Join one of the most exciting voyages in the world as you sail across the Atlantic Cape to Cape via Antarctica.
This is probably the most bucket list inducing adventure on the high seas. An ocean voyage to a remote and rarely visited part of the planet on a world class traditional tall ship where you are the crew. This trip starts in the Ushuaia Argentina and sails transatlantic to Cape Town in South Africa with remote Atlantic island stops and exploration in Antarctica.
A true offshore expedition to Antarctica
The Cape to Cape voyage is an adventure for all nature and sailing lovers. The places you’ll land offer a remarkable wildlife with unique species, sometimes in surprising quantities.
Your voyage offers all nature lovers a special opportunity to meet with some of the most unspoiled environments of this world. During this 52-day voyage you will visit a number of remarkable areas like the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea with her many icebergs. This voyage is the perfect combination for those who wish to admire nature on some of the most remote places of the earth end experience the wide open ocean during the longer periods sailing at sea.
South Georgia & Tristan da Cunha
After your visit to Antarctica you will sail towards the sub-Antarctic island South Georgia with its spectacular scenery and outstanding wildlife and then on to the remotest inhabited island of the world: Tristan da Cunha.
Here, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, lives a small community on top of an active volcano. Your voyage ends in the South African capital Cape Town.
Your vessel is a sail training ship which means you will be mustered as voyage crew. But don’t worry, you’ll receive thorough safety training. Being part of the crew is definitely a major part of this amazing experience. And what’s great is that no prior sailing experience is necessary. This is an adventure open to everyone. While on deck you will work side by side with the permanent crew. Join the watch system, take the helm, assist with maneuvers and navigation, make the weather observations, learn to furl the sails, and so much more. Lectures will be given regarding basic sail theory, watch responsibilities, line handling, navigation, and steering. You’ll be an old sea-dog in no time.
Your level of participation will partly depend on your interest level as well as your physical condition. Everything on board is done in a “Dutch” style which means no yelling or whistle blowing just good team work.
As you can imagine, a transatlantic crossing is a team effort. It won’t take long at all before your fellow voyage crew feel like family. And unless you think it’s all work – your vessel has plenty of places and opportunities to relax. There’s a lounge, library, deckhouse, and even a poker corner. Find your spot and kick back to feel the wind in your hair and dream big out on the wide blue ocean.
Places on this incredible voyage are extremely limited so get in touch if you’d like to be part of this amazing adventure.
Bookings for 2019 open on June 14th 2018 at 12.00 hrs (midday) CEST (Central European Summer Time). Any bookings received before this time will not be processed to give everyone a fair chance.
Make an enquiry for the full details on how to book.
Please note there are only 3 cabins for 2 people and these are reserved for those travelling in pairs and applying together.