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Westbound Atlantic Crossing Tenerife to Barbados Tall Ship 2024

Duration: 30 days
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Set sail for a month across the Atlantic Ocean on this magnificent tall ship, learn how to steer, how to understand the waves and swell and how it’s affected by the weather hundreds of miles away.

Ditch your smart phone and all the distractions that come with it and replace it with the open water, it’s weird and wonderful wildlife and an adventure of a lifetime.

Learn all about sailing a tall ship, work in a watch system, help to navigate the ocean, climb the rigging, mend a sail and get into the rhythm of ocean sailing. A great voyage for the career sailor too with plenty of miles, warm weather and seamanship skills to be learnt on deck and aloft.

This ocean passage is ideal for the ambitious sailor, world traveller 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.

Crossing an ocean under traditional sail is far from easy, but one of those bucket list experiences you simply must complete!

Embarking in the Santa Crus, Tenerife, Canary Islands on 17th November 2024 (or 10 days earlier in Portugal if you have the time!), the voyage aboard this beautiful schooner will end in Bridgetown, Barbados where you will disembark on 16th December.


  • Crossing the Atlantic on board a traditional rigged Tall Ship
  • Escape the rat race, technology and smart phones
  • Meet like-minded people
  • Star-filled nights
  • Amazing sunrises and sunsets
  • Learn Celestial Navigation
  • Hands on classic sailing adventure
  • Rhythm of ocean sailing

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Why you'll love this adventure

  • Perfect for new and experienced sailors alike
  • Escape to sea on the ultimate digital detox
  • Welcome solo travellers, couples and groups of friends
Tenerife, Canary Islands
Bridgetown, Barbados
Trip Duration
30 Days
Group Size
Sailing, Tall Ship
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller




17 November 2024



16 December 2024


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 describe, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. For full details please make an enquiry and we'll share what we think may be possible, based on past trips, or experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage!

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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 en suite cabin
  • All instruction and lectures on board by fully qualified crew

Not included

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Any shore excursions and meals on shore (unless otherwise stated)
  • VISA fees

Trip notes


£6,730.00 pp shared twin en-suite cabin // £5,720 youth rate 18-25 years

Min age



The vessel is a three masted gaff rig schooner. This means that the sails are rigged to run from forward to aft along the length of the ship. There are 10 sails, with an area of 675m2. She has a steel hull and teak deck, steel masts and wooden booms/topmasts.

Below deck you’ll find three main compartments. Furthest forward is the forepeak, with 4 trainee berths and 2 crew bunks. In midships we have the guest accommodation with 6 twin ensuite cabins and a family cabin for 4-6.  Furthest aft there is the crew quarters, with 4 twin cabins and shared bathroom. The engine room and lazarette are also located at the aft of the ship. At full capacity the ship can accommodate 30 people. The deckhouses are home to the galley, the saloon and the wheelhouse.

The ship usually sails with 8 crew, made up of experienced permanent crew and eager volunteers, wanting to put their sailing knowledge and experience to good use.

Each cabin has two bunk beds with comfortable memory foam mattresses, duvet and pillow. Each bunk has it’s own reading light and all cabins have a porthole for natural light. Each cabin has heating/air conditioning available.

Each bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet.

All cabins have plug sockets for charging electrical devices. These are European 2 pin sockets.


All meals are included in the price of your voyage along with tea and coffee. Breakfast, Lunch, cake in the afternoon and Dinner are prepared by the lovely chef and served in the comfortable saloon. Alcoholic  drinks are available during meal times, at anchor and when the vessel is alongside in port.

Who is this trip for?

This ocean passage is ideal for the ambitious sailor, world traveller 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.

Crossing an ocean under traditional sail is far from easy, but one of those bucket list experiences you just need to complete.  Ocean passages can bring conditions fit for only the boldest adventurers seeking the ultimate challenge.

This is a great voyage for new and experienced sailors who understand and are up for the adventure.


Do I need to be an experienced sailor to take part?

You really don’t need any sailing experience as the professional and experienced crew will run through everything from safety drills to how to pull ropes efficiently, find the right halliard or steer the 144ft schooner. You don’t even have to be super strong just bags of enthusiasm to sail a traditional commercially coded ocean voyager.

What does a typical day look like on board?


The ship sails 24 hours a day.

To enable the ship to operate safely and efficiently a three watch system is run at all times. We have Red, White and Blue watch. Watches are usually four hours long. The afternoon watch is split in two to enable a complete rotation of watches every three days. Please see below for an example watch system:

  • 0000 – 0400 Red Watch
  • 0400 – 0800 White Watch
  • 0800 – 1200 Blue Watch
  • 1200 – 1600 Red Watch
  • 1600 – 1800 White Watch
  • 1800 – 2000 Blue Watch
  • 2000 – 0000 Red Watch

When on watch, it is the responsibility of the watch leader and their team to handle the safe navigation of the ship, adjust sails and keep a lookout for any hazards. Guests  have a chance to learn all aspects of traditional sailing from our wonderful deck crew; having a chance to steer the ship, complete the log book entries, plot our course on the chart, climb the rigging, and experience amazing starry skies during a night watch at sea!


What kind of skills will I learn on my voyage?

Skills that you will learn on board:

Knowledge of sea terms and parts of the boat, her rigging and sails.
Sufficient knowledge to understand orders concerning the sailing and day to day running of the boat.

Sail handling
Bending on, setting, reefing and handling of sails. Use of sheets and halyards and their associated winches.

Handling ropes, including coiling, stowing, securing to cleats and single and double bollards. Handling warps. Ability to tie the following knots and know their correct use: figure of eight, clove hitch, rolling hitch, bowline, round turn and two half hitches, single and double sheet bend, reef knot.

Fire precautions and fighting.
Awareness of the hazards of fire and the precautions necessary to prevent fire. Knowledge of the action taken in the event of fire.

Personal safety equipment
Understands and complies with the rules for wearing of safety harnesses, lifejackets and personal buoyancy aids.

Man overboard
Understands the action to be taken to recover a man overboard.

Emergency equipment
Can operate distress flares and knows how they should be used. Understands how to launch and board a liferaft.

Manners and customs
Understands the accepted practice with regard to: use of burgees and ensigns, prevention of unnecessary noise or disturbance in harbour including courtesies to other craft berthed alongside. Aware of the responsibility of yacht skippers to protect the environment.

Rules of the Road
Is able to keep an efficient lookout at sea.

Understands and complies with loading rules. Is able to handle a dinghy under oars.

Awareness of forecasting and the Beaufort Scale.

Working efficiency unaffected/ partially affected / severely affected by seasickness (delete as applicable!).

Helmsmanship and Sailing.
Understands the basic principles of sailing and can steer and trim sails on all points of sailing. Can steer a compass course, under sail and motor.

General duties
Has carried out general duties satisfactorily on deck and below decks in connection with the daily routine of the vessel.

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.

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