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No boat? No sailing experience? No worries! Sail the world as amateur Crew

Discover the adventure of Sailboat Travel and Lifestyle

Your guide to Embrace the Ocean Lifestyle.

Hey Ocean Dreamer!

Craving adventure, freedom, ocean exploration, and a deeper connection with nature? 

Curious to what it’s like to travel between countries by sailing boat?

Eager to create a lifestyle change in tune with your adventure spirit?

Longing for new friends as excited about an ocean lifestyle as you? 

Perhaps even dreaming of sail around the world? 

But not really knowing where to start without experience, a sailing network, or a boat.

We get you! And we got you covered.

Is this you...

Back home after navigating traffic jam and a long day of work in the office you start scrolling the feed and the epic sailing images in wild remote places of people living the dream life pass the feed, again. The long term sailing the world dream. Meanwhile the healthiest years of your life are passing by spending too much time in front of the screens.

Do you find yourself longing for something more, something beyond the ordinaryExploring new cultures, places, learning skills and to just BE with nature. Without an agenda that tells you what do. Are you tired of routines and yearning for a life of full ON nature connection filled with purpose, adventure, and connection to nature and people as excited about ocean exploration as you are? 

Some fire is burning within you, a deep desire to explore the world and make a positive impact. But pursuing a dream of travelling the world by sailboat can be daunting. A world that seems a distant reality without having sailing experience, a boat, time, money to buy a boat, connections, and a supportive spouse, family or friend.
If this is you, then keep exploring this page! We created something that helps you move faster towards realizing your dreams.

YOUR compass TO
your first month of a CONSCIOUS

Accelerate the sailing lifestyle dream and dip your toes into the waypoints of sailing the world this year, or maybe even this month! Not that day in the future you have enough money, time, connections, a partner, support and all stars are aligned. Because who knows if that comes! Break free and ignite your ocean spirit and adventure today.


Imagine a few months from now you

Wake up on a sailboat in a remote anchorage in a paradise place that could only be reached by sail

✓ Explore places you didn’t even know exist and had a multitude of first time ever experiences

Feel Happy, Safe and Confident with the people you  jump on board with

✓ Scrolling and screentime has gone down to 0 & nature-time to an alltime high

✓ Made more memorable moments in 1 week than your last months combined

✓ Gain practical skills necessary for a safe and enjoyable journey at sea useful for the rest of your life

✓ Experience what it’s like to live resourceful and realize you don’t need much to be happy

✓ Make new friends as excited about ocean adventuring as your are. 

✓ Experience personal growth and navigate the challenges of a life at sea making lasting memories along the way.

✓ Know if the sailing lifestyle is something you like to experience more of, or maybe not.

✓ Have opened doors to new opportunities and ways of living you never thought was possible.

✓ Changed your life course to one closer to your dreams of sailing the world on your own boat

The Sailboat Travel Discovery Course

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Discover Sailing as a way of Travel.
Without your own boat

If we were to show you how to achieve travelling by sailboat, so you can create a fulfilling lifestyle of adventure, freedom and deeper connection with nature, without needing to feel overwhelmed by the money, time, skills, resources and network you think you need to build first, in 1 day, is that something you would be interested in?

If so, read on and explore the Ocean Nomads’ brand new course on Travel the World by Sailboat if You Don’t Have a Boat or Much Sailing Experience – How to Do it Happy, Safe, and Sustainable, as amateur Crew. For individuals curious about sailboat travel in a hands-on way.



All you need is:


 A few weeks of time

& a small budget to cover the basics 

(+/- 1000 euro / month is all you need. 

I mostly managed for less than 500 euro)

"The ultimate resource for anyone thinking about sailboat travel but not having any idea where to start or what to expect."​ - Josie

In this course you find the tips, tools, and learnings to help you realize the dream of experiencing traveling by sailboat as crew, happy, safe, and meaningful.

Tips and support for travelers.
"Suzanne is extremely knowledgable and experienced in all things sailing. She lives her passion to save the ocean everyday. I know this because I sailed with her where she demonstrated what it means to live a truly sustainable lifestyle that has positive effects towards cleaning up our ocean. Her generosity and enthusiasm is infectious as she provides me with the best advice for helping me in my sailing journey. I will be forever grateful to have met and learnt with this amazing human." - Annah | From Zero to World Sailor and Boatowner
Tips and support for travelers.

