez - 20 July 2020, 17:00
  • Disembark: La Coruna - 26 July 2020, 09:00

Join Oosterschelde as she sails from Brittany to Galacia on the Northern Coast of Spain.


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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.

Deck plan

Oosterschelde deck plan More about Oosterschelde


  • 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

  • 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.


From: Douarnenez

To: La Coruna

Getting There

Fly into Brest or get the ferry to Roscoff before taking the high-speed train to Douarnenez.

Getting home

La Coruna Airport is a 15-minute bus or taxi ride from the harbour. The airport has good connections to all major UK airports.

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