THE DARWIN200

GLOBAL VOYAGE


THE VOYAGE


After a decade of planning and preparations, and two very successful test voyages around the UK, the DARWIN200 team is proud to launch the 2023-25 Global Voyage, following the journey of Charles Darwin on HMS Beagle!

The DARWIN200 Global Voyage will make landfall at key locations where Charles Darwin stepped ashore during the voyage of HMS Beagle.

During each of these stops, our ship will host groups of DARWIN LEADERS to undertake research projects in exactly the same locations visited by Charles Darwin two centuries ago.

THE ROUTE

START POINT: PLYMOUTH
START DATE: 14/08/23
END POINT: Falmouth
END DATE: 20/07/25

For logistical reasons, we have simplified the route of HMS Beagle. For example, HMS Beagle back-tracked north and south several times along the east coast of South America. We will sail this route only once.

We have also added a few locations that Charles Darwin did not visit. These enhance the global voyage and enable sailing during periods of optimal weather. These additional stops also allow essential repair and maintenance, refueling, reprovisioning and planned publicity events.

Crucially, unlike HMS Beagle (which sailed across the Indian Ocean), we are returning from Australia via Cape Horne to enable visits to South Georgia and Tristan da Cunha!

With the exception of Cocos (Keeling) and Mauritius, we will make landfall at every major location Charles Darwin visited during his voyage aboard HMS Beagle!

DISTANCE TRAVELLED SO FAR
DISTANCE TRAVELLED SO FAR

16386.8 nm
16386.8 nm
0 nm
Current location:
South Pacific Ocean
16386.8 nm
75408 nm

SAIL ABOARD Oosterschelde

Members of the public can
sail about the beautiful historic
tall ship Oosterschelde.

A few places remain available!

To book a place sailing on one of the voyage legs, visit https://www.dutchtallship.com/sailing-schedule/ or contact info@oosterschelde.nl

Explore

The Ship

Darwin200 Leaders

The World’s Most Exciting Classroom

Our Research Projects

GLOBAL VOYAGE LEGS

LEG 1

Plymouth TO
Tenerife

START POINT: Plymouth
DEPATURE DATE: 15/08/2023
END point: Tenerife
Arrival DATE: 26/08/2023
LEG 2

Tenerife TO
Cape Verde

START POINT: Tenerife
DEPATURE DATE: 03/09/2023
END point: Cape Verde
Arrival DATE: 11/09/2023
LEG 3

Cape Verde TO
Fernando de Noronha

START POINT: Cape Verde
DEPATURE DATE: 20/09/2023
END point: Fernando de Noronha
Arrival DATE: 01/10/2023
LEG 4

Fernando de Noronha TO
Salvador de Bahia

START POINT: Fernando de Noronha
DEPATURE DATE: 09/10/2023
END point: Salvador de Bahia
Arrival DATE: 17/10/2023
LEG 5

Salvador de Bahia TO
Rio de Janeiro

START POINT: Salvador de Bahia
DEPATURE DATE: 27/10/2023
END point: Rio de Janeiro
Arrival DATE: 04/11/2023
LEG 6

Rio de Janeiro TO
Montevideo

START POINT: Rio de Janeiro
DEPATURE DATE: 14/11/2023
END point: Montevideo
Arrival DATE: 25/11/2023
LEG 7

Montevideo TO
Buenos Aires

START POINT: Montevideo
DEPATURE DATE: 03/12/2023
END point: Buenos Aires
Arrival DATE: 04/12/2023
LEG 8

Buenos Aires TO
Puerto Santa Cruz

START POINT: Buenos Aires
DEPATURE DATE: 06/12/2023
END point: Puerto Santa Cruz
Arrival DATE: 19/12/2023
LEG 9

Puerto Santa Cruz TO
Stanley

START POINT: Puerto Santa Cruz
DEPATURE DATE: 28/12/2023
END point: Stanley
Arrival DATE: 05/01/2024
LEG 10

Stanley TO
Punta Arenas

START POINT: Stanley
DEPATURE DATE: 13/01/2024
END point: Punta Arenas
Arrival DATE: 21/01/2024
LEG 11

