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Port Stanley (FK) - Antarctica (AQ) - Puerto Williams (CL)

09 December 2022 - 17 January 2023

39 days, Tecla

From € 12000,-

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15-25 years: € 12000,-
26+: € 14000,-

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Tecla:
Port Stanley (FK) - Antarctica (AQ) - Puerto Williams (CL)

09 December 2022 - 17 January 2023

Spend the holiday season exploring the Southern Ocean! Discover the shores of Falkland Islands before sailing to remote South Georgia. The wildlife is simply breath-taking! Spend some days visiting the area before heading for Antarctica. The Elephant Island will be your first land fall. Following this chain of Islands you will come to the South Shetland Islands. From there the journey will continue to take in the sights of the great white continent. Possible places to visit are Half-moon bay, Paradise harbour, Port Lockroy. It is very likely that you’ll end up in the company of humpback and fin whales. You can also expect many penguins and a great variety of seals. After a life-changing cruise through this new world it is time to set off for Tierra Del Fuego, the land of fire. On the way across the Drake Passage Tecla will try to make landfall at Cape Horn and Isla Navarino before finishing this voyage in Chile. Please be aware that all landing sites depend on wind, weather and ice conditions. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Port Stanley is the capital city of the Falkland Islands - a British overseas territory off the coast of Argentina. Take a trip to the Falkland Islands Museum to find out about the archipelago's stormy past. A trek to the Gypsy Cove will reward you with beautiful views, including the seals and penguins, while the Christ Church Cathedral is the southernmost Anglican cathedral in the world! The shipwreck of 19th century Lady Elisabeth in Whalebone Cove is easily visible from the shore.

Puerto Williams is a city in southern Chile, located on the Beagle Channel. The location makes it a perfect starting point for visits to Antarctica and Cape Horn. If you're ready for more adventures after your journey, you can go on a hike in the nearby mountains. For a more relaxed time, visit Martin Gusinde Anthropological Museum, known as the southernmost museum in the world! There you can learn about local history (dating back 10,000 years!) as well as the natural environment.

  • Port Stanley (FK)

Key points

  • Dates: 9 December 2022 - 17 January 2023
  • Embarkation: 18:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 16
  • 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
  • This booking is covered by EOC Verzekeringsadvies BV (instead of Windseeker's usual STO Garant).
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • All bedding and towels are provided on board
  • "It was cozy and comfortable, but hard work and exciting."

    Keshan (17), UK

You sail on the Tecla

Tecla
Shipping type: Ketch
Homeport: Winkel (NL)
Date built: 1915
Trainees:
Length: 38
Height of mast: 23
Sail: 380m2

One of the most splendid traditional sailing ships. This solid, authentic-rigged ship is not only one of the most beautiful herring loggers, but also a very good sailor. Tecla has won several prizes during the Tall Ships Races and Regattas. …

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Windseeker logs

  • Sailing Ship in the Tropics

    Anne Margeretha

    Tropics

    – by Annet

    Sometimes you have afternoons which are exactly how you thought they would be on a sailing ship in the tropes: the sun just right above your head, a cool breeze in the front, lightly cracking sails and murmuring waves… You are …

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  • A Few Moments of Peace

    Morgenster, September 2014

    Baltic Sea

    – by Windseeker Jan

    "There were dolphins!”, my watch mate told me when I emerged from my cabin. “Hundreds of them! Jumping and blowing! You missed them!” I thought he was pulling my leg, but apparently he wasn’t. When seasickness claims you, you miss …

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Photos

  • Dolphins
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This Journey is not covered by the STO Garant guarantee.