Sail across the Pacific Ocean to land at fascinating Pitcairn Island, home to the descendants of the Mutiny on the Bounty. The island is rich with history, including ancient Polynesian pictograms. Explore the island’s beautiful tropical forests, and taste Pitcairn breadfruit and unique local honey. If weather and circumstances allow, we may be able to visit spectacular Henderson Island en-route (a near-pristine coraline island with some of the intact tropical ecosystems and bird communities in the Pacific). We continue our journey to the exquisite isles and coral waters of French Polynesia, arriving at Mangareva, in the Gambier Islands. Flights connect Mangareva to Tahiti and beyond, allowing for easy onward travel at the end of this leg.
After a decade of planning, and two successful test voyages in 2020 and 2021, the DARWIN200 Global Voyage will commence in 2023. rnrnWe will make landfall at all of the ports key locations where Charles Darwin stepped ashore during the voyage of HMS Beagle. rn
The DARWIN200 Global Voyage will be undertaken aboard the spectacular 50m long tall ship Oosterschelde. Built in 1918, this uniquely restored, three-masted schooner is the most beautiful historic vessel afloat.
Complete with a bar, a wood-fired stove and a piano, she will be your home during your adventure!
See images or take a 3D tour of Oosterschelde below!