Discovering the Gulf of Mexico. You can join the Picton Castle for over 6 weeks this spring! Board the majestic Tall Ship in Bermuda and sail to the Bahamas, before making your way to Galveston, Texas. There you will get to enjoy the celebrations of the 2018 Tall Ships Challenge event. As part of the Challenge, you will then continue to sail among the fleet to Pensacola, Florida and finally to New Orleans. You can join this epic spring experience for a combination price – or choose separate legs from our Journeys page. No sailing experience required, selection process applies. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.
Saint George (often called St. George’s, a confusion with the parish it is in) is the second town and former capital of Bermuda. Founded in 1612, the town still keeps its historic colonial centre (a UNESCO World Heritage site) – stroll around King’s square and feel what the Caribbean was like under the British Empire. Choose to tour heritage buildings or the oldest remaining fortifications in the New World, built to protect the city from attacks by pirates and Spaniards.
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.
Saint George (BM)
New Orleans (US)
Dates: 9 March 2018 - 22 April 2018
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 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
Axel (23) France
"It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."
Keshan (17) UK
"It was cozy and comfortable, but hard work and exciting."
Annette (18) Denmark
"I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now"
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