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Plymouth (GB) - Tenerife (ES)

14 August - 26 August 2023

12 days, Oosterschelde

From € 3250,-

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Oosterschelde:
Plymouth (GB) - Tenerife (ES)

14 August - 26 August 2023

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 1. Sail from Plymouth (England), where Charles Darwin stepped aboard HMS Beagle, to the Tenerife (Canary Islands). Explore the breathtaking beaches and spectacular volcanic landscapes of the Canary Archipelago, and discover the historic villages and unique wildlife of the islands, including unique ‘dragons blood’ trees! Book a night in a hotel before the journey starts and join the official party to launch the Darwin 200 Global Voyage. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years. IMPORTANT: In order to join this journey you must send a proof of vaccination 48h prior to the embarkation. If the situation gives cause to do so, the crew can ask you to take a Sars-Cov-2 Antigen rapid test when you come on board. All Oosterschelde crew members are vaccinated. Book now with a deposit payment of € 500. This deposit is fully refundable until December 31st 2022.

Ports

Plymouth is a coastal city in the south of England. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts it is located near beautiful beaches and national park in Dartmoor. The city has a rich cultural life, with numerous art exhibitions and events. The National Marine Aquarium is the largest in the UK and offers a unique glimpse into marine world.

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, and a popular tourist destination. One of the largest Carnival festivals is hosted here, and for tourists there is a lot to see and do. But the island is large enough to escape mass tourism, so let its natural beauty seduce you to a hike or a drive around the island. You’ll find mountains to climb, cliffs overlooking bays, and ravines. The ‘Island of eternal spring’ is just what you need if you arrive fresh from your Journey!

  • Tenerife (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 14 August 2023 - 26 August 2023
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 09:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 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 for swimming (regular towels available on board)
  • "The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body."

    Max (17), Germany

You sail on the Oosterschelde

Oosterschelde
Shipping type: Three-masted topsail schooner
Homeport: Rotterdam (NL)
Date built: 1917
Trainees: 24
Length: 50m
Height of mast: 36m
Sail: 891 m2

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 …

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Windseeker logs

  • Almost ready for departure

    Oosterschelde

    Benicarlo, Spain

    – by crew

    We are finalizing our chores. Tomorrow we will get new stores on board and then we are ready for departure to Valencia. On Wednesday we will welcome our guests on board who will sail with us to Cape Verde. What’s …

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  • Sailing on Morgenster During the Tall Ships Races

    Morgenster, July 2018

    Esbjerg-Sunderland-Esbjerg

    – by Elin Giese, Sweden, 2nd time Trainee

    Being a trainee on board a tall ship is an experience you can’t compare with everyday life. This is my short article about how it is to sail with the Morgenster before and during the Tall Ships Races.   We all met …

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Photos

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