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After a decade of planning and preparations, and two very successful test voyages around the UK, the DARWIN200 team is about to launch our Global Voyage, following the journey of Charles Darwin on HMS Beagle!

WE WANT YOU TO TAKE PART!

The Global Voyage will commence in late 2023 and end in 2025.

The full DARWIN200 Global Voyage programme, including a detailed voyage itinerary, will be published here shortly.

Check back here for the application process for those wishing to take part as a Darwin Leader and Darwin Mentor (see Get Involved tab above).

We will have a limited number of places available on each voyage leg for those wishing to sail around the globe as Darwin Sailors. Details will be released here shortly.

Please register your interest below so we can notify you when the Global Voyage is made public.

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The following dates and sailing durations of each voyage leg are estimations. Darwin200 events and commitments are currently being finalised in each port, and the final voyage itinerary (with exact voyage leg dates) will be confirmed on 1st December, 2020. Register to receive these details (see below).

IMPORTANT: review the following overview of the voyage legs and register for any that you are interested in joining via www.darwin200.com/sail-with-us

COVID-19: a rigorous Covid-19 strategy is in place to prevent Covid-19 being contracted by participants of the Darwin200 project. All participants will be tested for Covid-19 prior to their embarkation on the Darwin200 ship. The ship’s medic will monitor all symptoms, and temperatures will be taken on a daily basis for the first 14 days on board.

We are about to publish the precise dates and itinerary of the DARWIN200 2023-2025 Global Voyage. Register to receive these details (see below).

IMPORTANT: review the following overview of the voyage legs and register for any that you are interested in joining.

COVID-19: a rigorous Covid-19 strategy is in place to prevent Covid-19 being contracted by participants of the DARWIN200 project.

All participants are required to have received two Covid-19 vaccinations and will be tested for Covid-19 prior to their embarkation on the Darwin200 ship. The ship’s medic will monitor all symptoms, and temperatures will be taken on a daily basis for the first 14 days on board.

Leg 1

Plymouth (England) to Tenerife (Canary Islands)

 

Sail from Plymouth, where Charles Darwin stepped aboard HMS Beagle, to the Canary Islands. Explore the breathtaking beaches and spectacular volcanic landscapes of the Canary Archipelago, and discover the historic villages and unique wildlife of the islands, including ‘dragons blood’ trees!

Start point:

Plymouth

 

End point:

Tenerife (Canary Islands)

 

Departure date:

14/08/2023

 

Estimated arrival date:

26/08/2023

 

Price:

€3,250

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Leg 2

Tenerife (Canary Islands) to Cape Verde

 

Voyage from the Canary Islands to the Cape Verde
Islands to discover the tropical landscapes, sapphire
waters and diverse wildlife that enthralled Charles
Darwin during his first forays ashore. Cape Verde is
famed for its dramatic hill walking, the Viana sand desert
and extensive coral reefs home to green sea turtles.

Start point:

Tenerife (Canary Islands)

 

End point:

Cape Verde

 

Departure date

03/09/2023:

 

Estimated arrival date:

11/09/2023

 

Price

€2,340

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Leg 3

Cape Verde to Fernando de Noronha (Brazil)

 

Sail from Cape Verde to the spectacular, volcanic islands of Fernando de Noronha, off the coast of Brazil. Home to historic ruins, beautiful beaches and unique wildlife. For those leaving/joining here, flights connect to Brazil. These islands abound with tropical seabirds and rich
marine life, including spinner dolphins and pilot whales.

Start point:

Cape Verde

 

Start point:

Fernando de Noronha (Brazil)

 

Departure date: 

20/09/2023

 

Estimated arrival date: 

01/10/2023

 

Price: 

€2,760

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Leg 4

Fernando de Noronha (Brazil) to Salvador de Bahía (Brazil)

 

Sail to the spectacular Brazilian coast to reach the city of Salvador, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with historic colonial heritage little changed since the time of Charles Darwin’s visit. The city is noted for its cuisine,
vibrant music and energetic dance, as well as nearby
beaches.

