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Sail around the world following Charles Darwin’s journey on HMS Beagle

We want YOU to join the Darwin 200 voyage as a Darwin Sailor!

Darwin 200 is searching for enthusiastic individuals to join our professional crew to sail our spectacular tallship along 27 legs that make up the itinerary of the Darwin 200 global voyage.

Each leg involves sailing between the ports in which our teams of Darwin Leaders (young scientist trainees) will undertake their land-based training and research projects. Sail with us on one or more voyage legs!

Our ship’s professional crew will offer participants full training and guidance. No previous sailing experience is needed, just a passion to sail, explore the world and embrace new experiences.

Please note: Darwin Sailors will be expected to assist with sailing in continuous 4 hours on / 8 hours off shifts. This is an incredible opportunity to learn how to sail and to have a unique sailing experience led by professional sailors on a stunning tall ship in some of the most exotic waters of the world!

All meals will be provided. Accommodation will be in comfortable (not luxurious) cabins consisting of bunks.

Application process will open on December 1st, 2020.

Voyage legs

The Darwin200 voyage consists of 27 legs that span the globe, taking place from May 2021 until June 2023. Each voyage leg has a different duration, allowing you to join the part of the journey that fits your schedule and interests. On all voyage legs, visits ashore will be made as regularly as possible along the itinerary, to allow you to explore in Charles Darwin’s wake (as weather and the sailing schedule allows).

Whether you join the Darwin200 voyage in the exquisite tropics or the stunning fjords of Patagonia, take part for an adventure of a lifetime, and leave with sailing memories that you will never forget.

Join the Darwin200 ship at the start points of the voyage leg you wish to join, and leave at the respective endpoint. All start point and end points have airports, enabling easy travel before and after your adventure aboard!

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.

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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.

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.

Leg 1

Plymouth (England) to Cape Verde Isles

Departure date: May 11th, 2021 

Estimated arrival date: May 28th, 2021 

 

Start point

Plymouth

 

End point

Santiago, Cape Verde

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Leg 2

Cape Verde Isles to Fernando de Noronha (Brazil)

Departure date: June 10th, 2021 

Estimated arrival date: June 24th, 2021

Start point: 

Santiago, Cape Verde

 

End point: 

Fernando de Noronha

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Leg 3

Fernando de Noronha (Brazil) to Salvador (Brazil)

Departure date: July 4th, 2021 

Estimated arrival date: July 9th, 2021 

 

Start point:

Fernando de Noronha

 

End point: 

Salvador

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Leg 4

Salvador (Brazil) to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 

Departure date: July 27th, 2021 

Estimated arrival date: August 4th, 2021 

Start point: 

Salvador 

 

End point: 

Rio de Janeiro 

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Leg 5

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) to Montevideo (Uruguay) 

Departure date: August 27th, 2021 

Estimated arrival date: September 3rd, 2021 

Start point: 

Rio de Janeiro 

 

End point: 

Montevideo

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Leg 6

Montevideo (Uruguay) to Buenos Aires (Argentina) 

Departure date: September 27th, 2021 

Estimated arrival date September 28th, 2021

Start point:

Montevideo 

 

 

End point: 

Buenos Aires

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Leg 7

Buenos Aires (Argentina) to Bahía (Argentina) 

Departure date: October 15th, 2021 

Arrival date: October 19th, 2021 

 

Start point: 

Buenos Aires

 

End point: 

Bahía Blanca

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Leg 8

Bahía Blanca (Argentina) to Puerto Santa Cruz (Argentina) 

Departure date: November 7th, 2021 

Estimated arrival date: November 12th, 2021 

 

Start point: 

Bahía Blanca

 

End point: 

Puerto Santa Cruz

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Leg 9

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

Departure date: December 1st, 2021 

Estimated arrival date: December 6th, 2021

Start point: 

Puerto Santa Cruz 

 

End point: 

Stanley 

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Leg 10

Stanley (Falkland Islands) to Punta Arenas (Chile) 

Departure date: December 22nd, 2021 

Estimated arrival date: January 2nd, 2022

Start point: 

Stanley 

 

End point: 

