Our expedition-style voyages take you to remote destinations in the far North, where we provide you with the opportunity to experience pristine natural environments and breath-taking landscapes of ice, rock and water. Since our vessel is based in the Netherlands, we also offer voyages in less far-flung places on our way to and from the Arctic. These voyages either have a maritime history focus, or they are pure sailing voyages with the aim to cover ground. The latter of which may be of particular interest to those in the process of mile-building for their sailing licenses.

Ezra and her crew are also for hire for film crews and research projects. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with interesting project ideas!

You may be asking yourself whether you need to be a seasoned sailor to join one of our voyages. The answer ist no, not at all – particularly in the Arctic. The vast majority of our itineraries is tailored for you to be able to thoroughly explore and enjoy the coastal environment and we therefore cover relatively short distances on a given day. While under way, our experienced crew can handle the vessel entirely on their own, but you are of course more than welcome to partake in the daily seamanship tasks if you have a desire to do so. A modicum of physical fitness is required, however – embarking and dis-embarking our inflatable tender and exploring the coast on foot absolutely require that. The voyages that are geared towards experienced sailors generally are blue-water passages and are clearly indicated as such.

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For 2020, we are once again planning a full season in the Arctic. The itinerary from early April to late October is as follows: Netherlands – Orkney and Shetland Islands – Lofoten – Svalbard – East Coast of Greenland – Iceland – Scotland – Ireland – Cornwall – Netherlands. Below, you can find an overview of the voyages we have planned. Detailed information will be added as planning for each voyage is complete. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you are interested in joining us for part of next year’s exciting expedition!

EZ2001 – Delivery Netherlands-Orkney Islands
(only for experienced sailors)
Dates: April 16 – April 25, 2020
Duration: 10 days (9 nights aboard)
Departure port: Den Helder, Netherlands
Destination port: Krikwall, Orkney Islands
Complement: skipper, mate, a maximum of 5 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Status: spaces available
Price: cost-sharing – please contact us

EZ2002 – Trail & Sail Orkney Islands
Dates: April 25 – May 2, 2020
Duration: 8 days (7 nights aboard)
Departure port: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Destination port: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Focus: mindful trail running and sailing
Complement: skipper, mate, expert guide, a maximum of 4 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Expert guide: Dunja Brang
Status: spaces available
Price: EUR 1.895
Find out more…

EZ2003 – Delivery Orkneys-Lofoten
(only for experienced sailors)
Dates: May 2 – May 16, 2020
Duration: 15 days (14 nights aboard)
Departure port: Kirkwall, Shetland Islands
Destination port: Evenes, Norway
Complement: skipper, mate, a maximum of 5 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Status: spaces available
Price: cost-sharing – please contact us

EZ2004 – Trail & Sail Lofoten (1st Voyage)
Dates: May 16 – May 25, 2020
Duration: 10 days (9 nights aboard)
Departure port: Evenes, Norway
Destination port: Moskenes, Norway
Focus: mindful trail running, hiking and sailing
Complement: skipper, mate, expert guide, a maximum of 4 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Expert guide: Dunja Brang
Status: spaces available
Price: EUR 2.390
Find out more…

EZ2005 – Trail & Sail Lofoten (2nd Voyage)
Dates: May 25 – June 3, 2020
Duration: 10 days (9 nights aboard)
Departure port: Moskenes, Norway
Destination port: Evenes, Norway
Focus: mindful trail running, hiking and sailing
Complement: skipper, mate, expert guide, a maximum of 4 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Expert guide: Dunja Brang
Status: spaces available
Price: EUR 2.390
Find out more…

EZ2006 – Delivery Northern Norway-Svalbard
(only for experienced sailors)
Dates: June 6 – June 20, 2020
Duration: 15 days (14 nights aboard)
Departure port: Tromsø, Norway
Destination port: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Complement: skipper, mate, a maximum of 5 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Status: spaces available
Price: cost-sharing – please contact us

EZ2007 – Svalbard (1st Voyage)
Dates: June 20 – June 29, 2020
Duration: 10 days (9 nights aboard)
Departure port: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Destination port: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Focus: Arctic environment, wildlife and photography
Complement: skipper, mate, expert guide, a maximum of 4 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Expert guide: Sandra Petrowitz
Status: spaces available
Price: EUR 7.950
Find out more…

EZ2008 – Svalbard (2nd Voyage)
Dates: June 29 – July 8, 2020
Duration: 10 days (9 nights aboard)
Departure port: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Destination port: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Focus: Arctic environment, wildlife and photography
Complement: skipper, mate, expert guide, a maximum of 4 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Expert guide: Sandra Petrowitz
Status: spaces available
Price: EUR 7.950
Find out more…

EZ2009 – Svalbard (3rd Voyage)
Dates: July 8 – July 17, 2020
Duration: 10 days (9 nights aboard)
Departure port: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Destination port: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Focus: Arctic environment, wildlife and photography
Complement: skipper, mate, expert guide, a maximum of 4 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Expert guide: Sandra Petrowitz
Status: spaces available
Price: EUR 7.950
Find out more…

EZ2010 – Delivery Svalbard-Greenland
(only for experienced sailors)
Dates: July 18 – August 3, 2020
Duration: 17 days (16 nights aboard)
Departure port: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Destination port: Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
Complement: skipper, mate, a maximum of 5 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Status: spaces available
Price: cost-sharing – please contact us

