Mile builders are an affordable way to join a passage aboard three-master Thalassa. This is a proper offshore passage-making experience and non-stop navigation, night sails and long distances are the order of the day. Be prepared to participate in the watch, hoist and trim the sails and help maintain the ship as an integral part of the crew. You don´t need any previous sailing experience – the professional and experienced crew will teach you everything you need to know – but any experience you do have will be put to very good use. Sailing is always hungry business and we understand the need for good, hearty food on board. Our talented chef will entice your senses and completely satisfy both your taste buds and your stomach throughout the crossing.
Thalassa mile builders offer a great opportunity to gain sailing skills and sea miles and to enjoy an exceptional adventure on the open ocean.


Mile Maker 1: Invergordon, Scotland - Husum, Germany

On Monday 2 September you will board at 14.00 hours in the harbour of Invergordon, Scotland. That same afternoon we will leave for Cromarty (approx. 1 hour sailing). Cromarty, situated on the Black Isle at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth, is the best preserved historical city of the Highlands. But Cromarty is more than just an 18th century town; it also offers sandy beaches, unusual architecture, restaurants, a beautiful landscape, nature and bird sanctuaries of international importance, to name but a few. The ship anchors here for the night. The next day we leave for Helgoland, where we arrive on Friday morning. Helgoland is an oasis of peace. No other island in the world can stand a comparison with this special natural monument. What people on the mainland can only dream of, becomes reality on Heligoland. Blue skies, sunny days and the warm gulf stream that creates a unique climate. Helgoland is the island with a unique and beautiful flora and fauna and definitely worth a visit!
On Saturday we sail towards Husum where we arrive on Sunday. Husum, the charming port city on the North Sea has much to offer its guests: an old town with narrow streets and atmospheric alleys, beautiful houses with old high facades and attractive shopping opportunities. After a good night's sleep, the guests leave the ship on Monday morning.

Embarkation: Invergordon, Scotland at 14.00, on Monday September 2, 2019
Debarkation: Husum, Germany at 10.00 on Monday, September 9, 2019

Price: € 650,00 per person.


Mile Maker 2: Hamburg/Germany crossing - Oban/Scotland

On Sunday 10 May 2020 you will depart with sailing ship Thalassa from Hamburg, Germany. After embarkation, a welcome word, password and safety instructions you set course for a trip of almost a week on the North Sea. This trip of almost a week takes you through the German Bight, the North Sea and then along the Scottish coast. You will arrive on Saturday 16 May 2020 in Oban, Scotland, the pearl of the West-Highlands. 
On board: Sunday 10 May 2020 at 21.00 hrs in Hamburg.
Disembarkation: Saturday 16 May 2020 at 10.00 hrs in Oban
Price € 500,- p.p. including all meals, drinks with the meals (coffee. tea, milk and water), complete bed linen and towels, excluding all other drinks.


 Mile Maker 3 : Brest crossing (France) - A Coruna (Spain)

On Friday, July 17, 202, you will leave Brest, France, with tallship Thalassa. After an adventurous ocean voyage of almost a week, you will arrive in A Coruña, Spain, on Thursday 23 July 2020. A must for the real sailing enthusiast!

On board: Friday 17 July 2020 at 10.00 a.m. in Brest
Disembarkation: Thursday 23 July 2020 at 17.00 in A Coruña

Price € 500,- p.p. including all meals, drinks with the meals (coffee. tea, milk and water), complete bed linen and towels, excluding all other drinks.


Mile Maker 4 : Bremerhaven  (Germany) - Invergordon (Scotland) 

On Sunday 23 August 2020, you will depart with Tallship Thalassa from Bremerhaven, Germany. After a week's journey across the North Sea and along the Scottish coast, you will arrive in Invergordon, Scotland, on Saturday 29 August 2020.

On board: Sunday 23 August 2020 at 20.00 hrs in Bremerhaven, Germany.
Disembarkation: Saturday 29 August 2020 at 10.00 hrs in Invergordon, Scotland

Price € 500,- p.p. including all meals, drinks with the meals (coffee. tea, milk and water), complete bed linen and towels, excluding all other drinks.


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