Atlantic crossing

Atlantic Crossing Bermuda to Azores

Duration: 24 days

This Atlantic crossing is a voyage of discovery. Discover everything you need to know about sailing a traditional schooner and a great deal about yourself.

Following the trade winds, the rhythm of the ocean will determine life on board during this 24 day Atlantic crossing. You establish a routine that is relaxing and comfortable but also keeps you occupied. Experience all the seas moods from glassy clams to white-capped swells launching flying fish from crest to crest. Sailing at night with absolutely no light pollution makes the night sky brilliant.

This ocean passage is ideal for the ambitious sailor, world traveler or determined romantic. Some people love the physical challenge of being hands-on crew, others muck in but their real passion might be ocean bird spotting or just finding time for themselves.

This voyage will end in the Azores. The exposed tips of vast underwater mountains, the Azores lie on the nexus of the European, American and African tectonic plates, and they bear witness to the forces forever shaping our planet. This is a world of fumaroles, mud pots, and scalding springs; of caverns, columns and grottoes formed from once molten rock; of blue lakes ringed by forests of laurel and cedar, and green pastures patterning the slopes of calderas.


  • Crossing the Atlantic Ocean
  • Visiting the Azores
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Beautiful sunsets and sunrises from the deck
  • Digital detox

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Sail a traditional schooner
  • Visit the beautiful islands of the Azores
  • You are the crew on this Atlantic crossing following the trade winds
St George's, Bermuda
Horta, Azores
Trip Duration
24 Days
Group Size
Private Departure
Sailing, Tall Ship
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller




11 April 2020


5 May 2020


On a sailing voyage, we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights described, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her.

What's included

All meals on board – including daily breakfast, lunch and evening meal
Refreshments throughout the day
Use of safety equipment
Accommodation in a twin ensuite cabin
All instruction and lectures on board by fully qualified crew

What’s not included
Travel to and from the boat
Personal travel insurance. Check out Top Sail for specialist Tall Ship sailing travel insurance
Alcoholic and soft drinks (a TAB system is in place during your voyage. Payable at the end of your voyage in cash (GBP or EUROS) on board.
Any shore excursions and meals on shore (unless otherwise stated)
VISA fees

Trip notes

£2,400.0 Two Berth En-Suite. £2,160.00 Four Berth Shared Bathroom. £1,500.00 Forepeak Shared Bathroom

Accommodation is provided onboard our tall ship in twin ensuite cabins. Comfortable warm bedding is provided and each cabin has a power socket, heating, and air conditioning. There is a comfortable saloon area on deck level with coffee and tea making facilities. The large deck provides plenty of places to relax and enjoy life on the ocean.

All meals onboard Blue Clipper – including daily breakfast, lunch and evening meal

If you have any special dietary requirements it is we need to know this prior to the voyage in order that we can try to accommodate your requirements in the planned menus.

How fast does the boat go?

Our average sailing speed is about 6 knots (nautical miles per hour) – that’s almost 7 land miles per hour. The maximum speed under sail can be over 10 knots. Under engine, the maximum is actually less: only 5 or 6 knots. But sailing is more fun than motoring, so even in light winds we often sail – albeit rather slowly!

What about toilets and showers?

There are toilets and showers on board. There are ensuite cabins and a shared bathroom in the forepeak. When you arrive at the boat you will be given a housekeeping brief and using the toilets and showers will be explained.

I’ve never been sailing before and I’m worried about not knowing what to do.

The majority of people who sail with us have never sailed before. Don’t worry! The crew will explain things and guide you through everything you need to know to be able to sail the boat. You will get the opportunity to learn lots of new skills and have fun at the same time.

Tour operator

Aiming to offer accessible, exciting tall ship experiences for everyone regardless of age, budget or experience, this sailing company owns and operates two tall ships with voyages around the globe; from Arctic adventures to Caribbean cruises.

Hello! If you’d like to chat about finding you the perfect adventure or guidance on what’d suit you then we’re very happy to help. Tori & Larissa 0207 097 1734 • [email protected]

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