12 to 19 April 2019
The sailing trip will take you to the beautiful scenery of the English and Scottish east coast. We visit picturesque, almost forgotten, fishermen’s villages like Whitby and Stonehaven. Or we can drop anchor in front of the treasure of Holy Island.
Sailing trip Amsterdam- Scotland: During this trip we will often sail during the night and, if you would like, you can be part of the crew by joining the watches. You will have the possibility to steer, to navigate, and to help setting the sails. Of course you will be assisted by the professional crew aboard.
Embark: April 12 at 18.00 PM in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Disembark: April 19 at 10.00 AM in Aberdeen, Scotland
The ‘Flying Dutchman’ provides accommodation for 24 guest in twin cabins. Each cabin has an upper and lower berth and a private shower/toilet combination.
Since the cabins are different in size, the prices for the voyage differ:
Standard cabin………………………………………: € 685, – per person
Standard plus cabin:………………………………: € 795, – per person
Surcharge if you want a cabin by yourself…: € 350.
- All charges regarding port fees, tourists fees and fuel expenses.
- Bed linen and towels
- Vullpension, including coffee, tea, milk and juice at all meals.
Two times dinner on shore for own cost.
- The use of a zodiac for landings when we visit places without a harbour.
- The crew: captain, cook and first mate.
Travel expenses to and from ports of arrival and departure
- Personal expenses ashore
- Fees for events that take place outside the ship.
- Beverages besides the included drinks during the meals.
Our voyages attract travellers from all over the world, which has been an important factor in establishing an open-minded atmosphere on board. The crew of the ship is most of the time from Dutch origin, but speaks and understands English very well.
If you have questions concerning this voyage, please call the captain and owner Klaas van Twillert: +316-53231627.
A typical voyage is illustrated below, but please note that ports and destinations may be subject to change due to unpredictable weather conditions. The captain aboard will determine the final itinerary regarding weather forecasts. Please do not worry if we deviate from the original plan, because it just means that we will most likely visit another beautiful area. We ask for your understanding in this matter.
Day 1: Amsterdam
Sailing trip Amsterdam- Scotland: On Friday around 18:00 PM we welcome you aboard the ‘Flying Dutchman’ in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. After a nice dinner altogether, the captain will give an introduction and the voyage planning, while you can enjoy a nice malt whisky ‘on the house’. As a surprise the captain will maybe give a performance with his band ‘Slainge’.
Dag 2 & 3: Crossing the North Sea to Whitby
Today we will leave early in the morning to say goodbye to the port of Amsterdam and set course to the sea locks of Ijmuiden. During the passage on the North Sea canal you will get safety instructions and sailing instructions from the crew. After we get out off the locks, we get out on the open sea were we will set sail and start our first long crossing of approximately 220 miles towards Whitby. This part will be the longest of our journey.
Day : 3 & 4 Whitby
The night will be spend at sea and we expect to arrive in the medieval town of Whitby in the morning. The harbour is the heart of the town and the Flying Dutchman is by now a familiar sight in the harbour and is always getting a warm welcome. In this fishermen’s town there is so much to see and to enjoy that we will stay here for the rest of the day.
Day 5: Farne islands & Holy Island
We leave Whitby in the early morning and set sail to the Farne islands. The Farne islands can only be reached by boat and these rocky islands are a home to many seals, puffins and other species of seabirds. There are many old lighthouses situated on these islands, which are worthwhile seeing. We will try to make a landing on one of the islands with the Zodiac.
In the afternoon we will leave to visit the Holy island, which is close to the Farne islands. This special tidal island is situated just a couple of miles from the coast and cut off from the mainland twice a day by tides. It carries a lot of spiritual history and is seen as one of the treasures of England.
The actual name of the island is called the Holy island of Lindisfarne. This is also the name of the monastery, which was founded around 635 by the Irish monk Saint Aiden van Lindesfarne. In 793 the monastery was plundered by Vikings.
On the southeast corner of the island, impressively rising from a steep cliff, you will find the Lindisfarne castle. A castle which was built to defend English ships against Scottish invaders. We will pay a visit to the monastery and the castle and stay for the night in this serene scenery.
Day 6 : Stonehaven
We move on with our Sailing trip Amsterdam- Scotland, and set sail in the morning towards the pretty harbour of Stonehaven, south of Aberdeen. This harbour belonged to be one of the most picturesque in the country because it is spectacularly surrounded by high cliffs on both sides. Also the town hosts nice pubs, restaurants and gift shops. The city is mostly famous for the dramatic ruined Dunnator Castle. This castle is beautifully located on a cliff in front of the coast and is therefore one of the most photographed locations .
Day 7: Sailing along the East coast of Scotland to Aberdee
Aberdeen is famous for its granite buildings and monuments. Packed with sparkling crystals, buildings as His Majesty’s Theatre , Marischal College shimmer in the sunlight. The beautifull city centre with his cobbled streets and historic university buildings are steeped in history. The east the harbour – the quaint fishing quarter is packed with tiny cottages and colorful gardens. This city on the coast is a place where you can walk from the city center to the harbor in a few minutes. On the harbour you have a high chance of seeing the dolphins playing in the waters .
The sandy beach is nice to visit. Stroll along the sands and enjoy the fresh sea air. You might spot people surfing, paddle and boarding in the water.
Day 8: Aberdeen
Unfortunately our voyage has come to an end. After a nice breakfast on board it is time to say goodbye.