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Tue 18-02-2025, 19:00Marigot, St Martin Sat 01-03-2025, 10:00St Georges, Bermuda Eye of the Wind 11 NightsEYE25/07

From the Caribbean to Bermuda – during this trip you will become “shorelessly happy”! Sail over 850 nautical miles on a warm trade wind and enjoy falling completely into the rhythm of life on board. The soft, steady up and down of the ship’s hull in the Atlantic swell, the expanse of the sea, and the permanent gentle creaking of the rigging are the ingredients for a relaxing yet adventurous holiday experience.

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VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Real ocean sailing with a warm Caribbean wind
  • Learn to sail a tall ship under the tuition of a friendly crew
  • Stunning sunrises and sunsets at sea
  • Stargazing in the clearest of night skies
  • Fantastic wildlife spotting opportunities
  • A great winter-sun mile builder

Eye of the Wind

Sailing Areas New Zealand
Vessel type / Rig 2 Masted Brig
Guest Berths 12
Beam 7.01m (23ft)
Draft 2.7m (8.9ft)
Overall Length 40.23m (132ft)
Year Built 1911
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Voyage Description

Sailing holidays on the Eye of the Wind

FULL VOYAGE DESCRIPTION

Setting Sail from St Martin

The principal town and capital of French St. Martin is Marigot, which is your embarkation port for this ocean passage. It’s an appealing spot with colourful houses and lively markets. If your travel plans allow you to arrive early, Marigot is also a great base for exploring St Martin’s many beautiful beaches (some of which are clothing-optional, if that’s your bag!). To get a good leg stretch before 11 nights at sea you might want to try a hike up Pic Paradis, St Martin’s highest peak, for glorious views and potential monkey encounters!

Stepping aboard Eye of the Wind, you’ll get to know your fellow crew over dinner and receive a full safety briefing, plus an up to date itinerary based on the latest weather forecast.

Along the Way

This is a proper ocean passage with non-stop sailing. You will have the chance to join a navigational watch alongside the professional crew, which will include night sailing – a deeply engaging experience that cements your bond with both the ship and the sea.

Keep your eyes open for wildlife, especially marine mammals: chances are good that you’ll get some playful dolphins cavorting in the bow wave, and potentially an occasional whale sighting. The joy of being on a tall ship is the chance to get up the rigging for a clearer view!

Arriving in Bermuda

St George’s is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the oldest continuously inhabited English town in the New World, with cobblestone streets and colonial architecture. Enjoy an evening ashore with your new shipmates before a final night on board.

If you have the luxury of an extra few days on Bermuda before your onward travel plans, make sure to visit the pink sand beach of Horseshoe Bay and the National Museum of Bermuda, which offers a fantastic insight into the island’s maritime past.

WINDS, WAVES & WEATHER

February in the Atlantic offers a relatively stable sailing window. Eye of the Wind be capitalising on the North Equatorial Current and trade winds, which are generally east to southeast this time of year. Expect moderate seas, typically around Force 4 to 6 on the Beaufort scale. The air is cooler than the Caribbean but still mild.

A NOTE ON VOYAGE DESCRIPTIONS

On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best and safest sailing routes for the forecast. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights described above, but when it comes to sailing, you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description provided is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or prior experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage. As such, the scheduled joining ports, routes, activities and/or destinations may be altered. Due to the complexities of weather systems, this may be at very short notice. 

HANDS ON HOLIDAYS

Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner, the professional crew will train you to be guest crew from the moment you arrive, with the intention that everybody works together to sail the ship. The common thread to all Classic Sailing holidays is ‘Hands on’ participation on ships that use ropes, blocks and tackles and ‘people power’ to set sail. Handling cargo adds an extra dimension – building teamwork and communication skills and leaving you with a great sense of achievement.

SAILING STYLE & LIFE ON BOARD

We cater for a wide range of ages and physical abilities and how much you are expected to do varies a bit between vessels. See the vessel tab above which explains all about the ‘sailing style’ and what to expect in terms of hands on participation. There is a lot of information about day to day life, the ships facilities and accommodation on the vessel pages.

Start & End Port

Marigot, St Martin

Colourblind sailor and jumped-up cook

St Georges, Bermuda

St George’s is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the oldest continuously inhabited English town in the New World, with cobblestone streets and colonial architecture.

Kit List

What to pack for a sailing holiday on the Eye of the Wind

Working Language on Board is German and English

Practical Advice for Eye of the Wind   

Practical Advice for Covid 19 and Eye of the Wind

What is Included

  • Sailing Instruction
  • All meals to include refreshments throughout the day
  • Duvet, pillow and sheets
  • Hand towels

What is not Included

  • Waterproof jackets and trousers
  • Alcoholic drinks but there is a bar on board
  • Any entry visas required

What to Bring

Suitcases take up a lot of room in a cabin, so it is better to uses soft bags in a ship. A small rucksack for going ashore is useful.

  • Eye of the Wind does not supply waterproof jackets and salopette type trousers. Please bring your own waterproof clothing.
  • A mix of warm and wind proof clothing.
  • Lots of thin layers is better than one thick layer in cold destinations.
  • In tropical countries - long sleeves and long trousers to protect you from the sun
  • Footwear on board needs a good grip and soft soles- the decks are wood or steel.
  • Ashore stout, waterproof walking boots are best if you are in remote places.
  • Eye of the Wind has electric sockets in all the cabins 240 V 
  • Cameras, spare batteries, chargers if you need them
  • Binoculars are handy for bird watching etc.
  • Suntan lotion, hats, sunglasses
  • Dont forget any regular medication, persciption glasses and spare
  • Euros for bar bill 
  • Passport, travel insurance, tickets etc
  •  To get ashore is usually by dinghy so be prepared to get wet feet. Rubber boots or quick drying sandals - depending on the location.
  • The ship provides hand towels but please bring a beach towel
  • snorkel and mask for caribbean if you like snorkelling (travel tip: swimming goggles pack up smaller than a facemask)
  • Bring insect repellant for Caribbean as can get mosquitos ashore in evening (rare at anchor)
  • ear plugs can be handy 

Electricity

All the power to your plug sockets comes from the ship's generator which runs on deisel. The less the generators have to run to top up power, the nicer it is for the guests on board and also greener for the planet. Please don't bring loads of hairdriers, electric devices to charge.

There is no internet on board whilst at sea. 

Review

A fabulous adventure! Words cannot convey the experience.

John, Tortola to Bermuda

Tortola to the Azores! What a great time. Thanks to Captain Pit and the crew. An awesome adventure with awesome people!"

F Coutreau

What a wonderful, lovely, great, awesome trip we've had from Malaga to Lanzarote! I loved and enjoyed every minute.

Thanks again for this wonderful experience. I miss you guys!

Andrea

Now that was a voyage! The EYE crew - all 10 - five women and five men - embody two words:

COMPETENT and KIND

And such a beautiful ship. Thank you beyond measure

Susan

Vessel Gallery

With red sails against a blue sky, Eye of the Wind is a photogenic ship. If you have any new images we would love to see them since Eye of the Wind has only recently returned to our website. 

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