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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Be a sailor for a month

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Make some waves

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Sailing on an everchanging sea, surrounded by only the elements of water and wind

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Travel the world sustainably with our Dutch Tall Ships

The sensation of sailing under a full moon
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It was a great feeling to learn a completely different skill

Steer us in the right direction
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The first impression I had when I got on board was that of entering a movie scene

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Last night we saw the moon rise, a blood-orange colour which slowly dissolved into a bright white that embellished the midnight swells and illuminated the rigging; quite spectacular!

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

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