25-02-2025, 17:00Stanley, FI
06-04-2025, 09:00Cape Town, SA
Step on board in Stanley, Falkland Islands, and sail via South Georgia and Tristan da Cunha to Cape Town, South Africa.
As if we hadn’t just completed a long crossing of the Pacific, we are now crossing the Atlantic. From Stanley we first sail to South Georgia. Many birds in the southern oceans are dependent on the relatively small pieces of land for their reproduction. South Georgia is therefore something of a paradise for lovers of sea creatures during the breeding season. There are millions of sea birds, penguins but also seals, whales, and elephant seals in a small area. When we arrive, the summer is almost over, and the young animals are already growing up. We must be a bit lucky with the weather, but we try to make some landings and get to know the island and its flora and fauna a little better.
Then we sail on to the legendary Tristan da Cunha. Tristan da Cunha is so far from everything and everyone that it seems strange that this place is inhabited. The residents are also very friendly and welcome visitors. But there is often a heavy ocean swell that still makes landing on the island impossible. If we do manage to go ashore, we have – again – been able to do something very special. Afterwards we sail on to another continent: Africa. We are already a bit more to the north and usually the weather is much friendlier, this last part. Cape Town is once again a landmark. Sailing ships have moored here for centuries to recover from a long journey, to stock up on new supplies and to prepare for the next journey. And that’s exactly what we’re going to do. Although South Africa may not be the easiest country to travel to, it is so incredibly beautiful that it is highly recommended that you stay here for a while before flying home.
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.
Land based tour organized by Redfern Adventures
Redfern Adventures has put together really focused itineraries that offer you the chance to explore the incredible Falkland Islands and the beautiful island of Saint Helena after you disembark or before you embark (depending upon which voyage leg you are joining). These itineraries are specifically designed to take in the best wildlife and historic tourist sites that these locations offer. The Falkland Islands and Saint Helena Add On Trips are organized separately from the DARWIN200 Global Voyage through the travel operator Redfern Adventures.
To reserve a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 3-voyages are only suitable for the experienced and fit (sea)traveler. The weather could be challenging and during a crossing, there a few if not any options to divert to a harbor. We sail out of reach of helicopters and medical care from shore is usually not 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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When you’ve completed the sign-up form, the shipping company will contact you.