Darwin 200 Expedition

Darwin 200 Expedition

Darwin 200 Expedition

Darwin 200 Expedition

Follow in Charles Darwin's Footsteps

Become part of DARWIN200, a planetary conservation initiative that will empower the next generation’s elite environmental leaders and engage millions of students worldwide in conservation projects.

Over 2023-2025, the beautiful Tall Ship Oosterschelde will re-sail the route of Charles Darwin’s voyage aboard HMS Beagle and make landfall at key locations where Darwin stepped ashore. During each of these stops, the Ship will host groups of DARWIN LEADERS to undertake research projects in exactly the same locations visited by Charles Darwin two centuries ago.

DARWIN200 is searching for enthusiastic individuals to join the trainee crew and sail the spectacular tall ship Oosterschelde along 32 legs that make up the 2023-2025 Global Voyage.

The Oosterschelde

The Global Voyage will be undertaken aboard the historic 50 m long Tall Ship Oosterschelde. Built in 1918, this uniquely restored, three-masted schooner is one of the most beautiful historic vessels afloat.

She can carry 24 voyage crew (trainees) plus professional crew. She has a bar, a piano and a wood-fired stove.

You will be accommodated in comfortable, single-sex cabins that consist of 2 or 4 bunks.

All cabins aboard Oosterschelde are fitted with a washbasin with hot and cold running water. Showers are communal. In the spacious and stylishly appointed salon there are reading tables, seating areas and a piano. The floor heating and wood-burning stove ensure an agreeable temperature inside.

In the salon the captain or first mate will inform you on the progress of the voyage and the weather on a daily basis. The library offers books on the area being travelled, the flora and fauna and other ships. General literature is also available, as are a number of DVDs and magazines.

Sing-up process

Step 1. Select a Voyage Leg and complete an online booking form to apply to join.
Step 2. We will review your booking form. If all details are in order and availability remains, we will offer you a place by email.
Step 3. We will invoice you for a deposit payment of 500 Euros for each place on each voyage leg you apply to join. This deposit is fully refundable until December 31st, 2022.
Step 4. On receipt of your deposit payment, we will confirm your place. Welcome aboard – you are part of the Global Voyage, contingent upon your completing the remaining steps.

Step 5. We will send you a link to an online Voyage Information Form, which contains essential medical and safety information that we require prior to sailing. Your details will be kept strictly confidential. You must complete the Voyage Information Form by December 31st, 2022.
Step 6. 50% of the balance for your participation will be due on January 1st, 2023.
Step 7. The remaining 50% of the balance will be due 60 days prior to your embarkation on Oosterschelde.
Step 8. Preparations for your Adventure - we will provide information and support to assist you prior to joining Oosterschelde. Before the start of your voyage leg, you will be introduced to your shipmates via a preparatory information and Q&A sessions on Zoom.

The Journeys

Choose one ore more of the following Journeys to embark on an unforgettable adventure

Oosterschelde

Plymouth (GB) - Tenerife (ES)

14 Aug 2023 - 26 Aug 2023
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 1. Sail from Plymouth (England), where Charles Darwin stepped aboard HMS Beagle, to the Tenerife (Canary Islands). Explore the breathtaking beaches and...
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Oosterschelde

Tenerife (ES) - Sal (CV)

03 Sep 2023 - 11 Sep 2023
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 2. Sail from Tenerife to the Cape Verde Islands to discover the tropical landscapes, sapphire waters and diverse wildlife that enthralled Charles...
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Oosterschelde

Sal (CV) - Fernando de Noronha (BR)

20 Sep 2023 - 01 Oct 2023
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 3: across the Atlantic! Sail from Cape Verge to the spectacular, volcanic islands of Fernando de Noronha, off the coast of Brazil....
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Oosterschelde

Fernando de Noronha (BR) - Salvador de Bahia (BR)

09 Oct 2023 - 17 Oct 2023
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 4. Sail from Fernando de Norohna (Brazil) to the spectacular Brazilian coast to reach the city of Salvador, a UNESCO World Heritage Site...
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Oosterschelde

Salvador de Bahia (BR) - Rio de Janeiro (BR)

27 Oct 2023 - 04 Nov 2023
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 5. Sail south along the breath-taking coast of Brazil, past Sugarloaf Mountain into one of the most beautiful harbours of the world. Explore...
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Oosterschelde

Rio de Janeiro (BR) - Montevideo (UY)

14 Nov 2023 - 25 Nov 2023
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 6. Sail from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo, the colourful and historic capital city of Uruguay, located on the northeastern bank of the...
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Oosterschelde

Montevideo (UY) - Buenos Aires (AR)

03 Dec 2023 - 04 Dec 2023
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 7. Sail across the Río de la Plata from Montevideo to Buenos Aires to discover Argentina’s most energetic city. From wine-tasting in...
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Oosterschelde

Buenos Aires (AR) - Puerto Santa Cruz (AR)

06 Dec 2023 - 19 Dec 2023
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 8. Sail along the Argentine coast, past kilometres of pristine beaches and bays. Follow Charles Darwin’s footsteps and journey deep into Patagonia to...
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Oosterschelde