Start point: 

Fernando de Noronha (Brazil)  

 

End point: 

Salvador de Bahía (Brazil)

 

Departure date: 

09/10/2023

 

Estimated arrival date: 

17/10/2023

 

Price: 

€2,250

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Leg 5

Salvador de Bahía (Brazil) to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Sail south along the breathtaking coast of Brazil, past Sugarloaf Mountain into one of the most beautiful harbours of the world. Explore the UNESCO World
Heritage history of Rio and visit the sites of this world class city, from the mountains of Corcovado to Copacabana Beach.

Start point: 

Salvador de Bahía (Brazil)

 

End point: 

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

 

Departure date:

27/10/2023

 

Estimated arrival date:

04/11/2023

 

Price:

€2,250

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Leg 6

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) to Montevideo (Uruguay) 

 

Sail from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo, the colourful and historic capital city of Uruguay, located on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata. Explore the city’s picturesque old town and vibrant traditional markets. Savour local dishes and discover nearby seaside resorts with sandy streets and pine forests.

Start point:

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

 

End point:

Montevideo 

 

 

Departure date:

14/11/2023

 

Estimated arrival date:

25/11/2023

 

Price:

€2,880

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Leg 7

Montevideo (Uruguay) to Buenos Aires (Argentina)

 

Sail across the Río de la Plata to from Montevideo to Buenos Aires to discover Argentina’s most energetic city. From wine-tasting in the best Argentine bodegas to tangoing through the night. Visit a traditional estancia (horse ranch) in the pampa outside the city, and savour some of the beast beef steaks in the world.

Start point: 

Montevideo (Uruguay) 

 

End point: 

Buenos Aires (Argentina)

 

Departure date: 

03/12/2023

 

Estimated arrival date:

04/12/2023

 

Price:

€400

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Leg 8

Buenos Aires (Argentina) to Puerto Santa Cruz (Argentina) 

 

Voyage along the Argentine coast, past kilometres of pristine beaches and bays. Follow Charles Darwin’s footsteps and journey deep into Patagonia to explore the dramatic frontier landscape of the pampa. Spot wild rhea and guanacos (a species of Lama), as well as caracaras and steamer ducks.

Start point: 

Buenos Aires (Argentina)

 

End point: 

Puerto Santa Cruz (Argentina)

 

Departure date: 

07/12/2023

 

Estimated arrival date: 

19/12/2023

 

Price: 

€2,520

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Leg 9

Puerto Santa Cruz (Argentina) to Stanley (Falkland Islands) 

Sail to the rugged but beautiful Falkland Islands, home to an astounding range of wildlife, including five species of penguins, the world’s largest albatross colonies, elephant seals and fur seals. Several days are planned to visit key islands as circumstances allow. The Falklands are one of the world’s best kept wildlife secrets!

Start point: 

Puerto Santa Cruz (Argentina)

 

End point: 

Stanley (Falkland Islands)

 

Departure date: 

28/12/2023

 

Estimated arrival date: 

05/01/2024

 

Price: 

€2,250

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Leg 10

Stanley (Falkland Islands) to Punta Arenas (Chile) 

 

Explore the Strait of Magellan and spot penguins, seals and whales from the deck of our ship! In the heart of this frontier land at the end of the world, we reach Punta Arenas, a fascinating gold rush boomtown beset with elaborate wool-boom mansions, lying close to the terminus of the Andes.

Start point: 

Stanley (Falkland Islands)

 

End point: 

Punta Arenas (Chile)

 

Departure date: 

13/01/2024

 

Estimated arrival date: 

21/01/2024

 

Price: 

€2,250

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Leg 11

Punta Arenas (Chile) to Concepción (Chile) 

 

Sail through the breath-taking Chilean fjords in Charles Darwin’s wake through some of South America’s most beautiful scenery. Spot glaciers, dramatic peaks and wildlife along the shoreline. We’ll land, where possible to explore the mysterious forests of stunted, mossy trees, before venturing north along the dramatic Chilean coast.