What you'll discover in this course

✓ the Mindset you need to embody to overcome fears and make your sailboat travel dreams happen. We throw the limited beliefs over board for good.

How to start your journey towards becoming a crew member on a sailboat

Why Travelling by Sailboat is so magical, and why not.

✓ What does it mean to crew or boatsit? What is expected? And how to land a good match.

✓ Green and Red flags to look out for to stay happy and safe

✓ Tips to free up time, money, and confidence to finally go for it

✓ How to profile and present yourself so Captains welcome you on board

✓ Discover +50 valuable competencies on board besides sailing experience to get a spot as a newbie

✓ Smart items to pack and actions to prepare for more comfort, fun, and impact

How much time and money you can expect to invest in learning and preparing for this lifestyle

✓ 10 skills you can work on right now to stand out as crew and be ready for take off

✓ How to assess the safety aspects and competence of boat and captain to prevent jumping on the wrong boat

✓ How to Create a personal Adventure Plan that fits your aspirations

✓ Learn which kind of boat and captain to look for, and where, and when to target your search and save time (and money)

✓ Awareness and actions to be a respected, useful and resourceful sailboat crew member

✓ Discover + 25 ways to find your sailboat ride

✓ The best sailing destinations to learn, explore, and live your best life

✓ 15 Ways to minimize your risk as crew to stay safe

✓ Discover Suzy's Secrets to stay healthy on board, and as a vegan or vegetarian

✓ Specific tricks on sailing as a solo female, with a dog, or as a couple on someone else's boat

✓ The art of continuing the sailing lifestyle in a sustainable way in tune with your values, nature, and your budget

✓ Steps you can take towards living more sustainably while traveling by sailboat

✓ Steps you can take towards travelling the world by sailboat on your own boat.

& Much more practical advice and insights to get ready for action and empower you achieving your sailing dreams despite the obstacles, struggles, and worries.

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Multiple Device Compatible

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Video Format

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Listen as Podcast

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At your own pace

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Accessible from anywhere

Suzy! Your Course Host

Full time Adventurer & ambassador of living wth nature

Author of Ocean Nomad & Founder of Ocean Nomads

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Hi My name is Suzanne and it’s a pleasure to meet you! Pretty much my whole adultlife (Guess how many years is that;)), I’ve been living a minimalistic nomadic life in, on and near the sea. 8 years ago I started getting into sailing having no idea about it. Only an extreme curousity and drive to explore. I thought sailing was for rich people or people growing up sailing. Now, I sailed in every continent and as amateur crew, professional crew, captain, boat caretaker, and expedition organizer. I experienced the different ways of sailboat travel. And how and how not to travel on boats to make it rewarding. In this course I share about what I learned over all these years (+ocean nomads share their stories). To help you get you out there, in a happy, safe, and meaningful way. And not too far from today! My drive is to connect you to the ocean, with adventure, impact and community. I believe experience is the greatest teacher. I look forward to support you on this journey.

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Media features

"In the hitch-sailing world, Van der Veeken has become something of a guru"
"Her passion for conservation and sustainability offers insight into a ‘vagabond’ lifestyle that is also socially responsible.”
Yachting World

Why learn from Suzy

  • Founder Ocean Nomads
  • Author of Ocean Nomad (+2500 Copies sold)
  • YachtMaster Offshore Sailboat Captain (Qualified skippering up to 24 meter Sailboats)
  • + 40.000 Nautical Miles Sailed as crew on +50 different Boats in +30 Countries, in every Continent
  • 5 Atlantic Crossings
  • + 15 years of Nomadlife (& counting)
  • + 55 countries travelled & 10 lived (more than 3 months)
  • +15 always sold out sailing trips & expeditions organized, including Offshore trips.
  • Student of Ayurveda: the Science of Life in tune with nature
  • Started from 0 in sailing as an ‘Adult ;)’.
  • Ambassador for Natural Living
"She's the spark that will ignite your sense of adventure and provoke your compassion to create a better world.” -
Monique Mills
Sailboat Captain & Owner

In the package

What you get

Easy and Fun Videos

A video buffet from Suzanne to guide you through every step of your sailboat travel journey. Dive into sailboat culture, sustainable travel practices, safety measures, finding the right boat, prep talk, life at sea, and more. 

