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Sail Cape Town to Netherlands 2024

Duration: 60 days
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Set sail from the South Atlantic to the North Atlantic

Embark on a true ocean adventure saiing non-stop from Cape Town to the Netherlands! Spanning a maximum of 60 days and covering nearly 7300 miles, this journey will take you across the equator without setting foot on land until reaching the ship’s homeport in the Netherlands.

Begin your expedition in Cape Town, a city renowned for its iconic Table Mountain. Experience the breathtaking views atop this natural wonder, as the ship’s owners – a family from the Netherlands – did in 2013.

As you set sail with the wind from the South Atlantic into the North Atlantic, prepare for the unique experience of crossing the equator. Witness the ever-changing weather, from shifting clouds to varying winds, until you’re greeted by the warmth of the sun and the legendary Neptune himself!

During the many days at sea, embrace the rhythm of daily watches and the exhilaration of sail changes, which will serve as your exercise routine. The original plan had been to sail to the Azores but the route has been modified to expedite arrival in the Netherlands, allowing for potential arrival by the end of May or up to the 2nd of June, the adventure doesn’t end there. You have the option to stay on board and participate in post-voyage work and painting activities, or seize the opportunity to explore the Netherlands’ finest destinations at your leisure.

With Sail, Explore and Adventure at the heart of this tall ship’s mission you won’t be disappointed!

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Sail a beautiful traditional tall ship on an epic mile maker north
  • You are the crew - take the helm, set the sails and help navigate the ship
  • An epic voyage at 60 days with nearly 7300 miles for your log book!
Cape Town, South Africa
Harlingen, Netherlands
Trip Duration
60 Days
Group Size
Expedition, Sailing, Tall Ship
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller



There is no itinerary possible for this voyage, as its main component is the ocean and the wind. On day 1 you will be welcomed by the captain and the voyage plan will be explained. The aim is to sail non stop for 7,300 nautical miles back to the home port in the Netherlands. Enquiry for full details!

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What's included

  • Full pension
  • One bunk per booking in a two person room
  • Coffee and tea
  • Blanket, sheets, pillow and covers
  • 3-4 crew members guiding the group

Not included

  • Soda and alcoholic drinks (during sailing no alcohol will be served)
  • Towels
  • Paid excursions ashore
  • Transfer to and from the vessel
  • Visa if needed

Trip notes


price €4500

Min age



There are 6 cabins, each for 2 persons. The cabins are situated in the middle of the ship, which makes them as stable as possible.

Your bunk is inside one of the two person cabins. Your bed will be either the high or the lower bed of a bedbunk. All beds are over 80cm wide and 2 meters long. Each bed has a reading light for the evening hours. The cabins are ensuite. In a wet cell you will find a shower, of course with hot and cold water, and a toilet, that when possible flushes with outside water. In the cabin itself you will find a fountain and mirror. Your clothing can be stored in closet and your bag or suitcase can be stored under the bed.


On board the crew we do not work with a set menu. The menu is developed on board with influences of her surroundings. We try and cook with as many local fresh products as possible, this means that around the Canary Islands we eat a lot of tapas, peppers, plantanas (banana’s). In Brazil we eat a lot of fresh fruit, cow meat and rice. And around the North Sea, when it gets colder you will find some ‘stamppot’ (Dutch mashes potatoes specialty) with smoked sausage on your plate.

During a longer stay on board you will hardly ever see the same dish come by. Most of our meals are served with a salad or fruit on the side. During longer trips we take good care of our vegetables and fruit to ensure that you will enjoy fresh food as long as possible.

If you have an allergy or cannot eat certain food, please contact us with your dietary concerns. We provide a healthy menu were you will have enough choice.

We do not provide a vegan diet and on certain voyages we do not provide a lactose intolerant or gluten free diet.

We do provide sweet, savory, hot and sometimes somewhat fat delicious food, but there is always a healthy choice next to it.

Additional notes

You should always bring

  • The right clothes for the right weather – always expect rain!
  • Swimming clothes!
  • Photo camera
  • Two pairs of footwear
  •  Sense of humour
  • Open mind

Tour operator

An old Herring drifter (Logger) built in 1915, the ship is 28 meters long over deck (38 meters overall) and takes 16 trainees on her voyages. No previous sailing experience is needed and experienced and new sailors love her equally.

A family of four professional sailors have owned and run this vessel since 2006 and sail her with true passion. Built for the North Sea she’s a fast sailor and her rigging is as traditional as it gets.

We love that the boat’s appearance is kept as traditional as possible yet combined with modern techniques and equipment. Everyone on board is part of the informal sail training program that is designed to get the best out of everyone whether you join for 2 days or a longer ocean crossing.

On September 13th she and her crew were the first traditional sailing ship to complete the North West Passage after Roald Admundsen with his ship Goya in 2013.

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Sail Cape Town to Netherlands 2024

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