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

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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!

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Make some waves

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​We are surrounded by the elements

The sensation of sailing under a full moon
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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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​An experience of a lifetime

Steer us in the right direction
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In fair winds you take out the reefs and set the topsail to sail towards a never ending horizon

Sail during the night
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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!

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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!

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Be a sailor for a month

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Anna and Lisa helped me climb to the crows nest to see the view. What a thrill to be up there!