9 modules of +55 videos made by Ocean Nomads founder Suzanne

2-10 minute videos (with subtitles). Or listen as podcast.

Never-shown footage from Suzy’s adventures (with locations revealed)

Easy access from any computer, Ipad or phone

Additional insights from the Community

Templates and checklists

Crew Ad Template for online and offline

Sailing Routes and Season destination chart

Question checklist to ask Captains to figure out if it’s a match

Extensive Happiness & Safety Checklists

Packing Checklists for Coastal & Offshore Sailing

Quizzes, Exercises and Case Studies

Quizzes to test your readyness

Exercises to get ready

Ocean Nomads Success Stories

+ Todays Bonus

Your questions answered by Suzanne until December ’31 (First 25 Pioneers)

Ocean Nomads Community (Immediate access)

Suztainability Ocean Warrior Toolkit

Access to Ocean Nomads The Atlantic Movie of Sailing the Atlantic ’22

Caribbean Adventure & Budget Travel Tips

+ More Bonuses in development by Ocean Nomads Ambassadors

(Learn more about the bonuses below)

"As someone who's grown up in the mountains, I have always dreamed of what life on the ocean would be like. Suzanne's gives a taste of it and a lot of inspiration. Not just to sail, but to live life on my terms and follow my passions!"

Experience a lifestyle with more

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Ocean Adventure

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Outdoor Buddies

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Nature Connection

"A unique opportunity to gain honest and valuable insights learning from Suzy’s life and travel experience." - Jonatan

The Course in detail

As you progress through each module, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to embark on your sailboat adventure and live a sustainable, fulfilling, and connected life on the ocean.

✓Introduction to sailboat travel 

✓ Debunking myths of not having time, money, experience, and courage

✓ Cultivating the mindset to make it happen

✓ Understanding your drive and motivation

✓ Exploring sailboat culture and the magic of sailboat travel

✓ Time, money, boats, crewing. What to bear in mind?

✓ The realities and rewards of life at sea

Goalsetting, exploring routes, seasons and destinations, understand the types of boats to sail with. Learn about coastal vs. offshore sailing, route planning, and sustainability considerations in sailboat travel.

Navigate the wide web of finding sailboat rides, networking tips, and discover methods of finding a boat. Understand the importance of crew profiles, travelling as a couple, solo or with a pet. Crafting your crew profile and presentation 

✓  Learn how to minimizing risk as crew

✓  Red and green flags for a safe and enjoyable journey

✓  How to figure out boat and captain credentials and competence (5 extensive checklists)

✓ Safety tips for solo female travel

✓ Packing essentials and preparing for life onboard

✓ Coastal and Offshore Sailing prepping considerations

✓ Stay safe as a crew member

✓ Developing basic sailing skills and understanding boat terminology

✓ Managing your budget and handling bureaucratics like visas

✓ Setting expectations and agreements with the captain and crew

✓ Making the most of onboard experiences and recommended tools & apps

✓ Living with Limited Resources

✓ How to stay connected

✓ How to do ‘watch’

✓ Be the best crew member

✓ Exploring the possibilities of boat ownership and continues learning

✓ Financing your nomadic lifestyle

✓ Work on sailing boats

✓ Understanding the environmental impact of sailboat travel

✓ Cultivating conscious daily habits and promoting sustainability onboard

✓ Contributing to marine conservation efforts as an eco-conscious sailor

✓ Embracing local customs and cultures in your sailing adventures

Explore the ocean nomadic lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Here are the tools to test the waters and if you love it, to continue.

"Having sailed with Suzanne from France to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and St Lucia I have seen how enthusiastic and committed to her mission she is. Having read her book now, I can sense the enthusiasm coming out at me from the pages and feel that her book is an inspiration and fantastic guide on hitch sailing and ocean preservation. It should be on every yacht out there at sea.” – Steve Green
"This girl puts inexhaustible energy into getting us out on adventures and save our beautiful big blue along the way. She really knows what she talks about. Supporting the Suzy and Ocean Nomads won't only benefit yourself, but truly has a positive impact on the future of all of us!" - Pim (Sailboat hitchhiked around the world)
"A huge value bomb that makes even the stiffest armchair traveler want to get up, hitch a ride, and cross the ocean. It also does a great job in creating awareness of the grave state the oceans are in, and of the huge impact we can make – if only we choose to." - Jordan Smith

It’s not just about sailing away; it’s about embracing a conscious, purpose-driven experience that resonates with your values.

