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Cape Town (ZA) - Saint Helena (SH)

28 April - 10 May 2025

12 days, Oosterschelde

From € 1950,-

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Oosterschelde:
Cape Town (ZA) - Saint Helena (SH)

28 April - 10 May 2025

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 29.Sail from South Africa to the remote Atlantic island of Saint Helena. It has been described as a ‘living museum’ for its rich history. Home to hundreds of unique animals and plants, as well as Longwood House, where Napoleon Boneparte was exiled. Regular flights depart Saint Helena for onward travel. A land-based guided tour of the fascinating historic sites and wildlife hotspots of Saint Helena is planned for 11-17/05/2025. Stay on Saint Helena after this voyage leg to join this tour. IMPORTANT: In order to join this journey you must send a proof of vaccination 48h prior to the embarkation. If the situation gives cause to do so, the crew can ask you to take a Sars-Cov-2 Antigen rapid test when you come on board. All Oosterschelde crew members are vaccinated. Book now with a deposit payment of € 500. This deposit is fully refundable until December 31st 2022.

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!

Saint Helena is a charming and very remote island, almost 2,000 km west of Africa and 4,000 km east of South America. Due to its isolation it is famously a place where Napoleon Bonaparte was sent to exile. Nowadays it has a population of approx. 4,500 people and is a perfect spot for nature lovers. You can go on hiking trips of varied difficulty, take a dolphin-watching trip, try local food and experience a slower kind of life, with sparse internet coverage.

  • Cape Town (ZA)

  • Saint Helena (SH)

Key points

  • Dates: 28 April 2025 - 10 May 2025
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 09:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 24
  • 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
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels for swimming (regular towels available on board)
  • "I’m not even lying when I say this has been the best journey of my life, I’m super happy and satisfied and would definitely recommend to a friend."

    Manda (15), Denmark

You sail on the Oosterschelde

Oosterschelde
Shipping type: Three-masted topsail schooner
Homeport: Rotterdam (NL)
Date built: 1917
Trainees: 24
Length: 50m
Height of mast: 36m
Sail: 891 m2

An adventurous classic; stepping on board this monumental beauty is like stepping into another world. The atmosphere on board the Oosterschelde is one filled with history and adventure. The classical interior and brass polished details make you feel right at …

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Windseeker logs

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    Sunderland-Esbjerg

    – by Trainees

    Date – 14/07/18 Watch / Trainees – 8-12 – Chris Dow and Cecilie Olsen We woke up at 8 am British time, then at 8:15 am we gathered in the galley as breakfast was served. Shortly after breakfast, during a minor briefing, we …

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  • Dolphins

    Pollenca

    Oosterschelde

    Pollenca, Spain

    – by Ship

    The harbour of Soller is situated beautifully in a small natural bay at the northern side of the island Mallorca. Directly after departure we set the sails and with a southwestern wind 4-5 Bft we sailed to the east side …

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Photos

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