The Santa Barbara Anna is a historical sailing ship which has been inspected and certified by the German maritime safety association (SeeBG). It has a fully fitted galley, a large mess area, 20 sleeping berths, three toilets, one shower and two washbasins.

Deck layout Santa Barbara Anna Rostock


The galley is the realm of our cooks, who upon request will conjure up a whole three (or more) course meal for you to enjoy on your trip. That may sound excessive, but you'll be surprised how hungry the sea air makes you. Alternatively, you can bring your own food or catering service - please discuss with the ship's cook first. A range of soft drinks and draft beer are always available on board.

Mess / berths

The mess is both a common room and the area where meals are taken. It contains a large dining table and comfortable padded benches and chairs.

Specially designed berths and mattresses allow you to rest soundly and get your strength back after a tiring day at sea. Nine of the berths are arranged over two levels in a separated area off the mess, while another eleven, reserved mainly for the crew, can be found aft of the mess. Sheets and blankets are available on board, but please bring your own sleeping bag and pillow. For times when the number of sailors on overnight trips exceeds the number of berths, five to six beds can be made up on the benches in the mess. These are narrow, but surprisingly soft and comfortable.


Your luggage can be stored under the bunks and under the benches in the mess. Please bring holdalls and duffel bags rather than bulky suitcases.

A note on the voyages

Finally, please note that the Santa Barbara Anna's charm is rustic rather than luxurious, in line with the true ambience aboard the sailing ships of the past. Do not expect a 5-star holiday, and don't bother bringing suits or evening dresses. Sturdy shoes and warm, waterproof clothing, however, are a must.

Please note the rules for guest sailors (available in German only)!

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