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!