This course is for you if

  • You always wanted to travel by sailboat but never got to it.
  • You’re looking to travel by sailboat in an adventurous sustainability-minded way
  • You don’t just want to book a sailing holiday or course but want to experience the sailing lifestyle. 
  • Ideally you need at least 1 month travel time to maximize the benefits + 1 month budget for basic needs.
  • You’re an ocean enthusiast, an adventure seeker, and looking for meaningful adventure travel in nature.
  • You’re thinking sailing the world one day and like to test the waters
  • You’re a total newbie in sailing.
  • You already can sail but like to learn about the travel and lifestyle aspects on sailboat travel.
  • This course welcomes anyone with a passion for exploration, nature, and making a positive impact on the world. It’s perfect for those seeking a simpler way of living that embraces connection with nature and like-minded individuals.
  • Who is it not for? If you are not ready to put in the action to make it happen. This course provides tons of tips and tools but at the end it up to you to take the the steps and make it real. If you’re not keen on that, then it may be better to book a sailing holiday with fixed times, dates and arrangements. 
I consider myself a reasonably well travelled person but until now I had never even considered sailing as a means of travel! Suzanne has changed my perspective. It now feels possible, achievable and a very real prospect. But there is more to this than just sailing. And this is what makes Suzanne stand out from the rest. There is purpose behind it and one that I am now inspired to learn more about.
John Clarke, UK

If not now, then when?

I absolutely love what Ocean Nomads is doing: combining adventure and sustainability go hand in hand. I want to spend my time, money and energy on people and companies that aim to make the world a bit more beautiful. You do that and I love being a part of that.
(boathitchhiked across two oceans from zero to hero)

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Be Prepared

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"Suzanne is one of the most generous souls I have ever met. She gives all she has! Literally! She offered me the opportunity to learn and enjoy sailing, as the most precious gift, even if she didnt know me!!! AT ALL!!!
She will give all she has: knowledge, food, bright and calm energy, wonderful experiences, beautiful photos, hard work, safety... But the most important presents you will get from her are definetely a bunch of amazing and powerful dreams!!! She is a dreamer, opening doors around her for everyone!!!

Suzanne made many of her dreams come true and will make you feel that everything is possible!!! It is overwhelming her will to care for the Sea, the Earth and the people; and her vast knowledge about sailing, which she shares, in an easy and calm way. She is kind, calm, cooperative, open-minded, self-confident, very generous, very understanding, very patient, very curious, determined and brave as Hell!!! Believe me!!! (I saw a few things...) She will take you to the most beautiful, remote and isolated places, enjoying every adventure, while making you feel at home and safe... Suzanne, take me with you, as a Towaway, in your sailing dreams!!! Love Ahoy!
Both inspirational and practical to give the nuts and bolts of the how to, and also the necessity of saving our vast oceans.
Jonatan Geraci​
This process of making a foreign place home is one that I find fascinating. For me, it’s a scary moment to embark on any new adventure and it takes a real leap of faith to make the first step. However, the risk is worth taking and the outcomes always exceed my expectations. Of course, It’s not the first time I start a new adventure, but this new overwhelmingly positive experience keeps building up my confidence. I also think it helped me decide to step into my next “scary” adventure, which is the PhD I am going to start in September. So, thank you also for offering me this self-confidence. It’s a beautiful community you have built and I am honoured to be part of it.
"I met Suzanna in 2020 in Portugal. It was not only the atmosphere sitting at the bonfire just by the cliffs and with the waves in the background. It was also her stories that she shared with me – about her experiences, how everything started, how she is living her life ... Joining Ocean Nomads, I found so many beautiful souls & teachers at one place. Each step brings me further to a life, aligned with nature and waters, and I am grateful to know that there are people who I can trust, share time and connect with." - Valeska

Why this course is unique

This course give your tools to experience the sailing lifestyle. with adventure, impact and community. 

What makes this course unique is its focus on the travel and lifestyle design. The course is designed to get you out there and to learn by doing on the right boat for you. At your own pace and in line with your values.

