Are you up for a challenge?

Join our adventure sailing trips!

Adventures for people like you

Atyla is a historic wooden ship that you can join for an adventure trip where you take the helm.

Join our hands-on sailing trips with people of all nationalities, ages and backgrounds聽without needing previous experience.

About us in 3 lines:

  • Atyla ship Foundation is a charity based in Spain.
  • Our ship visits ~16 European cities every year.
  • Our mission: To promote 8 life skills and raise awareness about their importance.

International sailing holidays

The tall ship Atyla sails across Europe from April to October doing trips that anyone can join.

Each trip gives you the opportunity to live an unforgettable experience and improve skills like emotional intelligence and courage.

Sail a wooden ship in an intercultural environment and return home with a story to tell.

Highlights of the adventure

  • Digital Detox
  • Eco-Friendly holidays
  • Personal growth
  • Connect with nature
  • Connect with other adventurers
  • Learn to sail

Doing adventure trips since 2013
+ always improving the experience
= reviews like these

Frin Wolter
Frin Wolter
12:42 14 Oct 22
Worth every Penny. Not a cruise-ship but an experience for adventurers ! I enjoyed it very much.The crew members are great people, super friendly and helpful. They teach you how to manage everyday... on the boat and are full of advice for life at sea. On Atyla, you are likely to have a once in a lifetime experience, that is challenging but also rewarding.You don't need prior experience to fit in, it can be your first time at sea. You will learn how to steer the boat, climb the masts, pull the ropes, make knots, fishing, deck scrubbing, and much more.read more
Noor A. B.
Noor A. B.
11:06 29 Jul 22
Sin duda alguna es una experiencia inolvidable, te formas en navegaci贸n y a la vez personalmente. Es una semana de desconexi贸n, donde conoces personas incre铆bles disfrutando de la vida a bordo, de la... tripulaci贸n y de los lugares que vas visitando. Cabe destacar que la tripulaci贸n demuestra gran profesionalidad, amabilidad y est谩n a tu disposici贸n en todo momento.read more
Mauricio Salinas
Mauricio Salinas
13:17 27 Jul 22
Para mi fue una experiencia que super贸 todas mis expectativas, por lo que aprend铆 (navegaci贸n, y social). La vida en el mar genera unos v铆nculos especiales, es una capsula atemporal que te permite... desarrollar v铆nculos sin interferencias. Desde lo formal, la relaci贸n con los l铆deres amigable y cordial. Desde que que pis茅 cubierta me sent铆 parte eso que es mucho mas que un barco.read more
Celia
Celia
11:06 27 Jul 22
Es una experiencia inolvidable, la tripulaci贸n es simp谩tica, amable y encantadora. Conoces a mucha gente de distintas edades, lugares...aprendes sobre navegaci贸n, visitas sitios preciosos... Ha sido... una semana incre铆ble.Una experiencia muyyyy recomendable 100% !!! 馃檪read more
Kate C (Kat)
Kate C (Kat)
15:03 13 Jan 22
Atyla is a beautiful ship managed by wonderful people. My 17 year old son went on his own from Canada, this past summer for a UK to Spain sail. Travelling during the pandemic was stressful but... everyone was incredibly helpful and he had an amazing time. We hope you have another fantastic sailing year! ⛵️read more
Marcin Pasek
Marcin Pasek
14:47 10 Jan 22
Best ship, best crew, best friends 😊
I帽igo Leon
I帽igo Leon
12:48 22 Oct 21
Recomiendo quitar el miedo y animarse a formar parte de la tripu del Atyla. Conocer茅is gente estupenda, disfrutar茅is de la naturaleza como nunca y aprender茅is de navegaci贸n a vela.
Veera Uski
Veera Uski
21:24 31 Jan 19
Atyla is an amazing ship and project going on all year long. In winter they have volunteers to repair the ship and during Summer they teach people of all ages to sail on a traditional sailing ship,... what she is.read more
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Atyla Ship Foundation
4.8
Based on 28 reviews
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Noor A. B.
Noor A. B.
11:06 29 Jul 22
Sin duda alguna es una experiencia inolvidable, te formas en navegaci贸n y a la vez personalmente. Es una semana de desconexi贸n, donde conoces personas incre铆bles disfrutando de la vida a bordo, de la tripulaci贸n y de los lugares que vas visitando. Cabe destacar que la tripulaci贸n demuestra gran profesionalidad, amabilidad y est谩n a tu disposici贸n en todo momento.
