Stanley (FI) – Cape Town (SA)
EMBARKATION DAY 25/02/2025 AT 17:00H
DISEMBARKATION DAY 06/04/2025 AT 09:00H
As if we haven’t just completed a long Pacific crossing, we are now crossing the Atlantic. From Stanley we sail first to South Georgia. Many birds of the southern oceans depend on the relatively small portions of land for breeding. South Georgia is therefore a kind of paradise for lovers of sea creatures during the breeding season. There are millions of seabirds, 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 have to 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 bit better.
Then we sail to the legendary Tristan da Cunha. Tristan da Cunha is so far away from everything and everyone that it seems strange that this place is inhabited. Moreover, the inhabitants are very friendly and welcome visitors. But there is often a strong ocean swell that still makes it impossible to land on the island. If we manage to land, we will have done – once again – something very special. Then we sail to another continent: Africa. We are now a little further north and the weather is usually much kinder, this last part. Cape Town is once again a landmark. Sailing ships have docked here for centuries to recuperate from a long voyage, stock up on new provisions and prepare for the next voyage. And that is exactly what we are 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 to stay here for a while before flying back home.
Before and after your leg of the journey
We strongly recommend that you book a few days’ accommodation at the port of embarkation (before you join the Oosterschelde), and a few days at 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 3 trips are only suitable for experienced and physically fit travellers. Weather conditions can be difficult and, during a crossing, there is little or no option to detour to a port. We sail out of helicopter range and there is usually no medical assistance ashore.
OOSTERSCHELDE wants to be accessible to the widest possible audience, but you should be aware that you are making a voyage 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
- Accident insurance.
- Accommodation in bunk beds in a cabin of 4.
- 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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