An adventurous 50 day expedition to the Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas, South Georgia and Antarctica on a traditional tall ship as hands-on guest crew
The first expedition of this incredible tall ship’s Antarctica season 2024 /2025 will start in Montevideo, Uruguay and it promises to be a fantastic voyage with a visit to multiple remote locations in the Southern ocean. During this expedition you will visit three beautiful locations and spend days exploring everything the Falklands / Las Malvinas, South Georgia and Antarctica has to offer.
Expect to take your time in these regions, to be fully immersed in the impressive landscapes, history and abundant wildlife.
Endless ice shelves, superb shades of turquoise blues that glow within the hollows and crevasses of the glaciers and the most extraordinary wildlife inhabiting these lands: this remote, cold and white continent in the South is just breath-taking. Not to mention the impressive landscapes, the derelict whaling stations of past times and the king penguin rookeries as far as the eye can see of South Georgia. Travelling to South Georgia and Antarctica is a surreal experience, that fills you with happiness, inspiration and inner calm, encouraging you to enjoy life to the fullest.
In total silence, with just the ship’s bow crunching through the small bits of ice, you’ll explore this magnificent continent, each trip again in awe of the rich wildlife and the beauty of the unspoilt natural environment. Not to mention the rich history of explorers that came to these lands and endured the dangers and fears on their way across the Drake Passage and the Southern seas.
The remains of the lonely historic huts on the snow-covered hills tell the stories of these adventurers of the past and you will follow their stories, curious of where the crew will bring you on your quest for adventure.
We love this operator because of their extensive experience in the region. The intinerary includes many of the most impressive spots that the White Continent has to offer.
Previous sailing experience is not necessary but sailing is a big part of the experience. The professional crew will teach you as much as you’d like to know about navigation, manoeuvres, weather observations, furling the sails, and more.
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Why you'll love this adventure
- Rare and unique opportunity to experience this region on a historic tall ship where you are the guest crew
- Small voyage groups for minimal impact on this delicate part of our planet
- The stunning tall ship is a joy to sail for all that take part and has lots of creature comforts alongside this rugged experience
2 November 2024
13 December 2024
In accordance with the IAATO guidelines for operators in Antarctica we can not publish any detailed itineraries and day to day descriptions. For full details and itinerary guide please complete the enquiry form for a brochure.
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. The ship is equipped with a DVD player, a CD player, i-Pod connection and radio.
There are four 2-person cabins, four 4-person cabins and four 6-person cabins. The comfortable cabins each have an en-suite toilet and shower. An experienced cook and cook’s assistant will prepare three meals a day.
The ship is a Dutch vessel and part of the permanent crew is Dutch. But we have an international crew and guest crew and you will find various nationalities among them. The common language on board is English.
The ship’s cook and assistant provide 3 delicious, freshly made meals a day. Meal options on board are: non-vegetarian or vegetarian. Due to the limited size of the ship’s galley and storage all other meal requirements and allergies need to be checked with our cook. A vegan diet cannot be catered for on board.
Who is this trip for?
The voyage attracts sailors, wildlife lovers, photographers and those looking for a once in a lifetime adventure.
Being fit and healthy is extremely important when undertaking a voyage on a sailing and moving vessel in remote areas where no extra medical care is available. Being able to move around smoothly when under sail is a challenge for all sailors on board so building up your fitness before the voyage is highly recommended.
During the Antarctica expeditions there will be a guide on board the ship He/she knows the area 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.
Antarctica is a huge, cold, white plain, which appeals to the imagination of everybody. Many are fascinated by the rich wildlife or the beauty of the unspoilt Antarctic natural environment. All penguin species are restricted to the Southern Hemisphere, but the greatest concentrations are on Antarctic coasts and sub-Antarctic islands. On the peninsula Gentoo and Chinstrap Penguins are the most common. Near the colder Weddell Sea we also find Adelie and Emperor Penguins, although the Emperor penguin is seen more rarely.
The Antarctic waters support a vast variety of seabirds. Only a few species are adapted to breed regularly on the continent. Skuas are widespread and prominent in the Antarctic. They prey heavily on the eggs and chicks of penguins and small petrels. Also prions, fulmars, and shearwaters are often seen, as well as terns, sheathbills, and two species of cormorants. Fish and krill in the Antarctic are important components of the marine ecosystems. They are major prey for higher predators, including the baleen whales, as the Humpback, Minke and Fin Whale. The Orca or Killer Whale is also seen in this area.
There are many seals. Depending on the species, seals feed on fish and squid or krill. The Leopard Seal is a predator of penguins and other seals. Seals can leave the water and move on dry land to breed, rest and moult.
Respect for the environment plays an important role in the philosophy of the ship and her crew. We hope to inspire our trainees to focus on everything that’s around them: not just a vast open ocean but a world on its own. We ask our voyage crew to listen to the sound of the ocean, the wind in our sails, and to the peace and tranquillity around us in Antarctica.
We encourage our voyage crew to take care of the environment by showing them the state of the oceans, the uniqueness of this white continent and why all this needs to be kept preserved as best as we can. By conducting safe and environmentally responsible sailing voyages, we offer first-hand travel experiences to give our guests a better understanding of the destination they visit. This way we create a group of Antarctica ambassadors all over the world.
During our visit to Antarctica, we strictly adhere to the regulations of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO). This organization was founded in 1991 to advocate, promote and practice safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to Antarctica. As part of IAATO, we follow their procedures and guidelines for expedition cruising in remote and delicate areas with great care.
At the end of each voyage, we hope that you, as our guest, will be overwhelmed by the beauty of nature, be inspired by the vastness of the seas and have a better understanding of the importance to keep Antarctica and the oceans as majestic and pristine for many future generations to come.
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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