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Argentina - Antarctica - South Georgia - Tristan da Cunha - South Africa

From Cape Hoorn to Cape Town onboard the Bark Europa


52-day Sailing Trip (EX2-542):
Ushuaia/ Argentina - Drake Passage - Antarctica -
South Georgia - Tristan da Cunha -
Cape Town/ South Africa

Date: February 24th - April 16th 2025

Price: from 17.680 EUR


A spectacular sailing trip to two of the most remote places in the world!

View of an Antarctic iceberg landscape from aboard the sailing ship Santa Maria Australis

Antarctica is one of the oldest continents on our planet and the last great wilderness on earth. Its fascinating beauty and biodiversity create indelible, unique impressions on this unique expedition sailing voyage, the effects and experiences of which are very difficult to put into words.

The journey then continues across the Atlantic towards Cape Town. After two weeks of sailing you reach the volcanic island archipelago of Tristan da Cunha, where the Bark Europa hopes to make a stop and explore this fascinating place, weather permitting. 
You can hike up to the volcanic crater, play golf on the ‘world’s most remote golf course’, join a local fisherman, or just enjoy the very unique plant and wildlife, many of them can only be found here.

The last leg of this long journey is a great sailing trip of around 12 days to Cape Town. The progress will once again depend on the mood of the weather and around 1510 nautical miles ne to be covered to the final destination.
During your time on the lookout or at the helm of the ship, you will have time to process everything you have experienced and let it sink in. Enjoy life at sea to the fullest and feel the spirit of the explorers of the past within you.

Ship & Cabin Details

Argentina - Antarctica - South Georgia - Tristan da Cunha - South Africa

From Cape Hoorn to Cape Town onboard the Bark Europa


The Bark Europa is a training ship. Thus, the passengers of the trip are considered a part of the crew and therefore receive detailed safety instructions. Depending on your interest and condition, you will be assigned on board. The permanent crew will be there to help and advise you. For example, you can assist with navigation, set sails, steer the ship or support the crew on watch. Sailing experience is not required. Your assistance is also required when crossing the Drake Passage. You will quickly understand that teamwork is the key to a unique sailing adventure. The barque Europa also invites its passengers to relax. The ship is ideally equipped for longer sea voyages. It has a library, a lounge, a poker area and a recreation room, the deckhouse. In addition, there is a DVD and CD player and radio on board. The majority of the crew is Dutch, but English is predominantly spoken on board.



Cabin Facilities

On board of the Bark Europa there are four 2-person cabins, four 4-person cabins and four 6-person cabins. Each bunk has a blanket and bedlinen. Own bedrolls are therefore not necessary. Towels are also provided. All cabins have their private bathroom and WC. 

Booking

Argentina - Antarctica - South Georgia - Tristan da Cunha - South Africa

From Cape Hoorn to Cape Town onboard the Bark Europa


incl. atmosfair CO2 compensation (23 €/to CO2)
* Please note that the above travel fees do not include landing fees/tourist visas, which will be charged separately.
Dates Route Price from Route-Nr.
02/24/2025-04/16/2025 Sailing Expedition "Cape to Cape expedition": Ushuaia/ Argentina - South Georgia - Tristan da Cunha - Cape Town/ South Africa 17,680 € EX02-545C
  FURTHER EXPEDTIONS:    
02/20/2024-03/12/2024 Ushuaia/ Argentina - Antarctica - Ushuaia 11,880 € EX2-4551
11/02/2024-12/13/2024 Sailing Expedition Scotia Arc expedition: Port Stantley/ Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica - Ushuaia 15,120 € EX02-455F
12/15/2024-01/05/2025 Sailing Expedition Antarctica 2: Ushuaia/ Argentina - Antarctica - Ushuaia 13,200 € EX02-455G
01/07/2025-01/28/2025 Sailing Expedition Antarctica 3: Ushuaia/ Argentina - Antarctica - Ushuaia 13,200 € EX02-555A
01/30/2025-02/20/2025 Sailing Expedition Antarctica 4: Ushuaia/ Argentina - Antarctica - Ushuaia 13,200 € EX02-555B

Sailing trip Bark Europa - Specific Notes

To confirm a booking:

  • 30% of payment will be required at time of booking
  • 50% six months prior to departure
  • 20% 45 days prior to departure

Included within the price:

  • Accommodation within the booked cabin.
  • Food and beverages (coffee and tea).
  • Linen: Synthetic duvet and cover, pillow, pillow case and towel.
  • All port entry, exit and landing fees whilst on board.
  • Washing machine (utilisation limited).
  • Use of communication equipment, satellite phone and email (does not include transmission costs: please see communications agreement).
  • 220v AC for charging electronics (such as computer, cell phone, camera, iPod, etc.)  please check your owner’s manual for specifics.
  • Diesel and consumables for yacht and inflatable zodiac operations.
  • CO2-Offset via atmosfair.

Not included:

  • Landing fees, i.e. South Georgia and Falkland Islands
  • Rubber Boots, sailing and shore hiking boots, clothing (water- and wind resistant): thermals, mid layers, gloves and hats.
  • Sleeping bag if required for shore activities.
  • Specific food for onshore expeditions, beverages from the bar.
  • Personal medical supplies.
  • Binoculars, photo and video camera.
  • Transmission costs for satellite phone calls and email connections (see communication agreement).
  • Travel costs to and from port of departure and arrival, travel insurance for remote areas, travel cancelation insurance.

For booking your Sailing Expedtion with the Bark Europa, please send back the following documents (see the links for the pdf-files) filled-out and signed best by email or fax:

  • Booking FormOnly booking forms that include full personal details and health statement will be processed to complete booking.
  • Passport: send us a copy of your passport valid at least six months counting from voyage commencement.

After receiving your booking forms, we will send you the booking confirmation and invoice whereupon a deposit of 1/3 is due. The second third is payable until 3 months prior departure and the last third until 1.5 months prior departure. Landing fees or costs for tourist are not included in the travel fare. If you pay from outside the EURO-zone, paying by credit card might be the cheapest option. But still we have to charge a non-refundable credit card fee of 2.5%.
Voyage fees are excluding landing fees and tourist visa where applicable.

Falklands/ Las Malvinas & South Georgia
If you have booked a voyage with visits of Falklands/ Las Malvinas and/or South Georgia you will receive a seperate invoice for the landingfees. These invoices are based on an estimation of the landings ashore and will reduce the amount of cash that you will need to bring for your expenses on board. Differences in the fees, when for example we will have more landings, will be added to your bar bill on board.


Further Documents required not later than 30 days prior departure (without those it will not be possible for the skipper to accept you for the expedition):


For further details we refer to:


Besides to those please read the following leaflets and explanatory notes referring our behaviour at the Antarctica, how to protect the environment and reduce our ecolocical footprint:


You will travel on a modern Sailing Vessel. Please keep in mind, that safety first is the highest priority for all sailors on board. For this reason the exact route cannot be predicted and has to be adjusted by the captain/ skipper continuously according to the conditions - for the well-being of the whole team.


Notes

Weather and ice conditions are a constant changing parameter, and are an integral part of travelling in the South. Depending on the conditions at the time, the itinerary may be adapted accordingly to maximise the experience for everyone on board and to ensure the safety of the vessel and personnel.

The Agency 'SLOWTRAVEL experience' is not the organizer, rather the agent of this travel. Therefore the Terms & Conditions of the Shipping Company are applicable.

For further informations please do not hesitate to contact us. Changes and errors excepted!