Sailboat Travel, Boat project, and Crewing Opportunities | Spring / Summer 2024

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Here’s a snapshot of a few current sailing possibilities from the Ocean Nomads network to get the ocean in your veins get out there.

Some crewing opportunities are by our vessel members.  Some are paid, some are paying, and somewhere in between.
Some sailing trips are organized by us as an Organization. All with similar values and intentions to connect you to the ocean, adventure and a meaningful way of travel. 


Join the tribe to learn more about the different crewing opportunities, connect to the captains (and more cool ocean people), and accelerate your ocean nomads lifestyle with adventure, impact, and community.

Offshore Sailing Crew Opportunities

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Caribbean to the Azores

Heya dear ONs, we are looking for a crew mate to cross back from the Caribbean to the Azores. - leaving from Guadeloupe end of May and arriving in the Azores 2-3 weeks later - our boat is a recently refitted, very safe 43ft steel yacht

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Winter 2024/2025

Sail the Atlantic Europe - South America & Caribbean to Europe. Note, This is a Charter Trip ( A legendary one!). On the same vessel as last years Atlantic Crossing. See Sailing the Atlantic

Coastal Sailing Crew Opportunities

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The gathering of the year! Sail Greece with Ocean Nomads

Sailing Expeditions With Impact, Adventure & CommunitySail The Islands and coastlines of Greece with us! Explore, learn, and connect. Fueled By Fellow Ocean Nomads, Nature, and Kalamata Olives. With multiple sailing boats, we'll facilitate the connection between a beautiful mix of purpose-driven salty souls and between you and nature. We'll share ideas, skills, knowledge, support, connections, and above all: fun ocean adventure time!11 Days / 10 Nights2-5 VesselsRoute: One Way- Lefkada to Athens, GreeceActive Adventure Sailing TripHealthy Eco Vibes & Values

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Sailing week Dutch lakes | September '24

Go sailing on the Dutch large lakes, the IJsselmeer and the Markermeer! We get to know the beautiful varied nature and of course meet each other in it. We can practice sailing actions or just enjoy the moment. We also learn from each other, so there is room for your own input, music, singing, tall tales; Bring it on!

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Paid Summer Job Maintainance & Optional Skippering

Are you looking for some summer work aboard a yacht? Maybe a little longer? Do you have experiance of maintenance and a can do attitude? Well, I might just have the perfect adventure. Whats the Job? I am looking for someone to help with the refit onboard, a 14m Bavaria Lagoon 430. Thats a mono-hull blue water cruiser with a carbon kevlar hull. The refit is mostly cosmetic and light engineering and while there is a lot of things to do, some of the items will need to be outsourced, canvas work for instance. Once Linea is back up to standard, we will re-code her and get her charter ready and then run some small charters. Paid & Free stay on board.

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Artist in Residence Program

Artist in Residency program onboard sailing vessel Light Observatory #7. Led by interdisciplinary artist and skipper Natali Blugerman. July 2024 will be the official launching of the full program, which will be organised over several weeks and different thematics. The aim is to create an experience where artists can immerse themselves into the maritime environment and experiment with it.

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Solo Retreats

After many great experiences while facilitating solo-retreats on my SV Mara in Lanzarote during the winter, I decided to continue this concept in my home country the Netherlands in the spring and summer!I'm currently in the process of setting everything up, but the first step is made and bought a little 'kruiser' with two proper sleeping places to host people for retreats in the Netherlands.

Meet-Up & Mingle opportunity

Ocean Nomads gathering in the Netherlands

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Casual Ocean Nomads Member Gathering. June 7, 2024

Come and meet-up with fellow Ocean Nomads, share stories and laughs about the ocean nomad lifestyle. Hosted by our lovely LO who is a solo female badass boatowner. Most likely also our founder Suzy will join the happening. Where? Scheveningen. What? a beach walk and/or surf and a shared lunch all together. Free member event.

Adventure vessels to be Build or bought

Not looking for a one time sailing opportunity but a project or expedition vessel? In the spotlight!

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Be part of the beginning of a legendary boat built project

"We have decided to BUILD our own Wharram Designs wooden catamaran. We've decided on the Narai Mk IV design with Tiki modifcations, and will be relocating from SW France in the coming months to the Brittany (Bretagne) region to spend the next few years building. We'll be welcoming volunteers throughout the build so don't hesitate to get in touch!"

