To Wales on a Windjammer
- Vessel: Eye of the Wind
- Where: Ireland
- Duration: 8 days
- Embark: Dublin - 21 September 2019, 19:00
- Disembark: Cardiff, Wales - 28 September 2019, 11:00
From Dublin, Eye of the Wind will cross back over the Irish Sea and follow the coast of Wales south to its capital, Cardiff on this passage crossing.
Dublin on the east coast of Ireland is one of the most attractive and livable European capitals and the starting point of our week-long journey. With Ireland on starboard and Wales on the port side, we set course for Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Along the naturally rugged coastline with its impressive variations, we sail through the Bay of Dublin, the southern part of the Irish Sea and the St George’s Channel. Enjoy a late summer’s week of sailing on board the Eye of the Wind: It is time to experience the ship as a place of tranquillity, where you can leave behind the flood of information and the hectic buzz of everyday life.
After leaving Dublin Bay, we reach the centre of the Irish Sea. Here, the wind and tide squeeze the ocean between the land masses. Following no set rhythm, the landscape changes again and again. Ireland on our starboard side, Wales on our port side – from time to time we can see a rural and sleepy idyll on land amidst a stunning landscape. Further south, at the exit of St George’s Channel, the waves become noticeably longer and higher. Impressions of nature, blend with the sailing, creating a unique holiday experience.
Depending on the progress of our journey, there will be several opportunities to go on shore at some of the ports along our route. Due to the weather conditions that can change quickly, the captain plans the journey from day to day. Whenever possible, the passengers’ suggestions and wishes will be taken into account, too. This ensures that your cruise is a pleasant mix of adventure, relaxation, active participation and pure enjoyment. If the wind, swell and current allow it, we will alternatively spend a night or two at anchor in the shelter of the coast – a highlight of every sailing trip! St Bride’s Bay or the sailing waters off Milford Haven offer wonderful opportunities to drop anchor.
Arrive at your final destination of Cardiff, the capital of Wales leaving the ship with a sailor’s bag full of unforgettable memories from your holiday at sea. As part of your visit to Dublin, you can take part in a guided tour of the city and gain an insight into the city’s local history and its peculiar language. Special theme tours deal with the topics of nature and the environment, Welsh culture, or legends and ghost stories. Cardiff is a city packed with many sightseeing spots, sports, culture and entertainment. Historic houses and castles, nature and animals, art or water sports … there are all kinds of entertainment to enjoy, with theatres, galleries, museums, opera, ballet, musicals and live music to suit every taste.
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 in the former cargo hold.
- How many bathrooms does she have?
Each cabin has its own ensuite.
- 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.
To: Cardiff, Wales