Sydney (AU) – Hobart (AU)
EMBARKATION DAY 26/11/2024 AT 17:00H
DISEMBARKATION DAY 03/12/2024 AT 09:00H
Departing from the metropolis of Sydney, we sail south along the rocky coast of New South Wales. Our destination, Hobart on the island of Tasmania, is about 650 miles away. We first sail along the New South Wales coast, but as soon as we pass Cape Howe, we enter the exposed waters of Bass Strait. Crossing this strait between Australia and Tasmania can be quite a challenge, as the waves from the Southern Ocean reach this far unimpeded by land. We hope to catch a favourable moment and soon we will be in the shelter of Flinders Island and then Tasmania itself. We sail along Tasmania’s rugged east coast to the historic port of Hobart.
We are warmly welcomed in Hobart. The old streets, colonial history and traditional pubs are well worth a visit. Wine and foodies are also well catered for with some of Australia’s best wineries. But Tasmania is above all a paradise for nature lovers. In the remaining primeval forests, you’ll find the world’s largest deciduous trees, up to more than 80 metres tall. It is therefore a place where you should spend some time after leaving the ship.
Before and after your leg of the journey
We strongly recommend that you book a few days’ accommodation in the port of embarkation (before joining the Oosterschelde), and a few days in the port of disembarkation (after you have completed your leg of the voyage). This will allow you to recuperate before and after your adventure and give you the opportunity to explore places at your departure and arrival points.
Level 3 trips are only suitable for experienced and physically fit travellers. Weather conditions can be difficult and, during a crossing, there is little or no option to detour to a port. We sail out of helicopter range and there is usually no medical assistance ashore.
OOSTERSCHELDE wants to be accessible to the widest possible audience, but you should be aware that you are making a voyage 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.
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.
Sunglasses and sun cream
Binoculars for spotting all kinds of water creatures.
Camera and video camera to remember your trip forever!
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 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.
Map of the journey
What is included
- 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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Availability: Only 4 places are available