Oosterschelde

Ship

An adventurous classic; stepping on board this monumental beauty is like stepping into another world. The atmosphere on board the Oosterschelde is one filled with history and adventure. The classical interior and brass polished details make you feel right at home.

The stories the crew can tell you are about adventure, exploring the world, and sailing from continent to continent. With several around-the-world Journeys on her track record she has seen it all and done it all, from cruises in sparkling blue waters to the roughest weather rounding Cape Horn. Will you join the Oosterschelde on the next adventure?


History

The Rotterdam shipping company has ordered the construction of the three-masted schooner Oosterschelde in 1917. Soon after, the Ship was put into service as a sailing freighter along the coasts of Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and Northern Africa. The Oosterschelde was owned by several Scandinavian institutions before coming back to the Netherlands.

Between 1988 and 1992 three nautical museums came together to restore the Ship with a very close attention to historical detail. That's why being on deck of the Oosterschelde feels like stepping back in time to the era of classical sailing!

In 2017 the Oosterschelde celebrated her 100th birthday. Nowadays the Ship sails all oceans, joining Tall Ships Races and Regattas in the summer, exploring Cape Verde during winter and occasionally setting out for epic faraway adventures.


Accommodation

The Oosterschelde might be over a century old, but it's fitted very comfortably with all modern conveniences. Up to 24 trainees sleep in 9 cabins, each equipped with a washbasin. Pick a 4-person cabin or a 2-person cabin, it is up to you. Showers (2) and lavatories (5) are communal.

After your watch you can relax together with other trainees in the spacious and pleasantly decorated saloon, which hosts reading tables, a sitting area and even a piano! Even in the worst weather, the floor radiation heating and a wood-burning stove guarantee a cozy atmosphere.


Specifications

Shipping type: Three-masted topsail schooner

Homeport: Rotterdam (NL)

Date built: 1917

Restored: 1988-1992

Capacity: 24

Length: 50 m

Beam: 7,5 m

Draught: > 3 m

Sail: 891 m2

Height of mast: 36 m

Engine capacity: 6 cylinder Deutz, 360PK

Displacement: 360 ton

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Concepcion (CL) - Valparaiso (CL)

29 Feb 2024 - 03 Mar 2024

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 12. Sail from Concepción to the historical city of Valparaiso, home to UNESCO world heritage Spanish colonial architecture. The city is known...

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Valparaiso (CL) - Callao (PE)

12 Mar 2024 - 23 Mar 2024

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 13. Sail north with views across the Atacama Desert, famed for some of the most unearthly scenery in South America. Land at...

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Callao (PE) - Puerto Lucia (EC)

31 Mar 2024 - 07 Apr 2024

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 14. Start sailing along the coast of the Attacama and end at jungleclad shores near Guyayauil. This adventurous journey passes quaint fishing...

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Puerto Lucia (EC) - Galapagos (EC)

14 Apr 2024 - 25 Apr 2024

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 15. Join this iconic voyage sailing to the Galapagos. Scan the horizon for the dramatic islands to appear in the sea mists,...

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Trainees in a dinghy with Tall Ship Oosterschelde in the background

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Galapagos (EC) - Easter Island (CL)

19 May 2024 - 04 Jun 2024

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 16. Sail between two of the world’s most fascinating island groups. Explore the incredible Galapagos Islands before boarding for this leg and discover...

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Easter Island (CL) - Mangareva (PF)

13 Jun 2024 - 29 Jun 2024

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 17. Sail across the Pacific Ocean to land at fascinating Pitcairn Island, home to the descendants of the mutiny on the Bounty....

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Mangareva (PF) - Papeete (PF)

08 Jul 2024 - 22 Jul 2024

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 18. During this voyage leg you will explore the islands of western French Polynesia, stopping in locations where few tourists are able...

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Papeete (PF) - Raratonga (CK)

11 Aug 2024 - 23 Aug 2024

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 20. Sail to one of the Pacific’s best kept secrets: the Cook Islands. Witness a traditional fire dance ceremony, saviour delicious tropical...

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Raratonga (CK) - Tonga (TO)

26 Aug 2024 - 08 Sep 2024

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 21. Sail from the Cook Islands to the Kingdom of Tonga, home to authentic, centuries-old culture, history and traditions. For 1,000 years,...

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Tonga (TO) - Fiji (FJ)

09 Sep 2024 - 18 Sep 2024

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 22. Explore the heart of the South Pacific to land on tropical islands and experience some of the most breathtaking underwater vistas...

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Fiji (FJ) - Bay of Islands (NZ)

21 Sep 2024 - 01 Oct 2024

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 23. Sail from Fiji to New Zealand’s Bay of Islands. Spend several days and nights out on the open sea, crossing 1000...

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Auckland (NZ) - Sydney (AU)

31 Oct 2024 - 14 Nov 2024

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 24. Sail from Auckland, New Zealand, across the Tasman Sea and into spectacular Sydney Harbour for a unique view of the world...

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Sydney (AU) - Hobart (AU)

26 Nov 2024 - 03 Dec 2024

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 25. Sail from Sydney south along New South Wales’ dramatic coastline. Pass breath-taking beaches, remote coastal town and rocky headlands before crossing...

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Hobart (AU) - Christchurch (NZ)

12 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 26. Cross the Tasman Sea on a Tall Ship. Sail from Hobart to Christchurch to achieve one of the world’s great sailing...

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Christchurch (NZ) - Stanley (FK)

02 Jan 2025 - 19 Feb 2025

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 27. Sail around the legendary Cape Horn! In past centuries, sailors that accomplished this feat earned the right the title of “Cape...

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Stanley (FK) - Cape Town (ZA)

25 Feb 2025 - 06 Apr 2025

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 28. Sail from Falkland Islands to South Georgia, home to one of the world’s greatest concentrations of wildlife: tens of millions of...

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Cape Town (ZA) - Saint Helena (SH)

28 Apr 2025 - 10 May 2025

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 29.Sail from South Africa to the remote Atlantic island of Saint Helena. It has been described as a ‘living museum’ for its...

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Saint Helena (SH) - Ascension Island (SH)

18 May 2025 - 25 May 2025

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 30. From Saint Helena sail to Ascension Island, considered one of the most interesting volcanic islands in the world. It is home...

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Ascension Island (SH) - Horta, Azores (PT)

02 Jun 2025 - 30 Jun 2025

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 31. Sail on the Atlantic from Ascension Island to Azores. Cross the equator and explore the emerald archipelago, filled with extinct volcanic...

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Horta, Azores (PT) - Falmouth (GB)

08 Jul 2025 - 20 Jul 2025

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 32. Join the final leg of Charles Darwin’s expdition on board the Oosterschelde. While sailing from the Azores back to Europe look...

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