Start point: 

Punta Arenas (Chile)

 

End point: 

Concepción (Chile)

 

Departure date:  

09/02/2024

 

Estimated arrival date:  

21/02/2024

 

Price:  

€3,250

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Leg 12

Concepción (Chile) to Valparaiso (Chile)

 

Sail from Concepción to the history city of Valparaiso, home to UNESCO world heritage Spanish colonial architecture. The city is known as “Little San Francisco” and “The Jewel of the Pacific”. Explore the craggy back streets of the colourful old town and savour exotic local
fruit and vegetables in traditional markets.

Start point: 

Concepción (Chile)

 

End point: 

Valparaíso (Chile)

 

Departure date: 

29/02/2024

 

Estimated arrival date: 

03/03/2024

 

Price: €800

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Leg 13

Valparaíso (Chile) to Callao (Peru)

 

Sail north with views across the Atacama Desert, famed for some of the most unearthly scenery in South America. Land at remote fishing villages, spot sea birds and sea lions in a virtually untouched ecosystem and
reach the historic seaport to Callao and adjacent Lima, both troves of history from Spanish colonial times.

Start point:

Valparaíso (Chile)

 

End point: 

Callao (Peru)

 

Departure date: 

12/03/2024

 

Estimated arrival date: 

23/03/2024

 

Price: 

€2,000

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Leg 14

Callao (Peru) to Puerto Lucía (Ecuador) 

 

Start sailing along the coast of the Attacama and end at jungle-clad shores near Guyayauil. This adventurous journey passes quaint fishing villages, stunning beaches spanning kilometres and vast seabird colonies. Seldom explored, this remote coastline is one of South America’s best kept secrets.

Start point:

Callao (Peru) 

 

End point: 

Puerto Lucía (Ecuador)

 

 

Departure date: 

31/03/2024

 

Estimated arrival date: 

07/04/2024

 

Price: 

€1,500

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Leg 15

Puerto Lucía (Ecuador) to Galápagos Islands (Ecuador)

 

Join the most iconic leg of the DARWIN200 voyage, sailing to the Galapagos Archipelago. Scan the horizon for the dramatic islands to appear in the sea mists, then explore the dramatic volcanic isles that captivated
Charles Darwin. Ashore, you may spot giant tortoises, marine iguanas, frigatebirds and unique finches!

Start point: 

Puerto Lucía (Ecuador) 

 

End point: 

Galápagos Islands

 

Departure date: 

14/04/2024 

 

Estimated arrival date: 

25/04/2024 

 

Price: 

€3,929

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Leg 16

Galápagos Islands to Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

 

Sail between two of the world’s most fascinating island groups. At Easter Island marvel at the approx. 1,000 monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. In the waters around Easter Island, spot humpback whales, dolphins and (if you are lucky) giant blue whales.

Start point: 

Galápagos Islands 

 

End point: 

Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

 

Departure date: 

19/05/2024

 

Estimated arrival date: 

04/06/2024

 

Price: 

€4,250

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Leg 17

Easter Island (Rapa Nui) to Pitcairn to Mangareva (French Polynesia)

 

Sail across the Pacific Ocean to land at fascinating Pitcairn Island, home to the descendents of the Mutiny on the Bounty. The island is rich with history, including ancient Polynesian pictograms. We continue our
journey to the exquisite isles and coral waters of French
Polynesia, arriving at Mangareva, in the Gambier Islands.

Start point: 

Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

 

End point: 

Mangareva (French Polynesia)

 

Departure date: 

13/06/2024 

 

Estimated arrival date: 

29/06/2024 

 

Price: 

€4,250

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Leg 18

Mangareva (French Polynesia) to Papeete (Tahiti)

 

During this voyage leg, we explore the islands of western French Polynesia, stopping in locations where few tourists are able to visit. Visit remote villages, snorkel over pristine coral reefs and land on coconut
palm fringed beaches. We will pass remote atolls and
coral islands.

Start point: 

Mangareva (French Polynesia 

 

End point: 

Papeete (Tahiti)

 

Departure date: 

08/07/2024

 

Estimated arrival date: 

22/07/2024

 

Price: 

€4,250

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Leg 19

Papeete (Tahiti) to Papeete (Tahiti)

 

This circular voyage leg is intended to explore one of the most beautiful part of our world – the scattered moss-green islands of Polynesia that rise out of sapphire blue waters. Discover local cultures, traditional dancing, outrigger canoes, fringing reefs and visit turquoise
lagoons!

