For the purist at heart, this adventure is a true Cape Horn sailing voyage. Starting in Easter Island you'll set a course 50 degrees South and navigate the variable winds to round Cape Horn before sailing onwards to the Falkland Islands
Sail over 3,000 nautical miles with no engine use throughout. During these 16 days, you’ll work hard, sleep when you can, and always have one eye toward the weather. Start at Easter Island and head 50 degrees south before setting course around Cape Horn to the Falkland Islands.
This Cape Horn sailing voyage includes a few nights stay on Easter Island as well as the Falklands. You’ll have time to learn some history and see some beautiful natural areas – including natural penguin colonies in the Falklands.
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.
Join this Cape Horn sailing voyage and take part in the three-watch schedule. You’ll get your instructions from the watch leader and you’ll soon fall in love with the routine of helping the ship run smoothly.
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Why We Love This Adventure
- Sail the infamous Cape Horn - the most southerly point of South America and a real nautical challenge!
- The cape was previously part of the clipper routes that transported much of the world's trade, marking a gateway between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
- Sail a beautiful traditional tall ship where you are the crew
Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, was discovered by a Dutch sailor called Jacob Roggeveen, in 1722. They named the islands Easter Island as it was discovered on Easter Sunday.
Now the island is inhabited by over 7000 people and is part of Chile. The language spoken is Rapa Nui for the locals, but as the island is part of Chile, Spanish and the currency from Chile (peso) are commonly used.
The Falkland Islands have a great many Penguin colonies. Five different sorts are represented on the islands, the King penguin being the biggest one, besides that, there are the Magellanic, Rock Hopper, Gentoo and Macaroni. The colonies can be visited during your stay on the Falklands.
Starting point for this voyage will be Easter Island. Going around Cape Horn, to make it a true Cape Horn voyage, the course will not be set straight for the Falkland Islands, but first up to 50 degrees South and only then can the course be set for the Falklands or Malvinas as the Argentinian people call it.
To the North of Easter Island, the prevailing wind is South East, to the South of Easter Island the prevailing wind is South West. Around the island there are many variable winds, so starting of from the Islands there might be light winds to start of with, sailing close hauled making our way South to get to the Westerly winds that will take us around Cape Horn!
This voyage will include a stay on Easter Island of a few days, wind and weather permitting. Also depending on how fast the voyage will be, you will have a few days to spend on the Falkland Islands and visit the Penguin colonies and sail around to some remote settlements.
Price15 - 25 years old: €4,640 EUR; 25>years old: €6,090 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 Duration28 days
Start LocationEaster Island
End LocationFalkland Islands
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
- 05 Dec 2019 – 02 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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