Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery to re-trace Charles Darwin’s voyage around the globe.


Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery to re-trace Charles Darwin’s voyage around the globe.


DARWIN200 is a planetary conservation initiative which aims to change the world for the better.

We are sailing a historic tallship around the world following Charles Darwin’s voyage aboard HIMS Beagle two centuries ago.

Using our ship as a floating laboratory and media platform, we will harness the legacy of Charles Darwin’s passion for natural history to engage worldwide audiences and advance global conservation.

Discover our project goals below & join our mission.

Where are we on our Global Voyage?

Our journey will consist of 32 voyage legs and we will be making landfall at key locations where Charles Darwin stepped ashore. But where are we now….

50.3755° N, 4.1427° W

15th AUG



Train exceptional DARWIN, LEADERS, one from each of 200 countries and states around the world. These young conservationists will become tomorrow’s environmental leaders.



Create the WORLD’S MOST EXCITING CLASSROOM to reconnect global audiences with nature, science and conservation.



Undertake citizen science RESEARCH PROJECTS tackling many of the world’s most critical environmental problems to engage global audiences in practical solutions.

DARWIN Leaders

DARWIN200 is selecting the world’s top young (18+ year old) conservationists – one from each of two hundred countries and states around the world.

These exceptional young conservationists (known as ‘Darwin Leaders’) are carefully chosen for their abilities, initiative and determination. Many have already accomplished inspiring conservation feats (such as setting up projects to save endangered species or efforts to educate audiences in their home countries). All show the raw, burning passion to protect the natural world and drive positive change for a better future.

From August 2023 to July 2025, groups of 4-8 Darwin Leaders will travel to our ship in each of the ports Charles Darwin visited, using our ship as a floating laboratory and media platform.

World’s Most Exciting Classroom

During the DARWIN200 2023-2025 Global Voyage, our goal is to engage with millions of students at schools across the planet via continuous streams of free online activities, research projects, experiments, lectures, competitions and weekly ‘nature hour’ events.
We call these outreach activities ‘the world’s most exciting classroom’.
All our outreach activities will be completely free of charge for students, teachers and the general public. Our goal is to engage 200 million students worldwide during our two-year global voyage and for years to come.


In continuation of Charles Darwin’s work aboard HMS Beagle, the DARWIN200 ship will offer a unique platform to support 8 research projects into many of the world’s most critical environmental problems. Results will be displayed via live data feeds, results presentations, online lectures and interviews with the professional teams of researchers behind each initiative.

12.02.1809 – 19.04.1882


In 1831, at the age of 22, Charles Darwin stepped aboard HMS Beagle in Plymouth, England to being a five year journey around the world. DARWIN200 builds on Charles Darwin’s legacy to educate global audiences about the threats our planet faces and the inspiring conservation work that can save the natural world.



Exceptional Darwin Leaders to drive global change over the coming decades


Reaching 200 million students worldwide


Historic tall ship Oosterschelde


Voyage Legs


Interactive Citizen Science Research Projects


Voyage starts

The Global Voyage will be undertaken aboard the historic 50 metre long tall ship Oosterschelde. Built in 1918, this uniquely restored, three masted schooner is one of the most beautiful historic vessels afloat.

Conservation is not about what we have lost but what we still have. Countless species and even entire ecosystems can be brought back from the brink. DARWIN200 will empower tomorrow’s conservation leaders and the global public to change the world for the better to build a brighter future.
Stewart McPherson, Project Leader
Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will
we help. Only if we help, shall we be saved.
Jane Goodall, DARWIN200 Patron
I am very supportive of this incredible project. Using Charles Darwin’s voyage on HMS Beagle as a framework to highlight environmental change as well as the beauty of nature is a timely and noble ambition.
Dr. Sarah Darwin, Charles Darwin’s Great-Great Granddaughter

press releases

DARWIN200 reaches the Pacific Ocean to visit Talcahuano and Valparaíso Chile

DARWIN200 reaches the Pacific Ocean to visit Talcahuano and Valparaíso Chile during two-year global voyage and conservation mission aboard tall ship Oosterschelde.