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Looking for support with building my 41 ft Wharram catamaran

Would anybody like to help me in building and finishing my sailing catamaram? I cannot provide you with pay, but possibly with accommodation, and I am more than happy to feed you and have you enjoy a fair share in joining me when she‘s ready to ride the wind and the waves. And there might be some freediving, maybe even courses, lazing by the ocean, enjoying the beautiful town of Rovinj, etc.

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Bruce Roberts Mauritius 43 Steel Ketch for Sale

Bruce Roberts Mauritius 43 Steel Ketch for Sale! Proven Bluewater Oceangoing Vessel looking for a new owner to take her on adventures. She has spent the last years in the Med, sailing for environmental conservation projects,

What is Ocean Nomads? A 30 second Intro to Ocean Nomads

Our mission: Keeping Ocean Nomads a happy, safe, and meaningful ocean adventure network! As a member you can now get verified through recommendations from fellow members.

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Explore More Ocean adventure, impact & Community

Crewing Opportunities come and go. And change, as sailboats go with the weather. This is a snapshot of what’s currently being published within the Ocean Nomads Network. Become part of the Ocean Nomads Network to see all the latest crewing opportunities and to be the first to learn about new adventures. We also have many members not publishing crewing opportunities but simply offering rides during our online meet-ups and casually spontaneously as we connect or cross seas

Join the Membership to check the latest.

Not sure about becoming a member but still curious?

Keep an eye out on the trip page, newsletter, instagram and youtube where we sometimes share crewing opportunities.

On the ON Map you can see where member vessels are currently navigating. Join the ocean family or log in to get in touch.

Check out this blog how you can maximize the possibility of finding a happy, safe and meaningful sailboat ride with Ocean Nomads. We facility and connect but you have to show up and shine to make the dream real. You got our support! 

Are you a vessel welcoming dedicated volunteer adventure crew? We do our best to find you beautiful adventure, impact, and community minded ocean matches. Join the tribe, share your crew needs, and we get ON the case.

Connecting you to the ocean and to each other is at the core of what Ocean Nomads DOES. But we ARE much more than that. We aim to simply walk our talk, support each other, and live the conscious lifestyle. And we love to bring you along the way. If you align with our vibes and values, welcome to the family! Here you can learn more about Ocean Nomads. Here you can explore more about our members. Questions? Check the FAQ or drop us a note.

“What I hoped to gain from this community was the option of finding crew. Instead what I found is a collection of people who get what I do, who understand why we make certain choices and who are willing to support each other. And that is something i needed way more than just someone to sail with.” Vessel Member Michiel

“The big opportunity of this platform is, that we all are driven by the same spirit. That makes it easy to build up a team aboard, for me the most important thing out on the ocean. Sailing skills are not as important as many people believe, you will learn everything you must know in less than one week, I promise. ” – Vessel Member & Captain Wolfgang


“I always had the dream to go sailing one day. But, like many, I did not grow up with sailing and I thought it’s something for the very wealthy. Now, thanks to the Ocean Nomads, I know different.. Last summer I had my first sailing experience on an Ocean Nomad Sailing Trip in Spain. I initially signed up for one week, but ended up staying 1,5 months, and sailed as part of the crew from Northern Spain to the Canaries Islands. On this trip, I met a lot of like-minded people with similar goals and dreams. I also realized that it is possible to learn sailing in a low-key, affordable way. After this trip, I got so inspired that I decided to buy my own sailboat. After some research, I decided to buy a previous sailboat of an Ocean Nomad friend that I just met, and together we sailed the boat from Ireland to Spain. Thanks to him I gained enough confidence to continue on my own. Without Ocean Nomads this would not have been possible. So if you are slightly interested in sailing, the ocean, meeting like-minded people and perhaps want to join a sailing trip in the future, have a look into Ocean Nomads!- Nadiem” 

Looking for eco minded volunteer crew?

Are you a vessel welcoming dedicated adventure crew? We do our best to find you beautiful adventure, impact, and community minded ocean matches. The nomads in our network are extra dedicated to the ocean, environment, adventure, and learning and have access to crew resources to help them become best crew member. Join the tribe, share your crew needs, and we get ON the case. 

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