St Helena Island – Cape Town, South Africa

29 September 2023 -
 11 October 2023,
 $3 500 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

As Urchin leaves Azores, she will pass the last of the islands to enter the open ocean once again. The trip will be characterized by warm water tropical conditions and occasional showers. The boat is bound to be surrounded by different species of dolphin, whale and pelagic fish and bird as she makes her way to the equator. The weather may vary as she approaches the equator but a day or 2 later the consistent trade winds will again have Urchin sailing comfortable downwind. Approaching St Helena guests may witness the native whale-shark population and prepare for a long list of excursions and activities available on St Helena.

Itinerary

Day 01, Embark

Urchins guests will join Urchin at the docks. After a safety briefing and the chance to familiarize yourself with Urchin the vessel will depart.

Day 02-12, Sailing

This is another opportunity for a guests to enjoy sailing the 2100nm in the tradewinds taking them close to Tristan du Cunha in order to follow the winds to Cape Town.

Day 13-14, Disembark

Urchin is required to stop at the Port of entry to process visa documentation. Once processed by immigration, Urchin will look to dock at a marina in where guests will disembark.

Locations

St Helena Island

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 wild-life sightings such as the St Helen Plover and some of the largest whale-shark sighting grounds in the world.

Cape Town, South Africa

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.

More Information

This trip gives our guests the opportunity to build ocean miles in their sailing logbooks and get critical experience for 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 Saint Helena’s endemic bird, the Wire Bird, which is one of the Plover, 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 sealife. 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.

Packing for a sailing trip mean prioritizing clothing that is functional to pack as light as possible as there is not much space on a vessel. Aim to stay warm by layering clothing and bring sun protection. An important consideration is any medicine that you may need may have to be ordered in bulk to last the voyage.

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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