EZ2011 – Scoresby Sund (1st Voyage)
Dates: August 3 – August 12, 2020
Duration: 10 days (9 nights aboard)
Departure port: Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
Destination port: Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
Focus: Arctic ecology, glaciology and climate change
Complement: skipper, mate, expert guide, a maximum of 4 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Expert guide: to be announced
Status: spaces available
Price: EUR 7.950
Find out more…

EZ2012 – Scoresby Sund or Liverpool Land (2nd Voyage)
Dates: August 12 – August 24, 2020
Duration: 13 days (12 nights aboard)
Departure port: Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
Destination port: Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
Focus: Arctic ecology, glaciology and climate change
Complement: skipper, mate, expert guide, a maximum of 4 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Expert guide: to be announced
Status: spaces available
Price: EUR 9.950
Find out more…

EZ2013 – Scoresby Sund (3rd Voyage)
Dates: August 24 – September 2, 2020
Duration: 10 days (9 nights aboard)
Departure port: Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
Destination port: Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
Focus: Arctic ecology, glaciology and climate change
Complement: skipper, mate, expert guide, a maximum of 4 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Expert guide: to be announced
Status: spaces available
Price: EUR 7.950
Find out more…

EZ2014 – Delivery Greenland-Iceland
(only for experienced sailors)
Dates: September 2 – September 12, 2020
Duration: 11 days (10 nights aboard)
Departure port: Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
Destination port: Ísafjörður, Iceland
Complement: skipper, mate, a maximum of 5 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Status: spaces available
Price: cost-sharing – please contact us

EZ2015 – Trail & Sail Iceland (1st Voyage)
Dates: September 12 – September 19, 2020
Duration: 8 days (7 nights aboard)
Departure port: Ísafjörður, Iceland
Destination port: Ísafjörður, Iceland
Focus: mindful trail running and sailing
Complement: skipper, mate, expert guide, a maximum of 4 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Expert guide: Dunja Brang
Status: spaces available
Price: EUR 1.895
Find out more…

EZ2016 – Trail & Sail Iceland (2nd Voyage)
Dates: September 19 – September 26, 2020
Duration: 8 days (7 nights aboard)
Departure port: Ísafjörður, Iceland
Destination port: Ísafjörður, Iceland
Focus: mindful trail running and sailing
Complement: skipper, mate, expert guide, a maximum of 4 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Expert guide: Dunja Brang
Status: spaces available
Price: EUR 1.895
Find out more…

EZ2017 – Delivery Iceland-Scotland
(only for experienced sailors)
Dates: September 26 – October 10, 2020
Duration: 15 days (14 nights aboard)
Departure port: Ísafjörður, Iceland
Destination port: Oban, Scotland
Complement: skipper, mate, a maximum of 5 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Status: spaces available
Price: cost-sharing – please contact us

EZ2018 – Scotland-Ireland
Dates: October 10 – October 17, 2020
Duration: 8 days (7 nights aboard)
Departure port: Oban, Scotland
Destination port: Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Complement: skipper, mate, a maximum of 5 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Status: spaces available
Price: EUR 950

EZ2019 – Ireland-Cornwall
Dates: October 17 – October 24, 2020
Duration: 8 days (7 nights aboard)
Departure port: Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Destination port: Falmouth, Cornwall
Complement: skipper, mate, a maximum of 5 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Status: spaces available
Price: EUR 950

EZ2020 – Cornwall-Netherlands
Dates: October 24 – October 31, 2020
Duration: 8 days (7 nights aboard)
Departure port: Falmouth, Cornwall
Destination port: Den Helder, Netherlands
Complement: skipper, mate, a maximum of 5 guests
Skipper: Ron Pfister
Status: spaces available
Price: EUR 950

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This year, refit work on Erza continues. During the Summer months, we will explore local cruising grounds in the Netherlands and will partake in the 1st Dutch Wooden Boat Festival in Den Helder, Ezra’s new home. Please contact us at any time if you are interested in stopping by or joining us for part of this year’s relaxed cruising and exploration season!

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Re-rigging prior to departure from Cornwall

Last year, we’ve taken a bit of a break and have moved our little ship from her previous base in beautiful Cornwall to the Netherlands. It was with a heavy heart that we left the Falmouth-area and our fabulous hosts at Freeman’s Wharf Boatyard behind. We decided to make the move to significantly reduce travel time to our base – both for us during refit-time, as well as for our guests when joining us for voyages from and to our new base. Once at her new home near Amsterdam, we’ve given Ezra a thorough overhaul as she was a bit tired from the hard work of previous years.

We couldn’t spend this beautiful summer entirely on dry land, however, so we offered some voyages to London and to the Fresian Islands, focussing on the fascinating maritime history of these destinations. Berthing in the heart of London at St Katharine Docks and exploring the Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum in Greenwhich were particular highlights.

There is one voyage left this year: in late September, we are embarking on a reconnaissance and research voyage to Copenhagen and back. In preparation for next year’s season, we will be visiting traditional boat-building hotspots in Denmark along the way and do research and networking around the topic of climate change in the Arctic while in Copenhagen. There still are a few free berths. Find out more…