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Cape to Cape Antarctica sailing voyage via South Georgia and Tristan da Cuna

Duration: 53 days
From: £8,076.00

A rare opportunity to join a 53 day Cape to Cape Sailing voyage visiting Cape Horn, the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and Tristan da Cuna before finishing in gorgeous Cape Town, South Africa. The kind of sailing trip dreams are made of!

**NOTE THIS VOYAGE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE WAITING LIST PLEASE MAKE AN ENQUIRY.**

Embarking at Punta Arenas for your Cape to Cape voyage, during the first few days you’ll get used to how the ship sails and make a visit to the small port of Puerto Williams, one of the southern most towns in the world. No sailing experience is needed to join this voyage and the ship’s crew will show you all you need to know to become and active part of the team. In no time you’ll be setting sails, on look out and helming the ship as you voyage towards the great white continent.

If the wind and weather is kind the ship will hopefully  make a stop at the infamous Cape Horn, before setting of  across the Drake Passage. This channel of water is known to be one of the roughest and trickiest to cross but your efforts will be well rewarded once you arrive at the  Antarctic peninsula. Your Antarctica tall ship journey will take in the sights of this great wilderness 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.

Next stop is South Georgia, an island previously home to many whaling factories but now likeAntarctica, highly protected and full of magnificent fauna and flora. You might spot Elephant seals on the beach and South Georgia supports many sea birds, including albatross, a large colony of king penguins, Macaroni penguins and penguins of various other species, along with petrels, prions, shags, skuas, gulls and terns.

From south Georgia cross the South Atlantic ocean with one more possible stop before Cape Town South Africa, at the Island of Tristan da Cuna, a tiny dot in the middle of the ocean but again home to a plethora of fascinating plants, birds and mammals.

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 you'll love this adventure

  • Make a stop at the infamous Cape Horn
  • Explore the wilderness and wildlife of the Antarctic peninsula
  • Sail a beautiful traditional tall ship where you are the crew
Start
Fakland Islands
Finish
Punta Arenas
Trip Duration
53 Days
Group Size
N/A
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Expedition, Explorer, Hiking & Trekking, Sailing, Tall Ship
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller

Dates

STARTEND

Saturday

1 February 2020

Tuesday

24 March 2020

Itinerary

Punta Arenas - Puerto Williams - Cape Horn - Drake Passage - Antarctic Peninsula - South Georgia - Tristan da Cuna - Cape Town

What's included

  • Accommodation and food
  • One bunk per booking in a two person room
  • Coffee and tea
  • Blanket, sheets, pillow and covers
  • 3-4 crew members guiding the group
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks (during sailing no alcohol will be served)
  • Towels
  • Paid excursions ashore
  • Transfer to and from the vessel
  • Visa if needed
  • You cannot wash clothes on board

Trip notes

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.

Tour operator

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.

Hello! If you’d like to chat about finding you the perfect adventure or guidance on what’d suit you then we’re very happy to help. Tori & Larissa 0207 097 1734 • info@anotherworldadventures.com.

A most helpful, friendly and knowledgeable travel company!

Very helpful and provided lots of research material and excellent personal perspectives on the tall ship sailing trip I was interested in taking.

— Martin

Excellent thoughtful service.

They were prompt and friendly, and so thorough and helpful in connecting me with my adventure.

— Tina

One of a Kind Service!

From the very beginning of reaching out to AWA, they were super helpful, enthusiastic and informative.

— Matt

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