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Sail Across the Atlantic Cape to Cape via Antarctica

Duration: 52 days
From: £8,075.00

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.

Hands-on sailing

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.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • A real expedition voyage to Antarctica and transatlantic crossing between the Capes
  • Full digital detox! Truly switch off, there's no phone reception in the middle of the ocean
  • Visit remote South Georgia and Tristan da Cunha
  • See remarkable wildlife with unique species found nowhere else on earth
Start
Ushuaia, Argentina
Finish
Cape Town, South Africa
Trip Duration
52 Days
Group Size
60
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Expedition, Explorer, Sailing, Tall Ship
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller

Dates

STARTEND

Friday

8 February 2019

Sunday

31 March 2019

Itinerary

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. After your visit to Antarctica the ship will sail towards the sub-Antarctic island South Georgia with its spectacular scenery and outstanding wildlife, followed by 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 city of Cape Town.

Cape to Cape 2019

What's included

  • All meals on board plus tea, coffee and water
  • Sailing instruction from the ship’s crew
  • Bedding and towels
  • Travel to and from the ship
  • Drinks from the bar
  • Travel and medical insurance (specialist policy required)

Trip notes

The ship is ideal for ocean crossings and longer voyages, with various places for relaxing: library, lounge, poker corner and deckhouse. These different areas allow you to do your own thing. Perhaps some quiet reading or a more active role in the social life in the deckhouse.

In the aft of the ship you have the library. This is usually the most quiet place of the ship so ideal to read a book or work on your own logbook. On tweendeck level you will find the lounge. Breakfast is served here but this room also is used by the guides to have their lectures and show their movies. In the deckhouse you will find the ships bar and nice benches to meet your fellow crew.

There are four 2-person cabins, four 4-person cabins and four 6-person cabins. The classic bunks are very comfortable. Every bunk has its own sheet, duvet and covers. You do not have to bring your own sleeping bags. Towels will be provided too. All cabins are provided with ensuite shower and toilet.

At sea it is very important to eat and drink well. An experienced cook and cooks mate prepare excellent meals every day. You will be suprised by the variaty of dishes. The cook will often use local ingredients from the ports we visit. And if allowed a fresh caught fish will be on the menu as well.

The general meal times on board are:

  • Breakfast: 07:00 – 09:00
  • Lunch: 13:00
  • Dinner: 19:00
  • Coffee and tea: 10:00, 14:00, 16:00, 20:00

Baking of bread and cookies is done at night. At sea, midnight snacks are prepared, usually during the dog watch (24:00-04:00)

Drinks

During the day there are fixed coffee and tea breaks (10h00, 14h00, 16h00 and 20h00). Of course coffee and tea is available to you all the time. Meals usually are served with dairy and juice. We recommend you to bring a waterbottle from home which you can use to (re)fill with water.

Extra drinks like softdrinks and beer and wine can be ordered at the bar. You will pay your barbill at the end of the voyage (in cash).

Dietary requirements

If you are vegetarian or suffer from a food allergy please let us know on the booking form. The cooks on board the ship are very creative and serve a broad variaty of menu’s. However due to the size of the galley, the possibilities are limited and for example, the ship is not able to cater for vegans. It is possible to request a vegetarian meal.

If you suffer from a food allergy, please let us know as soon as possible and the ship will discuss with the cooks to see what is possible.

Keep in mind several ingredients are used in the gally like nuts and gluten. If you allergic to this the cook will provide for seperate dishes and menu’s. However on board and in the galley these ingredients are present.

  • All ages over 18 (no upper age limit as long as you are fit & heathy)
  • All nationalities (main language spoken on the ship is English)
  • All levels of sailing experience from complete novices to experienced sailors

Guides on board

During the Antarctica expeditions there will be a guide on board the ship. He/she knows the areas we will be visiting well. The guide gives lectures on board the ship about the flora and fauna we will encounter, prepares you for the landings on shore and will guide you on the shore walks.

The Watch System

The ship sails 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Sail handling can happen at any moment, so the crew takes turns in being a wake and sailing the ship.

The is is registered as a sail training ship and as such you will be mustered as voyage crew. More so than on a passenger ship, you will get exten- sive safety instructions and we ask you to join in the watch system. Participating in sailing and running the ship is part of the overall experience on board. The level of participation will depend on your interest and physical condition. On deck you work together with the permanent crew.

During your visits of Antarctica and South Georgia there is only a voluntary anchor watch. This allows you to get the most of your landings in Antarctica and South Georgia.

Permanent crew

The permanent crew is divided in two watches, called Port and Starboard. Depending on the Captain in charge, the crew follows a watch system divided in four shifts of six hours (six-on-six-off) during 24 hours or the Swedish Watch system. These Swedish watches work alternating shifts of four hours during the night (2000 – 0800 hrs) and six during the day (0800 – 2000 hrs).

Voyage crew/ trainees

The trainees are encouraged to participate in a three- watch system, with four hours on and eight hours off and a split ‘platvoets’. Following this system you will have watch at different times every day so you will see a sunrise one day and a sunset the next.

The watches are named after the colours of the Dutch flag and follow up in the same sequence. While on watch you will take turns at the helm, stand lookout and help with sail handling and maintenance.

Tour operator

Originally built in 1910, this beautifully restored Dutch tall ship has been crossing oceans and seas on a regular basis since 2000 and has a reputation of a ship that really sails.

Following the favourable winds of traditional sailing routes has brought her to all the continents sailing both the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean, thus earning her nick name ‘ocean wanderer’.

Crew and guests join the ship from all over the world and all ages. As a sail training vessel, everyone on board is assigned to the watch system to help sail the ship - navigating, taking the helm and handling the sails. Sailing experience is not required just a desire to sail to new horizons and experience all aspects of a sailor’s life on board: The wind, the sea, new friends and adventure.

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