29-02-2024, 17:00Concepción, CL
03-03-2024, 09:00Valparaíso, CL
Step on board in Concepción and follow Charles Darwin to Valparaíso.
Starting in Concepcíon, we sail to the historic city of Valparaíso. We have now arrived in the Pacific. The cold Humbold current flows north, giving us a solid ‘push’ in the right direction. The wind is mainly light from the south. In that regard, it promises to be a very enjoyable voyage. In this area, there is a maritime climate, due to the high mountains on land, the moist ocean air rises, and it rains regularly. The geology of Chile is very interesting. Here, one tectonic plate slides under another. The entire area is therefore volcanically active and is part of the famous ‘Ring of Fire’. Close to the high mountains of the Andes, you will also find very deep troughs along the Chilean coast. If there was no water at all, you would be standing on the edge of an immense abyss in Chile. The many seabirds benefit from the rich waters. Along the voyage, we can enjoy the impressive coastline and the beautiful beaches where many seals rest.
In the twilight years of the large windjammers, they sailed from Europe, around Cape Horn to these coasts to be loaded with Guano (bird dung). This was removed from the rocks and served as raw material for the fertilizer industry in Europe. Many famous three, four or five masted sailing vessels in the past dropped their anchor on the roads of Valparaíso. The city itself is known as ‘Little San Francisco’. That may be a bit exaggerated, but there are similarities and many buildings that are reminiscent of the Spanish colonial culture. Explore the small streets of this colorful city and taste the exotic fruits and traditional vegetable if you stay here for a few more days.
Before and after your voyage leg
We strongly recommend you book a few days accommodation in the port of your embarkation (prior to your joining Oosterschelde), and a few days in the port you disembark (after your place on the voyage ends). This will allow you to recover before and after your adventure and will give you the opportunity to explore locations at your start and end points.
More than an Adventure!
By taking part in the Global Voyage, you support the DARWIN200 project. As part of your adventure, you will receive the following exclusive benefits:
Become part of DARWIN200, a planetary conservation initiative that will empower the next generation’s elite environmental leaders and engage millions of students worldwide in conservation projects. By taking part in the Global Voyage, you will be helping to make the DARWIN200 project a reality. For more information visit: www.darwin200.com.
Q & A sessions
Interested in joining? Join our live information session about the 2023-25 Global Voyage. Each Information Session is beamed via Zoom and includes an overview of the global voyage, information about each of the 32 voyage legs, a live walk around Oosterschelde (when her schedule allows) and a Questions and Answers exchange.
Join the next info session via www.darwin200.com/info.
Level 2-voyages are suitable for anyone in good health and a reasonable level of fitness, without mobility issues. On these voyages, you can expect days with strong winds or high waves, but most of the time the conditions will be good. A harbor is not always nearby and (medical) help from shore is therefore not always available.
The shipping company would like the OOSTERSCHELDE to be accessible to the widest possible audience, but you must realize that you are making a voyage aboard a seagoing tall ship. This requires more of your physical ability than a daily walk. Some voyages are more challenging than others. With the different levels, we give an indication of how heavy the voyage can be. If you are unsure whether a voyage is suitable for you, it is important to contact shipping company OOSTERSCHELDE for advice.
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