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01 APRIL – 10 APRIL 2021 | 10 DAYS


Join Steady as she crosses the North Sea from the Netherlands to Scotland on her first voyage of the 2021 season!

Set sail from Hoorn in the Netherlands to Inverness for a springtime passage crossing. This fabulous voyage offers the opportunity to experience sailing the North Sea – keep your eyes peeled for whales and other wildlife.

The total voyage is roughly 500 miles, and Steady will travel this under sail as much as possible, even at night which means you will have the chance to experience a night sail – something which many of our guests count as a highlight of their voyage. During the ten days at sea, you will have time to visit towns like Whitby (the home of Dracula!) and Holy Island. As with all passage crossings, there is plenty of opportunities to get to grips with handling Steady, taking turns at the helm, keeping watch and learning the basics of navigation.

Your voyage will begin in the Dutch maritime city of Hoorn, located less than an hour away from Amsterdam and Schiphol, the international airport. It’s quite a small city, but there are a museum and a few other attractions – and of course, Amsterdam is well worth a visit too if you wanted to combine some sightseeing with your voyage!

Once Steady has left Hoorn, she will head for IJmuiden, before reaching open waters. The following few days will see the passage get well and truly underway, with the ship gliding through the waters of the North Sea as you get to know your vessel and your fellow shipmates. Before reaching Inverness, Steady may call in at Whitby and Holy Island. Each of these places has plenty to see, and you’ll enjoy dinner at Whitby.

Of course, the exact itinerary is weather dependent, so it can be necessary to skip or change one of these stops. Once you’ve arrived, take some time to see this beautiful city – the capital of the Highlands. Visit the historic castle, built in the 1800s on the site of an 11th Century defensive structure, or wander through one of the city’s many museums.

An idea of the possible voyage itinerary:

Day 1 – Embarkation in Hoorn between 5-7 pm. (You can drop off your luggage from 12pm) There will be a meal around 7 p.m. and after this, you will be informed about the upcoming voyage.

Day 2 and 3: After breakfast, we will cast off and head to the North Sea channel. At IJmuiden we will go through the locks and the sails will be hoisted. We will set a course for the English coastal town of Whitby. During the 3rd day, we aim to arrive in the English harbour town of Whitby.

Day 4: Visit Whitby, discover Whitby Abbey, the James Cook Museum and then settle down on a terrace in the old atmospheric city!

Day 5 and 6: Sail to Lindisfarne (Holy Island)
We leave Whitby and sail to Lindesfarne. A bay with an impressive large seal population, we can visit the island with the dinghy. There are remains of an old monastery from 635, Lindisfarne Priory, and on a steep cliff is a 16th-century castle, Lindisfarne castle. We will anchor overnight in the beautiful, sheltered stream area.

Day 7 and 8: 175 miles to Inverness

Day 9: Visit the capital of the Scottish Highlands. Inverness has many attractions such as Inverness Castle and the Culloden Battlefield. But of course, you can also try whiskey at a distillery. We will end the evening together at Captains diner and for those who have energy left after this day has to visit Hootananny, the best pub in town!

Day 10: Unfortunately, this beautiful sailing adventure has come to an end! On this last day we say goodbye to each other after breakfast.

Whichever route you sail with Steady, be sure that the views will be breathtaking and the wildlife in abundance, so have your eyes peeled and your binoculars at the ready for a wonderful trip. With food included, private cabins and comfy social spaces, this is an adventure not to be missed!

General Info

This journey description is meant to give you an impression of how the journey could look. Weather conditions are however a big influence in this area. Therefor the travel-plan can get changed.

Maximum number of guests:

There is space for a maximum of 6 guests.

The crew will be either 3 of 4 people

For whom is this journey suitable?

  • You are over 16 years old
  • Are you over 70 years old? Please contact us first.
  • You have a good stamina and mobility
  • Some sailing experience (for the journeys within Scotland sailing experience is not needed)
  • You enjoy night-sailing.

What language is spoken on board?

We are sailing with an international group of people. The crew is Dutch and speaks English and German. The main language on deck will be English when there are multiple nationalities on board.




Based on a shared cabin

€ 800, –

Per person

Board cash (this is used for all meals, diesel, and harbour-fees)

€ 450, –

Per person

Paying the journey-fee

The boarding-price will be paid in 2 terms*:

25%: Two weeks after the reservation

75%: one month before the start of the trip.

*If the reservation is made within 6 weeks prior to departure the boarding price will be charged in 1 term.

The board cash will be paid in 1 term in cash on the 1st day of the journey.


  • Crew of 4
  • Bedsheets and towels
  • All meals snacks and hot beverages
  • Use of eco-friendly shower gel and shampoo
  • Use of a MUSTO BR1 sailing suit (jacket and trousers) size S-XXL
  • Lifejackets
  • All ship- cleaning- and reservation costs, STO guarantee, VAT

Trees are of vital importance to a healthy climate!

We are glad to make Steady Sailing greener. For each guest that books a journey with us we will get a tree planted at the end of the sailing season. For this we will pick a forestry project in the Netherlands.

Not included:

  • Travel to and from the ship.
  • Personal expenses
  • Soda’s and alcoholic drinks on board
  • possible extra tickets and entry fees
  • Travel- and/or cancellation-insurance

This offer is covered by the warranty of STO Garant. You can see the terms and conditions of this warranty-agreement STO Garant’s website (