Visit the lost continent on this stunning Antarctica tall ship voyage setting sail from the Falkland Islands.
Before setting of for the lost continent explore the shores and Islands of the Falklands with their colourful wild life including king penguins and rock hopers. From the Falklands set sail to cross the infamous Drake passage, after which Elephant Island will be your first land fall followed by the beautiful South Shetland Islands.
From there your Antarctica tall ship journey continues to take in the sights of the great white continent from Half-moon bay to Paradise harbour and Port Lockroy. During your stay on the Antarctic Peninsula its likely the ship will be in company of Humpback whales, Fin Whales, Minkey whales and you’re likely to see many of the continents other visitors including penguins and a great variety of seals. If the ice allows the ship will try to transit the Le Maire channel with it awesome views!
After a live changing cruise through this timeless wilderness it is time to set off for Tierra Del Fuego, the land of fire. On your way across the Drake Passage you’ll hope to make land fall at Cape Horn. This rock is an icon for many a brave sailor who has navigated the tricky windy and seas of this southern most part of South America.
After clearing in to Chile in the world’s most southerly village, Puerto Williams there should be time for a look around Isla Navarino before finishing with the Beagle Channel to reach Punta Arenas.
Your tall ship was once a fishing vessel that roamed the North Sea as sailors filled the hull with herring. She was built in 1915 with no engine or means of propulsion other than her sails. After some decades of neglect, she was restored in 1985 and eventually purchased by the tour operators. Their dream has been to take care of this historic vessel and expose new sailors to the delights of life at sea and what more exciting a voyage to join her on than a trip to Antarctica!
Why We Love This Adventure
- Make a stop at the infamous Cape Horn
- Explore the wildlife of the Falkland Islands
- Sail a beautiful traditional tall ship where you are the crew
Antarctica, the southernmost continent and site of the South Pole, is a virtually uninhabited, ice-covered landmass. This voyage visits the Antarctic Peninsula, which stretches toward South America and includes the Lemaire Channel and Paradise Harbor, striking, iceberg-flanked passageways, and Port Lockroy, a former British research station turned museum. The peninsula’s isolated terrain also shelters rich wildlife, including many penguins.
Your journey to Antarctica starts in the Falklands Islands from where you'll set sail to the South Shetland Islands via the infamous Drake Passage, before reaching the Antarctic Peninsula. On the way back make a stop at Cape Horn before exploring Tierra Del Fuego and the Beagle Channel on your way to your final destination Punta Arenas in Chile.
Price15 - 25 years old: € 8,190 EUR / Over 25 years old: € 9,100 EUR
- Full pension
- One bunk per booking in a two person room
- Coffee and tea
- Blanket, sheets, pillow and covers
- 3-4 crew members guiding the group
What's Not included
- Soda and alcoholic drinks (during sailing no alcohol will be served)
- Paid excursions ashore
- Transfer to and from the vessel
- Visa if needed
- You can not wash clothes on board
Trip Duration27 days
Start LocationFakland Islands
End LocationPunta Arenas
There are 6 cabins, each for 2 persons. The cabins are situated in the middle of the ship, which makes them as stable as possible.
Your bunk is inside one of the two person cabins. Your bed will be either the high or the lower bed of a bedbunk. All beds are over 80cm wide and 2 meters long. Each bed has a reading light for the evening hours. The cabins are ensuite. In a wet cell you will find a shower, of course with hot and cold water, and a toilet, that when possible flushes with outside water. In the cabin itself you will find a fountain and mirror. Your clothing can be stored in closet and your bag or suitcase can be stored under the bed.
Setting sail on this ship is a beautiful challenge. This lady that is over 100 years old has two masts, 6 sails and some heavy spars that need to go up. The crew has worked on her rigging for years to perfect her sailing qualities. She can sail close hauled or down wind, she can sail in very light weather and she handles well in rough weather.
Before and during your voyage the crew will instruct you on procedures on board. Safety on board will be explained before setting sail and sailing will be explained during the trip. You will help setting all the sails, you can help steering and mostly you can be part of this adventure by truly experiencing the elements, enjoying yourself and having the best time in the world.
We set up a plan with trips every winter. We plan around events and races and set out our program where people can book individually, but also as a group.
The ship can take on 16 people (including crew) and can be sailed with a group as small as 8 or even 4 people. We sail with families, companies, groups of friends and we do some work with special projects.
For the Falklands the following countries are exempt for a visa, if the name of your country is not included, you WILL need a visa.
The following information is straight from : https://www.falklands.gov.fk/more-information/getting-here/
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, (Republic of) Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and the Vatican City.
If your country of nationality does not appear on the list above, it is highly likely you will require a Visa to visit the Falkland Islands. If you are unsure, please contact the Falkland Islands Government Customs & Immigration Office on +500 27340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates & Availability
- 04 Jan 2020 – 30 Jan 2020
An old Herring drifter (Logger) built in 1915, the ship is 28 meters long over deck (38 meters overall) and takes 16 trainees on her voyages. No previous sailing experience is needed and experienced and new sailors love her equally.
A family of four professional sailors have owned and run this vessel since 2006 and sail her with true passion. Built for the North Sea she’s a fast sailor and her rigging is as traditional as it gets.
We love that the boat’s appearance is kept as traditional as possible yet combined with modern techniques and equipment. Everyone on board is part of the informal sail training program that is designed to get the best out of everyone whether you join for 2 days or a longer ocean crossing.
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