Cross the equator and explore this emerald archipelago, filled with extinct volcanic peaks and craters 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. Ascension Island is serviced by regular flights, allowing participants to travel by air to Ascension to join this voyage leg. Regular flights connect the Azores to Europe for easy onward travel.
After a decade of planning, and two successful test voyages in 2020 and 2021, the DARWIN200 Global Voyage will commence in 2023.
We will retract the voyage of HMS Beagle and make landfall at key locations where Charles Darwin stepped ashore during his great voyage of discover.
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!