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

Lisbon (PT) - Paramaribo (SR)

21 January - 24 February 2025

34 days, Twister

From € 5980,-

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

p.p. in 3-person cabin: € 5980,-
p.p. in 2-person cabin: € 7900,-

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Twister:
Lisbon (PT) - Paramaribo (SR)

21 January - 24 February 2025

Board Twister in Lisbon and head towards the Canary Islands, sailing over the long, rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Reach Tenerife and go ashore to explore the volcanic island before your next crossing. Set course for Cape Verde and let the trade winds push you towards the Island of Sao Vicente. Stretch out your sea legs and afterwards embark on a spectacular journey to South America. Enjoy the life at sea, set to the rhythm of sailing watches, while having a bucket-list experience of crossing the ocean. Expect pleasant temperatures and fair winds, providing opportunities to relax, make friends, and swim in the ocean. Reach South America and anchor at the Devil’s Islands off the coast of French Guiana before embarking on the last leg of the voyage to Suriname’s capital Paramaribo.
Open to all Windseekers, trainees younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult (please note that this is not a youth voyage and we expect a big variety of ages on board). Meals on board are vegetarian, but you can indicate if you would like to have the occasional fish or meat dish on the menu.

Ports

Lisbon has a long and varied history as a major trading hub, much of which is still visible in the old city centre. Discover Alfama, the old quarters with its many old alleys, steps and the Lisbon Cathedral. The famous tram line 28 will get you there – an experience in and of itself. And be sure to check out a fado concert if you want to learn about saudade – loss, yearning and comfort, all rolled into one. Emotions that all seafarers will get to know one way or the other…

Paramaribo is the capital city of Suriname, at the northern coast of South America. Visit the busy Central Market for a local atmosphere and Saint Peter & Paul Cathedral-Basilica, Neveh Shalom Synagogue or the Suriname Mosque for must-see architectural attractions. Then stroll down the Blaugrond street and grab some delicious food in one of the many lively restaurants.

  • Lisbon (PT)

  • Paramaribo (SR)

Key points

  • Dates: 21 January 2025 - 24 February 2025
  • For Windseekers of all ages. Trainees younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 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
  • This booking is covered by VZR Garant (instead of Windseeker's usual STO Garant).
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • "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."

    Annette (18), Denmark

You sail on the Twister

Shipping type: Two-masted schooner
Homeport: Harlingen
Date built: 1902
Trainees: 12
Length: 35 m
Height of mast: 27,5 m
Sail: 350 m2

The Twister was built in 1902 and renovated in 2012 in order to provide all the new safety features and modern comfort. These days she is a very fast and reliable sailing vessel. The modern rigging system and  gracefully designed …

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Windseeker logs

  • Arrival Kristiansand

    Vega Gamleby

    Skarhamn - Kristiansand - Aalborg

    – by Jeroen (18) and Anouk (16)

    Jeroen After being the most seasick person on the whole boat, today I felt better again! So happy with this, had a lot of fun in my watch. This watch we got the chance to climb in the mast. First I …

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  • Trainees at the Vega Gamleby

    The most spectacular theatrical performance Mother Nature had to offer

    Vega Gamleby

    Gothenburg - Blyth - Gothenburg

    – by the Trainees

    Logbook trainees Vega Gamleby 2016 Gothenburg-Blyth-Gothenburg Part 3: 27-31 August   27-August-2016: Linda Today was one of the best days in my life. The whole crew played volleyball on the beach. Then be mice for the crew parade and we WON! Yeah! So now I will …

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Photos

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This Journey is not covered by the STO Garant guarantee.