We navigate from open seas to high up in the mountains, embarking on journeys that you have never dreamed of while contributing to a better understanding of nature. Our expeditions and holidays in the arctic combine sailing with activities such as skiing, mountaineering, climbing, trail running, researching the ocean and shooting documentaries. We expertise lies in creating a safe, secure, engaging and accessible atmosphere throughout your voyage.

How it all started

Moondance Expeditions (former Sailing Taxi) came into being in 2014. Back then, it was just a name, a dream, a plan. Four students from Amsterdam wanted to sail around the world with the power of the wind to surf and climb in the most remote places.. In 2016 they bought their first boat and in 2019 the crew completed their first voyage around the Atlantic Ocean, reaching their goal of traveling with the wind for over 2 years and 17,000 nautical miles. Throughout their first journey they hosted up to 150 passengers and shot several documentaries


The idea

It all began with just a name, a dream, a plan. Four students from Amsterdam aspired to sail around the world, harnessing the power of the wind.


First boat

The Whisper, a Frers Canning 48, was purchased in Castine, Maine, America. Designed for offshore racing, significant renovations were undertaken upon its arrival in the Netherlands before the actual journey could commence.


First voyage

The crew successfully completed their inaugural voyage around the Atlantic Ocean. Following extensive time spent up north, a passion for Arctic sailing expeditions was ignited.



Moondance was spotted and acquired in The Netherlands. After months of effort and persistence, we secured our exceptional, one-of-a-kind vessel, Moondance. It was time for further Arctic exploration!

meet our crew

Young, passionate, professional and focused team that provides the best possible service. 

about moondance

The design of Moondance, a 56ft Koopmans, is based on designer Dick Koopmans’ own sailing ship “De Jager,” which won the “Round of Britain 2006” and “Cold Handed Cup 2007.” The Moondance is a one-of-a-kind vessel, built for expeditions and Arctic conditions.

The Moondance is a true sailing boat, which we find incredibly exciting. The cockpit is spacious and even has a real tiller. Inside, there is a roomy central lounge (3 meters high). The guests sleep in the front, and the crew sleeps in the back of the ship. On board, there are various types of heaters, hot water, a shower, toilet, plenty of storage space, and many other things.





Year: 2007 Life raft for 12 Lounge cabin
Dim: 17 x 4.65 x 2.35 Life vests for all Front: guest cabin
Mast: 22 m RIB light boat Rear: crew cabin
Displacement: 25 gt 3 x VHF with distress 2 heating systems
Water and fuel: 745 l AIS Warm shower
Engine: Iveco 100hp Epirb Oven
Sails: Main, 2*jib, gen MOB lifeboat Beamer

take a look inside

Interested in chartering our moondance boat?

We offer various collaboration opportunities for large groups, guides, tour operators / companies, hosts, and special projects. At Moondance Expeditions you can rent Moondance bare boat or as a full charter. 2024 and onwards we are mainly active in Northern Norway and Scotland. Moondance hosts up to 8 guests, if you like to come with more people, please send us an inquiry. We work with local partners to extend our fleet according to your wishes.