Puerto Santa Cruz (AR) - Stanley (FK)

28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 9. Sail to the Falkland Islands, home to an astounding range of wildlife, including five species of penguins, the world’s largest albatross...
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Oosterschelde 1 kopie
Oosterschelde

Stanley (FK) - Punta Arenas (CL)

13 Jan 2024 - 21 Jan 2024
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 10. Explore the Strait of Magellan and spot penguins, seals and whales from the deck of our ship! In the heart of this...
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Oosterschelde

Concepcion (CL) - Valparaiso (CL)

29 Feb 2024 - 03 Mar 2024
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 12. Sail from Concepción to the historical city of Valparaiso, home to UNESCO world heritage Spanish colonial architecture. The city is known...
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Oosterschelde

Valparaiso (CL) - Callao (PE)

12 Mar 2024 - 23 Mar 2024
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 13. Sail north with views across the Atacama Desert, famed for some of the most unearthly scenery in South America. Land at...
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Oosterschelde

Callao (PE) - Puerto Lucia (EC)

31 Mar 2024 - 07 Apr 2024
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 14. Start sailing along the coast of the Attacama and end at jungleclad shores near Guyayauil. This adventurous journey passes quaint fishing...
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Trainees in a dinghy with Tall Ship Oosterschelde in the background
Oosterschelde

Galapagos (EC) - Easter Island (CL)

19 May 2024 - 04 Jun 2024
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 16. Sail between two of the world’s most fascinating island groups. Explore the incredible Galapagos Islands before boarding for this leg and discover...
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Oosterschelde

Easter Island (CL) - Mangareva (PF)

13 Jun 2024 - 29 Jun 2024
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 17. Sail across the Pacific Ocean to land at fascinating Pitcairn Island, home to the descendants of the mutiny on the Bounty....
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Oosterschelde

Mangareva (PF) - Papeete (PF)

08 Jul 2024 - 22 Jul 2024
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 18. During this voyage leg you will explore the islands of western French Polynesia, stopping in locations where few tourists are able...
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Oosterschelde

Papeete (PF) - Raratonga (CK)

11 Aug 2024 - 23 Aug 2024
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 20. Sail to one of the Pacific’s best kept secrets: the Cook Islands. Witness a traditional fire dance ceremony, saviour delicious tropical...
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Oosterschelde

Raratonga (CK) - Tonga (TO)

26 Aug 2024 - 08 Sep 2024
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 21. Sail from the Cook Islands to the Kingdom of Tonga, home to authentic, centuries-old culture, history and traditions. For 1,000 years,...
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Oosterschelde

Tonga (TO) - Fiji (FJ)

09 Sep 2024 - 18 Sep 2024
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 22. Explore the heart of the South Pacific to land on tropical islands and experience some of the most breathtaking underwater vistas...
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Oosterschelde

Fiji (FJ) - Bay of Islands (NZ)

21 Sep 2024 - 01 Oct 2024
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 23. Sail from Fiji to New Zealand’s Bay of Islands. Spend several days and nights out on the open sea, crossing 1000...
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Oosterschelde

Auckland (NZ) - Sydney (AU)

31 Oct 2024 - 14 Nov 2024
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 24. Sail from Auckland, New Zealand, across the Tasman Sea and into spectacular Sydney Harbour for a unique view of the world...
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Oosterschelde

Sydney (AU) - Hobart (AU)

26 Nov 2024 - 03 Dec 2024
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 25. Sail from Sydney south along New South Wales’ dramatic coastline. Pass breath-taking beaches, remote coastal town and rocky headlands before crossing...
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Oosterschelde

Hobart (AU) - Christchurch (NZ)

12 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 26. Cross the Tasman Sea on a Tall Ship. Sail from Hobart to Christchurch to achieve one of the world’s great sailing...
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Oosterschelde

Christchurch (NZ) - Stanley (FK)

02 Jan 2025 - 19 Feb 2025
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 27. Sail legendary Cape Horn! In past centuries, sailors that accomplished this feat earned the right the title of “Cape Horner” to boast...
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Oosterschelde

Stanley (FK) - Cape Town (ZA)

25 Feb 2025 - 06 Apr 2025
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 28. Sail from Falkland Islands to South Georgia, home to one of the world’s greatest concentrations of wildlife: tens of millions of...
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Oosterschelde

Cape Town (ZA) - Saint Helena (SH)

28 Apr 2025 - 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...
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Oosterschelde

Saint Helena (SH) - Ascension Island (SH)

18 May 2025 - 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...
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Oosterschelde

Ascension Island (SH) - Ponta Delgada, Azores (PT)

02 Jun 2025 - 30 Jun 2025
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 31. Sail on the Atlantic from Ascension Island to Azores. Cross the equator and explore the emerald archipelago, filled with extinct volcanic...
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Oosterschelde

Ponta Delgada, Azores (PT) - Falmouth (GB)

08 Jul 2025 - 20 Jul 2025
DARWIN200 Global Voyage: Leg 32. Join the final leg of Charles Darwin’s expdition on board the Oosterschelde. While sailing from the Azores back to Europe look...
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