Sailing Ships

SV Bark Europa

Ship description

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.

Year of construction:1911 in Hamburg
Length:56 m
Width:7,45 m
Draft:3,9 m
Sail area:1250 qm
Engine:2 x 365 PS
Guests:max. 48

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. 

Dates & Booking

Atlantic Crossing

incl. atmosfair CO2 compensation (23 €/to CO2)
Dates Route Price from Route-Nr.
02/24/2025-04/16/2025 Sailing Expedition Cape to Cape: Ushuaia/ Argentina - South Georgia - Tristan da Cunha - Cape Town 17,680 € TBC

Antarctic Expeditions

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.
11/02/2024-12/13/2024 Sailing Expedition "Scotia Arc": Port Stanley/ 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
02/24/2025-04/16/2025 Sailing Expedition "Cape to Cape": Ushuaia/ Argentina - South Georgia - Tristan da Cunha - Cape Town/ South Africa 17,680 € EX02-545C

Pacific Ocean crossing

* 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.
04/24 - 05/16/2024 Talcahuano/ Chile - Easter Islands/ Rapa Nui/ Chile "The start of our Pacific adventure" 4,830 € EX02-4551
05/17 - 06/30/2024 Easter Islands/ Rapa Nui/ Chile - Pitcairn - Gambieri Islands - Papeete/ Tahiti "Discover remote pacific Islands" 9,675 € EX02-4351
07/03 - 08/07/2024 Tahiti - Tonga - Fiji "Immerse yourself in the rich Polynesian culture" 7,525 € EX02-4331
08/10 - 09/03/2024 Fiji - Vanuatu - New Caledonia "Sail among the pristine islands of the South Pacific" 5,250 € EX02-4332
09/06 - 10/31/2024 New Caledonia - Cape Horn - Port Stanley/ Falkland Islands 9,968 € EX02-4352

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 are completely filled in and include the health statement can 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.

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.