Press Releases 28-02-24

Darwin200 Crew to Celebrate Charles Darwin’s Birthday

February 12th 2024, International Darwin Day: Today the crew aboard the Dutch tall ship Oosterschelde will celebrate and commemorate the birthday of Charles Darwin (12 February…

Press Releases 11-02-24

DARWIN200 Sails Strait of Magellan to Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas is the ninth of 30 ports to be visited during DARWIN200, a 40,000+ nautical mile voyage and conservation mission. The DARWIN200 Global Voyage is…

Press Releases 20-01-24

DARWIN200 in Falkland Islands

DARWIN200 is in Puerto Madryn between 11th December – 20th December 2023 for a week of youth conservation leadership programmes.

Press Releases 09-01-24

DARWIN200 in Puerto Madryn, Argentina

DARWIN200 is in Puerto Madryn between 11th December – 20th December 2023 for a week of youth conservation leadership programmes.

Press Releases 15-12-23

DARWIN200 to visit Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este, Uruguay is the sixth of 32 ports to be visited during DARWIN200, a 40,000+ nautical mile voyage and conservation mission.

Press Releases 27-11-23

DARWIN DAY – November 12th, 2023

On November 12th, 2023, while the DARWIN200 mission is in Rio de Janeiro, a full day of live and interactive talks, called Darwin Day, will be…

Press Releases 09-11-23

DARWIN200 in Rio de Janeiro

The magnificent tall ship Oosterschelde, will visit Rio de Janeiro between 3rd November – 12th November 2023 for a week of youth conservation leadership programmes and…

Press Releases 31-10-23

Instagram live feed

Join us for this weeks episode of the World`s Most Exciting Classroom! 🎉 Episode #025 will be broadcasted live from Concepcion, Chile, on February 22nd at 2:00pm UK time / 9:00am Eastern.

🌴 Get ready for an adventure as we take you on a special visit to the Toucan Rescue Ranch in Costa Rica! Meet some of the toucans and parrots they`re rehabilitating and learn about their incredible journey to recovery. Then, we`ll introduce you to some of our young Darwin Leaders, who are making a difference in conservation and exploration.

📺 Tune in on YouTube vis the link in our bio.

Please share this post so that we can inspire and educate as many children and young adults as possible.

See you there! 🌿

#darwin200 #oosterschelde #worldsmostexcitingclassroom #onlineeducation #freeevent #freeonlineclass #children #schools #education #ExcitingClassroom #ConcepcionAdventure #nature

Reflecting on our time in Punta Arenas as we sail to Concepción! 🌊 While exploring Torres del Paine, we had the incredible opportunity to witness a family of Pumas in action. 🦁 The mother and her three cubs were spotted surrounding their prey.

Moments like these inspire us to continue advocating for the protection of our natural world. 🌿

📸 @nicomarinb

#darwin200 #oostershelde #PumasOfTorresDelPaine #WildlifeWonder #ConservationJourney

Join us as we circumnavigate the globe aboard a 100+ year old Dutch tall ship, retracing the historic journey of Charles Darwin spanning 40,000 nautical miles.⚓️🌏

Last week, we set sail from Punta Arenas on our 11th voyage leg, bound for Concepcion, Chile.⛵️

With guest crew invited to join each leg of the journey and 21 legs remaining, there are ample opportunities to be a part of this extraordinary voyage.

Sailing aboard offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Our crew is ready to guide you through the functions of every rope, halyard, and sheet. You’ll be assigned watches alongside the crew, actively participating in sailing, steering, and navigation. During anchor stops, explore the surroundings with our available sloop and dinghy.

Discover the full details of voyage legs and how to embark on this remarkable journey by clicking the link in our bio ⛵️

#darwin200 #oosterschelde #Darwin200 #TallShipVoyage #SailingAdventure #HistoricJourney #Circumnavigation #CharlesDarwin #ExploreTheWorld #JoinTheCrew #AdventureAwaits #SailingExperience

✨Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained this half term? Look no further! Join us TODAY, Friday, February 16th, at 2 pm UK time / 9 am Eastern time for this week`s FREE installment of the World`s Most Exciting Classroom. 📚

Join the livestream via the link in our bio.

