Join us in sustainable marine tourism through our informative sailing tours. Explore our precious blue planet with your fellow earth citizens and be part of progressive change in the world.
Each of our tours helps to achieve 3 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of:
Responsible Consumption & Production
Life Below Water
Sustainable Cities & Communities
See sustainabledevelopment.un.org for more info
Tour Languages: English, Norwegian, Japanese, some Spanish
If there's good wind, we set our sails.
We don't just bring you to a destination, we value the sailing journey and experience.
Our safety equipment, certifications, and ship standards have the highest compliance with the Norwegian Maritime Authority.
Every tour offers quality customer service, responsibly sourced food, passenger safety and care, informative presentations, and hands on sailing if you want to participate.
Who's operating the ship?
World Sea Explorers offers the expertise and experience of a former Navy Sea Captain, the world's highest rank at sea. Why is this valuable information? Your safety at sea is in good hands. See why below!
Types of Ship Operators
Military Sea Captain
Vessel Types & Locations: Military & civil ships all over the world.
Required Education: 2 years of civil steersman school, 5 years of military sea school, 2 years of sailing in different ships.
Civilian Sea Captain
Vessel Types & Locations: Civil ships all over the world
Required Education: 3 years of maritime school, 5 years of sailing with an assessor, 1 year sailing with a Sea Captain.
Sea captains must always follow the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) order & commission of the United Nations. SOLAS regulates the safety order for the whole ship, passengers & crew.
Sea captains are also licensed to practice the order of priests, police & doctors.
Vessel Types & Locations: Up to 24 meters in length
Required Education: 120 course hours for a certificate for Deck Officer Class 5 Pleasure Craft.
Vessel Types & Locations: 8 to 15 meters in length, & engine over 25 hp; up to 20 nautical miles from land.
Required Education: 1 hour test for a boating license. If you are born before 1980 you don't need a license.
Skippers follow the regulations of the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) governed by the federal political parties. NMA only regulates license validity.