Cape Town – ST Helena

8 March 2023 -
 20 April 2023,
 $2 700 PPS

Are you ready to embark on this ultimate sailing adventure? Take the leap and book now to join! Keep scrolling to learn more about the trip, itinerary and experiences ahead. You don’t want to miss out!

About the Trip

The bustling city of Cape Town will be the backdrop as Urchin sets sail across the Atlantic Ocean for St Helena Island. The Agulhas currents offer nutrient-rich waters which sustains many species of pelagic birds, fish, sharks, and whales. The Tradewinds mean downwind sailing which is extremely comfortable. Should your goal be to rack up sea miles, you could not do so in more conformable sailing conditions. And then you enter the warmer waters surrounding St Helena Island with her sub-tropical weather.

In St Helena guests will experience some of the best sites to see whale-sharks, abundant history including that of the Portuguese, the Dutch, the Boer’s, the English, the French (the site of Napolean’s exile),  and and much more, not to mention meeting the absolutely delightful Saint’s themselves.


Day 01, embark

Urchins guests will join Urchin at the V&A Waterfront. After a safety briefing and the chance to familiarize yourself with Urchin, the vessel will depart.

Day 02 – 09, sailing

Guests will enjoy life at sea and will need to participate in the daily operation of the boat. Daily operations include watch keeping, cooking, cleaning, relaxing and absorbing the ocean and all the beauty she offers. The captain and crew encourage guests to be as involved in sailing if they so wish.

Day 10 – 11, disembark

Disembark: As Urchin approaches St Helena the vessel needs to be prepared for anchoring or docking. Guests will then disembark after immigration services / port authorties allow us to do so.



33.9249° S, 18.4241° E
Cape Town’s highlights include Table Mountain, Robben Island, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape of Good Hope, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, District Six Museum, Boulders Beach, Bo-Kaap, Castle of Good Hope, and Chapman’s Peak Drive.


15.9650° S, 5.7089° W
St. Helena Island highlights include Napoleon’s Tomb and Longwood House (the former residence of Napoleon), Diana’s Peak National Park, and Jacob’s Ladder, a steep staircase with 699 steps leading up to Ladder Hill Fort. Visitors can expect incredible sights, hiking, snorkelling and diving, and some of the largest whale-shark sighting grounds in the world.

More Information

This trip gives our guests the opportunity to build ocean miles and obtain critical experience so needed to build a career in the yachting industry. For our guests joining for a wild-life experience, St Helena offer incredible diving opportunities, and our birding friends will get the opportunity to see the Saint Helena Island Wire Bird, a Plover species that is critically endangered and only found on St Helena.

Saint Helena has many dive sights which are accessible by Urchin. We often partner with local dive guides to access locally known locations and explore the underwater terrain and sea life. On St Helena local tours can be arranged to discover the rich history of St Helena. The rugged mountainous climate allows for long guided hikes along the coast, ideal for photography and wildlife exploration.

Urchin offers curated activities, tailored specifically to your needs.

We are always keen to explore the places we sail to, and encourage our guests to engage in local activities. Whether it’s choosing from one of the suggested options, or a completely custom experience, our team will do their best to make it happen.

Diving Trips

Film & Photography

Birding Exploration

Hiking Expeditions

Kayaking Adventures

Oceanic Data & Scientific Projects

Wildlife Exploration

Tender Excursions

Ready to set sail?

Adventure is calling! Check out our list of pre-planned voyages or get in contact with us to charter Urchin for a custom experience.

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