Tristan da Cunha Visit News
News of cruises, ships and yachts visiting Tristan da Cunha.

Yacht Sea Oyster calls at Tristan

Yacht Sea Oyster anchored off Tristan da Cunha

Report and photo from Janine Lavarello

The yacht 'Sea Oyster’ called in at Tristan on Thursday 23rd March 2017 with two crew members on board. The weather was not very good so they could only stay ashore for a few hours. However, they had the opportunity to have a wonder around the village and a ride out to see the Potato Patches.

This is presumably the last yacht from the Cape2Rio race.

Left: Yacht Sea Oyster anchored off Tristan da Cunha

Visit of the Bark Europa, March 2017

Report and photos from Shirley Squibb and Sean Burns

Returning to ship

The Bark Europa arrived on the morning of Saturday 18th March 2017, and began disembarking her 40 passengers and crew ready for a day of activities. The day's programme included guided tours of Edinburgh village, St Mary's School, the Potato Patches, the Fishing Factory, and the Monitoring Station. Visitors also partook in an organised round of golf, purchased souvenirs and philatelic material, and enjoyed beverages and refreshments at Albatross bar and Café da Cunha. Sadly as the day progressed the sea conditions started to deteriorate and passengers started embarking at 16:30, earlier than planned. The Bark Europa did remain anchored offshore for the evening, seeing no improvement in the weather, she departed early Sunday morning en-route to Cape Town.

If you were on the Europa, we would appreciate receiving your feedback using our Visitors' Feedback Form.

Visitors arrive at the Post and Tourism Centre Purchasing philatelics and souvenirs
Visitors arrive at the Post and Tourism Centre Purchasing philatelics and souvenirs
Busy Cafe da Cunha Gathering for a guided tour
Busy Cafe da Cunha Gathering for a guided tour
Visitor enjoying Café da Cunha's treats Golf
Visitors enjoying Café da Cunha's treats... ...and a round on the world's remotest Golf
Bye Climbing back onboard
Visitors leaving Calshot Harbour by Zodiac, and climbing back onboard the Bark Europa

Bark Europa off Calshot Harbour, Tristan da Cunha

Visit of the Cruise Ship Le Lyrial to Tristan, March 2017

Report and photos from Shirley Squibb and Kelly Burns

MV Le Lyrial arriving off Edinburgh

MV Le Lyrial arriving off Edinburgh.

The cruise ship MV Le Lyrial from the French operator Ponant paid its first visit to Tristan on Friday 17th March 2017. On arrival in the morning, the sea conditions were not very nice. The Harbour Master assessed the harbour conditions, and after a ship's RIB came ashore to pick up Immigration and the island Administrator, it was decided that no passengers should land until re-assessing the sea later in the day. To ensure that its 155 passengers would not miss out, a Post Office and Tourism team headed out to the ship with souvenirs and philatelic material, and set up shop in one of the ship's lounges. The ship then spent the morning circumnavigating the island.

On her return back to the settlement, the weather had improved, and passengers were able to start disembarking after lunch. Happy to be finally ashore, visitors enjoyed the afternoon wandering about the settlement, having a quick round of golf, and visiting the Albatross Bar. They also partook in guided tours of Edinburgh village and the fishing factory. The last zodiac returned to the Le Lyrial at 6:30pm and the ship remained anchored offshore for the evening, beautifully lit up "like the Eiffel Tower", and much admired by the community. She departed next morning to spend the day at the outer islands before heading off to Cape Town. We hope she will return again next year!

If you were on Le Lyrial, we would appreciate receiving your feedback using our Visitors' Feedback Form.

The Harbour Master calling Le Lyrial's RIB into harbour Post Office and Handicrafts teams heading to Le Lyrial
The Harbour Master calling Le Lyrial's RIB into harbour Post Office and Handicrafts staff heading to Le Lyrial
Le Lyrial Zodiac shuttles Le Lyrial zodiac leaving the ship
Zodiac Shuttles Leaving the ship
Le Lyrial Tourists happy to finally be ashore.JPG Le Lyrial passengers on a settlement tour
Le Lyrial Tourists happy to be finally ashore Settlement Tour
Le Lyrial passengers shopping at the gift shop Le Lyrial passengers play a round of Golf
Shopping at the gift shop Passengers play a round of Golf
Le Lyrial evening anchored offshore
Evening anchored offshore

Visit of HMS Protector

HMS Protector's visit to Tristan da Cunha March 2017
17-Mar-2017
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Cape 2 Rio 2017 yacht racers call at Tristan on their way home

Yachts Rotary Scout and Scatterling called at Tristan on the 17th February 2017, while other yachts returning from the race passed nearby.
20-Feb-2017
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National Geographic 'Pristine Seas' team visits the settlement

The 'Pristine Seas' team visited the settlement on the 3rd and 4th February 2017 to report on their project and visit the island's tourist attractions.
7-Feb-2017
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Visit of the Gulden Leeuw

Report and photos of the visit of the sailing ship Gulden Leeuw to Tristan da Cunha on 28th-31st January 2017.
31-Jan-2017
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More Photos of the Portland and Gold Rover Visit

More from the visit to Tristan by HMS Portland and RFA Gold Rover on 14th and 15th January 2017.
26-Jan-2017
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Yacht Do Do reaches Tristan at the third attempt

Yacht Do Do called at Tristan in January 2017, having attempted to visit twice before.
23-Jan-2017
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