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Tortola (VG) - Amsterdam (NL)

18 March - 01 May 2020

44 days, Twister

From € 4725,-

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17-30: € 4725,-

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Twister:
Tortola (VG) - Amsterdam (NL)

18 March - 01 May 2020

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The price includes one-way flight from the Netherlands to British Virgin Islands. Expedition Horizon 2. Let the Twister take you on an unfrgettable sailing adventure. Board the ship in the Caribbean and visit some iconic islands before setting course for Europe. Enjoy the relaxed sailing in the tropics and then take on the challenge of crossing the Atlantic under sails. Spend 45 month on board, learning to sail a traditional vessel. Set the sails, steer, navigate; fish and cook; relax. Give yourself over to the adventure: only the departure and arrival dates are set, otherwise you will go where the wind takes you. Dare to get out of your comfort zone and leave the civilisation behind for several weeks. 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 17-30.

Ports

Tortola is the largest island in the Caribbean British Virgin Islands archipelago. With its white-sand beaches and lush green rain forests, Tortola is the quintessential tropical paradise. Whether you prefer to swim and relax on the beach, go for an adventurous hike or visit historical forts, the island has a lot to offer!

With more bicycles than people, cycling is an integral part of Amsterdam’s DNA. Hop on and see the city like the locals do! Winding waterways, idyllic bridges and historic buildings – one of the most memorable ways to truly see Amsterdam is from the canals. Amsterdam has a full cultural agenda showcasing the very best festivals, nightlife, exhibitions & events, plus there is enough practical tourist info, hotel, museum, excursion & attraction listings, you won’t miss a thing!

  • Tortola (VG)

  • Amsterdam (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 18 March 2020 - 1 May 2020
  • For Windseekers aged 17-30 years
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Nina (20) Norway

    "My trip in a few words: Sailed, tried new things. Big ship. Seasickness. Spent a lot of time on the sea."

  • Boukje (15) Netherlands

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

  • Epp (20) Estonia

    "The nicest moment was arriving to Cadiz, when we sat on the mast with the entire team, wearing our team shirts and singing loudly to let people know we're coming."

You sail on theTwister

Small Ships

Twister

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

  • Sailing Ship in the Tropics

    Anne Margeretha

    Tropics

    – by Annet

    Sometimes you have afternoons which are exactly how you thought they would be on a sailing ship in the tropes: the sun just right above your head, a cool breeze in the front, lightly cracking sails and murmuring waves… You are …

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  • Wylde Swan

    Salty Eyelashes and the Endless Ocean

    Wylde Swan

    On the way to Madeira

    – by Jeske Zijlstra, Deckhand

    Sail training vessel Wylde Swan on her way from Harlingen to Tenerife. On board: crew and trainees. 14 October - 21 November.   After a night of playing with the anchor, it's time to set sail again. Without any sleep, we're preparing our …

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