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

Halifax (CA) - Louisbourg (CA)

01 August - 05 August 2017

4 days, Wylde Swan

From € 720,-

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Sail Training

15+: € 720,-

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Wylde Swan:
Halifax (CA) - Louisbourg (CA)

01 August - 05 August 2017

NO PLACES AVAILABLE ANYMORE. Join the Wylde Swan for an amazing voyage of 4 days, starting in Halifax and finishing in an intimate port of Louisbourg. A must-do journey for people with little time and a desire to experience a sailing adventure. Hoist the sails, learn navigation and voluntarily climb the masts. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Halifax port is one of the largest fishing ports in the world and the largest Canadian naval base. You may visit several museums and art galleries and take part in one of many festivals. Take a stroll down Halifax Harbourwalk and sit down in one of the multiple cafes, restaurants and bars offering a wide variety of world cuisines - a testament to the city's multiculturality.

Louisbourg is a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada, named in honor of the French king Louis XIV. Its harbour dates back to the 16th century. Take a walk to see the 18th century fortress, the Kennington cove Beach or a picturesque lighthouse and admire the surrounding nature. You can also visit the Sydney and Louisbourg Railway Museum.

  • Halifax (CA)

  • Louisbourg (CA)

Key points

  • Dates: 1 August 2017 - 5 August 2017
  • Embarkation: 15:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: aximum of 36
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a hammock/bunk/cabin
  • "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work - and do it perfectly!"

    Jet (31), Netherlands

You sail on the Wylde Swan

Pictured: Tall Ship Wylde Swan sailing
Shipping type: 2-masted topsail schooner
Homeport: Makkum (NL)
Date built: 1920
Trainees: 36
Length: 62 m
Height of mast: 43 m
Sail: 1130 m2

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