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The Stavanger region sailing experience

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Strandkaien 22, Stavanger 4005, Norway
+47 957 51 688
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The Barba Experience

The weekend trip onboard Barba has been one of my best sailing experiences. We went out Thursday... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
William R
Andreas and Barba: best day of your life

Having read about Rogaland in many sagas, and being insanely pumped to explore the area around... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
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Barba is an expedition sailing yacht that has encountered whales and polar bears on her way - and has been featured in Huffington Post, CNN, BBC and more. She is currently in Stavanger, where her captain grew up. With the boat a green non intrusive platform, you can experience the full range of what the region has to offer, be it seal safari out at sea, or sightseeing in the fjords.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Strandkaien 22, Stavanger 4005, Norway
+47 957 51 688
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weekend trip onboard Barba has been one of my best sailing experiences. We went out Thursday evening heading towards Lysefjorden. Weather was sunny and no wind, so we had to go by motor power. First layover was at Flørli. Woke up early next day...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Having read about Rogaland in many sagas, and being insanely pumped to explore the area around Stavanger, I reached out to Andreas after finding Barba.no on google. Incredible luck to find such a superb young man - an excellent sailor, a curious young man, and...More

1  Thank HaroldEngstrom
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We could have gone by car to start the hike to these tops sites, but why do that? Being on the Barba boat made everything so much easier. Marine Biologist Andreas acted as the captain, cook and guide and the boat was the hotel, transport...More

1  Thank PatDykstra
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I had the pleasure to cross the north Sea with Barba on our way to the Faroe Islands. A fantastic journey which included diving, hanggliding, fishing, cave exploration and off course lots of sailing. Captain Heide is a highly professional and experienced sailor and he...More

Thank santat02
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a sailing adventure, or just a calm sailing into the fjords surrounding Stavanger, then Barba Boat should definitely be your pick.  The highly experienced and friendly captain Andreas will make sure you have an enjoyable and safe trip, as he...More

Thank Pauline D
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Norway, if you haven't sailed this coastline then be prepared for a jaw dropping experience thats is unrivalled by any location on this planet. It has it all. Barba is a boat that not only comfortable but is truly well equipped for ocean going voyages....More

Thank ndfraser
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I spent 2+ weeks aboard Barba with Captain Andreas and his international crew of amazing unique adventurers. We sailed in mid-January from Tromso and were able to observe humpback and orca whales in the most beautiful landscape imaginable. Barba is quite cozy and felt like...More

Thank Jess1067
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The boat offers a wide spectrum of activities and experiences, guided by a man who is at one with the nature which he clearly loves. Eating freshly picked scallops while being surrounded by "lord of the rings"-like scenery was one of the high points. The...More

Thank Nikolai I
Reviewed 15 June 2017

What a great way to enjoy Stavanger, its nature, people and local catch. The experienced captain brought us to some ports we never would find on our own. Over a weekend we covered all from sailing to free diving, spear fishing, picking shells and hiking...More

Thank Carsten K
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I spent almost two weeks aboard SY Barba together Captain Andreas Heide and the rest of the crew (5 persons in total). I was welcomed in the best possible way and shared a comfortable cabin with one of the other guests. Everything was well organized...More

Thank Nomad S
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