Mauricio Salinas
Mauricio Salinas
13:17 27 Jul 22
Para mi fue una experiencia que super贸 todas mis expectativas, por lo que aprend铆 (navegaci贸n, y social). La vida en el mar genera unos v铆nculos especiales, es una capsula atemporal que te permite desarrollar v铆nculos sin interferencias. Desde lo formal, la relaci贸n con los l铆deres amigable y cordial. Desde que que pis茅 cubierta me sent铆 parte eso que es mucho mas que un barco.
Celia
Celia
11:06 27 Jul 22
Es una experiencia inolvidable, la tripulaci贸n es simp谩tica, amable y encantadora. Conoces a mucha gente de distintas edades, lugares...aprendes sobre navegaci贸n, visitas sitios preciosos... Ha sido una semana incre铆ble.Una experiencia muyyyy recomendable 100% !!! 馃檪
I帽igo Leon
I帽igo Leon
12:48 22 Oct 21
Recomiendo quitar el miedo y animarse a formar parte de la tripu del Atyla. Conocer茅is gente estupenda, disfrutar茅is de la naturaleza como nunca y aprender茅is de navegaci贸n a vela.
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Atyla Ship
4.9
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Gerry Doria
Gerry Doria
2022-12-12T10:33:50+0000
Vivir completamente en un barco, no "veranear", es una esperiencia que te ense帽a la esencia de la vida. La verdadera filosof铆a de la vida. Y en esta... goleta tuve suerte y oportunidad de compartirla. Esta goleta es un recuerdo de una etapa de mi vida que repetir铆a ahora mismo! Compart铆 momento inolvidables con una tripulaci贸n inigualable!read more
Eric Mart铆nez Anad贸n
Eric Mart铆nez Anad贸n
2022-11-29T20:17:27+0000
Excelente experiencia a bordo! La tripulaci贸n muy profesional siempre me ha ense帽ado mucho...Con muchas ganas de volver a bordo y disfrutar de... navegar en esta goleta que tiene una historia tan bonita!Lo recomiend贸 a discreci贸n!!!read more
Laura Mestre Clemente
Laura Mestre Clemente
2022-11-29T20:06:56+0000
Ha sido un viaje inolbidable, me he sentido como en casa!!! Magnifica tripulaci贸n que ha sido muy profesional y ha cuidado mucho de nosotros.Lo... recomiendo a todo el mundo, no importa la edad!Hasta pronto familia!read more
Ethel Rosenfeldt
Ethel Rosenfeldt
2022-11-29T18:42:48+0000
Sailing experience with Atyla was just life changing! Its not only the freedom of the sea, the awesome places visited and the gorgeous ship itself,... but the people on it, running it and experiencing it. The soul of Atyla is its people and they are for life! And of course the most magical food, sail training, playful dolphins, glowing waters (bioluminescence), swimming in random places while anchoring and all the hard work with the loveliest people sums up as the best memories for life. If you are in doubt to choose, then this is your sign and it is time for your Atyla adventure story to tell others!! LOVE LOVE LOVE for this ship and humans! 馃グ馃槏馃グread more
Virginia Sosa Torres
Virginia Sosa Torres
2021-04-06T20:21:51+0000
Excelente experiencia , recomendable 100%, todos los tripulantes muy amables y cercanos, nos explicaron todo muy bien , vistas incre铆bles , los ni帽os... se lo pasaron en grande y los adultos tambi茅n ! Repetiremos sin duda !read more
Tony Franklin
Tony Franklin
2020-01-07T15:05:36+0000
2020 is looking very promising, four voyages booked so far including one on Atyla of course (Amsterdam to Bremerhaven). Last year鈥檚 trip from Bilbao... was so much fun how could I resist another trip on her?read more
Susan Ryan
Susan Ryan
2019-10-28T14:53:11+0000
My son , Charlie went on this ship and it was a trip of a lifetime . He was 15/16 years and I was nervous . The crew were so professional . He made... friends with the girls and boys , learned some sailing and cooking too . At the end of the leg there was a party on shore where he had a great time . I drove through Spain to Cadiz to collect him . He walked off the ship taller and more importantly gained confidence as it was such a positive experience and one of the best decisions I ever made for him . 馃憤馃憤馃憤read more
Da Tea Blue
Da Tea Blue
2019-06-17T07:56:22+0000
Great peeps! 馃馃徏馃彺鈥嶁槧锔忊湂馃徏
Yngve van der Meeren
Yngve van der Meeren
2019-04-19T22:11:55+0000