Guided by Ocean Nomads founder Suzy and backed up with a community with tons of experience on all part of the sailing journey, each module is filled with practical knowledge, tips, and insights that will propel you forward in your journey. 

The places you may reach and the people you meet can be life changing. We have plenty of sailors in our network that worked for years to be able to buy a boat, years to make the vessel ready, and then work hard to maintain it all. While this is a beautiful journey in itself, it’s also a serious dedication. This course aims to equip you with the tools to dip your toes into the lifestyle right now, to explore if it’s for you, and with the essential preparations and precautions. It’s created to make sailing more accessible. And fun. And meaningful.

This course aims to guide you to a fulfilling, ocean-conscious lifestyle that mingles adventure with a deep respect for Mother Earth. Here’s what makes this course stand out:

Unlike traditional sailing courses, this toolkit emphasizes travel, lifestyle and eco-conscious practices, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in a sustainable sailing lifestyle. Sailing courses with schools can be great to learn the hands on skills but they are dense skill drills and often not in tune with nature, lifestyle, and your kind of people.


You have the opportunity to join an international network of like-minded sailors who value conscious lifestyle design as much as you do. Our community comprises of freedom-loving individuals who are eager to live beyond the status quo, maintain a healthy lifestyle, respect the ocean, and lead a purpose-driven life. Shared learning experiences and support within this community will be integral to your growth.

To enrich your learning experience, the course includes bonus materials such as recommended reading lists, planning templates, and resources.

Access to Personalized advice: Benefit from experience from others tune into community events and meet-ups. 

Access to Personalized advice: Benefit from experience from others tune into community events and meet-ups. 

She’s turned hitching rides on boats from a sketchy endeavor to graceful art. Do as she says. She is the doyenne of sailboat hitchhikers!
Cliff Lyon
Sailboat Captain & Owner

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Community Access & Support

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Get started

1. Enroll today and lock in the early bird pioneer price 

2. You receive immediate Ocean Nomads community access

3. The first 20 lessons are now live! Full Course & Bonus access before the end of the year.



Here’s what you get

9 Modules with practical tips and tools (+5 hours of easy-to-digest videos) accessible from your phone or computer, and as podcast (Valued 900 euro)

Never-Shown Footage of Suzy’s sailing adventures (+with the locations revealed) (Priceless)

Templates and checklists to save you tons of time and be ready and safe (Valued 199 euro )

+ BONUS: Ocean Nomads Community for personalized support, access to mini-course, network & discounts

+ BONUS: Suztainability Toolkit for Ocean Warriors. Consideration on what can YOU do to make a positive impact? (Gift from the Ocean)

+ BONUS: Early Access to the Ocean Nomads film Sailing the Atlantic (priceless)

+ BONUS: Adventure & Budget Explorer Ebook navigating the Caribbean (30 euro)

+ BONUS: First 25 students also receive E-book: Ocean Nomad – How to Catch a Sailboat Ride & Contribute to a healthier Ocean. Atlantic Edition. 400 pages of tips, stories and inspiration.

+ BONUS Ocean Nomads Ambassadors sharing their tips and stories (Coming!)


I hadn't even gone further than Mediterranean and seen the ocean even once in my life. I found out about Suzanne who stood out there with her stories across the Atlantic. The positive vibe she was sparkling in our correspondence encouraged me, and has always made me sure that I could do whatever I dream of. Thank you, Suzanne for helping me opening up a new path, a new mindset of life, not only with the way you hit the oceans but also with you being so sensitive about the future of our world and the oceans and making efforts for it.

To give you an idea how inaccessible sailing can be

Renting a boat:  200 – 700 euro / day

A sailing course: 500-3000 euro

Hiring a captain: 150-500  euro / day

Buying a boat: +10.000 euro and up

OR invest in the Sailboat Travel Discovery Course to learn about the lifestyle and get hands-on skills while living it, without a huge money investment.

First modules are live! Rest of the course content sailing in the next weeks and the pioneer offer will end. Full access before the end of the year.