Punta Arenas TO
Concepción

START POINT: Punta Arenas
DEPATURE DATE: 09/02/2024
END point: Concepción
Arrival DATE: 21/02/2024
LEG 12

Concepción TO
Valparaíso

START POINT: Concepción
DEPATURE DATE: 29/02/2024
END point: Valparaíso
Arrival DATE: 03/03/2024
LEG 13

Valparaíso TO
Callao

START POINT: Valparaíso
DEPATURE DATE: 12/03/2024
END point: Callao
Arrival DATE: 23/03/2024
LEG 14

Callao TO
Puerto Lucía

START POINT: Callao
DEPATURE DATE: 31/03/2024
END point: Puerto Lucía
Arrival DATE: 07/04/2024
LEG 15

Puerto Lucía TO
GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS

START POINT: Puerto Lucía
DEPATURE DATE: 14/04/2024
END point: GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS
Arrival DATE: 25/04/2024
LEG 16

Galápagos Islands TO
Easter Islands

START POINT: Galápagos Islands
DEPATURE DATE: 19/05/2024
END point: Easter Islands
Arrival DATE: 04/06/2024
LEG 17

Easter Island TO
Mangareva

START POINT: Easter Island
DEPATURE DATE: 13/06/2024
END point: Mangareva
Arrival DATE: 29/06/2024
LEG 18

Mangareva TO
PAPEETE

START POINT: Mangareva
DEPATURE DATE: 08/07/2024
END point: PAPEETE
Arrival DATE: 22/07/2024
LEG 19

Papeete TO
Papeete

START POINT: Papeete
DEPATURE DATE: 23/07/2024
END point: Papeete
Arrival DATE: 02/08/2024
LEG 20

Papeete TO
Rarotonga

START POINT: Papeete
DEPATURE DATE: 11/08/2024
END point: Rarotonga
Arrival DATE: 23/08/2024
LEG 21

Rarotonga TO
Tonga

START POINT: Rarotonga
DEPATURE DATE: 26/08/2024
END point: Tonga
Arrival DATE: 08/09/2024
LEG 22

Tonga TO
Fiji

START POINT: Tonga
DEPATURE DATE: 09/09/2024
END point: Fiji
Arrival DATE: 18/09/2024
LEG 23

Fiji TO
Bay of Islands

START POINT: Fiji
DEPATURE DATE: 21/09/2024
END point: Bay of Islands
Arrival DATE: 01/10/2024
LEG 24

Auckland TO
Sydney

START POINT: Auckland
DEPATURE DATE: 31/10/2024
END point: Sydney
Arrival DATE: 14/11/2024
LEG 25

Sydney TO
Hobart

START POINT: Sydney
DEPATURE DATE: 26/11/2024
END point: Hobart
Arrival DATE: 03/12/2024
LEG 26

Hobart TO
CHRISTCHURCH

START POINT: Hobart
DEPATURE DATE: 12/12/2024
END point: CHRISTCHURCH
Arrival DATE: 27/12/2024
LEG 27

Christchurch TO
Stanley

START POINT: Christchurch
DEPATURE DATE: 02/01/2025
END point: Stanley
Arrival DATE: 19/02/2025
LEG 28

Stanley TO
Cape Town

START POINT: Stanley
DEPATURE DATE: 25/02/2025
END point: Cape Town
Arrival DATE: 05/04/2025
LEG 29

Cape Town TO
Saint Helena Island

START POINT: Cape Town
DEPATURE DATE: 28/04/2025
END point: Saint Helena Island
Arrival DATE: 10/04/2025
LEG 30

Saint Helena Island TO
Ascension Island

START POINT: Saint Helena Island
DEPATURE DATE: 18/05/2025
END point: Ascension Island
Arrival DATE: 25/05/2025
LEG 31

Ascension Island TO
Azores

START POINT: Ascension Island
DEPATURE DATE: 02/06/2025
END point: Azores
Arrival DATE: 30/06/2025
LEG 32

Azores TO
Falmouth

START POINT: Azores
DEPATURE DATE: 08/07/2025
END point: Falmouth
Arrival DATE: 20/07/2025
CONTINUES DOWN

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