Sal (Cabo Verde) – Horta (PT)


From the airport you travel by taxi to the village of Palmeira. The OOSTERSCHELDE is anchored here, just outside the harbour. The crew will pick you up with the dinghy. This trip offers you the opportunity to experience the real life of a sailor.

You will be part of the crew and participate in the watch system. Before leaving, the crew will give you extensive instructions. We have an ocean crossing ahead of us, so we will not make many stops. During the first leg of the voyage we will be under the influence of the trade wind. That means good weather, but also a steady wind from the north-east. We will try to sail upwind, as far north as possible.

If the circumstances are favourable, we could go to Madeira, but there is a better chance that we will go to Horta in the Azores. We will spend the day provisioning and for you this means you have time to explore the island.

Near the Azores there is a good chance of seeing whales. So far out at sea there are even many birds around us and from time to time we might see a sunfish, dolphins or other sea creatures.

We hope to arrive in Horta on the 11th of April. The next day we will disembark at 09:00.

Level 3

These trips are only suitable for fit and experienced sea travellers. During a long voyage or crossing, there is little chance of entering a port and medical assistance is not available within 24 hours.

OOSTERSCHELDE wants to be accessible to the widest possible public, but you should be aware that you are making a voyage on board a sailing yacht. This demands more of your physical capacity than a daily walk. One trip is more demanding than another. With the different levels we provide an indication of what kind of trip it is. If you are unsure whether a trip is suitable for you, it is important that you contact Tall Ship Experience for advice.


  • A small backpack that does not take up too much space in the cabin.
  • On deck we recommend shoes with slightly rough and preferably soft soles.
  • On land we recommend firm, waterproof hiking boots.
  • Valid passport
  • Sunglasses and sun cream
  • Binoculars for spotting all kinds of water creatures.
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Camera and video camera to remember your trip forever!
Price: 1.540,001.675,00

Availability: Only 4 places are available



The three-masted schooner “Oosterschelde” was built in 1918 as a sailing cargo ship. The ship plied European waters
European waters and was frequently seen off the coasts of Morocco and the Mediterranean. In 1930, heavier and more modern diesel engines were installed and the rigging was reduced. From 1939 onwards, the ship sailed under a foreign flag and in 1950 underwent a drastic conversion into a modern coastal vessel. In 1988, the “Oosterschelde” was returned to the Netherlands. The Rotterdam Sailing Ships Foundation took over the fundraising necessary to finance the restoration of the ship to its original condition.

The “Oosterschelde” is now the only remaining representative of a large fleet of schooners that sailed under the Dutch flag at the beginning of the last century. It is registered as a monument by the Dutch Ministry of Culture. The “Oosterschelde” is autonomous and is used in domestic and foreign ports for presentation and promotion activities. domestic and foreign ports for presentation activities and by companies and other organisations. In 1998, the “Oosterschelde” completed a one and a half year voyage around the world. The ship sailed to Antarctica, the Falklands and South Georgia.

Journey details


Sal (Cabo Verde)


Horta (PT)

Map of the journey

What is included

  • Navigation
  • Necessary basic training and workshops
  • Bunk bed with sheets and towel.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner corresponding to the sailing.

What it does not include

  • Transportation to and from the boat is at the expense of each person.

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Journey: Sal (Cabo Verde) – Horta (PT)
Price: 1.540,001.675,00

Availability: Only 4 places are available

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