St. Helena to Cape Verde

During the days at sea the chances of meeting whales are high. Witness the northbound spring migration of northern birds like Arctic Terns and Long-tailed Skuas who join us in crossing the Equator (“the Line”).

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Our voyage starts in Jamestown, a uniquely situated city that offers much to see before we set sail. Enjoy the local British culture, tropical climate, and endemic birds of this remote volcanic island. You can visit Longwood House, where Napoleon died in 1821, and even walk the 699-step Jacob’s Ladder if you feel ambitious. If you have more time, you can also go on small hikes or snorkeling in the shallows, seeing multitudes of tropical and subtropical fish.

Day 2 – 3

Today we aim to sail along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the sprawling submarine mountain range that runs about 16,000 km (10,000 miles) from the Arctic Ocean toward the southern tip of Africa. 

Day 4 – 5

This dry volcanic island is a major home for sooty terns (also known as wideawakes), whose colony here sometimes grows to over a million breeding pairs. You may get the chance to hike up to the richly vegetated summit of the island, and we might also visit the beach to watch green turtles laying eggs.

Day 6 – 9

Joining us across the equator are Arctic terns and long-tailed skuas flying their northbound spring migration. 

Day 10

We will disembark in the town of Praia, on Cape Verde’s Santiago Island, at 9:00 hours*. If you are flying out on the night of April 25/April 26, we offer an additional tour in and around Praia. Here you can visit the historic Cidade Velha and its massive hillside fortress, built to defend against English raiders. Other sights include the oldest Christian church in the tropics as well as the slave whipping post in the main square. You can also simply explore the streets of Praia, enjoying the folk music spilling out of tavern windows.

*Disembarking passengers will have access to hotel rooms where you can collect your luggage and freshen up before traveling to the airport or back to your hotel, if you are staying longer in Praia.

Please Note...

All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. Landings are subject to site availabilities, permissions, and environmental concerns per IAATO regulations. Official sailing plans and landing slots are scheduled with IAATO prior to the start of the season, but the expedition leader determines the final plan. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. The average cruising speed for our vessel is 10.5 knots.

Cabin Information

Ship name Cabin Name Price Sale Price Departs on Returns on
m/v Hondius Quadruple Porthole $2,100 NA Apr 18th, 2023 Apr 27th, 2023
m/v Hondius Triple Porthole $2,350 NA Apr 18th, 2023 Apr 27th, 2023
m/v Hondius Twin Porthole $2,700 NA Apr 18th, 2023 Apr 27th, 2023
m/v Hondius Twin Window $2,800 NA Apr 18th, 2023 Apr 27th, 2023
m/v Hondius Twin Deluxe $2,950 NA Apr 18th, 2023 Apr 27th, 2023
m/v Hondius Superior $3,200 NA Apr 18th, 2023 Apr 27th, 2023
m/v Hondius Junior Suite $3,450 NA Apr 18th, 2023 Apr 27th, 2023
m/v Hondius Grand Suite with private balcony $4,000 NA Apr 18th, 2023 Apr 27th, 2023
m/v Janssonius Quadruple Porthole $2,150 NA Apr 20th, 2024 Apr 29th, 2024
m/v Janssonius Triple Porthole $2,450 NA Apr 20th, 2024 Apr 29th, 2024
m/v Janssonius Twin Porthole $2,800 NA Apr 20th, 2024 Apr 29th, 2024
m/v Janssonius Twin Window $2,900 NA Apr 20th, 2024 Apr 29th, 2024
m/v Janssonius Twin Deluxe $3,000 NA Apr 20th, 2024 Apr 29th, 2024
m/v Janssonius Superior $3,300 NA Apr 20th, 2024 Apr 29th, 2024
m/v Janssonius Junior Suite $3,550 NA Apr 20th, 2024 Apr 29th, 2024
m/v Janssonius Grand Suite with private balcony $4,100 NA Apr 20th, 2024 Apr 29th, 2024

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