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Tall Ship Sailing Ushuaia Argentina to Valparaiso Chile

Duration: 24 days
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Embark on a thrilling new adventure with three weeks of sailing and exploration.

Your journey begins in the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.

From there, you’ll set sail to Puerto Williams, where you’ll cross the iconic Beagle Channel. This is just the beginning of an incredible adventure that awaits. Your first stop will be on Isla Navarino, where you’ll have the opportunity to embark on the southernmost trek in all of South America. As you explore, you’ll be greeted by awe-inspiring vistas that stretch across the Beagle Channel, with Puerto Williams in Chile on one side and Ushuaia in Argentina on the other.

Puerto Williams, known as the capital of the Chilean Antarctic Province, holds a rich history and serves as a hub for scientific activities related to Cape Horn and Antarctica. Additionally, it’s a haven for hiking enthusiasts who venture into the ‘Dientes de Navarino (Teeth of Navarino)’ mountains, embarking on multi-day journeys filled with exploration and natural beauty.

Following a day of hiking, our voyage continues through the captivating channels and fjords of Southern Chilean Patagonia. This region boasts a mesmerizing landscape featuring towering snow-capped peaks, sprawling glaciers, and dramatic fjords, promising breathtaking vistas and unforgettable experiences. As you leave the “fin del mundo” behind, you’ll sail northward through the Chilean Channels, discovering the art of sail handling, observing the diverse marine life of the Humboldt current, and immersing yourself in the seafaring experience.

Finally, your voyage will lead you to the charming world heritage city of Valparaiso, a place known for its bohemian atmosphere, colorful houses, and breathtaking Pacific Ocean views. Valparaiso, once hailed as “the Jewel of the Pacific,” has a rich history and is now a thriving cultural hub with its artistic community and educational institutions.

You are the voyage crew

On board this 100+ year old Dutch tall ship, you’ll become part of the voyage crew. New and experienced sailors alike are welcome to take part and the skilled permanent crew provide hands-on training with all you’ll need to know. Forget a traditional cruise, this is an interactive sailing experience, where you actively participate in many different sailing tasks.

Your voyage crew is divided into three watches, symbolised by the colors of the Dutch flag: red, white, and blue. Each watch will take turns on duty for four hours, followed by eight hours of free time.

During your watch, you’ll have specific responsibilities. Two members will helm the ship, with guidance on steering, course maintenance, and situational awareness. Two others will be on lookout duty, spotting other vessels, debris, or wildlife, and communicating with the officer of the watch.

The remaining watch members will be on deck duty, receiving training in sail handling. You’ll assist in setting up and taking down sails, handling lines, and may even climb the rigging to furl or unfurl sails while learning to adjust them to the wind’s direction. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in maintenance tasks and acquire traditional skills such as woodworking, sailmaking, celestial navigation, and rope and rigging work.

During your eight hours off watch, you can relax and enjoy the scenery. The ship’s library offers a quiet space for reading and logging your journey, while the deckhouse provides a social atmosphere for interactions with fellow crewmates, over drinks, board games, or card games. Our crew also hosts lectures on various topics, enriching your understanding of seafaring and the world around you and the ship often hosts environmental researchers which provides a fascinatinglayer to any voyage.

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Why you'll love this adventure

  • A real adventure from the southernmost city in the world
  • Perfect for solo traveller, friends and families
  • New and experienced sailors welcome on this hands-on sailing adventure
Ushuaia, Argentina
Valparaiso, Chile
Trip Duration
24 Days
Group Size
Expedition, Sailing, Tall Ship
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller



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Ushuaia – Valparaiso – Ruta de los parques – Bark EUROPA – 2024

What's included

  • All meals on board plus tea, coffee and water
  • Sailing instruction from the ship’s crew
  • Bedding and towels

Not included

  • The price excludes the transfer to and from the ship, travel insurance, cancellation insurance, airport formalities and drinks from the bar on board.

Trip notes


Cost €5160,- p.p. 4/6 person cabin or €6240,- p.p. 2 person cabin

Min age



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. Your fellow guest crew come from all around the world and you will find various nationalities among them. The common language spoken on board is English.


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)


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.

Who is this trip for?

  • Ages 18 -73 (request full details for sailors 65 and 70 years+)
  • All nationalities (main language spoken on the ship is English)
  • All levels of sailing experience from complete novices to experienced sailors

No experience needed

Everyone is welcome to take the helm, set sails, assist with manoeuvres, navigation, weather observations, furling the sails on the yards and much more. The permanent crew will give lectures and instruct you during the voyage in steering, navigation and line handling. This will be done in a “Dutch” style, so without yelling, blowing whistles and so on.

Sailing experience is not necessary. Instructions will be given in watch responsibilities, basic sail theory, line handling, steering and navigation.

This combination voyage is a perfect chance to truly experience life at sea. The days are filled with assisting in sailing, helping with all kinds of maintenance activities, sailing training, lectures on (celestial) navigation, ocean winds and currents. During nightwatch, there is more than enough time to stargaze. Clear skies with the most magnificent starry nights occur. The sky of the northern hemisphere is losing terrain, with Big Bear and Polaris slowly sinking below the horizon.

Additional notes

Life onboard

Onboard the ship we call our guests ‘voyage crew’. This means that the permanent crew will train you to be a sailor. Unlike going on a cruise, here you will be going on a hands-on, active sailing adventure. You will be divided into three watches; Red watch, Blue watch and White watch, named after the colors of the Dutch flag. You will be ‘on watch’ for four hours after which you have eight hours of free time.

During your four hours on watch there will be different tasks that will be divided between the members of your watch. There will always be two people on helm duty. You will together, maintain a steady course on the helm. The crew will explain how to steer the ship and what to look out for. During the watch there will also be two people on look-out duty at all times. On the bow of the ship, you will stand look-out. You spot ships, buoys, debris, and icebergs in the water then communicate this to the officer on watch. The rest of the watch members will be on deck duty. The permanent crew will give you sail training and you will assist in all sail handling. This involves setting- and taking away the sails by hauling- and easing lines, climbing the rigging to furl or unfurl the sails.

The crew will instruct you how to work on deck and you will learn how to trim the sails to the directing of the wind. During deck duty, there is also time to assist the crew with the maintenance of the ship. This way you will learn how to work with traditional tools and methods. Woodworking, sailmaking, celestial navigation, and traditional rope- and rigging work will all be apart of your sailing voyage. The captains and officers are easy to talk to and like to get involved in your sail training. They will explain traditional- as well as modern ways of navigation. They will organize and run you through safety drills and procedures.

During your eight hours ‘off watch’, there is time to rest and enjoy the scenery. You can read a book in the library or in the deckhouse. The bar will be open for a drink and a snack. The crew will be giving lectures on various subjects, from traditional sailors skills and knowledge to science and astronomy. During your time off watch, you can still assist the permanent crew and the voyage crew ‘on watch’ with sail handling and maintenance jobs. The galley team sometimes asks for a hand peeling potatoes or apples on deck so they can make yet another of their famous pies. In the deckhouse, there will be people playing games, reading books, listening to music, writing diaries and emails. Your off watch time is for you to fill in, you may do as little or as much as you would like. These hours are also for you to catch up on your sleep.

When you are setting sails, reading or working away on deck, in the galley they are always busy preparing meals to keep everyone well fed. Multiple course meals will be served three times a day with coffee and tea times in between, what ever the weather. In the evenings the crew prepares team challenges and pub quizzes to enjoy together with your watch mates.

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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