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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Strandkaien 22, Stavanger 4005, Norway
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+47 957 51 688
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

Among my family's extensive travel experiences, our day aboard the Barba sailing through Norways other-worldly land and sea scapes with Skipper Andreas Heide, was one of the most unforgettable adventures we've had. Andreas provided everything we needed, including binoculars, warm, water-proof gear and wets suits....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Andreas H, Owner at The Stavanger region sailing experience, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Rossy, It was my great pleasure to introduce you and your family to one of my favourite parts of the Stavanger region :) The only thing missing was a couple of more days! Greeting from myself, Barba the seals and the ocean to all of...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We had a blast on the Barba. Andreas is a great guid and he really wants to make sure his guests have a great time. He even gave us invaluable advice on hiking pulpit rock the next day and followed up to make sure it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Andreas H, Owner at The Stavanger region sailing experience, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Lauren, big thank you to you and your familiy for contributing to a great sail. I look forward to the next time! :) All the best, Andreas

Reviewed 2 July 2018

My wife's parents were visiting, and as they sail back in the USA, we thought it would be nice to get out on the water in Stavanger. I feel incredibly lucky we found Andreas and the Barba. Not only did Andreas arrange for beautiful weather,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Andreas H, Owner at The Stavanger region sailing experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Nicholas, thank you for the review. It was great having you all onboard. The only thing missing was a bit of wind. Next time!! :)

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing experience aboard the Barba. Captain Andreas is both knowledgeable and experienced in all things that made our trip a truly memorable experience. We are a close knit party of five including a 12 year (who’s expectations are a bit tough...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Andreas H, Owner at The Stavanger region sailing experience, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Monica and team. It was my pleasure to have you onboard, and I am glad we all had such a good time. Please tell Aedrek to keep staying fit, and practice the dinghy skills. It might get needed in the future. Enjoy the rest of...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018

For an authentic Norwegian travel experience and encounter that you won't find in any guidebooks to Norway (at least not yet, anyway), spend a few nights aboard Barba with the captain, Andreas. I've sailed with him in his backyard in Stavanger (Lysefjord, Kvitsoy) and much...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Andreas H, Owner at The Stavanger region sailing experience, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you Terry! As you know, its always about the team effort, so thank you for your massive contributions to the Barba adventures so far. A lot of scallops out there with our names on them, waiting for us :) Next time!

Reviewed 14 June 2018

We have thoroughly enjoyed sailing the Barba for two days, an extended family of 5 people. From (almost) open north sea sailing to the serene Lysefjord, we stopped for swimming, SUP, deep water solo climbing and (a surprisingly comfortable) overnight onboard. Andreas, the Captain, was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Andreas H, Owner at The Stavanger region sailing experience, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Gilat, the pleasure was equally much mine! I got to the things I love, while enjoying your good company. The Rock climbing was a new one, and one of many highlights. Look forward to the next time! Andreas

Reviewed 5 November 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2016
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2016
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