Tall ship adventure from Cape Town to the Azores

Duration: 54 days
From: £3,850.00

Traveling from Cape Town to the Azores by sail is a true ocean adventure.

This tall ship adventure from Cape Town to the Azores is a remarkable voyage of 54 days with over 5000 miles. Cross the equator, visit St Helena and Ascension Island and finish on the island group of the Azores.

Voyages on board this ship are all about true adventure and exploring. Together with the 4-professional crew, you will set sail on this traditional beauty and learn more about the world, about sailing and the ocean. In total, there is space for 12 passengers, people like you, keen to see more of the world and travel there by boat.

With many miles ahead of you, sail will be set and the traditional S turn will be used to sail with the wind from the South Atlantic into the North Atlantic. Crossing the equator is a quite an experience. The changing weather, with changing clouds and winds until there is mostly sunshine and hardly a breeze when you meet Neptune!

With so many days at sea watches will become part of your day to day rhythm and sail changes will be your exercise of the day.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Sail across the Equator
  • You are the crew- take the helm, set the sails and navigate across the ocean
  • Join a beautiful, traditional, family-run tall ship
Start
Cape Town, South Africa
Finish
Faial, Horta Azores
Trip Duration
54 Days
Group Size
N/A
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Culture, Sailing, Tall Ship
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller

Dates

STARTEND

Friday

3 April 2020

Tuesday

26 May 2020

Itinerary

Setting sail from Cape Town, you will sail the Atlantic ocean across the equator to the beautiful islands of the Azores.

What's included

  • Full pension
  • One bunk per booking in a two person room
  • Coffee and tea
  • Blanket, sheets, pillow and covers
  • 3-4 crew members guiding the group
  • Soda and alcoholic drinks (during sailing no alcohol will be served)
  • Towels
  • Paid excursions ashore
  • Transfer to and from the vessel
  • Visa if needed
  • You can not 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.

No sailing experience needed, all instruction given on board by the crew to enable you to take part in all aspects of sailing the ship.

How to travel

Cape Town has its own airport from which you can travel easily to the center of town, which is connected to the Waterfront. Here you will wind the ship. On the Azores the ship will finish her voyage on Faial, Horta. There is an airport at approximately 30 minutes drive by taxi or bus.

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.

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