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Atlantic crossing by boat

Cross the Atlantic by sail
Have you ever dreamed of doing the Atlantic crossing by sailboat? Two or three weeks on the high seas between Europe and the Americas. Experience the adventure of crossing the Atlantic with other crew members where you will enjoy an authentic sailing experience to remember forever.
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Transatlantic – ARC from Canary Islands to the Caribbean
From 15 Nov to 19 Dec
15 Nov
35 days
9 More information Reserve for 3,769€
Atlantic crossing from Tenerife to Martinique in 2021
From 20 Nov to 20 Dec
20 Nov
31 days
2 More information Reserve for 3,300€
Canary-Caribbean Atlantic crossing
From 21 Nov to 15 Dec
21 Nov
25 days
4 More information Reserve for 3,000€
Crossing the North Atlantic in a single cabin
From 14 Jan to 14 Feb (2022)
14 Jan
32 days
4 More information Reserve for 3,300€
Crossing the Atlantic Martinique - Azores - Cádiz
From 14 Apr to 15 May (2022)
14 Apr
32 days
2 More information Reserve for 800€
Atlantic crossing of the Caribbean to Algeciras
From 1 Jun to 1 Jul (2022)
1 Jun
31 days
4 More information Reserve for 1,500€
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Frequent questions
  • ⭐ ¿Es necesario planificar la ruta para Cruzar el Atlántico?
    Cuzar el Atlántico a vela es una actividad de navegación de altura y, por lo tanto, es fundamental planificar la ruta para minimizar contratiempos y navegar con vientos y corrientes favorables.
  • ✅ ¿Cuál es la mejor época para Cruzar el Atlántico?
    La mejor época para cruzar el Atlántico en velero desde Europa o África hacia el continente americano es entre los meses de octubre a enero, coincidiendo con la llegada de los vientos Alíseos y la temporada baja de huracanes en el océnano Atlántico.
  • ⌚ ¿Cuánto se tarda en Cruzar el Atlántico en velero?
    La travesía transatlántica puede tener una duración de entre 15 y 30 días, dependiendo de las capacidades del barco y del recorrido que pretendan realizar.
  • ⚡ ¿Es peligroso Cruzar el Atlántico en velero?
    El principal peligro que entraña el cruce del Atlántico en velero son las tormentas tropicales y los huracanes. Por ello, siempre se realiza la travesía una vez que finaliza la temporada de huracanes, para evitar el riesgo de encontrarnos con estos fenómenos meteorológicos.
  • ✍ ¿Necesito experiencia para cruzar el Atlántico en barco?
    No es necesario que dispongas de capacidades náuticas concretas para embarcarte en una travesía atlántica, aunque sí es aconsejable poseer algo de experiencia en navegación.
  • ➡️ ¿Qué precio tiene Cruzar el Atlántico en velero?
    Como puedes comprobar en Sailwiz, el precio del Cruce del Atlántico varía en función del tipo de barco y lo que esté incluído en el paquete. En general, los tickets suelen partir de los 1.000 euros.
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  • If you have always dreamed of crossing the Atlantic but have never dared, this is the time to make it happen. You just need to enjoy the adventure and some time (around a month) to cross the Atlantic by sailboat.
  • Crossing the Atlantic by boat: start of the season

    The season to cross the Atlantic by boat from Europe to America begins when winter begins in Europe, which roughly coincides with the hurricane season in the Atlantic. Crowds of ships and navigators depart each year to cross the ocean and reach the Caribbean coast. This crossing requires great preparation and planning by the ship's skipper, since it is a long day at sea without touching land and it is necessary to prepare the boat properly.

    There are no specific tactics to cross the Atlantic under sail, you just have to follow the basic navigation rules. The necessary supply consists of water, food, fuels and a navigation chart that shows the entire ocean.
  • On what dates do the crossings depart to cross the Atlantic by sail from Europe?

    From the month of November is when most of the boats from Europe that will take advantage of the season in the Caribbean usually leave. It is in this month when the hurricane season is over and the crossing is safer.
  • From which ports do you leave to cross the Atlantic?

    Most of the ships that cross the Atlantic leave from the coasts of southern Spain and Portugal, from the Canary Islands, Madeira or Cape Verde.

    The Canary Islands is the natural port of departure for this crossing since from there we can take advantage of the trade winds that will push us towards the Caribbean coast.
  • What itinerary do the Atlantic crossings that leave Europe follow?
    The usual route of the crossings that cross the Atlantic from southern Europe to the Caribbean begin the crossing from the Canary Islands and some stop in Cape Verde, and from there set sail for the Caribbean ports.
  • What are the main dangers in the crossing of the Atlantic?
    The main danger of crossing the Atlantic by sailboat is tropical storms and hurricanes. That's why you always travel once the hurricane season ends, to avoid the risk of encountering these weather phenomena.

    The route from Europe to the Caribbean is usually more comfortable since when the route near Ecuador is transcribed, the temperature is smoother during the whole trip.
  • How is tall navigation across the Atlantic?
    The crossing of the Atlantic is a high navigation activity in which it is essential to plan the route to minimize the chances of finding bad weather. It is also important to trace the itinerary to be able to navigate with favorable winds and currents.
  • What dates do the Atlantic crossings depart from the Caribbean to Europe?
    The crossing of the Atlantic starting from the Caribbean to Europe usually takes place between the months of April and June.
  • What itinerary do the Atlantic crossings that leave the Caribbean follow?
    The usual route of crossing the Atlantic from the Caribbean to Europe is the Bermuda, the Azores and from there they reach the continental ports.
  • How much fuel is needed to cross the Atlantic?
    Normally a larger fuel reserve is needed on crossings departing from the Caribbean to Europe, since the Azores Anticyclone in summer can cause an absence of wind to navigate.

    If you want more information, check out our blog article: Crossing the Atlantic by sailboat

    Do not hesitate to ask us for more information, crossing the Atlantic by sailboat will be an incredible experience.
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