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

Visit of the MV Plancius, April 2017

The MV Plancius arrived at Tristan on Sunday morning 9th April 2017. Unfortunately disembarkation at 8:30am had to be postponed due to the sea conditions.  An hour later, however, visitors were very relieved to finally be ashore and taking part in the guided tour to the 1961 Volcano followed by a visit to the Thatched House Museum.

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MV Plancius
MV Plancius passengers playing golf on Tristan da Cunha

During the day visitors enjoyed a round of golf, a visit to the Potato Patches, and exploring the settlement.  Some where even fortunate enough to see a Tristan Thrush. Souvenirs and philatelic material were bought and mail posted.  Snacks and refreshments were enjoyed at Café da Cunha and the Albatross bar. By 5pm all passengers had boarded the ship, along with two guides ready for the following day at the outer islands.

Right: Passengers playing golf.

Shopping for Souvenirs and Philatelics Returning to the ship
Shopping for Souvenirs and Philatelics. Returning to the ship.

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

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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.

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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 of the visit of the cruise ship Le Lyrial to Tristan da Cunha on 17th March 2017.
21-Mar-2017
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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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