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Ocean Passage from West Africa and Cape Verde Island Hopping Combination Voyage

An ocean passage on a square rigger for a few days to get you in the mood for island hopping in Cape Verde. Once in the Cape Verde archipelago the ocean still makes itself present on every sail between the islands. Look out for turtles, flying fish and wahoo in the turquoise waters and enjoy the cooling effect of the trade winds in hot tropical sun.  The islands are very varied from salt flats and ship wrecks on Boa Vista to banana and sugar cane plantations on the more mountainous islands. You can explore on foot, by minibus or jeep taxi and Morgenster has spent a whole season here before so knows good excursions that are far from touristy.

Embark
Sun, 28-10-2018 - 17:00
Dakar Senegal
Disembark
Sat, 10-11-2018 - 10:00
Cape Verde
Duration
13 Nights
Vessel
Morgenster
Voyage No.
MR281018

Berths and voyage availability

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Morgenster - Dakar to Cape Verde for Ocean Sailing and Island Hopping

IDEAL VOYAGE FOR...

Those who want a very short taste of ocean sailing on a square rigger with big empty horizons for a couple of days. Once in the Cape Verde archipelago there is a mix of distances from a 120 mile passage between the windward and leeward group or  few hours between anchorages. This would be a good winter sun adventure for those who know they like sailing. These islands are volcanic and rise up out of the ocean in the middle of the NE trade wind belt. They don't offer flat water sailing but they do offer boisterous sailing, cool breezes in lovely tropical weather. Anyone who has considered a Caribbean sailing holiday but is looking for something with a similar climate but a bit more off the normal tourist path, and on this side of the Atlantic. Those interested in traditional music with find Cape Verdean's often dancing in the streets. In bars it might be salsa music or a sad slave lament. The crew of Morgenster also love their music.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2 day ocean passage from Africa to Cape Verde
  • 10 days Island hopping in Cape Verde
  • Islands 100 miles apart, and closer day sails
  • Trade winds & sensational blue water sailing
  • Winter Sun and tropical 22-25 degrees C
  • Jeep taxis, Mountain walks amongst lush crops
  • miles of sandy beaches, shipwrecks & turtles
  • Sea rich in wahoo, turtles & tuna
  • Traditional music & African Culture
  • No light pollution & few tourists
tall ship morgenster

FULL VOYAGE DESCRIPTION

Dakar is a full on assault of the senses with French chic, a colonial backdrop and African energy combining to create a city with a lot of buzz. In total contrast once you sail away from the African continent this 2-3 day ocean passage enables you to instantly leave your troubles and stresses behind and feel some salt spray on your face and sun on your back. Even better, there is a whole group of islands ahead of you to look forward to exploring over the next 10 or so days. Morgenster has based herself in the Cape Verde for a whole winter season before so she knows some great places to anchor and what to see ashore. 


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 described below, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description below is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage.

Trade Wind Sailing with a Taste of Africa

The Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) are a tropical island group are well south of the Canaries on about the same latitude as St Lucia in the Caribbean. They lie off the West African coast of Senegal and slap bang in the North East trade wind belt. Hot sun, a constant strong breeze (typically force 4-7) and a mix of islands - some of which are 100 miles apart and others only half a day distant, creates a world class cruising ground for those who prefer anchorages and islands to explore without hordes of tourists.

bananas being loaded in Sao Antao
bananas being loaded in Sao Antao

Mountainous Verdant Islands and flat sandy islands

The inhabited islands include Brava, Fogo, Santiago, Maio, Sal, Boa Vista, Sao Nicholau, Sao Antao and Sao Vincente in two distinct groups - windward and leeward islands. The Cape Verde islands are out in the ocean for real blue water cruising and are just about perfect for an island hopping holiday on a ocean tall ship like Oosterschelde.  Sal has hosted world kite surfing and Boa Vista is well known as a windsurfing blast spot. Cape Verde is a real mecca all year round for those who like it windy and sunny, with warm seas to swim in.

local kite surfer on sal
local kite surfer on sal

It would be impossible to get to all these islands in the timescale but even spending whole days on some the best islands you could manage 4 or 5. Here are a selection.

