Tenerife (ES) – Mindelo (Cabo Verde)


The OOSTERSCHELDE awaits you in the harbour of Santa Cruz on the island of Tenerife. From this Canary Island, we sail directly to the archipelago of Cape Verde. This is usually a very pleasant trip. We pick up the favourable north-easterly trade winds and the Canary current gives us the extra boost we need. We are now so far south that the temperature at sea is pleasant, both day and night.

With favourable winds and the sea astern, as they say, we spend a lot of time on deck. There are not many other boats here, but if you pay attention, there is a lot to see. Seabirds (at this latitude, we will see other species), but also dolphins, flying fish, the occasional sunfish and, if we are lucky, maybe even a turtle or a whale. We hope to quickly cover the 700 miles between Tenerife and Cape Verde. So we may arrive a little early, but we will certainly arrive no later than 10 September in Mindelo, on the island of São Vicente.

The next day, after breakfast, we will disembark. There is plenty of accommodation on offer in Sal, so we recommend extending your stay in Cape Verde by a few days before flying home. Or “make the best of both worlds” and explore the two Canary Islands before this trip and relax in Cape Verde afterwards.

Level 2

Level 2 crossings are suitable for anyone with good health and a reasonable level of fitness, with no mobility problems. On these crossings, you can expect days with strong winds or high waves, but most of the time conditions will be good. There is not always a harbour nearby, so (medical) help from land is not always available.

OOSTERSCHELDE wants to be accessible to the widest possible audience, but you should be aware that you are making a trip on board a sailing yacht. This demands more of your physical abilities 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: 2.340,00

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


Tenerife (ES)


Mindelo (Cabo Verde)

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 navigation

What it does not include

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

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Journey: Tenerife (ES) – Mindelo (Cabo Verde)
Price: 2.340,00

Availability: Only 4 places are available

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