Adventurous sailing Las Palmas - St. Maarten

This sailing trip has taken place from December 4 until December 22, 2017. Are you curious about the sailing trips we currently offer? Every year a number of adventure sailing trips are organized by the Clipper Stad Amsterdam. Whether you are an experienced sailor or not, we are more than pleased to invite you to join our crew on one of these adventures. More information about our adventurous sailing trips.

Along with the trade winds

On December 4th we welcome you on board the Clipper Stad Amsterdam in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The berth location of the Clipper is located in the northeast of the island amidst two beautiful bays with wonderful beaches. The capital city Las Palmas is worth exploring and may serve as an ideal starting point for visits to the villages and sights in northern Gran Canaria.

After one night sleep we will leave the port at 10.00 the next morning to start with the 17 days non stop ocean crossing to the Caribbean.

The glorious clipper

The true sailing enthusiast will for sure get what he or she is looking for. The dolphins tumbling near the ship’s bow, astonishing clouds, colorful rainbows, most amazing sunrises and the sunsets but also the peacefulness and freedom of the open sea will make you relive the old days. An unique chance to admire the Clipper in all her glory.

On Friday December 22nd this very special sailing adventure will come to an end when St. Maarten will be reached.  This partly French and partly Dutch island in the Caribbean is historically and culturally a mixture of European and Caribbean influences and will be without a doubt a great destination for extending your sailing trip with a few days.

Sailing and watches

The ship’s crew stand watch in three shifts. These shifts are called the Red Watch (from 12- 4 AM and PM), the White Watch (from 4-8 AM and PM) and the Blue Watch (from 8-12 AM and PM).

We welcome you to join one of these watches. This way you can fully experience how things work on a ship like the Stad Amsterdam. Setting or furling the sails, keeping lookout, setting the course or standing watch: you can participate in all of it.

As a member of the Red Watch you can enjoy the peacefulness of being at sea and the endless starry sky. In the White Watch you will experience the break of dawn like you never did before, whilst in the Blue Watch you can enjoy the sailing while maintaining a regular day and night rhythm.

An unforgettable experience

The meals are enjoyed together with the crew in the longroom at times adjusted to the watches. Every night the captain will give a short briefing of the mileage achieved on the day before, the mileage still to go and any other points of interest.

Imagine standing on the lookout surrounded by nothing but the sea. The waves, being rough every now and then, maybe some other ships and sometimes even dolphins playfully dancing just ahead of the bow. On the other hand, one could also relax reading a book in the long room. We have a well-stocked library on board.

Altogether ingredients for an unforgettable experience!

Las Palmas - St. Maarten

Practical information:

Embarkation: Monday December 4, at 17h00 in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Debarkation: Friday December 22, at 10h00 in Marigot or Philipsburg, Sint Maarten 

Price 3 person cabin: € 1.912,- p.p. 
Price 2 person cabin: € 2.250,- p.p. 
Price 1 person cabin: € 3.375,-

This price includes:
· Breakfast with coffee, tea and juices;
· Morning coffee;
· Lunch buffet with coffee, tea and juices ;
· Afternoon coffee;
· Dinner buffet with coffee, tea and juices;
· Fresh fruit;
· Harbor and port dues.

Additional costs are:
· Flights and transfers;
· Additional drinks & snacks on board;
· Other personal expenses.

Please note that due to unfavorable weather conditions (e.g. lack of wind or too much wind) the captain may decide to proceed under engine power and/or arrive at or depart from a harbour either sooner or later. During our adventurous sailing trips the crew of the Stad Amsterdam is also occupied with the continuous maintenance program of the Clipper. A part of life onboard of the Tall Ships as well. Should you wish to help, this is welcome but certainly not a must. 

Flight suggestions:
There are several flight opportunities for very attractive prices to Las Palmas and also from St. Maarten to many places all over the world. For more information visit:

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Photos: Erik Henken & Fleur Nooteboom