Sal has amazing white beaches and turquoise seas and the cross shore winds on the beach at Santa Maria is becoming a mecca for kite surfers.  This is the most package holiday of the islands but it is still wonderfully unsophisticated. Fish get unloaded by kids with wheelbarrows !

Santiago in the leeward islands is a total contrast to flat Sal, with high mountains and cobbled mountain roads built in the past by slaves. Santiago is the most African island with mountains and green valleys. Oosterschelde crews typically spend the entire day on the island. With a taxi bus you can travel across the island to visit the colourful markets of the capital Praia and the oldest city of the Archipelago, Cidade Velha. Inland there are mango trees, banana plantations and old grog factories, where the sugar cane is still grounded by a grinding stone pulled on by a cow. 

sao nicolau
sao nicolau

From Santiago high roads you can see the classic volcanic form of Fogo - the highest summit in the Archipelago at 9281 feet. Crews have landed on Fogo but the anchorages are usually too exposed.

Mindelo on Sao Vincente is the largest harbour of the Cape Verde, and the town has restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops. Mindelo has a good beach for swimming. and you can usually find Live Cape Verdean  music in a bar or even the streets.

dragon tree - very old
dragon tree - very old

Across a 7 mile strait is Santo Antao. The greenest and maybe the most beautiful island of the archipelago. A perfect island to explore on foot with volcanic craters swirling in trade wind clouds, zig zagging paths between villages and terraced fields, often with spectacular views revealed. The distill grog (rum) here too.

sao antao crater
sao antao crater

Boa Vista has a low profile, desert like sand dunes in the centre and shipwrecks and turtles breeding on the windward coast.  It is also great for windsurfing or kite surfing but perhaps not for beginners.

Cape Verde - Boa Vista
Cape Verde - Boa Vista

WINDS, WAVES & WEATHER

Winds can be quite strong for days which is what a big tall ship wants. Anchorages are mostly lovely turquoise clear waters but you can get surf on landing places due to the ever presence ocean swell. Temperatures are tropical and lovely and it is a bit drier than the Caribbean. Drought is a real problem on the islands, only saved by trade wind clouds on the high mountains condensing.  You can get a dusty haze at sea level but above the skies are cloudless. Bring lots of sun tan cream.

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.

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.

AGILITY & FITNESS

Every customer sailing with us will need to fill in basic medical questions on their booking application. If you are not sure if your current level of fitness and agility are up to a voyage, then please ring the Classic Sailing Office on 01872 58 00 22 and we can chat through your concerns and possibly find options that might suit you better.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Skipper & professional crew
  • Personal Safety Equipment
  • Sailing Instruction
  • All meals, snacks and refreshments
  • Port and landing fees
  • Linen and duvets
  • Third Party liability insurance

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to Joining Port
  • Travel from end port
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Towels
  • Waterproofs

 

 

Dakar Senegal

Latest port updates

Dakar Senegal.

Dakar is the largest city and capital of Senegal and is the westernmost city on the African mainland. It is located on the Cap-Vert peninsula on the Atlantic coast and in the past was a major slave trading port.

Dakar is the largest city and capital of Senegal
How to get here

Air & transfers

Dakar has two airports the old one near the city code DKR and a new one about 27 miles east of Dakar code DSS for Blaise Diagne International Airport.

Discount airlines

Flybe offer flights from the UK.

KLM from Holland

TAP from Portugal

 

Places to stay, Things to do, Travel companions

Classic Sailing invites you to a private Facebook group where you can connect with other sailors who have booked with us. If you want to find a travel companion or share ideas on accommodation options before your trip, then posting a request on this is this is a safer option than our public Facebook page. (due to data protection laws we cannot pass on contact details for other sailors on your trip directly)

Your travel responsibilities

Passports and Visas***

*** “Classic Sailing cannot cover every possible visa scenario as customers may have dual nationality, or be working or living in a country different from their passport nationality.

To avoid any last-minute stress, we advise you to contact the local embassies of the countries you will be visiting in your country to find out which travel documents you need. Please start early, obtaining a visa can take some time. It is your responsibility to have the right travel documents for all countries you visit during your stay on board.

