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

San Francisco (US) - Honolulu (US) - Tokyo (JP)

23 March - 06 May 2024

44 days, Stad Amsterdam

From € 2740,-

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

15-25 in a 3-person cabin: € 2740,-
1-person cabin (p.p.p.): €9675
3-person cabin (p.p.p.): € 5480,-
2-person cabin (p.p.p.): € 6450

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Stad Amsterdam:
San Francisco (US) - Honolulu (US) - Tokyo (JP)

23 March - 06 May 2024

*Almost full – contact info@windseeker.org to confirm availability*
In the harbour of San Francisco, the captain and his crew will welcome you aboard the Clipper Stad Amsterdam. The following morning, you will hoist the sails for your great Pacific adventure! On your way to Japan, you will stop to spend 2 days in the exotic Hawaii, before embarking on a 4-week crossing to Tokyo. During the voyage, you’ll learn as much as possible about sailing on a square-rigged ship. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the ocean, find the time to relax on deck with a book or have a conversation with the crew and other participants, while crossing the largest ocean on Earth.
Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years.


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.

Tokyo is the capital of Japan, located at the head of Tokyo Bay on Honshu, Japan's largest island. With over 14 million residents, it is a bustling metropolis where the tradition meets modernity, and where you will not get bored! For amazing views, go up to the iconic Tokyo Tower. Try the authentic Japanese food for lunch, then take a breath in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden before visiting the famous Senso-ji Temple.

  • San Francisco (US)

  • Tokyo (JP)

Key points

  • Dates: 23 March 2024 - 6 May 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
  • "It was an absolute joy to steer for hours when the wind was blowing, and even when it was completely dead. I loved to see the sea, I loved the silence of the ocean."

    Barnabas (22), Hungary

You sail on the 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

  • Whoopie in het stuurhuis!



    – by Windseeker Jan

    De lange dagen op zee begonnen hun tol te eisen. Mijn 19-jarige collega Windseekers voelde hun laarzen gaan koken. Tijd voor wat whoopie in het stuurhuis!

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  • Vega Gamleby Trainees and Crew before Esbjerg Crew Parade 2018

    “We all live in the Vega Gamleby, Vega Gamleby, Vega Gamleby”

    Vega Gamleby


    – by Trainees

    Date – 14/07/18 Watch / Trainees – 8-12 – Chris Dow and Cecilie Olsen We woke up at 8 am British time, then at 8:15 am we gathered in the galley as breakfast was served. Shortly after breakfast, during a minor briefing, we …

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  • 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.