Escape the busy Christmas season and opt for simpler life in this fast-sailing journey from the rainy Netherlands to the Canary Islands! Join the Oosterschelde for almost 3 weeks, chasing the sun all the way to Tenerife. This is a delivery trip, which means few stops in ports and lots of sailing! As you sail south gradually the sky will get clearer and the temperatures higher, until you reach the Canaries, famous for their perfect sailing weather all year round. Disembark on the 2nd day of the New Year or sail on to Cape Verde – see the Rotterdam-Sal journey.Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older.
Rotterdam is the largest port of Europe, and a modern, bustling town. Much of the historic city centre was destroyed during World War II, but extensive rebuilding resulted in a modern, multicultural city with many architectural highlights. Rotterdam has excellent cultural facilities and a diverse nightlife; during the summer the city hosts a large number of events. Discover the city by bicycle and go for a coffee in Hotel New York, the former headquarters of the Holland America Line.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the shared capital of the Canary Islands, together with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The central square Plaza de España is a real eye-catcher, situated between the ocean and the old, bustling city centre. Lose yourself in the crowded alleys, find a spot on one of the terraces, or leave town and discover the rugged volcanic landscape. The museum of Nature and Man is worth a visit. Chances are you’ll find pilot whales in the waters around Tenerife, so keep an eye out!
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES)
Dates: 13 December 2017 - 2 January 2018
Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
Windseekers joining: maximum of 24
No sailing experience required!
Official language on board: English
Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
Need to take with you on board: towels
Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
Tan (17) Turkey
"If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."
"Sailing on the North Sea by night, watching millions of stars"
You sail on theOosterschelde
An adventurous classic; stepping on board this monumental beauty is like stepping into another world. The atmosphere on board the Oosterschelde is one filled with history and adventure. The classical interior and brass polished details make you feel right at …
– by Charlotte (26, UK) and Pernille (20, Denmark)
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