Start point: 

Papeete (Tahiti) 

 

End point: 

Papeete (Tahiti)

 

Departure date: 

23/07/2024

 

Estimated arrival date: 

02/08/2024

 

Price: 

€2,750

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Leg 20

Papeete (Tahiti) to Rarotonga (Cook Islands)

 

Sail to one of the Pacific’s best kept secrets: the Cook Islands. Witness a traditional fire dance ceremony, saviour delicious tropical fish cooked on a Polynesian hot stone oven and discover some of the most beautiful coral reefs and beaches in the Pacific. Snorkel the
waters of the Cook Islands, famed for their pearls.

Start point: 

Papeete (Tahiti)  

 

End point: 

Rarotonga (Cook Islands)

 

Departure date: 

11/08/2024

 

Arrival date: 

23/08/2024

 

Price: 

€3,120

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Leg 21

Rarotonga (Cook Islands) to Tonga 

 

Sail to the islands of the Kingdom of Tonga, home to authentic, centuries-old culture, history and traditions. For 1,000 years, Tongan monarchs have ruled over isles rich with beaches, coral reefs and waters frequented by
migrating humpback whales. Today, Tonga is known as
the ‘True South Pacific’ for its unspoilt beauty.

Start point: 

Rarotonga (Cook Islands)

 

End point: 

Tonga

 

Departure date:  

26/08/2024

 

Estimated arrival date:  

08/09/2024

 

Price:  

€3,500

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Leg 22

Tonga to Fiji 

 

Journey to the heart of the South Pacific to land on tropical islands and experience some of the most breathtaking underwater vistas in the world. Known as
the ‘soft coral capital of the world’, the Fijian islands are home to ‘rainbow reefs’ as well as remote villages, palm fringed beaches of powdery sand and azure waters.

Start point: 

Tonga

 

End point: 

Fiji

 

Departure date: 

09/09/2024

 

Estimated arrival date: 

18/09/2024

 

Price: 

€2,500

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Leg 23

Fiji to Bay of Islands (New Zealand)

 

Sail to the emerald isles of New Zealand’s Bay of Islands. On shore, explore rich Maori culture, historic colonial ruins and New Zealand’s unique wildlife. Explore the backdrop of ancient kauri forests and as we glide
through the waters, look for whales, dolphins, seals and
seabirds.

Start point: 

Fiji

 

End point: 

Bay of Islands (New Zealand)

 

Departure date: 

21/09/2024

 

Estimated arrival date: 

01/10/2024

 

Price: 

€2,750

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Leg 24

Auckland (New Zealand) to Sydney (Australia) 

 

After scheduled maintenance in Auckland, Oosterschelde will sail across the Tasman Sea and into spectacular Sydney Harbour for a unique view of the
world famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Walk in Darwin’s footsteps exploring the Blue Mountains and the historic Rocks waterfront.

Start point: 

Auckland (New Zealand) 

 

End point: 

Sydney (Australia)

 

Departure date: 

31/10/2024

 

Estimated arrival date: 

14/11/2024

 

Price: 

€3,750

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Leg 25

Sydney (Australia) to Hobart (Tasmania, Australia)

 

Sail from Sydney south along New South Wales’ dramatic coastline. Pass breath-taking beaches, remote coastal town and rocky headlands before crossing the
Bass Strait to reach Tasmania and the historic port city of Hobart. Ashore, wander the city’s historic streets, colonial history and traditional pubs.

Start point:

Sydney (Australia)

 

End point: 

Hobart (Tasmania, Australia)

 

Departure date: 

26/11/2024

 

Estimated arrival date: 

03/12/2024

 

Price: 

€2,080

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Leg 26

Hobart (Tasmania, Australia) to Christchurch (New Zealand)

 

Cross the Tasman Sea! Sail from Hobart to Christchurch to achieve one of the world’s great sailing adventures. During the transit, look out for whales and albatrosses. As New Zealand rises on the horizon, marvel at the beautiful coast line and land in one of the country’s most vibrant cities. Ashore, enjoy wine tasting and world-famous cuisine in boutique restaurants.

