Concepción (CL) – Valparaíso (CL)
EMBARKATION DAY 29/02/2024 AT 17:00H
DISEMBARKATION DAY 03/03/2024 AT 09:00H
Departing from Concepción, we will sail to the historic city of Valparaíso. We have reached the Pacific. The cold Humboldt current is flowing northwards, giving us a solid “push” in the right direction. The wind blows mainly from the south. In that sense, it promises to be a very pleasant trip. In this maritime climate zone, due to the high mountains on land, humid air rises from the ocean and it rains regularly. The geology of Chile is very interesting. Here, one tectonic plate slides under another. Therefore, the whole area is volcanically active and is part of the famous “Ring of Fire”. Near the high Andes mountain range on the Chilean coast there are also very deep trenches. If there were no water, Chile would be on the edge of a huge abyss. Numerous seabirds benefit from the richness of these waters. Along the way, we can enjoy the impressive coastline and the beautiful beaches where many seals rest.
In the twilight of the great sailing ships, they sailed from Europe, rounding Cape Horn to these shores to load up with guano (bird dung). This was removed from the rocks and served as raw material for the fertiliser industry in Europe. Many famous three-, four- and five-masted sailing ships dropped anchor on the roads of Valparaíso in the past. The city is known as “little San Francisco”. It may be a bit of an exaggeration, but there are similarities and many buildings reminiscent of Spanish colonial culture. Explore the narrow streets of this colourful city and sample the exotic fruits and traditional vegetables if you stay here for a few more days.
Before and after your leg of the journey
We strongly recommend that you book a few days’ accommodation in the port of embarkation (before you join the Oosterschelde), and a few days in the port of disembarkation (after you have completed your leg of the journey). This will allow you to recuperate before and after your adventure and give you the opportunity to explore places at your departure and arrival points.
Level 2 treks are suitable for anyone with good health and a reasonable level of fitness, with no mobility problems. On these crossings, you can expect days with strong winds or high waves, but most of the time conditions will be good. There is not always a harbour nearby, so (medical) help from land is not always available.
OOSTERSCHELDE wants to be accessible to the widest possible audience, but you should be aware that you are making a trip on board a sailing yacht. This demands more of your physical abilities than a daily walk. One trip is more demanding than another. With the different levels we provide an indication of what kind of trip it is. If you are unsure whether a trip is suitable for you, it is important that you contact Tall Ship Experience for advice.
Small backpack that does not take up too much space in the cabin.
On deck we recommend shoes with slightly rough and preferably soft soles.
On land we recommend firm, waterproof hiking boots.
Sunglasses and sun cream
Binoculars for spotting all kinds of water creatures.
Camera and video camera to remember your trip forever!
Availability: Only 4 places are available
The three-masted schooner “Oosterschelde” was built in 1918 as a sailing cargo ship. The ship plied European waters and was frequently seen off the coasts of Morocco and the Mediterranean. In 1930, heavier and more modern diesel engines were installed and the rigging was reduced. From 1939 onwards, the ship sailed under a foreign flag and in 1950 underwent a drastic conversion into a modern coastal vessel. In 1988, the “Oosterschelde” was returned to the Netherlands. The Rotterdam Sailing Ships Foundation took over the fundraising necessary to finance the restoration of the ship to its original condition. The “Oosterschelde” is now the only remaining representative of a large fleet of schooners that sailed under the Dutch flag at the beginning of the last century. It is registered as a monument by the Dutch Ministry of Culture. The “Oosterschelde” is autonomous and is used in domestic and foreign ports for presentation and promotion activities. domestic and foreign ports for presentation activities and by companies and other organisations. In 1998, the “Oosterschelde” completed a one and a half year voyage around the world. The ship sailed to Antarctica, the Falklands and South Georgia.
Map of the journey
What is included
- Necessary basic training and workshops
- Bunk bed with sheets and towel
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner corresponding to the navigation
What it does not include
- Transportation to and from the boat is at the expense of each person.
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