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22nd November 2020 to 26th December 2020

Tall Ship: Rounding Cape Horn

From £4933.74 Per person

Deposit £1,000 balance due 12wks before departure
Embark on an epic ocean journey, where you'll round the iconic Cape Horn
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Pay a deposit of £1,000.00 per item
Suited to
Solo travellers, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Challenging - good level of fitness required
Nights onboard
33
Vessel type
Clipper Stad Amsterdam Tall Ship
Vessel length
249ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Luxury Single, Twin or Triple Cabins
Insurance Required
Yes

This spectacular adventure aboard a beautiful tall ship will let you experience some incredible sailing and views.

33 nights: 22 November - 26 December 2020

3 person shared cabin: €5,475 / £4,933.74pp*

2 person shared cabin: €6,450 / £5,833.66pp*

Single cabin: €9,675 / £8,749.82pp*

*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations

This exciting voyage will see you attempt to make a traditional Cape Horn rounding from East to West - also known as the wrong way as we'll be sailing against the prevailing westerly wind. This is an ideal sailing voyage for sailors who enjoy a challenge and extreme weather conditions that may have to be conquered on this trip: high waves, lots of wind, strong currents and cold circumstances. Therefore, it is not a coincidence that rounding Cape Horn for sailors is about the same thing as the Mount Everest is for mountain climbers. Come on board and experience this unique and great adventure of rounding Cape Horn.

You will embark the Clipper Stad Amsterdam in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. This city is regarded as one of the nicest cities in South America with numerous beautiful sights. There are delightful neighbourhoods to explore for example. Among the most popular is trendy Palermo, colourful La Boca, colonial San Telmo, the local atmosphere in Mataderos and the renovated Puerto Madero. And of course not to forget Plaza de Mayo – the traditional focus of entertainment and activity – and the beautiful Colón Theater.

The following morning you will be leaving Buenos Aires to start this non-stop sailing adventure of over 3,000 nautical miles to Valparaíso via Cape Horn. Time to roll up your sleeves. The unique Cape Horn voyage will begin!

To sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific, sailing ships had to sail around the southern tip of South America before the Panama Canal was built. Before Cape Horn, there is no continental shelf to weaken the currents and the winds circling around Antarctica causing a lot of wind, storms and sometimes high waves. It is therefore not surprising that Cape Horn has a notorious reputation.

Arrival in Chile is planned for Saturday, December 25th in the late afternoon. The arrival time may be adjusted while on the way and will depend on the actual weather situation during the trip. You will be setting foot on land again after more than 33 days at sea and after having learned a lot about sailing a square-rigged sailing ship. This unforgettable sailing adventure will come to an end. On the very last evening on board, a special and delicious Christmas dinner will be served in our longroom for all guests and crew who accomplished sailing around Cape Horn. The crew will be saying goodbye to you the next morning at 10.

In case you have some extra time it is good to know that Valparaíso is worthwhile visiting. This enormously colourful port city is located in a stunning bay. It is considered the most beautiful city in Chile and many even consider it to be the most beautiful city in all of South America. The special architecture that one encounters is most striking, as well as the many hills which are entirely used for housing purposes. A sensational colour explosion! The historic centre of Valparaíso has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2003.

  • Breakfast with coffee, tea and juices;
  • Morning coffee;
  • Lunch buffet with coffee, tea and juices ;
  • Afternoon coffee;
  • Dinner buffet with coffee, tea and juices;
  • Fresh fruit;
  • Harbor and port dues
  • All running costs
  • Your travel to and from the start and endpoints.
  • Travel insurance
  • Any alcohol
  • Any meals you eat ashore
  • Medical exam cost (See additional information)

On this special voyage, the captain and crew will ask more from our guests compared to our regular adventurous sailing trips. The weather conditions at these higher southern latitudes are far more turbulent than during a standard ocean crossing. Partly we will sail in the ‘roaring forties’ and ‘furious fifties’ and wind speeds of 30 up to 40 knots and sometimes more, are quite common.
There will be no opportunity to visit a port between Buenos Aires and Valparaíso. To round the Cape Horn (or attempt), we need to be certain that all participants are in good health and up for the task. Therefore all of our guests have to undergo an extensive medical examination that for the main part corresponds to the medical examination of the permanent crew. Only with approval, it is possible to participate in this voyage.

Extensive Health Statement procedure:
The health form has to be completed both by you and your general practitioner (G.P.). Your G.P. advises his/her approval to participate on this voyage. This advice will be checked by a ship’s physician representing the crew. When the ship’s physician agrees with your G.P.’s advise, your participation can be confirmed.

The final decision will be made by the ship’s physician. If your application is rejected, Kraken Travel will return your booking deposit in full.

Please contact our team should you need any clarification or have any questions.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Valparaíso, Chile

You will embark the Clipper Stad Amsterdam in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. This city is regarded as one of the nicest cities in South America with numerous beautiful sights. There are delightful neighbourhoods to explore for example. Among the most popular is trendy Palermo, colourful La Boca, colonial San Telmo, the local atmosphere in Mataderos and the renovated Puerto Madero. And of course not to forget Plaza de Mayo – the traditional focus of entertainment and activity – and the beautiful Colón Theater.

The following morning you will be leaving Buenos Aires to start this non-stop sailing adventure of over 3,000 nautical miles to Valparaíso via Cape Horn. Time to roll up your sleeves. The unique Cape Horn voyage will begin!

To sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific, sailing ships had to sail around the southern tip of South America before the Panama Canal was built. Before Cape Horn, there is no continental shelf to weaken the currents and the winds circling around Antarctica causing a lot of wind, storms and sometimes high waves. It is therefore not surprising that Cape Horn has a notorious reputation.

Arrival in Chile is planned for Saturday, December 25th in the late afternoon. The arrival time may be adjusted while on the way and will depend on the actual weather situation during the trip. You will be setting foot on land again after more than 33 days at sea and after having learned a lot about sailing a square-rigged sailing ship. This unforgettable sailing adventure will come to an end. On the very last evening on board, a special and delicious Christmas dinner will be served in our longroom for all guests and crew who accomplished sailing around Cape Horn. The crew will be saying goodbye to you the next morning at 10.

In case you have some extra time it is good to know that Valparaíso is worthwhile visiting. This enormously colourful port city is located in a stunning bay. It is considered the most beautiful city in Chile and many even consider it to be the most beautiful city in all of South America. The special architecture that one encounters is most striking, as well as the many hills which are entirely used for housing purposes. A sensational colour explosion! The historic centre of Valparaíso has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2003.

Sailing boots

Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)

Waterproof sailing kit

Hat

Sailing gloves

Clothes for on-board and on shore

A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)

A water bottle

Sun glasses (polarized)

Sun cream – SPF50+

Small quick dry towel

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require