Start point: 

Hobart (Tasmania, Australia)

 

End point: 

Christchurch (New Zealand)

 

Departure date: 

12/12/2024

 

Estimated arrival date: 

27/12/2024

 

Price: 

€4,000

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Leg 27

Christchurch (NZ) to Cape Horn to Stanley (Falkland Islands)

 

Sail legendary Cape Horn! In past centuries, sailors that accomplished this feat earned the right the title of “Cape Horner” to boast of their seafaring victory. They were held in such reverence that they were granted the right to wear a gold loop earring and the right to dine with one foot on the dinner table! Become a Horner!

Start point:

Christchurch (NZ)

 

End point:

Stanley (Falkland Islands)

 

Departure date: 

02/01/2025

 

Estimated arrival date: 

19/02/2025

 

Price: 

€7,200

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Leg 28

Stanley to South Georgia to Tristan da Cunha to Cape Town (SA)

 

Sail to South Georgia, home to one of the world’s greatest concentrations of wildlife: tens of millions of seabirds, penguins, fur seals, elephant seals and whales. 6 days are scheduled for exploring ashore. We then sail
to the most remote inhabited island on Earth to discover a vibrant community in the heart of the South Atlantic.

Start point: 

Stanley

 

End point: 

Cape Town

 

Departure date: 

25/02/2025

 

Estimated arrival date: 

06/04/2025

 

Price: 

€8,200

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Leg 29

Cape Town (South Africa) to Saint Helena Island (UK)

 

Sail to the remote island of Saint Helena. Described as a living museum for its wealth of history and heritage, Saint Helena is home to hundreds of unique animal and plant species, as well as Longwood House, where
Napoleon Boneparte was exiled and died. In waters around Saint Helena spot whale sharks and dolphins.

Start point:

Cape Town (South Africa)

 

End point:

Saint Helena Island (UK)

 

Departure date: 

28/04/2025

 

Estimated arrival date: 

10/05/2025

 

Price: 

€1,950

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Leg 30

Saint Helena (UK) to Ascension Island (UK)

 

Voyage to Ascension, one of the most interesting volcanic islands in the world and one of the world’s best kept wildlife secrets. Home to vast nesting turtle
populations, migrating land crabs, large seabird colonies, colonial forts and an artificial rainforest instigated by Charles Darwin.

Start point: 

Saint Helena Island (UK)

 

End point: 

Ascension Island (UK)

 

Departure date: 

18/05/2025

 

Estimated arrival date: 

25/05/2025

 

Price: 

€1,680

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Leg 31

Ascension Island (UK) to Ponta Delgada (Azores)

 

Sail to the emerald Azores! This beautiful archipelago is rich with extinct volcanic peaks and craters and now covered with lush subtropical jungle and diverse wildlife! Explore remote fishing villages and historic towns, savour local cuisine and spot dolphins and whales in the
blue Atlantic waters.

Start point:

Ascension Island (UK)

 

End point:

Ponta Delgada (Azores)

 

Departure date: 

02/06/2025

 

Estimated arrival date: 

30/06/2025

 

Price: 

€4,350

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Leg 32

Ponta Delgada (Azores) to Falmouth (UK)

 

Join the final leg of Charles Darwin’s journey, and sail to Falmouth, England. Step ashore on the very docks where the five year long Voyage of the Beagle ended. During the journey, spot sunfish, dolphins, whales, blue sharks and (if you are lucky), giant basking sharks! Discover the
quaint streets of historic Falmouth.

Start point: 

Ponta Delgada (Azores)

 

End point: 

Falmouth (UK)

 

Departure date: 

08/07/2025

 

Estimated arrival date: 

20/07/2025

 

Price: 

€3,250

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Registration Process

Step 1: Select the voyage leg(s) you are interested in joining.
Step 2: Register your interest in each leg below.
Step 3: We will notify you when we launch the online application process.
Step 4: Complete your online application.

Register your interest to join one or more voyage legs on the DARWIN200 2023-2025 Global Voyage