Summer is over and the maintenance of our beloved ship is in need of some extra pair of hands! If you have time to spend, and love the dark and musky fragrance of tar?
Sète 23 – 27 March, 2023
Our first stopover in 2023 is beautiful Sète in the south of France. We are moored at Quay d'Alger, right at the heart of Sète. We will of course be open to visitors during our stay. Book your visit online now to save your spot on board. Welcome on board!
Departure time 27 March is at 18:00.
Visit the ship
Come on board and visit the ship! Learn about the history of the Swedish East India Company and the adventures of the original Götheborg that sailed three times to Asia. Hear modern tales of sailing an 18th century ship, feel the authentic atmosphere, and listen to everything from captivating stories to the tremendous art of shipbuilding.
Opening hours in Sète
24 March 10:00–14:30 (last entry 13:45)
25 March 10:00-20:00 (last entry 19:15)
26 March 10:00-18:00 (last entry 17:15)
27 March 12:00-15:00 (last entry 14:00)
We have station guiding on board. The ship deckhands are stationed throughout the ship to answer questions in English (We try to have local speakers on board, but cannot guarantee that. Please also note that all written information on board is in English).
The visit takes about 45 minutes to an hour.
Tickets & prices
Children 5-16 years: 6€
Children 0-4 years: Free of charge
Book your tickets online to save your space. Subject to availability, tickets are also sold at the ship.
Questions about tickets? Please see our ticket FAQ.
Welcome on board!
On board Götheborg you will visit the beautiful weather deck with the helm, capstan and ship’s bell. Sundeck offers great views of the ship and masts, and down on gun deck there are ten impressive cannons. Don’t miss the two pieces from the original ship, one piece by the historical cupboard with porcelain and chalk pipes on gun deck, and the other one recessed into the helm.
Come prepared with all your questions!
We have station guiding on board when in port. That means that you follow a marked route around the ship and the ship’s deckhands are stationed in different places around the ship, ready to tell you about the ship, sailing on board and the European Tour 2023.
We try to have local speakers on board during open ship, but can only guarantee that we can answer questions in English. All written information on board is also in English.
Sail with us 2023
You can be part of the unique adventure of sailing as a deckhand on board Götheborg. You will experience life on board a 18th century ship and make friends for life. As a deckhand you sail together with the professional crew, are not required to have any sailing experience and will get training on board.
We only have spaces left on two of our sailing legs - read more about them below.
Sailing leg four
Navigating the Channel - Jersey to Rotterdam
Leaving the Channel Islands behind, this sailing leg will offer a beautiful stretch of sailing with nine days at sea. Going through the narrow English Channel, which is one of the world’s busiest waters, will mean exciting night navigation and a busy time for whoever is keeping watch at the bowsprit or standing at the helm.
The stopover at the end of this sailing leg will take us to one of the largest ports in the world, also known for its modern architecture and design – Rotterdam.
Don’t miss out on a channel adventure!
Total number of days: 13 days
Days at sea: 9 days
Days in port: 4 days
Sign on: Jersey, Monday 1 May 2023
Sign off: Rotterdam, Saturday 13 May 2023
Sailing leg five
The North Sea Spring Adventure – Rotterdam to Hamburg
During this sailing leg you will not only experience North Sea sailing in some of the busiest waters in Europe, but also the exciting hustle and bustle of going out of Rotterdam, one of the world’s largest ports. Even though this is one of the shortest sailing legs this year, we aim to follow weather and wind for some great sailing.
This sailing leg is perfect for anyone who only has time for a shorter sailing adventure.
Head out with us on a great spring sail!
Total number of days: 10 days
Days at sea: 5 days
Days in port: 5 days
Sign on: Rotterdam, Saturday 13 May 2023
Sign off: Hamburg, Monday 22 May 2023
Photo: Dan Norrå. From sailing leg 6, 2022, Oslo–London.
Good news! We will extend the period that we are open to visitors in Eriksberg, Gothenburg. All through September 2023, we will stay open for guided tours on weekends. Opening hours will be 11:00–16:00 and tours will leave once an hour. Welcome on board the world's largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship!
At the end of August, Götheborg of Sweden will attend Sweden’s largest shipping event, Donsö Shipping Meet (DSM). It’s the first time that the ship will attend the event, and it is also the first time that Götheborg will moor at Donsö in the southern archipelago outside of Gothenburg.