Here`s what`s in store:

Experience the breathtaking fjords of Chile as we sail through them live from the Oosterschelde, with expedition leader Stewart McPherson guiding us through the journey.

Connect with the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth for another captivating lesson led by their expert staff.

& much more

Set your timer and join us for an unforgettable educational experience!

Please share this post so that we can engage and excite as many schools, communities and young leaders of the future as possible! 🤩

📸 Tom Dixon

#darwin200 #worldsexcitingclassroom #oosterschelde #onlineclasssroom #education #freeonlinevent #conservation #naturalhistory #nature #naturelovers #exploremore #explorer #freeresources #educationalresources

Earlier in the week as the @dutchtallship ventured into the Pacific Ocean, marking 10,000 nautical miles of our DARWIN200 global voyage, our team aboard shared exciting updates while also commemorating Charles Darwin`s 215th birthday.

This week, our voyage captured the interest of several prominent media outlets:

BBC World Service Radio`s Newsday
BBC Radio 4`s Today Programme
National News coverage on BBC TV
BBC South West TV News
Coverage on BBC Radio Cornwall and Devon
A feature on CNN Call to Earth.

Click here to read the CNN Call to Earth article –

Thanks @anotherworldadventures

📸 @tomdixonfilm

#darwin200 #oosterschelde #globalvoyage #charlesdarwin #adventure #globaladventure #sailing #conservation #nature #news #media

The Chilean Fjords at its finest

📸 @tomdixonfilm

#chilean #fjords #adevnture #tallship #sailing #ship #chile #glacier #iceberg #ice

Event reminder! Join our weekly online Most Exciting Classroom Event, open to all worldwide! 🌍

Tune in for Episode #024: Sailing for Concepcion, Chile
🗓 16th February @ 2:00pm UK time / 9:00am Eastern

This week`s highlights include:

Discovering Chile`s stunning fjords 🌊
Exploring the wonders of the National Marine Aquarium 🐠
Engaging discussions with our talented young Darwin Leaders 🌱

🔗 Don`t forget to set a reminder and join us via the link in our bio.

#darwin200 #oosterschelde #worldsmostexcitingclassroom #InspiringEducation #GlobalClassroom #AdventureAwaits #FreeEvent #ChildrensEducation

Sailing the world has never been more peaceful 🙌🏻⛵️💙

#darwin200 #dutchtallship #sailingtheworld #conservationist #conservationbiology #globalvoyage

🌟 It`s Meet the Team Friday! 🎉 Today, let`s shine the spotlight on Saehui Hwang, our incredible Darwin200 Project Coordinator. 🌿 Saehui`s passion for conservation and leadership shines through in everything she does. From organizing impactful projects to empowering young Darwin Leaders, she`s at the heart of our mission. 💫 Thank you Saehui for your hard work, passion and commitment to Darwin200.

Join us in celebrating Saehui`s dedication and inspiring work!

#darwin200 #oosterschelde MeetTheTeam #ConservationLeadership #Darwin200 #oosterschelde

🌟 Did you know we host WEEKLY FREE online events to inspire and educate children and classrooms around the world? 📚

Join us every week for the World`s Most Exciting Classroom, an adventure-packed journey where learning meets excitement!

📅 Don`t miss out on our next event:
🎉 Episode #024: Sailing for Concepcion, Chile
🗓 February 15th @ 2:00pm UK time / 9:00am Eastern

🌊 Explore the remote and stunning fjords of Chile with us!

Discover the wonders of marine life at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth 🐠

Meet some incredible young minds as we chat with our Darwin Leaders 🌱🌏

🔗 Mark your calendar and join us for free online via the link in our bio.

#darwin200 #oosterschelde #worldsmostexcitin #InspiringEducation #GlobalClassroom #AdventureAwaits #FreeEvent #childrenseducation

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