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Balboa (PA) - San Francisco (US)

10 February - 07 March 2024

26 days, Stad Amsterdam

From € 1465,-

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15-25 in a 3-person cabin: € 1465,-
1-person cabin (p.p.p.): €5175
3-person cabin (p.p.p.): € 2930,-
2-person cabin (p.p.p.): € 3450

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Stad Amsterdam:
Balboa (PA) - San Francisco (US)

10 February - 07 March 2024

Join the clipper Stad Amsterdam in Balboa, located at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, where the captain and his crew will wait to welcome you aboard. Set course for San Francisco, and sail non-stop for over 3 weeks, leaning how to sail on a square-rigged ship in the unpredictable weather conditions of the Pacific Ocean by working together with the crew. Enjoy the breath-taking sunsets and sunrises, as well as the serenity of the Pacific Ocean. At sea, no two days are the same, and completing the 3400 miles will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience!
Visa: Please be aware that an ESTA visa waiver is not accepted by the US authorities upon entry with Stad Amsterdam into the US – unless you are a citizen of the USA or Canada, you must have a visa!
Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years.


Balboa is a district of Panama City, connecting the Pacific Ocean and Panama Canal known as one of the busiest container ports in Latin America. Panama City is culturally diverse, what can be recognised both in architecture, varying from Spanish colonial to modern high-rise buildings and also in wide variety of languages commonly spoken. The city has to offer different kinds of fascinating districts, places and activities to experience... just don't get lost in this colorful city.

San Francisco is a coastal city in California, on the eastern coast of the US. It is famous for the Golden Gate bridge and cable cars, but it has much more to offer! You can visit the former prison island Alcatraz, go hiking on the nearby hills, or take a day trip to Yosemite National Park. Of course, you can also stay in the city and enjoy the variety of restaurants, offering food from all over the world.

  • San Francisco (US)

Key points

  • Dates: 10 February 2024 - 7 March 2024
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining; 29-58
  • 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
  • All diets possible: let us know about special requirements at booking
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • All bedding and towels are provided on board
  • "Pushed me out of my comfort zone, got to meet people I'd never get to meet and made lifelong friends."

    Jeremy (23)

You sail on the Stad Amsterdam

Stad Amsterdam
Shipping type: Clipper
Homeport: Amsterdam (NL)
Date built: 2000
Length: 76 m
Height of mast: 46,25 m
Sail: 2200 m2

A modern Clipper. Imagine yourself on a 19th century clipper when you board Stad Amsterdam, a modern version of the fast merchant ships of bygone days. The 60 metre long wooden deck, the high masts, the many yards and hundreds …

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Windseeker logs

  • Almost Home


    Cape Verde - Netherlands

    – by crew Oosterschelde

    In a way we’re having bad luck: the English Channel is an area with a lot of traffic. Unfortunately we cannot see it. On our last day at sea the temperature dropped till 7 degrees (above zero, fortunately) and the …

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  • Picture of people on board the Tall Ship Morgenster

    A Human Adventure

    Morgenster, June 2018

    Dublin, Ireland to Bordeaux, France

    – by Mentor Robin and Trainee Agathe

    Robin Gatel (Mentor, 21 years old) I participated as a mentor to the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 from Dublin to Bordeaux on board the Morgenster. I was assigned to the red watch which was on deck from 8 to …

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  • Trainee
  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet


STO Garant

This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.


What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.