Magellan: Montevideo - Punta Arenas
Exploring the Falklands and sailing the Strait of Magellan.
Montevideo - Punta Arenas
Sat. 16 - 11 - '19
Fri. 13 - 12 - '19
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Experience all that sailing a square rigger has to offer when you sail from Montevideo to the Falklands and on to Punta Arenas. An exciting combination of multiple weeks of challenging sailing, exploring the Falklands, sailing the Strait of Magellan and the Chilean channels. This voyage combines the best aspects of a sailing expedition. Enough days at sea to really learn the ropes and feel comfortable setting the sails. Time to fully dive into the sailing theory with the permanent crew and bring this to practice on the unpredictable weather and sea conditions in this remote area. And also quite some days of exploring the Falklands!
We will start the voyage in Montevideo, and where Magellan went South along the coast towards the Strait of Magellan, we will make a little detour to discover the beauty of the Falklands/ Las Malvinas before we enter into the Strait of Magellan. From Montevideo, it will be around 1200 nm of sailing before we arrive at the Falklands/ Las Malvinas. A beautiful start where our crew will learn you everything you want to know about sailing a tall ship. You will participate in the watchsystem and help our permanent crew to sail the ship to the Falklands/ Las Malvinas.
Once arrived at the Falklands/ Las Malvinas, we will take you all the way around the island and you will have a lot of days to spend roaming the island with our guides and spotting its incredible wildlife. After one and a half week of exploring, we will set sail again across the ocean towards Chile, where we will sail into the straight of Magellan. Reliving history again and ending our voyage finally in Punta Arenas.
You will never be truly alone on this passage, as we will be surrounded by dolphins and many seabirds. Cape Petrels, White-chinned Petrels and albatrosses are our companions. Albatrosses are the best equipped for a permanent stay at sea, their territory is the open ocean. They love windy regions because they are unable to fly with little wind. On this passage, you will see albatrosses glide on the strong winds that are typical for this region. Expect to be called out on deck often to handle the sails in these, sometimes rough, conditions.
This voyage offers the possibility of disembarking on the Falklands after 16 days or sailing all the way in 29 days. Contact us if you would like to know more about disembark halfway at the Falklands.