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Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

New Orleans (US) - Cape Town (ZA) - Lunenburg (CA)

23 April 2018 - 18 May 2019

390 days, Picton Castle

From € 42080,-

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Expedition Oceancrossing Sail Training

Normal price: € 42080,-

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Picton Castle:
New Orleans (US) - Cape Town (ZA) - Lunenburg (CA)

23 April 2018 - 18 May 2019

Sail around the World in this epic voyage on a Tall Ship Picton Castle in 14 months! Because it is such a long journey there will be enough time for stops and exploration along the way. The Ship will visit lots of different lands. From French Polynesia to Indonesia and from La Reunion to the British Virgin Islands you will discover the beauty and uniqueness of places you could not even imagine in your most incredible dreams! While the voyage is carefully planned to follow the most favourable global sailing conditions, the routing and ports are subject to adjustment as the voyage progresses. No sailing experience required. There is a recruitment procedure. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 18 years.

Ports

New Orleans is in one of the two USA’s regions located below the sea level. The city is birthplace of jazz and is well-known for its rich multicultural scene. Take a look at the European architecture in The French Quarter. Go to the Uptown, the city’s most historic district. Check out the beautiful sculptures and tombs in one of 42 famous cemeteries. Take part in festivals, visit the museums and music events full of historic heritage.

Lunenburg is a Canadian port town in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Historically the town was involved in several wars, including the American Revolution. Today the town is a fishery port and has several small shipyards that have managed to preserve the skills of the sailing era. Did you know that the replica of the ‘Bounty’ was built here? Visit the historic city centre on foot or by horse and carriage, and enjoy a leisurely hike in the grassy hills of the surrounding countryside.

  • New Orleans (US)

Key points

  • Dates: 23 April 2018 - 18 May 2019
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 40
  • 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: sleeping bags and towels
  • Robijn (17)

    "When anchored at sea in the sun, I had not a care in the world"

  • Anu (23)

    "LOOKING AT THE SEA, AND ONLY SEA, FOR SO MANY DAYS CLEARS THE MIND."

  • Joanna (21) Iceland

    "Amazing experience. Amazing people. Amazing memories."

You sail on the Picton Castle

Picton Castle sailing all sails

Tall Ships

Picton Castle

Deep water, square rigger, ocean voyaging at its best. The barque Picton Castle is known for her international voyages, crossing oceans and a high standard of seamanship training. This 179-foot sailing ship accommodates 52 people, including 12 professional crew members …

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Windseeker logs

  • Bon Voyage, Plastic!

    Thalassa, July 2021

    France

    – by Trainees

    Sunday, 11th of July Once we arrived in Boulogne sûr Mer we had to wait until 9 o'clock before the embarkation on the Thalassa. So we walked a bit around the festival and the harbour. Then we met more people who …

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  • Fun day out with friends

    Wadden Sea, October 2020

    All photos courtesy of BTOWU

    – by Nienke

    Besides providing us with super awesome, smart, science people to ensure the high quality of the sustainability side of our Exchange programs, By the Ocean we Unite also organize their own things. Like ‘citizen science’ day trips, during which folks …

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