There are many Polar tour operators, but none of them is us
Our journey into the world of sail began with the collaboration with famous Russain tall ships Kruzenstern, Sedov and Pallada in 2015. Within 6 years, we completed 65 sail training voyages onboard Russian and foreign tall ships like Wylde Swan, Christian Radich and Amazone. We took part in the circumnavigation of the world and important international regattas such as Tall Ships' Races.
Since 2020 we started polar voyages to the Arctic and Antarctica on tall ships of ice class and yachts. In 2021 Maritime Practice joined AECO – the International Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, which sets the requirements for the responsible, environmentally friendly and safe tourism in the Arctic. Our voyages strictly follow the rules set by the Association.
The Arctic and Antarctica under sails
Geography, fleet & science
We have the largest sailing polar fleetand we offer people a chance to have a sail training voyage to high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctica in the most ancient, beautiful and environmentally friendly way – under sail.
What is more important: we are not a travel agency. We are an educational center and we work according to the standards of the International Yacht Training which are recognised all over the world. The highest educational standards and safety onboard have been our key priority from the moment our company was founded in 2015.
As a training and educational center, we believe that you don't need any experience to try sailing, but the desire to learn is a must. The best way to learn sailing is to immerse yourself in life onboard during a voyage. With us you will literally learn your ropes, you will set sail and steer. Our team of professional instructors will teach you all you need to know and will take care of your safety onboard.
The geography of our voyages includes Greenland, Svalbard (Spitsbergen), Novaya Zemlya, Tierra del Fuego and Antarctica. Our goal is to show our trainees the most magnificent places of our planet from the best modern sailing vessels.
Our fleet consists of 3 ice-class sailing schooners Noorderlicht, Wylde Swan and Amazone and sailing yachts Wind Dancer and Mon Coeur. You can find more about them here.
The purpose of our voyages is not just educational but also scientific. In 2021 we started a new programme called Science and Education at full sail. From now on we will conduct marine research and environmental monitoring on behalf of various research institutes. We will also organise lectures about the environment and its issues and get our trainess engaged in the science projects based on the principles of civil science.