Sailed with this ship a few years ago. Great experience, a lot to learn, and an amazing crew
CoastalSafety Uae-Lanka
CoastalSafety Uae-Lanka
2019-04-19T10:37:53+0000
Very special experience onboard a traditional sailing ship. Myself and Wing would have enjoyed this!
Sapi Lekeitio
Sapi Lekeitio
2019-03-28T23:24:03+0000
Agusto en el atyla con toda la tripulacion pirata 馃殺馃嵒馃槝
Asier Muguerza
Asier Muguerza
2019-01-01T00:29:25+0000
live the adventure
Rafael Gardeazabal Arana
Rafael Gardeazabal Arana
2018-10-05T09:30:32+0000
Simplemente espectacular.
Rebeca Iglesias
Rebeca Iglesias
2018-09-19T22:07:07+0000
Agradecer a toda la tripulaci贸n por su buen hacer y el buen trato que nos dieron, nosotros disfrutamos un mont贸n del pasein en el Atyla hoy en Gij贸n... (primer viaje por mar de esta servidora).... e incluso quedamos con las ganas de m谩s ! 馃槉read more
Menno Vis
Menno Vis
2018-08-07T12:31:11+0000
Really great, unbelievable
Ramona Deerfield
Ramona Deerfield
2018-07-20T21:45:30+0000
Beautiful ship and very fun and kind crew. ATYLA has been family built and run ever since and you can feel that she鈥榮 very well loved 锟
Ant Ay
Ant Ay
2018-05-20T17:30:19+0000
Fa帽ch Reulier
Fa帽ch Reulier
2018-05-05T14:06:08+0000
very nice ship ! when will you be back to brest ? to see you again?
Maialen Kltzkrt
Maialen Kltzkrt
2018-04-27T12:18:07+0000
Espectacular proyecto,mejores personas y mucho amor y respeto! Experiencias recomendadisimas para la vida, el alma. Vernos m谩s all谩 de lo que somos.... Gracias Atyla!read more
Luis Eduardo Llorente Molina
Luis Eduardo Llorente Molina
2018-03-10T15:38:25+0000
Peter Loschko
Peter Loschko
2018-03-08T22:00:45+0000
It's not only the Sailing, but as well that people learn more about themselves, what they can achieve and even how to help to reach it (on your own... or with help).For the sailing: just unforgettable experience. 锟斤拷锟斤拷锟read more
Veera Suki
Veera Suki
2018-03-08T16:17:16+0000
Thomas Warmuth
Thomas Warmuth
2018-02-23T22:01:45+0000
Marian Verzo
Marian Verzo
2017-11-11T04:52:47+0000
Mysti SoThen
Mysti SoThen
2017-11-07T20:56:45+0000
Erin Densmore
Erin Densmore
2017-08-09T21:28:37+0000
Lucas Keltjens
Lucas Keltjens
2017-07-07T12:27:27+0000
Natxo De La Serna
Natxo De La Serna
2017-07-06T09:04:05+0000
BP Gonzalo
BP Gonzalo
2017-06-26T10:03:27+0000
The best way to share great experiences with great people. Everyday is a new adventure onboard.Stop thinking about it and join the next trip!!
Hans M眉ller
Hans M眉ller
2017-06-03T11:05:13+0000
Elena Ruiz De Zarate Ruiz de Austri
Elena Ruiz De Zarate Ruiz de Austri
2017-05-31T19:03:50+0000
Remedios Hernandez Montero
Remedios Hernandez Montero
2017-05-22T08:14:31+0000
Mamen Vicente Jimenez
Mamen Vicente Jimenez
2017-05-22T01:31:03+0000
Sue帽o con volver!!! No se pueden contar las sensaciones y experiencias a bordo de esta magnifica, 煤nica e irrepetible goleta. Hay que navegar en... ella, ver los amaneceres y quedarte atonit@ cuando los delfines te sonr铆en desde la proa. Compartir con gente maravillosa las horas de guardia mientras tomas un caf茅 y charlas de.... lo que quierasUna esperiencia 煤nica. Doy Fe!!!!read more
Ann O. Andersson
Ann O. Andersson
2017-05-21T20:24:13+0000
ATYLA, Obra maestra de ESTEBAN VICENTE, Capit谩n, carpintero y artista. No hay otra goleta igual, es una experiencia 煤nica! Enhorabuena si consigues... navegar con ella!read more
Lucia Vicente
Lucia Vicente
2017-05-21T17:13:28+0000
Chrzczonowicz Martynka
Chrzczonowicz Martynka
2017-04-27T08:32:16+0000
Edurne Arrasate Lauzirika
Edurne Arrasate Lauzirika
2017-04-23T17:59:35+0000
El pasado lunes nuestro hijo Odei embarc贸 en el Atyla con ganas de iniciar su aventura pero preocupado de si se encontrar铆a c贸modo durante la... traves矛a.... Hoy q ha llegado a Oporto, no quiere desembarcar y le encantar铆a seguir en el Atyla. As铆 que no me queda otra que agradeceros enormemente el haber conseguido que se sienta como en casa.Eskerrik asko!!!!!read more
Antoine Langford
Antoine Langford
2017-04-09T16:21:20+0000
Bon voyage a vous ..Bient么t Boston
Rodrigo Manu El Otero
Rodrigo Manu El Otero
2017-04-08T12:46:36+0000
Marcos Ferrer
Marcos Ferrer
2017-04-06T19:14:05+0000
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New! Day trips in Gij贸n

