Big news! We got a Swan 59! Starting in February 2019, 59 North Sailing will be operating both Isbjorn, our beloved Swan 48, and Ice Bear, our new-to-us German Frers-designed Swan 59! There's lots more to this story of course, which Andy will be telling on the podcast, but for now note that the passages below indicate whether it'll be sailed on Isbjorn or Ice Bear, or in a few cases BOTH boats, and who will aboard as skipper & mate. The new boat can take 6 crew, so we've added some spaces to previously sold out trips, and opened up the legs on which Isbjorn will sail in company with Ice Bear.
2019 Passage Details
$4,200 // 10 Days // 4 (Isbjorn) + 6 (IceBear) Crew Spaces. Join Isbjorn & Ice Bear in historic St Georges, Bermuda, for the 750-mile jaunt back to the Chesapeake. The passage back from Bermuda is usually reasonable weather this time of year, but it's long enough that you never know what it'll be like by the time we reach the Gulf Stream, so be mentally prepared for changing conditions as we head west. It'll be a warm-weather trip, maybe a little cool in the evenings offshore.
$2,500 // 6 Days // 4 Crew Spaces. Cruise on ISBJORN from Annapolis, MD, down the Chesapeake and offshore to Newport, RI. A classic summertime passage up the East Coast and see two of America’s most famous sailing cities!
$3,400 // 8 Days // 6 Crew Spaces. Because we love the cool weather and incredible scenery of the Canadian Maritimes, we are going back to Nova Scotia & Newfoundland for a THIRD time in 2019!
It'll be an 850 nautical mile passage to the heart of the Canadian Maritimes on Ice Bear, our Swan 59. Lunenburg is loaded with history, and you'll be met on arrival by the fishing schooners of old and some seriously friendly folks. The water's refreshingly chilly for an early morning swim, and it's easy to come and go from the big airport in Halifax.
$2,500 // 6 Days // 4 Crew Spaces. Cruise on ISBJORN on the return passage to Annapolis, MD from Newport, RI. A classic summertime passage down the East Coast and see two of America’s most famous sailing cities!
$3,400 // 9 Days // 6 Crew Spaces. This passage is the continuation leg of our earlier Annapolis-Lunenburg trip. We'll sail from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia some 600 miles further north and east to St. John's, Newfoundland.
$4,200.00 // 10 Days // 6 Crew Spaces. This 600-mile passage will be a combination of cruising and ocean sailing, so you'll get the best of both worlds. We'll start in St. John's, visit the French island of St. Pierre (like we did on Arcturus in 2011, and Isbjorn in 2016) and finish with a 350-mile passage to historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
$3,400 // 8 Days// 6 Crew Spaces. Join Ice Bear in historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia for the final leg home following our voyage north to Newfoundland. An 850-mile, nonstop ocean passage.
$5,500 // 18 Days // 6 Crew Spaces. Ice Bear is heading south! Join the boat in Annapolis, MD and cruise down the Bay, either going nonstop and offshore, or stopping near the mouth of the Chesapeake to wait for a weather window. Once offshore, it's 1,400 miles of serious ocean sailing, finishing in the tropical Caribbean! (Finish port TBD).
$5,000 // 18 Days // 4 Crew Spaces. ISBJORN, alongside ICE BEAR, is heading south! Join the boat in Annapolis, MD and cruise down the Bay, either going nonstop and offshore, or stopping near the mouth of the Chesapeake to wait for a weather window. Once offshore, it's 1,400 miles of serious ocean sailing, finishing in the tropical Caribbean! (Finish port TBD).
$3,400 // 8 Days // 6 Crew Spaces. Join ICEBEAR in Tortola for the passage south and east to Antigua. We'll sail to Ile Fourche & St Bart’s on the way, so it will be a combination of island exploration and proper, Caribbean ocean sailing!
Bunk Availability 2019
Check the table below for real-time updated bunk availability. Each 'record' is clickable and includes the passage-specific route map and a link to register. Scroll down for the big-picture map & detailed descriptions of each passage.