Tall ship sailing a thrilling escapade on the high seas
Original post: Another World Adventures
Ahoy there, adventure seekers!
If you’ve ever dreamt of swapping your mundane routine for a thrilling escapade on the high seas, then look no further than the exhilarating world of tall ship sailing adventures.
Picture yourself as a guest crew member aboard one of these majestic vessels, where the wind fills the sails, the salty air invigorates your senses, and every day brings a new nautical challenge and discovery.
I go on about it all the time, but of all our travels before setting up Another World Adventures, it was the tall ship voyage across the Atlantic that was, perhaps, the biggest inspiration.
First and foremost, there’s an undeniable sense of nostalgia that comes with tall ship sailing.
These vessels, with their towering masts and billowing sails, harken back to a bygone era of maritime exploration and daring voyages.
As a guest crew member, you get to step into the shoes of those intrepid sailors who once charted uncharted waters and embraced the unknown.
It’s not just a holiday; it’s a journey through time and history.
One of the most rewarding aspects of joining a tall ship sailing adventure is the hands-on experience you gain. When I signed on to sail transatlantic I arrived with a bag packed full of “distractions” – books, crafts, music … but I hardly looked at any of it.
Instead I was immersed in another world (hey, notice where the inspo for our company name came from!).
Learning skills from sail handling, helming, navigation, woodworking … learning how to life, laugh, love and work with a team of people who arrive as strangers and leave as the life-long friends.
Forget about being a mere passenger; as a guest crew member, you’ll actively participate in the workings of the ship.
From hoisting sails to navigating through open waters, every task is an opportunity to learn and contribute.
The skilled crew will guide you through the ropes (literally!) and teach you the art of seamanship.
By the end of your voyage, you’ll have a newfound appreciation for the intricacies of sailing, and the sense of accomplishment is second to none.
The camaraderie among the crew is another highlight of this seafaring escapade.
Living and working together in the confined space of a ship fosters a unique sense of community.
You’ll forge bonds with people from all walks of life, united by a common love for adventure and the open sea.
Whether you’re pulling together on a line during a squall or sharing stories under a starlit sky, the connections you make on a tall ship are unlike any other.
Let’s not forget the breathtaking landscapes that unfold before your eyes as you sail from one port to another. Whether you choose to join a coastal voyage, stopping into ports along the way or a long ocean journey like a transatlantic, transpacific or expedition to Antarctica or the Arctic – prepare to have your mind and heart blown by how amazing it is to journey by sea.
Imagine waking up to the sunrise over the horizon, dolphins dancing in the ship’s wake, and distant islands beckoning with promises of exploration.
Each day brings a new destination, each more captivating than the last. From charming coastal villages to remote islands, the tall ship allows you to access places that larger vessels simply cannot reach.
The thrill of the unexpected is another element that makes tall ship sailing so enthralling.
Unlike a traditional cruise with its carefully planned itinerary, a tall ship voyage is at the mercy of the wind and weather.
You might find yourself altering course to chase a favorable breeze or navigating through a sudden storm.
Embracing the unpredictability of the sea adds an element of excitement and adventure that can’t be replicated elsewhere.
And let’s not overlook the nights at sea—a celestial spectacle like no other. Probably my most favourite time.
I remember being in the middle of an ocean and surrounded full circle from horizon to horizon by stars. Sometimes you could the lights of a plane cruising high up at 33,000ft. An 8 hour flight to Brazil was taking me a month at sea and I couldn’t be happier.
Far away from the light pollution of civilization, the night sky transforms into a mesmerizing display of stars. Stargazing on the deck of a tall ship, surrounded by the gentle lull of the waves, is a serene and awe-inspiring experience.
It’s a chance to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of modern life and reconnect with the natural wonders of the universe.
Joining a tall ship sailing adventure as guest crew is more than just an adventurous holiday. It’s a transformative journey that combines history, hands-on learning, camaraderie, breathtaking scenery, and the thrill of the unknown – plus, we’re pretty sure you’ll stagger onto land with a whole new set of friends for life.
So, if you’re ready to trade the ordinary for the extraordinary, talk to us about your best options to set sail on a tall ship and let the sea be your guide to an unforgettable adventure.
Discover some amazing tall ship sailing adventures here from our small but mighty family of ships that sail all over the world.
Adventurous 50 day sailing expedition to the Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas, South Georgia and Antarctica
Join a Cape to Cape sailing voyage via Antarctica, South Georgia & Tristan da Cuna on a tall ship
An extraordinary 56-day South Pacific crossing round Cape Horn New Caledonia to The Falkland Islands
Embark on a 1,230nm Pacific Ocean sailing adventure from Fiji to Vanuatu and New Caledonia
Adventure sailing Tenerife to Falkland Islands from the North Atlantic into the South Atlantic across equator
Crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Verde to Brazil Fernando de Noronha.
Embark on a three week hands on sailing voyage through the channels and fjords of Southern Chilean Patagonia.
Caribbean sailing and sunshine on a classic wooden windjammer from Barbados to Martinique
Experience life at sea as you sail across the Atlantic Ocean on a 100 year old traditional tall ship.
Hi I’m Larissa, Founder of Another World Adventures. Welcome! If you’re planning an adventure you’re in the right place. Get ready to discover epic travel inspo and a collection of hand-picked trips from my trusted network of experienced adventure experts. Think unusual destinations, expeditions, slow, solo and sustainable travel and epic journeys on land and at sea! Ever got a question? Just get in touch, I answer every enquiry myself. Enjoy!