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Saint Helena (SH) - Ascension Island (SH)

18 May - 25 May 2025

7 days, Oosterschelde

From € 1680,-

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Oosterschelde:
Saint Helena (SH) - Ascension Island (SH)

18 May - 25 May 2025

DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 30. From Saint Helena sail to Ascension Island, considered one of the most interesting volcanic islands in the world. It is home to vast nesting turtle populations, migrating land crabs, large seabird colonies, colonial forts and an artificial rainforest instigated by Darwin. Consider staying on Ascension Island after disembarkation and joining a guided tour to explore the wildlife and history of the island (tour planned for 25-30.05.2025).
There is no more Covid-19 protocol on board, but the participants must make sure that they comply with the rules of the countries visited during the Journeys.

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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.

  • Saint Helena (SH)

Key points

  • Dates: 18 May 2025 - 25 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)
  • "Take chances. If you don't try, you'll never know."

    Myriam (20), Belgium

Oosterschelde

You sail on the Oosterschelde

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