Sailboat Travel & Crewing Opportunities with Ocean Nomads | Winter 2021 / 2022

a group of people on a sailboat waving their arms in the air.

Updated February 6, 2022

As the Ocean Nomads network grows, more and more sailing travel opportunities are offered and created by members from all over the world, as well as by us as an organization.

Here’s a snapshot of a few current sailing possibilities to get the ocean in your veins and jump on board to experience travelling by sail. Some crewing opportunities are by vessel  members. Some are organized by us as an Organization.

CREWING OPPORTUNITY: Canary Islands to the Netherlands on 36 meter Classic Schooner Sv Twister


Join the more than 100-year-old classic Schooner Twister for an adventurous sailing delivery. This is a wild trip and not for the fainthearted. Broaden your horizon, explore, connect, and make impact. 


Departure: End of February 2022

Duration: 3-4 weeks. No strict schedule. We want to sail! Not engine:)

Miles: 2000 NM

Learn more & Apply

Crewing Opportunity: Sailing Las Palmas to Lanzarote on a beautiful Ketch

Sail with a bunch of Ocean Nomads members from Gran Canaria to Lanzarote. 

Departure: March. 

Contact Captain

CREWING OPPORTUNITY: Maiden voyage Lanzarote – Las Palmas

Voyage DONE

“There is a new boat in the ON fleet! =) And we are looking for experienced ON sailors to join us in the maiden voyage in mid January!

For our maiden voyage from Lanzarote to Gran Canaria, roughly 120 sm, we are looking for one or two experienced ON sailors to join & help us! At least one person that joins us must have a qualifying offshore sailing license, the reason simply being the 52 sm that are still missing for our own license… “

Learn more & Contact Kyra & Robert (those two smiley souls in the back of the photo here).

Sailing Algarve, Portugal, Madeira, Canary Islands.

Voyage DONE

Our legend, Nadiem, is recrewting an ocean nomads to sail Portugal mainland to Madeira and/ or Madeira – Canary Islands. “I would like to go to the Canaries or Madeira and will probably depart by the end of next week, depending on the weather conditions. I’m looking for one experienced off-shore crew member to join me on this leg.”

Check out Nadiems Ocean Nomad story.

Learn more about this sailing travel opportunity and get in touch with Nadiem. 

Sailing around in the Canary Islands, Sailing Canary Islands – Portugal, Sailing Algarve

Keith, retired RYA instructor, is currently in Las Palmas, Grand Canaria and welcoming crew and company sail with & to enjoy the Islands during the winter. Keith is happy to teach all you want to learn on his soulful and smart simple but solid sailboat. Also he’ll be welcoming crew from the Canaries to mainland Europe in spring.

Check out the Member highlight about Keith. 

Contact Keith to go sailing with him.

Sail across the Atlantic

One of our favourite oceanminded adventure vessels just arrived across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands. Now zipping coconuts in the Caribbean. Spring 2022 they’ll sail back to Europe and welcome crew! Caribbean – Azores – Mainland Europe. 

Contact Tomaatje, Khalid or Lovisa

Sea Clean & Raft up in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Calling Canary Islands Impact and Adventure vessels! Quite some of us are navigating the same waters. We try to coordinate a criss crossing sea at the same place same time and organize a sea clean, raft up and just a uniting of some beautiful ocean souls.
Are you navigating in the Canary Islands? 
Suggestion: Fuerteventura somewhere March Share your navigation plans, possibilities, and crew possibilities.
Later this year we also have a few organized Ocean Nomads events, flotillas and an Atlantic Crossing! Keep an eye out on the trip page, member network or newsletter.

Check and follow the Crewing Topic on 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-us, via PMs and casually spontaneously as we connect or cross seas.

On the ON Map you can see where Member vessels are currently navigating. Join the club 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. We facility and connect but you have to show up and shine to make the dream real. You got our support!

And Check out the adventure agenda for the rest of 2022

Are you a vessel welcoming dedicated adventure crew? We do our best to find you beautiful 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. 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” March

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


Or Subscribe for updates

Scroll to Top