If you plan to travel onto other destinations please check you have a right to stay in the country too as you may be classed as arriving in a country as ‘yacht sailors in transit’ and not have same rights as a tourist.

Even if you don’t need a visa, please check your passport expiry date is sufficient for country entry requirements.”***

Travel, Health, Vaccinations and Safety

Security for tourists in certain countries, regions or cities can change rapidly. Please check with your own Government Foreign Office for their latest advice for travellers.

UK travellers check under specific destination at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Likewise we suggest you check if there are any recommended or required vaccinations well before departure as some take more than one jab. For UK travellers check out ‘Fit for Travel’ http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations

Travel Insurance

It is compulsory that you have travel insurance to sail on any of our voyages, but you do not have to buy the insurance from us. If you purchase your own please make sure it covers sailing as an activity, and racing if you are racing crew. Most our voyages sail further than 3 miles from the shore so check that you will be covered sailing outside territorial waters.

Classic Sailing recommend Topsail Insurance http://www.classic-sailing.co.uk/travel-insurance They have policies designed for sailing crew on yachts or tall ships, whether you want an annual policy or a single trip. These are suitable for UK based sailors but the page also has links to alternative companies and recommended insurance companies for non UK citizens.

Sal, Cape Verde

Latest port updates

For joining Oosterschelde and Blue Clipper, and usually any ship on the island of Sal see the above map for the port of Palmeira. It is about a 15 minute taxi ride from the airport (€15 approx). If you are staying over on the island before joining your ship, please see advice below on where is best to stay. 

Voyages start and end from Palmeira which is a bay and small fishing port on the west of the island, nearer the airport. The large concrete commercial breakwater is cordoned off.  Wait under the shady tree near the bar where the local fishermen unload their catch on a little stone jetty.  The ships dinghy will come in to collect you at joining time.

 

How to get here

Air & transfers

Fly either with Thompsons from either Gatwick, Birmingham or Manchester. 14 day charter flights are the cheapest if you can get dates that fit your voyage. You will need a few days on Sal to use these. Thomas Cook also offers flight routes. 

Or with Portuguese airline TAP which has daily flights from the UK or other European Countries but often go via Lisbon with long stop-overs and arrive late at night.

Vaccinations

None are required for Cape Verde. The winds and dry climate mean there are less mosquitos than the Caribbean in the evenings. 

VISA

You will require a Visa, you are responsible for checking your own visa requirements.

If you live in any country that the Cape Verde Islands has a consulate (e.g. Netherlands), you have to obtain a visa in your own country. 

If you live in the UK with a British Passport it is possible to get a visa on arrival, the cost is roughly 45Euros.

If you prefer, you can obtain your visa before travelling to the islands. If you live in the London area, this can be done in person with the Cape Verdean Honorary Consulate in London, or by post to the address below.

7A The Grove
London N6 6JU
United Kingdom

 For further information, call Jonathan Lux on 07876 232 305 or email capeverde@jonathanlux.co.uk

Stay up to date with UK travel advice to Cape Verde at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cape-verde/entry-requirements

 

Places to stay, Things to do, Travel companions

If you are arriving a few days early then the majority of accommodation, beach bars, restaurants and shops are in Santa Maria, it is about a 30 minute taxi ride to Santa Maria from Palmeira and about a 20 minute taxi ride from the airport. 

If you want to stay near to the port, then the "Yacht Club Sal" has been personally recommended to us by previous Classic Sailing guests. David and Nelly who run the hotel, do not have a website, but you can see the details on their Facebook Page here. They are also featured on booking.com. 

Call them directly on Whatsapp or Viber: 002389952625. 

Email: Info@pagida.info. 

Santa Maria

There is an old town and a local population, living in low rise housing, but it has been rather consumed by beach side development and apartments. The town does resemble a building site, but the 3 mile beach still offers a perfect place to unwind before your voyage.  The sea is a stunning turquoise with local fishing boats still bringing in a daily catch of wahoo and tuna.  There are several fish restaurants on the beach or in the local squares and a couple of harder to find restuarants with quality menus. Many of the hotels are run by Italians or Portuguese and some have small restaurants too. You can buy snacks from small local shops or street vendors.

