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Hamilton (BM) - Horta (PT)

28 March - 13 April 2020

16 days, Twister

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Twister:
Hamilton (BM) - Horta (PT)

28 March - 13 April 2020

Expedition Horizon: Atlantic Crossing to the Azores. Step on board a traditional sailing ship in Bermuda for an unforgettable adventure! Enjoy the tropical climate before setting out for the open ocean. Sail 2000 nautical miles and get your sea legs. On the way a researcher from By the Ocean we Unite will show you how to fish for plastic and analyze the water samples. Spend 15 days on board, making a crossing to the Azores. This remote archipelago has long been a port of call to sailors on their way to Europe. Keep a lookout for whales – they love this area! Enjoy the digital detox, out of mobile service for many days at a time. Become one with nature and find yourself again. Open to Windseekers aged 17+. Book two Expedition Horizon journeys for 5% discount, or 3 journeys for 10% discount.

Ports

Hamilton is the capital city of the Bermuda – British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. It is the major port and financial center, and provides for an excellent starting point for excursions. You can enjoy one of the Caribbean beaches to relax or do water sports, or you can go on an island trip. Visit the Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse for beautiful vistas and discover the unique Crystal & Fantasy Caves. Fort Hamilton and the Cathedral are testament to the islands’ long and rough history.

Horta is situated in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores on the island of Faial. The marina is a primary stop for yachts crossing the Atlantic. Its walls and walkways are covered in paintings created by the crews of visiting ships. Peter’s Cafe Sport, located across from the marina, houses the island’s scrimshaw museum. A collection of artefacts carved from whale tooth and jawbone. This café is a point of reference for trans-Atlantic yachtsmen and sailors.

  • Hamilton (BM)

  • Horta (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 28 March 2020 - 13 April 2020
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 17 years
  • 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

This travel service is not covered by VZR Garant’s guarantee scheme. You can read more about this guarantee scheme and its conditions in VZR Garant’s Guarantee Scheme (which can be found by going to www.vzr-garant.nl/en).

  • Joanna (21) Iceland

    "Amazing experience. Amazing people. Amazing memories."

  • Boukje (15) Netherlands

    "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

  • Samantha (18) Australia

    "I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."

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