Sailing from Ibiza to Genoa


This sailing trip took place in June 2023. 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.

Old Town - Ibiza

Every year a number of sailing trips are organised 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 sailing holidays.

In June the Clipper Stad Amsterdam will have a perfect mooring spot near the Old Town on the Spanish island Ibiza. The sun will be shining abundantly in this part of the Mediterranean with very pleasant temperatures as a result. The nice shops and cosy terraces in the narrow streets of the Old Town are only a short distance from the ship. When you decide to climb the many stairs to the castle that rises high above the town, a beautiful view will be your reward.

When you have some extra time, you may want to go for a walk or bike ride and enjoy nature. The white sandy beaches in combination with a refreshing dip in the azure blue sea water, and visits to the impressive islands such as Es Vedra and Formentera are just a few of the many possibilities the island has to offer.

Practical information

Welcome on board

The captain and crew of the Clipper will welcome you on board on June 15 in the afternoon. After a nice dinner, you will spend your first night in one of our 14 comfortable cabins. The next morning the Clipper will depart.

On this adventurous trip you will sail for about 3 days in the Mediterranean Sea from Ibiza in Spain to the southern French town of Sanary-sur-Mer.* Swimming, snorkeling, relaxing or exploring the cozy town are some of the possibilities during our stay in this beautiful bay near Sanary-sur-Mer. Another fun activity may be visiting Toulon, which is only 15 kilometers away! 

The sails are hoisted again after our very pleasant stay of more than 24 hours on the Côte d'Azur. The next and final destination on this voyage will be Genoa in northwestern Italy.

*Depending on the weather conditions, the captain may be forced to opt for a modified (alternative) program.

An unforgettable experience

Imagine standing on the lookout surrounded by nothing but the sea. The waves,  the sea being rough now and then, maybe some other ships and sometimes even dolphins playfully dancing just ahead of the bow and the experience of feeling so insignificant in the overwhelming nature.
Enjoy the peace and quietness around you, be completely disconnected from our hectic lives at home, find the time to relax on deck or in the longroom with a book from our well-stocked library, and have interesting conversations with the crew and the other guests.

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 on the mileage achieved on a preceding day, the mileage still to go, and any other points of interest.

During the presentation, there is room to share photos, and if you would like to share or tell something, a laptop, beamer and screen are at your disposal.

By Fleur Nooteboom

Sailing and watches

The ship’s crew stands 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 the wonders of sailing a square-rigged tall ship. Setting or furling the sails, keeping lookout, setting the course, or standing watch: you can participate in all of it. You may also enjoy helping out in the galley and/or assisting the crew with onboard maintenance. There are plenty of options!

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.

Genoa, Italy

Together with the Clipper crew you will sail non-stop for another 2 days. Enjoying the fantastic view from deck and climbing in one of the masts is just a small selection of the many possibilities the Clipper Stad Amsterdam has to offer. 

Friday evening, June 23, the Clipper will moor in the port of Genoa. After one more night on board in the harbour, this wonderful sailing adventure will come to an end.
You may like to explore this historical  port city before returning home. Genoa was the birthplace of explorer Christopher Columbus and the city is famous for its pesto (pesto alla genovese). Admire the beautiful squares, the city palaces, the beautiful churches, the ancient city walls and the countless narrow streets and alleys.

We look forward to seeing you again aboard another time!

Ibiza - Genoa