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Puerto Williams (CL) - Antarctica (AQ) - Puerto Williams (CL)

19 January - 08 February 2023

20 days, Tecla

From € 7140,-

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15-25 years: € 7140,-
26+: € 8400,-

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Tecla:
Puerto Williams (CL) - Antarctica (AQ) - Puerto Williams (CL)

19 January - 08 February 2023

Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula. When starting the crossing of the infamous Drake passage, 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. If the ice allows, Tecla might then transit the Le Maire channel with its awesome views, before sailing back to Chile. Please be aware that all landing sites depend on wind, weather and ice conditions. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

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.

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.

Key points

  • Dates: 19 January 2023 - 8 February 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 the most amazing thing I have done so far in my life! I loved it!"

    Agnes (16)

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

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    – by Killian Borland (17)

    I was a youth volunteer on The Maybe for the month of June 2017. It was an experience that I will never forget. I loved every minute of it. One of the best things about sailing on The Maybe is that …

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