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Pioneer pack



  • 1 year Course Access
  • Templates & Checklists
  • Bonus: 1 year Community
  • Bonus 2: Early Acces to the Atlantic Film
  • Bonus 3: Ocean Warrior Toolkit
  • Bonus 4: Caribbean Explorer Guide
  • Bonus 4: Stories and lessons learned by other Ocean Nomads
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Lifetime Deal

Advocate pack



  • Lifetime Course Access * (Including updates)
  • 5 x 30 min. 1 on 1 Call with Ocean Nomads Mentor
  • Personal support from Suzy (1 x 30 minute call)
  • Bonus: Lifetime Community Membership
  • Bonus: Hardcopy Book Ocean Nomad on your doormat (First 10 Pioneers)
  • + All other bonusses
Let's go ALL IN!
*Lifetime or until Ocean Nomads exists

Giving back

By Ocean Nomads for Ocean Nomads

10% of the proceeds from this course goes into the ocean nomads support fund. This fund is used to give back to people, places, and ocean nomads in need, as we come across them in our journeys. 


BONUS: Ocean Nomads Community

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In this bonus

As a pioneer of this course you also get immediate access to the Ocean Nomads community after enrolling. A network with +320 nomads, 80 vessels, and millions of miles sailed by kind people who have got your back, are happy to answer, and may even welcome you on board!

Access to the Ocean Nomads Resource library

✓Book Club
✓Ocean Conservation & Action
✓Provisioning, Veggie & Vegan Recipes 
✓Zero Waste Nomad life
✓Boat Maintainance FIX & DIY
✓Local & Organic farm to table provision contacts
✓Atlantic ocean Boat finding & Sailing preparation Tips
✓Waste Management tips & procedures
✓Offshore Crew Preparations

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Meet ocean Nomads near you

+ BONUS: Ocean Warrior toolkit

In this bonus

 The ocean brings us so much life and lifestyle. As users we are responsible to bring back life into the ocean. In this Bonus you’ll learn:

✓ How to minimize YOUR impact. It’s not just about sailing ‘low carbon’.

✓ Cultivating conscious daily habits and being the eco warrior on board

✓ Contributing to marine conservation efforts & Citizen Science programs and contacts

✓ What YOU can do to give back, make impact, and bring by life into the ocean 

+ BONUS: ocean nomads Atlantic Film

In this bonus

At Ocean Nomads we are making a film about our Atlantic Ocean Crossing of 2022. A 40-minute docu of 17 ocean nomads sailing the Atlantic. Receive exclusive early access and Q&A with the producer. Be amongst the first to watch it! 

Caribbean Adventurer Explorer Ebook

In this bonus

The tips & insights how and where to explore the Caribbean adventure style and on a budget. Tips not shared anywhere else. Ever. 

+ BONUS: E-BOOK Ocean Nomad

First pioneers only!

The first 25 ocean adventurers signing up for the course will have their questions answered 1-1 by Suzanne until December ’31 

+ +more coming: Ocean Nomads Ambassador Tips and Tools

"I really do thank you! You set up something very special there. It is my impression that you very well achieved what you aimed at: bringing together like-minded people who share the love of the ocean, sailing, nature, probably a different lifestyle and attitude towards lifeIt’s a beautiful community you have built and I am honoured to be part of it."
Boat owner & Captain
""I always had the dream to go sailing one day, so I signed up. From that moment everything escalated quickly. One week sailing turned into 1,5 months and together with some other Ocean Nomads we sailed from Northern Spain to the Canaries. I fell in love with the sailing lifestyle and I knew I wanted to get my own sailboat. A lot has happened since then. In short, I bought an old sailboat of a new Ocean Nomads Friend. I sailed the Canary Islands. And now maybe across the Atlantic. Without joining, I would not be where I am now."
From zero to solo sailing the ocean in his own boat
What to say about Suzanne? You have to meet her in person, but she is everything you would expect after you look at her Instagram. She has a deep love for the sea and she is helping others to experience the same. It was an amazing experience to sail with her. She constantly inspired us to explore, to test things out and enjoy her little surprises along the way. I highly recommend to sail with her and was always feeling safe with her at the helm.

This course will empower you to explore the world by sailboat, connect with like-minded individuals, immerse yourself in different cultures, and make a positive impact on the world. 

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A risk free purchase. You get your money back if you gone through all exercises and videos and still thinks nope, this is not going to help me. Send an email within 14 days after you start the course.
"Suzanne is living her dream in a nomad lifestyle. With outstanding determination and strength, she lives and acts very consistently according to her values grounded in environmental protection, sustainability-oriented solutions and network creation between likeminded people working in similar fields of action.

