St. Helena to Cape Verde - Antarctic Cruise

St. Helena to Cape Verde | Hondius | Antarctica Tours St. Helena to Cape Verde | Hondius | Antarctica Tours
This 10-day expedition from St. Helena to Cape Verde takes you to some of the most remote and fascinating places on Earth, including the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Ascension Island, and the historic city of Cidade Velha. You will enjoy the local culture, tropical climate, and endemic birds of St. Helena, sail along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, visit Ascension Island, cross the equator, and arrive in Praia, Cape Verde. 

10 Day Antarctica Itinerary

Day 1: Jamestown, Longwood House & Jacob's Ladder

Jamestown is the starting point of our journey. This city offers a unique location and a variety of attractions. There is much to do before you set sail. Tropical British culture is a great way to experience the local British culture. This remote volcanic island has a unique climate and bird species. Visit Longwood House is where Napoleon was killed in 1821. You can even take a walk along the 699-metre path. If you are feeling ambitious, climb Jacob's Ladder. You can also take more time if you want to. You can go snorkeling or on short hikes in shallow water. There are many tropical and subtropical species of fish.

Day 2 & 3: Sailing the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

We will sail today along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Submarine mountain range of about 16 km (10 miles). From the Arctic Ocean to the Southern tip of Africa

Day 4 & 5: Onward to Ascension Island

The sooty-tern (also called wideawakes) colony can sometimes reach over one million nesting birds on this dry volcanic island. pairs. We may also go to the beach and watch turtles lay eggs. eggs.

Day 6, 7, 8 & 9: Crossing the equator

Arctic terns, long-tailed Skuas and other birds are also on their spring northward migration.

Day 10: The pleasures of Praia

Arriving in Praia, we disembark at 18:30 hours. You are still allowed to have lunch, even though it will not be provided. You can store your luggage onboard or until you disembark. We offer an optional tour around Praia if you are able to spare the time. You can also visit the Cidade Velha, a massive fortification built on a hillside to protect against English raids. The oldest Christian church is also a must-see. The main square also has a slave whipping station and a tropical garden. The streets of Praia are alive with folk music. Tavern windows

Itinerary Map

St. Helena to Cape Verde

10 Day Antarctica Itinerary Includes

  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
  • Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes
  • Luggage transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation, in Ushuaia.
  • Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation).
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
  • AECO fees and governmental taxes.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material.

10 Day Antarctica Itinerary Does not Include

  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post- land arrangements.
  • ​Transfers to the vessel in Ushuaia and Ascension and from the vessel in Ascension and Praia; passport and visa expenses.
  • Government arrival and departure taxes.
  • Meals ashore.
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended).
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.
  • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

10 Day Antarctica Itinerary Highlights

  • Enjoying the local British culture, tropical climate, and endemic birds of St. Helena.
  • Arriving in Praia, Cape Verde, and visiting the historic Cidade Velha and its massive hillside fortress, as well as the oldest Christian church in the tropics and the slave whipping post in the main square.
  • Visiting Ascension Island, a dry volcanic island that is a major home for sooty terns

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 9 Dinners
  • 10 Lunches
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10 Day Antarctica cruise activities

Sea Kayaking
Under full instruction from your sea kayaking guide, experience true tranquillity as you paddle through clinking ice floes and realise the enormity of the surrounding scenery. Look out for breaching whales, lounging seals and penguins zipping alongside your kayak. Some experience is required.
Ice Camping
Camp out on the ice and experience the silence which blankets the continent by night. This is your chance to completely connect with this ethereal ice world – wrap up warm and embrace the Antarctic elements.
Snowshoeing
Get a spring in your step when you slip on a pair of snowshoes in Antarctica. Enabling you to easily scale gentle slopes, this unique activity allows you to access hard to reach places and seek out the most impressive views.
Photography
Learn to capture wildlife and landscape shots in a small group photography program, including critiquing sessions and editing classes. Plus, Explorer Boat excursions with a dedicated photography expert on landings.
Explorer Boats
Achieve the best views and photographs from a forward facing Explorer Boats. They allow you to sit comfortably and securely while crackling through the ice-strewn waters. Look out for wildlife such as penguins, seals and whales as you cruise.
Yoga
It doesn’t get more serene than complimentary yoga classes to the tune of glacial scenery. Join the most unique exercise setting in the world after a day of exploration. Classes are regular but are dependent on weather conditions and swell.
St. Helena to Cape Verde
10 Days
From $2,900.00 per person


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