A fully crewed sailing charter with World Sea Explorers is unlike any holiday experience you may have ever had. It will open a door to see and experience the more remote islands and fjords that are not easily accessible to most people. 


Create a custom charter, or choose from a variety of set tours such as sailing the entire Norwegian coast, sailing to discover the Lofoten islands, ski & sail with dog sledding, fishing trips and short day cruises.  Our boat is perfect for private groups, companies, special events or meetings, sailing & travel enthusiasts, and active outdoor fanatics.

Contact us if you are a company that is interested in contracting our boat into your fleet for your tours or expeditions.


We tailor your charter for your unique requests.


Norway's only former Navy Sea Captain who knows the seas best.


From the crew, food, suppliers & partners, we support the locals! 


We take care of the earth, as the earth takes care of us.


World Sea Explorers is on a mission to help people be more happy, healthy, and connected to the seas for the sake of all life on earth.


We work hard on implementing our environmental policy and make it as efficient as possible. We strive to maintain an essential ecological balance and help conserve natural heritage and biodiversity. Our goal is to operate on sustainability principles which includes a balance of the local environment, economy, society and culture.  Our vision is a world where animals and people are respected and live in sustainable habitats in harmony with the earth.



Our focus on diversity and inclusion is about making S/Y Stella Oceana a great place to be for all people. We focus on diversity because it's the right thing to do. Doing the right thing is how we best serve our guests, so it only makes sense that it is incorporated into our overall business. You can see and feel our commitment from the inside out.  Diversity is embedded in the way we think about business and individuals regardless of their race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, disability status or any other dimension of diversity. Our distinctive approach to diversity is based on a belief that we each have a personal accountability for acceptance to live in harmony.


Sachi Maekawa

Operations Manager

Sachi has a degree in International Business Management.  She worked in the corporate world for 15 years, far removed from the outdoors but felt a longing to be at sea.  Over time, this longing became stronger, so she joined many environmental organizations, studied whales, became a divemaster, a freediver, and is a certified ships crew.  She loves being in and on the water and has a passion for marine conservation.

Kenneth Tårnes

Sea Captain

Kenneth is a world class Sea Captain, the highest international designation by SOLAS, for over 26 years. His experience at sea aboard a wide range of ships in the Norwegian coast and world wide is notably unique.  Sailing is one of his favorite things to do and he has a profound passion for bringing peace to the seas and all life on this beautiful planet.

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