In my opinion, sailing adventures organized by Captain Suzanne are: 1. A reward for the senses by discovering incredibly beautiful places and breathtaking sceneries. 2. An unbeatable way to get introduced into the nice world of sailing, 3. An open window to learn watching our world and the people from another more conscious perspective.

I see her as an inspirational person who, with her example, inspire others with ideas and proposals to define or redefine life projects and use inner energy for more noble purposes. Please gather support in every possible way at your hand for Suzanne. Our oceans need strong committed people like her to advocate for our natural resources and leave them intact for the generations to come."
Jose Maria


Yes! This course includes the basics of what sailboat travel is about and how to get started. If you are new to sailing and like to explore if it’s for you this is definitely for you. It’s the course we wish was out there when we started discovering sailing as a means of travel and would have saved us tons of time, energy, and errors.

Yes! While the main aim is total newbies in the sailing world, this course is designed for ocean lovers who dream of exploring different cultures, connecting with nature, and making a positive impact on the world through travelling by sailboat. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or new to sailing, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to confidently embark on your sailboat travel adventure. 

This course doesn’t teach HOW to sail. It’s teaches what the lifestyle is about and what travelling by sail entails. If that’s what you’re after you surely get some value out of it, even as a skilled sailor. Remember there’s a 14 day money back guarantee. 

That’s completely understandable! This course will help you explore whether sailboat travel aligns with your interests and aspirations. By providing valuable insights and experiences, we aim to help you make an informed decision about pursuing this lifestyle.

Absolutely! This course is designed for anyone with a passion for the sea, whether you’re looking to crew or aspire to own your own boat one day. While sailing as crew is the main focus of this course, with that it provides a comprehensive foundation in sailing lifestyle essentials that are critical for both crew members and skippers. You’ll gain insights into the practicalities and realities of life at sea. By the end of this course, you will not only be ready to join a sailing crew but also be well on your way to confidently making informed decisions about boat ownership, taking crew and the sailing lifestyle. Whether your dream is to explore coastal waters or embark on ocean crossings, this course will help remove doubts and equip you with the knowledge to make that dream a reality. We have a full module on making the lifestyle sustainable, as well as a couple of bonuses where ocean nomads share their journeys towards boat ownership. + You’ll also get access to the Ocean Nomads community which has +80 boat owners in their happy to share their advice and support. 

Though this course includes perspectives and ideas on finding paid working opportunities, the main focus is to teach about the amateur crewing and lifestyle aspect of sailing. For us that has been the most rewarding aspect of sailboat travel so that’s what we encourage mostly. That said, we do share tips and tools to continue financing the lifestyle, including working on boats. Also, we have ocean nomads sharing their journeys and journeys to becoming paid crew. 

It is likely that when you start your first sailing adventure that you would like to keep on going for a while. That said, the sailing lifestyle does require some funds and time. For funds a budget of around 1000 euro per month would be more than enough. I mostly lived on less. Timewise, ideally, you have a month free to really test the waters. But there are also shorter opportunities to be found, and we share tools and tips on this too.

Got that! Here are some considerations:

If you wouldn’t take this course, how would you realize your dreams? Maybe it’s the push you need to really go and do it! Not in 10 years time when you have the funds, life partner, and dream boat. This is all to be found along the way.

A sailing course aka 300-1500 euro, could be a fasttrack in learning skills. I took a 5-day prep course once for the Yachtmaster offshore. I learned, but it had nothing to do with living in tune with nature, at my own pace, and the values I stand for. It’s a different thing.  To give you an idea of how pricy sailing can be

  • Cost of renting a boat: 200 – 700 euro / day
  • A sailing course: 500-3000 euro
  • Hiring crew: 150-300  euro / day
  • Buying a boat: Continous $

A different, faster and more accessible way to experience sailboat travel: as crew! But it’s not a straight forward adventure.

Imagine this. You find a boat, travel to it and things don’t work out the way as planned because you jumped right at it without asking the right questions in advance.

A flight and accommodation can easily cost 500 euro. It happened to me more than once. Not talking about the time you lost finding the right boat for you. Or worse, an unsafe environment you may ended up in.

Here is an opportunity to avoid the cost of error. Save yourself lots of money, time, trial and error learning from my mistakes.

