Tall Ships Experience

Crossing oceans and sailing thousands nautical miles over the world

Everyone is welcome to take the helm, set sails, assist with manoeuvres, navigation, weather observations, furling the sails, even on the yards and much more. Sailing instructions will be done in a “Dutch” style, so without yelling, blowing whistles and so on. The Dutch Tall Ships are sail training vessels and therefore you will be assigned to the watch system. Prior sailing experience is not necessary. Instructions will be given in watch responsibilities, basic sail theory, line handling, steering and navigation. Taking part in the watch system is a real part of the experience on board each of the Dutch Tall Ships.

Inspiring voyages

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​No sailing experience needed

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Home is where the anchor drops

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Escape the hectic land life

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I got to take the helm yesterday for the first time in my life: what a thrill

Steer us in the right direction
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It was a great feeling to learn a completely different skill

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“It is the best day of my life!” and I have been saying that everyday now since I came on board!

The sensation of sailing under a full moon
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Catch your own meal

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​Broaden your horizon

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Dreamy atmosphere, stunning landscapes, and all the time something new to catch the eye. Magical reflections on the water, seals, birds…