You can have windsurfing or kite surfing lessons - the conditions are excellent if you are not a beginner - but it is not cheap.

Classic Sailing invites to a private facebook group where you can connect with other sailors who have booked with us. If you want to find a travel companion or share ideas on accommodation options before your trip, then posting a request on this is this is a safer option than our public facebook page. (due to data protection laws we cannot pass on contact details for other sailors on your trip directly)

Currency

The currency is the Cape Verdean Escudo or CV Esc which can only be obtained in the islands. You can take Sterling or Euros to exchange. The fixed exchange rate is 110 CV Esc to €1. Euros are widely accepted throughout the islands but be careful as credit cards are not.

Your travel responsibilities

Passports and Visas***

*** “Classic Sailing cannot cover every possible visa scenario as customers may have dual nationality, or be working or living in a country different from their passport nationality.

To avoid any last-minute stress, we advise you to contact the local embassies of the countries you will be visiting in your country to find out which travel documents you need. Please start early, obtaining a visa can take some time. It is your responsibility to have the right travel documents for all countries you visit during your stay on board.

If you plan to travel onto other destinations please check you have a right to stay in the country too as you may be classed as arriving in a country as ‘yacht sailors in transit’ and not have same rights as a tourist.

Even if you don’t need a visa, please check your passport expiry date is sufficient for country entry requirements.”***

Travel, Health, Vaccinations and Safety

Security for tourists in certain countries, regions or cities can change rapidly. Please check with your own Government Foreign Office for their latest advice for travellers.

UK travellers check under specific destination at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Likewise we suggest you check if there are any recommended or required vaccinations well before departure as some take more than one jab. For UK travellers check out ‘Fit for Travel’ http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations

Travel Insurance

It is compulsory that you have travel insurance to sail on any of our voyages, but you do not have to buy the insurance from us. If you purchase your own please make sure it covers sailing as an activity, and racing if you are racing crew. Most our voyages sail further than 3 miles from the shore so check that you will be covered sailing outside territorial waters.

Classic Sailing recommend Topsail Insurance http://www.classic-sailing.co.uk/travel-insurance They have policies designed for sailing crew on yachts or tall ships, whether you want an annual policy or a single trip. These are suitable for UK based sailors but the page also has links to alternative companies and recommended insurance companies for non UK citizens.

Morgenster

Morgenster is a 48m traditionally rigged as a brig, with square sails on her two masts. Join her as a member of her guest crew as she ventures south in the winter to the Canaries, Cape Verde Islands and the Caribbean and in Europe during the summer.  Morgenster (Morning Star) has taken part in many International Tall Ships Races and is proven as a fast sailor. This sail training vessel is well known in Holland, where she is based, and is making a name for herself further afield as an adventure charter vessel.

Statistics

 

  • Length overall: 48m 
  • Length on deck:

 

  • Year built: 1919/2010
  • Vessel type/rig: Brig 

 

  • Guest berths:  24 
  • Crew berths:   10

 

Our expert view: What Morgenster Does Best

Laid Back Style, Educational & Fun

Morgenster has managed to excel in both thoughtful and educational sail training voyages for young people, and extremely hospitable adventure cruising for adults to locations like Cape Verde or the Canaries.

The style of sailing is laid back, but don't under estimate the professionalism of the crew. The Netherlands has a big fleet of working sailing ships and the famous Enkhuizen Zeevaartschool (Nautical College) training future mariners in sail as well as modern ships, so the standard of volunteer and paid crew is generally high, with excellent English used as the working language.

Morgenster has two captain's. Harry and Jakob. Harry is well respected throughout the sail training world and loves to teach and Jakob has just won Sail Trainer of the Year 2017.

Young crews on Morgenster

 

Sail with the Owners - Loving What They Do

Morgenster means Morning Star, and she is the second sailing ship that Harry and Marianne have run together, over many years. They knew exactly what they wanted when they bought a new ship. This sociable Dutch couple put a huge deal of thought and good design into the conversion of Morgenster from deep sea fishing vessel hull to a well functioning and elegant square rigger in 2008. Harry loves his music too so musical instruments and a bit of crew singing often feature during a voyage or in port.