Atyla will be in Gij贸n during the Easter Holidays 2023, and we’ll be doing daily coastal excursions!

Sail around the bay of Gij贸n, feel the magic of sailing on a 31-metre historic ship, and enjoy a unique experience for the entire family.

Places are limited, and the tickets are running out.聽

Excursiones En Barco Gijo虂n Semana Santa 2023 Velero Atyla Poster Compartir Grande

The ship Atyla and its history

Atyla is a wooden schooner built in the 80’s to circumnavigate the earth following the Magellan-Elcano route. It was built following the designs of the sailing vessels of the XVIII century and it’s now classified as historic.

Today Atyla is the only wooden ship of its kind that does adventure sailing trips internationally.

Want to聽learn more about this unique sailing vessel?

Updated interiors plan rooms cabins facilities tanks beds bunks toilets bathrooms heads kitchen Atyla Ship Foundation

Join the Atyla family

Become part of the community that makes this project a reality.

Become an ambassador

Are you active in your community? Do you have a circle of influence? Do you want to have an impact?

Join our mission to promote emotional intelligence, critical thinking, social and environmental responsibility…

Use our materials or create your own. Let’s join forces to reach more people and raise awareness about how important these skills are for our future.

Volunteer with us

If you have time on your hands, you can join the winter maintenance works in Bilbao. Live on board for free, help hands-on and get a 200鈧 gift-card for every month you spend on board.

If you are a professional sailor, cook, coach, or marketer, you can apply to become a member of the crew or the office team. You won’t be doing it for the money, but for the amazing experience and the impact you can have with your effort.

An experience for true adventurers!