Punta Arenas

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Leg 11

Punta Arenas (Chile) to Concepción (Chile) 

Departure date: January 14th, 2022 

Estimated arrival date: January 29th, 2022

Start point 

Punta Arenas

 

End point: 

Concepción

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Leg 12

Concepción (Chile) to Valparaiso (Chile)

Departure date February 14th, 2022 

Estimated arrival date: February 20th, 2022

Start point: 

Concepción 

 

End point: 

Valparaiso 

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Leg 13

Valparaiso (Chile) to Lima (Peru)

Departure date: March 10th, 2022 

Estimated arrival date: March 22nd, 2022

Start point:

Valparaiso

 

End point: 

Lima

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Leg 14

Lima (Peru) to Galapagos (Ecuador) 

Departure date: April 10th, 2022 

Estimated arrival date: April 20th, 2022 

Start point:

Lima 

 

 

End point: 

Galapagos

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Leg 15

Galapagos (Ecuador) to Tahiti (French Polynesia) 

Departure date: June 23rd, 2022 

Estimated arrival date: July 21st, 2022 

Start point: 

Galapagos 

 

End point: 

Tahiti 

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Leg 16

Tahiti (French Polynesia) to Bay of Islands (New Zealand) 

Departure date: August 9th, 2022 

Estimated arrival date: August 27th, 2022

Start point: 

Tahiti 

 

End point: 

Bay of Islands 

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Leg 17

Bay of Islands (New Zealand) to Sydney (Australia)

Departure date: September 15th, 2022 

Estimated arrival date: September 25th, 2022

Start point: 

Bay of Islands 

 

End point: 

Sydney 

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Leg 18

Sydney (Australia) to Hobart (Australia) 

Departure date: October 14th, 2022 

Estimated arrival date: October 23rd, 2022

Start point: 

Sydney 

 

End point: 

Hobart

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Leg 19

Hobart (Australia) to Albany (Australia) 

Departure date: November 11th, 2022 

Estimated arrival date: November 24th, 2022 

 

Start point: 

Hobart 

 

End point: 

Albany

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Leg 20

Albany (Australia) to Cocos Keeling Islands (Australia) 

Departure date: 8th December, 2022 

Estimated arrival date: 23rd December, 2022

Start point: 

Albany 

 

End point: 

Cocos Keeling Island

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Leg 21

Cocos Keeling Islands (Australia) to Port Louis (Mauritius) 

Departure date: January 10th, 2023 

Estimated arrival date: January 28th, 2023 

Start point: 

Cocos Keeling Islands

 

End point: 

Port Louis

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Leg 22

Port Louis (Mauritius) to Cape Town (South Africa) 

Departure date: February 18th, 2023 

Estimated arrival date: March 6th, 2023 

Start point: 

Port Louis

 

End point: 

Cape Town

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Leg 23

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

Departure date: March 26th, 2023 

Estimated arrival date: April 8th, 2023

Start point: 

Cape Town

 

End point: 

Saint Helena 

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Leg 24

Saint Helena (UK) to Ascension Island (UK) 

Departure date: April 15th, 2023 

Estimated arrival date: April 24th, 2023 

Start point: 

Saint Helena 

 

End point: 

Ascension Island 

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Leg 25

Ascension Island (UK) to Porta Delgada, Azores (Portugal) 

Departure date: May 8th, 2023 

Estimated arrival date: May 29th, 2023 

Start point:

Ascension Island 

 

End point: 

Azores

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Leg 26

Porta Delgada, Azores (Portugal) to Falmouth (UK) 

Departure date: June 7th, 2023 

Estimated arrival date: June 16th, 2023

Start point: 

Azores 

 

End point: 

Falmouth 

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Leg 27

Porta Delgada (Azores) to Falmouth (UK)

Departure date: June 7th, 2023

Estimated arrival date: June 16th, 2023

Start point:

Azores

 

End point:

Falmouth

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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 or through each individual leg page
Step 3: On December 1st, 2020, the cost for joining each voyage leg will be confirmed to registrants, and the online application process will open.
Step 4: complete your online application by January 31st, 2021

Register your Interest to join us on this incredible, once in a lifetime journey.