Ocean Sailing: Galapagos - Easter Island
Set sail across the Pacific Ocean
Galapagos - Easter Island
Thu. 14 - 11 - '19
Wed. 04 - 12 - '19
21 days days
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The Galapagos are well known for their exotic animals and the great explorers and adventurers that once visited the islands. Like the Beagle expedition under Captain FitzRoy with Darwin on board. The Tecla will be anchored on the island Santa Cruz, which is connected to the island with the airport on it, Baltra. Tecla will remain on the island Santa Cruz for a few days (wind and weather permitting) giving you the chance to see some of the best sights. Or, if all the voyage crew already spend their days on the Galapagos previously, sail will be set straight away. Due to permits, the Tecla can only visit one island of the archipelago and so after Santa Cruz, it will be open sea until Easter Island – Rapa Nui.
From the Galapagos to Easter Island. From a wide range of nature and animals to an island known for its statues and remarkable islander history. This voyage has it all!
Besides the days of sightseeing there will be a stretch of almost 2000 NM to cover between the islands. The course straight to Easter Island would be South West. With a cold north going current along the Chilean coast (the Humboldt current) and a prevailing trade wind from the South East, the course will be set straight for the island, starting off close hauled an easing the sheets when the warmer currents have been reached.
Joining this voyage means becoming a part of the crew and working in shifts to sail the ship 24h a day, 7 days in the week. You will steer the ship, day and night, help with sail handeling, navigation, lookout and some chores in the kitchen. This voyage is also ideal for those needing miles on their certificate or for aspirant sailors with a chore book from school. There will be enough time to work on knots, splicing, rope handling etc. Also chart work or leading a watch can be accommodated for those wanting to learn.
Visiting these remote islands is a dream voyage. Combining real exploring with sailing, finding an island in the middle of the ocean will be a challenge. And then having time to spend on the island of arrival will be a one in a million chance. Set sail across the Pacific Ocean for 21 days and feel the freedom out on the water.
Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, was discovered by a Dutch sailor called Jacob Roggeveen, in 1722. They named the islands Easter Island as it was discovered on Easter Sunday. Now the island is inhabited by over 7000 people and is part of Chile. The language spoken is Rapa Nui for the locals, but as the island is part of Chile, Spanish and the valuta from Chile (peso) are commonly used.
This voyage includes 2 days on the Galapagos and at least 1 day on Easter Island. If the voyage is a fast one, more time can be spend sailing around Easter Island. There are several anchorages where the Tecla can drop her anchor, these are open to wind and weather on different sides. This might mean that some stops are only short due to changing weather.
Transport to and from the Tecla has to be booked separately. Please take in account that a day or two extra on the islands is a great option! Any land excursions are not included unless stated otherwise.