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Bali (ID) - Madagascar (MG) - Cape Town (ZA)

30 October 2018 - 28 January 2019

90 days, Picton Castle

From € 13160,-

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Expedition Oceancrossing

Normal price: € 13160,-

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Picton Castle:
Bali (ID) - Madagascar (MG) - Cape Town (ZA)

30 October 2018 - 28 January 2019

Oceancrossing, tropical climates and discovering beautiful islands – this trip has it all, in almost 3 months. Board the Tall Ship Picton Castle in Bali for an epic voyage across the Indian Ocean towards South Africa. On the way you will visit Rodrigues on the Mauritius Island – an on-earth paradise with astonishing beaches, a water-clear ocean and tropical temperatures. Then you will hop on to La Reunion and take the time to discover Madagascar: a big island-state well known for it’s incredible biodiversity. No sailing experience required. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 18 years.

Ports

Bali is one of Indonesian islands and a major tourist destination due to its beautiful landscapes, aboundant wildlife and numerous historical sites. Visit majestic waterfalls, the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary or the former royal palace of Tirtagangga before realxing on a beach. If you're looking for adventure, Bali has a lot of exciting activities to offer, including canyoning, riding quads, biking and climbing the active volcano of Mount Batur at sunrise!

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!

  • Bali (ID)

  • Cape Town (ZA)

Key points

  • Dates: 30 October 2018 - 28 January 2019
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 40
  • 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: sleeping bags and towels
  • "It was the most amazing thing I have done so far in my life! I loved it!"

    Agnes (16)

You sail on the Picton Castle

Picton Castle sailing all sails
Shipping type: Barque
Homeport: Avatiu, Cook Islands
Date built: 1928
Trainees: 40
Length: 45m
Height of mast: 29,57m
Sail: 1157m2

Deep water, square rigger, ocean voyaging at its best. The barque Picton Castle is known for her international voyages, crossing oceans and a high standard of seamanship training. This 179-foot sailing ship accommodates 52 people, including 12 professional crew members …

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