Director of Classic Sailing Adam Purser sailed with them in 2016. When I asked him what was special about the ship, his first comment was:

Best Bit about Morgenster: Harry & Marian - Their enthusiasm for their ship and the love of what they do." Adam Purser 2016

Harry and Marian Mutter run tall ship Morgenster
Harry and Marian Mutter run tall ship Morgenster

Manoeuvrable and Fast Clipper Brig

‘Morgenster’ is rigged as a brig, or a 'clipper-brig' as the Dutch like to describe it. This particular mast and sail arrangement was developed by the Americans during their struggle for independence. A brig only has two masts and has square sails on both masts. The heavy English Man o' War ’s were not fit to catch the light and fast American brigs and schooners who used the “hit and run” tactics to great advantage and considerable embarrassment to the English Royal Navy.

The famous clippers were developed from these fast schooners and brigs. Morgenster frequently does well at Tall Ships Races, and Captain Harry likes to sail right up to the dock at festivals and events if he can.  

Morgenster is a fast brig that does well in tall ships races

 

Sailing Style

On board Morgenster—as on all of Classic Sailing holidays—you are not a passenger but part of the guest crew. You will be assigned a watch together with the professional crew to sail, steer and navigate the ship. No sailing experience is necessary. The crew will be happy to explain the functions of all the ropes.

Whilst Morgenster is only 2m shorter than Oosterschelde, the rig is very different. She is the ideal size tall ship for old and young crew, with square sails on two masts and 7 yards with sails to stow aloft.   Climbing up the rigging is easier than on Oosterschelde as the first yards and platforms are not as high, so you can learn to climb a bit higher each day. Going aloft is not compulsory, but the view is great and the ships crew will train you on how to climb and what to do to stow sails or release the gaskets so sails can be set. There is plenty to learn on deck too. To manoeuvre the ship or trim the sails it needs a team a deck level to brace the yards. There are plenty of ropes to learn, or if you just want a holiday, we can show you what to pull to get the ship sailing.  A great place to be is out in the bowsprit netting, but if the ship is sailing fast you might get a bit wet.  There are safety harnesses for going out on bowsprit or aloft.

Working aloft on tall ship Morgenster. sailing holidays on a square rigger

Life on Board

Below decks the two and four cabins are fitted with a washbasin with hot and cold water. There is a spacious saloon which is the heart of the ship. Showers and toilets are separate. All cabins have a ventilation system or heating you can control. Bedding and towels are included. The ship is steel, but the interior has been made as characterful and homely as possible, with wood features and paintings on the bulkheads.

In hot sailing areas like Cape Verde the ever present trade winds keep it a pleasant temperature below decks. She has a large galley and cook and you can buy drinks at the bar. On board euros are accepted but not credit cards.

happy crew on tall ship Morgenster

See section on accommodation for more.

Accommodation on Classic Sailing ships - saloon on morgenster

Below Decks on Morgenster

 

Cabins

Morgenster has four x 2-berth cabins and four x 4-berth cabins so she can take a total of 24 guest crew. Bed linen is provided and each cabin has a basin with hot and cold running water. Showers and toilets are seperate - outside the cabin.

If Morgenster is taking part in tall ships races or youth sail training she can take up to 36 crew as there is room for another 12 trainees in hammocks in the saloon. Morgenster will only take 24 guests for adult charter voyages.

two bed cabin with hand basin on Morgenster
two berth cabin with hand basin on Morgenster
4 berth cabin on Morgenster

Saloon

accommodation down below. saloon and dining area on Morgenster
wide companionway steps into the saloon and dining area on Morgenster

Facilities on Deck

On deck behind the fore mast you find a door to the Riggers Bar. This bar serves out the beverages during the daytrips. In this small deckhouse you also find a Lady’s toilet on portside and a Gent’s on starboard.

There is a also a small indoor mess for the watch on deck with bench seating - known as the coffee shop - situated behind the main mast on deck.