The info I share in this course took me years to figure out. The journey itself was all worth it. But wow how I wished there was a course like this out there so I didn’t have to spent too much time researching, sailing on ‘wrong boats, ’ etc. that in turn also can add up with costs.

You can ask me or someone else to do everything 1 on 1. Let’s say I charge 60 euro/hour. That’s 360 Euro for 6 hours of coaching. Now for less than half you get many more tips you’d squeeze out of me 1-1. + You get full access to the ocean nomads community for more personalized support.

1 tip or connection can put you on a different course, saving you tons of time and money. 

Last but not least, as a course participant, you can apply to join the affiliate program and earn the investment in no time, as you sail the seas. 

It’s a shortcut. And life is short. If not now, then when are you going to make steps to make it happen?

Know that your purchase is risk-free. You can get full money back within 14 days if, after completing the course, you’re not feeling helped further.

It is also good to know, the price will go up. Since it’s new and we like to make it accessible, this is the moment to step in. The sooner you decide, the better deal you lock in. New Moon November the price goes up.

Don’t have the funds right now? We understand! Here is a free mini edition to get your introduced into Sailboat Travel. You can also find free tips on the Instagram: @howtosailboattravel and on the Ocean Nomads blog. 

Thank you and Awesome that you read book Ocean Nomad! I still stand behind almost everything I wrote back then and some of the tips from the book I also share in this course. The book though has been published 6 years ago now (and written 6-8 years ago). Since, I made many more miles, got my Captains license, skippered boats, took care of boats, organized trips, and got a little wiser;). In the course I share my current view, tips and lessons learned on video, with footage that I have never published before. + The network has been evolving. While the book focuses on the Atlantic Ocean. This course focuses on sailboat travel as crew in general and global, whether you aspire to sail oceans or dip you toes into sailboat travel on the coast. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The first course modules are now live! You’ll receive immediate access to the first hour of video lessons + the ocean nomads community after enrolling.  You’ll have full access to the full course + bonuses by the end of 2023.

Yes! 🙂 We created a mini-course from 5 videos out of the complete Course, sharing a basic introduction to Sailboat Travel. You can watch the videos here. It’s free!

We have +300 members from +35 different nationalities. We have +70 members with vessels who are occasionally looking for ocean nomads valued crew and therefore prefer to find within our network. 

Our members are liveaboards, adventure travellers, (aspiring) sailors, people working in the sailing, surf or ocean sports industry, eco project initiators, impact entrepreneurs as well as surfers and (free)divers looking to design their lives around the ocean. We have a growing group of vanlifers and overlanders as well who navigate the coastlines. We’re a varied mix of salty souls with a shared drive to live pure, simple, free and protect planet ocean.

Our members are young by heart. We do not exclude someone because of their chronological age. We have members in there 20s up to maybe even someone in their 80s! We all have a lot to learn and give to each other.  It’s about the mindset and drive for ocean adventure and making a positive impact.

On our membership portal you can sea who is near you. On the Ocean Nomads map  we feature members, vessels, basecamps, projects, friends and other local happenings ocean nomads should know about.

You can learn more about how to network came about here (3 minute video) and more member videos in our member story section.

Absolutely! Once you become a part of our community, you’ll have access to our private network where you can connect with fellow sailors, ask questions, share experiences, and receive guidance even after completing the course.


The course is self-paced, allowing you to learn at your own speed. You can binge watch it all in 1 day. But you can also choose to watch a few videos each week. Most would complete the course in about a month. You can be sailing within a month from taking the course!


Yes you can! We have gone techy and have now set up payment possibilities with credit card. Paypal, Ideal & Bancontact



YES! Awesome that you are interested in spreading the word about this course! We know more than anyone how tough financing the nomadlifestyle can be. And we love that you love to spread the word about this course. So let’s team up! Anyone who enrolls in the course via this page, automatically gets a personal referral link. The affiliate fee for todays sign ups is 30% ! That means you can earn more than 100 euro commission on a referral. 

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You Are The Average Of The five People You Spend The Most Time With” – Jim Rohn

Spent time with people who live or are looking to live the lifestyle, adventures and missions you dream of. Before you know it, you live it too!

This is more than a course; it’s your passport to an exciting yet responsible nomadic lifestyle that connects you with nature!

To Truly travel sustainably by sail, you have to plot your own route.

Do you have the adventure spirit?

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