Offshore Odysseys (the parent group) is a worldwide adventure business that launched in 1999. Between 1999 and 2005 we sailed over 45,000 miles across the South Pacific and Asia providing high impact, remote sailing, surfing and kitesurfing charters. In 2004 we hosted Raphael Salles and the F.One kitesurfing team in Fiji, which culminated in a feature length Stance film and provided the inspiration to create The Best Odyssey.

In 2006 we launched The BEST Odyssey, “a World Kiteboarding and Paragliding Expedition,” in partnership with Best Kiteboarding

Between 2006-2011 The Best Odyssey:

  • Documented over 130 virgin locations
  • Sailed 54,000+ miles
  • Circumnavigated the Earth
  • Rounded the Cape of Good Hope
  • Visited fifty countries
  • Received coverage in over sixty full-length magazine articles in five languages including features in Forbes, Outside, Islands and National Geographic Adventurer
  • Produced 17 short films

In late 2011-2012 our beloved vessel Discovery received a major 9 month refit in Spain to operate with a much reduced CO2 impact and many major upgrades to help her sail faster, lighter, and in more comfort in anticipation of The Cabrinha Quest.

In September of 2012 we launched The Cabrinha Quest, operated in partnership with Cabrinha Kites, a membership driven expedition designed to take its members and their guests to unique kitesurfing, surf, dive, and other watersports destinations around the world.

Between 2012 and 2018 The Cabrinha Quest:

  • Went even farther afield with expeditions to the fjords of Patagonia, Chile; the Louisiades, Papua New Guinea; Palau and many more
  • Hosted Pete Cabrinha and Keahi De Aboitiz for the incredible feature-length Red Bull film “Chapter One
  • Hosted the Patagonia surf team every year
  • Sailed over 40,000 miles

Commencing May 2018 our sailing vessel Discovery underwent a full year refit which included major interior upgrades, new carbon fibre hard dodger, new engines, new navigation instruments, sails, tender, and much, much more.

In June 2019 we relaunched the Cabrinha Quest and will circumnavigate the Earth on a planned 6 year expedition, taking its members and guests to the most remote kiteboarding and surf destinations in the world.

Between June 2019 and 2023 the Cabrinha Quest will:

  • Circumnavigate the Earth
  • Visit over 40 countries, including Indonesia, the Maldives, Madagascar, the Seychelles, Cape Verde, Norway, French Polynesia, Fiji, Micronesia, Japan and the United States (Alaska)
  • Kite, surf, dive, spearfish, SUP, sail where none have before!


Founder and partner, GAVIN MCCLURG

Offshore Odysseys is managed by Gavin McClurg. When it comes to finding wind and waves in remote places, Gavin is without a doubt one of the most knowledgeable and experienced skippers in the world. He grew up on boats in the Pacific Northwest and commercially fished in the Bering Sea before getting into sailing in the mid 90’s. He has 13 straight years at sea under sail across all three oceans of the world. He’s rounded both Capes (Horn and Good Hope); racked up over 160,000 blue water miles; sailed solo across the Atlantic and through the Java Sea and Malacca Straits; and is passionate about protecting wild places for future generations. He will be using this first-hand experience and passion to continue to guide The Cabrinha Quest on its mission.

Partner and CEO Bart and Dagmar de Zwart

Offshore Odysseys is operated by Bart en Dagmar de Zwart. Bart is a watermen who has done everything in the ocean from paddling and windsurfing in Jaws to open ocean SUP crossings and expeditions in Nepal, Greenland and Zambia. Dagmar and Bart, sailed around the world and have a fast knowledge of all the nations and exiting spots. Dagmar loves to cook for the guest on board and guide them around.  They have had windsurf/kite centers around the world and are passionate about the environment and the protecting  the ocean.