Deck Layout & Below Decks Layout

Morgenster racing a larger tall ship at an international tall ships race

 

Length overall:   48 m

length on deck:   38 m

Beam: 6.75 m

Draft:   2.4 m

Sail Area:   600 sq m

Guest crew: 24 in bunks (+ 12 in hammocks on youth trips)

Professional Crew: Up to 10 berths

 

Engine: Scania DI 13  450 HP

Generator 1:  John Deere 62 KVA

Generator 2:  Mitsubushi 20 KVA

Emergency generator: Hatz

Watermaker:

Steering: Ships wheeel - Hydraulic

Certificates and safety

Morgenster’s safety management system is supervised and certificated by Bureau Veritas.
For safety the Morgenster is under the supervision of the register Holland and the  Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate. She therefore sails under two safety certification schemes.

 

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Harry Mutter is the Captain of Morgenster

Morgenster Captain & Crew

Captain Harry & Marianne Mutter

It is hard to talk about Captain Harry without mentioning his wife Marianne as they are a great team.

Morgenster means Morning Star, and she is the second sailing ship that Harry and Marianne have run together, over many years. They knew exactly what they wanted when they bought a new ship. This sociable Dutch couple put a huge deal of thought and good design into the conversion of Morgenster from deep sea fishing vessel hull to a well functioning and elegant square rigger in 2008. Harry loves his music too so musical instruments and a bit of crew singing often feature during a voyage or in port.

Director of Classic Sailing Adam Purser sailed with them in 2016. When I asked him what was special about the ship, his first comment was:

Best Bit about Morgenster: Harry & Marian - Their enthusiasm for their ship and the love of what they do." Adam Purser 2016

Morgenster Captain Jakob
Morgenster Captain Jakob & Mate Pauline

Captain Jakob - Sail Trainer of the Year 2017

Jakob has been Morgenster's other full time Captain since 2016. In 2017 he won Sail Training International's award for the best 'Sail Trainer of the Year.' 

Jakob is originally from Germany but was introduced to sailing when he joined a school sailing trip in the Netherlands’ inshore waters. He liked so much that he knew that this would be his future. Immediately after finishing his school he joined the Dutch inshore fleet as a deck hand on the age of 18. The Dutch language he picked up rapidly, as he would do with English and a bit of French later.

At the age of 22 he joined Morgenster as an apprentice deck rating and hotel manager. Meanwhile in winter he followed the mate education on the seafarer school of Enkhuizen. Next year he started as a mate and developed fast as a first mate on Morgenster and master since 2016.

 

Current sailing grounds

Morgenster - Kit List

Aloft clothing on Morgenster

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

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.

  • Morgenster 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.
  • Morgenster has European 2 pin sockets 240 V
  • Cameras, chargers and video recorders
  • 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.

Morgenster - Reviews

Under the Bowsprit on Morgenster

Great experience, will definitely be doing it again.  Climbing the rigging was the best bit. 'First time' sailor. John M July 2018

"Thank you for a very nice trip, some hours on Kattegatt this afternoon. Beautiful boat, nice and joyful captain and crew. I loved it! Wish you all a really nice trip during Tall Ships Races. And I would love to join again someday for a longer trip." Camilla A. June 2017

Thank you Harry, Mariann and all your wonderful crew for an amazing week on Morgenster. Great food Will, such patient climbing instruction Michelle, fun birthday outing Evy and lovely guests from 80 to 22 years old. So many highlights but sailing at night with sparkling dolphins at the bow was truly breathtaking!" Sue G.

Just returned from 11 days sailing round Cape Verde. The whole experience was exceptional - friendly, knowledgeable and caring crew; wonderful sailing (the 4am night watch experience was particularly magical!); interesting trips exploring the islands; and great food." Julia G-F

Thank you Harry, Marian, Joost, Rene, Hessel & Willie for a fantastic week's sailing. I'll be humming sea shanties and saying "o nay!!!" for days! I really hope to sail with you again. Happy New Year" Kerry Mc C.

Had a fantastic trip around Cape Verde, Jan/Feb 2016. Lovely crew, felt like a family. Thanks to you all xxxx. Really special people and a holiday to remember. My penguins X" Louise G

What a fantastic time, thanks to everyone on the Morgenster both crew and passengers hope to see you all again, maybe next year?" George Mc L

Harry, Marian and their crew make your stay on board the Morgenster wonderful!" Aleike K

 

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