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Cape Town (ZA) - Ascension Island (GB)

13 April - 06 May 2017

23 days, Bark Europa

From € 1620,-

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6 person cabin: € 1620,-
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Bark Europa:
Cape Town (ZA) - Ascension Island (GB)

13 April - 06 May 2017

Escape to the ocean! During this voyage you will sail from South Africa to the Ascension Island and have plenty of opportunities to learn all about sailing, maintenance of a ship, and also get some knowledge about scientific research on the oceans. Still, expect enough free time to get to know your crew and other trainees better and have lots of fun together. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Cape Town, close to Cape of Good Hope, is a wonderful place where African and European cultures mix and match in interesting ways. The city offers lots of entertainment and fine cuisine, and there is much to see! Visit the Table Mountain, saunter along the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, check out Robben Island where Nelson Mandela used to be imprisoned, and of course no Windseeker's visit is complete without a trip to Cape Point. If you have time, a drive along the coast is highly recommended!

Ascension Island is an isolated volcanic island in the equatorial waters of the South Atlantic Ocean, roughly midway between the horn of South America and Africa. The sparsely inhabited island is one of the most remote places in the world. Discover the unique wildlife, including seabirds and marine turtles, go snorkelling in the beautiful ocean or take a hike around the island. Because of its geographical isolation you will be one of very few tourists to ever visit the island.

  • Cape Town (ZA)

  • Ascension Island (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 13 April 2017 - 6 May 2017
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 48
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "It was the most amazing thing I have done so far in my life! I loved it!"

    Agnes (16)

You sail on the Bark Europa

Shipping type: Bark
Homeport: Den Haag (NL)
Date built: 1911
Trainees: 48
Length: 56m
Height of mast: 33m
Sail: 1250 m2

First class world wonderer. The Bark Europa has sailed every ocean and visited every continent. This three-master is equipped with a total of 30 sails and has participated in many Tall Ships' Races since 1994. In 2000 the Europa came …

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Windseeker logs

  • How to avoid and deal with seasickness

    – by Windseeker

    A lot of Windseekers mention the fear of seasickness as one of their biggest pre-journey anxieties. Most of us have been there, and lived to tell the tale. Today we come to you with a handful of advice on how …

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  • Arrival Kristiansand

    Vega Gamleby

    Skarhamn - Kristiansand - Aalborg

    – by Jeroen (18) and Anouk (16)

    Jeroen After being the most seasick person on the whole boat, today I felt better again! So happy with this, had a lot of fun in my watch. This watch we got the chance to climb in the mast. First I …

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Photos

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