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