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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES) - Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES)

02 December - 09 December 2015

7 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 490,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES) - Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES)

02 December - 09 December 2015

Step in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus and discover the waters around the Canary Islands. This Journey will be a whole new world for your senses. Feel the winds, hear the nature surrounding you. Relax in the warmth of the subtropical climate. Navigate between the islands and end your Journey in Santa Cruz on the volcanic island Tenerife. Open to all ages, minimum age 14 years.

Set your sails to catch the wind and the sun. From Europe it is only a few hours flying and you could be out of the winter cold and into the Canary Island sun and wind.

Ports

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a cosmopolitan town, the shared capital (with Santa Cruz) of the Canary Islands. Situated on the ‘wet’ north side, the city feels more authentic than the touristy places on the ‘dry’ south side. Las Palmas offers beaches, cheap shopping, culture and excitement with a night life, primarily in the district of Vegueta. Its culture is decidedly Spanish, mixed with influences from all over the world, as Las Palmas’ port has been in operation for centuries.

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!

Key points

  • Dates: 2 December 2015 - 9 December 2015
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 54
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • "Take chances. If you don't try, you'll never know."

    Myriam (20), Belgium

You sail on the Alexander von Humboldt II

Shipping type: Bark
Homeport: Bremerhaven (DE)
Date built: 2011
Trainees: 54
Length: 65m
Height of mast: 32,9 m
Sail: 1360 m2

The Alexander von Humboldt II is a sail training ship in every possible way. She was built by and for sail trainers. She meets high safety standards and has modern nautical and technical facilities. The permanent crew members are specially …

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    In 2019 Windseeker teamed up with By the Ocean we Unite (now: The Ocean Movement) for the first time. In the summer 148 Windseekers took part in the first Sustainable Sailing journeys (now: Clean Circle Navigators) on four Tall Ships. …

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    Morgenster Exchange@sea, July 2019

    Norway

    – by Trainees and Mentors

    We present to you: the logbook for the Youth Exchange ‘Exploring Coastal Waters’. This is a written account by participants and mentors Sija & Meri, who were in charge of this matter. It tells the story of our time on …

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