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

Island Council takes steps to protect island from coronavirus

Visitor ban announced until further notice
16-Mar-2020
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Return Visit by the Yacht Ronin

Report by Rachel Green with photos by Shirley Squibb and Allspice Yachting

On the morning of Saturday 29th February 2020, the yacht Ronin called in at Tristan on the way back from the Cape2Rio2020 race. She anchored offshore until Sunday, when the lovely weather allowed the crew onboard the yacht to come ashore and experience the island. They were able to visit the local Albatross Bar, the Post Office and Tourism Centre and explore various other places. Later that evening the Atlantic Dawn RIB took the visitors back to their yacht and she set sail to Inaccessible Island where she anchored until Monday. This was their second visit to Tristan da Cunha. Ronin first visited in 2019.

Catamaran Ronin anchored off Edinburgh of the Seven Seas
Yacht Ronin crew member at the Remotest Island sign.
Ronin crew member at the Remotest Island sign. Catamaran Ronin anchored off Edinburgh of the Seven Seas

If you were on the yacht Ronin, we'd appreciate your feedback using our Visitors' Feedback Form.

Yachts Rotary Scout and Argonaut at Tristan

Report from Rachel Green with additional photos from Kelly Green

The yacht Rotary Scout called in at Tristan mid-afternoon on Monday 24th February 2020 with battery problems and no wind to sail. The island search and rescue team swiftly got the RIB Atlantic Dawn into the water, gave the yacht a tow to the anchorage and delivered another battery to them. Sadly the rainy weather and rough sea conditions meant that the crew onboard the yacht were unable to come ashore.

yacht Rotary Scout being towed by RIB Atantic Dawn

Yacht Rotary Scout being towed by RIB Atantic Dawn

Later that afternoon another yacht, the Argonaut, arrived at Tristan. Both yachts anchored offshore hoping that the next day would bring favourable weather so that they could land and explore the island.

Yacht Argonaut anchored off the settlement Yacht Rotary Scout anchored off the settlement
Yachts Argonaut (left) and Rotary Scout (right) anchored off the settlement

Tuesday brought favourable weather and lots of excitement as both crews onboard the two yachts came ashore early morning. Everyone had a lovely day visiting the Post Office and Tourism Centre as well as the Island Store, exploring the settlement and talking to some of the locals before heading off later that day.

Crews of the yachts Rotary Scout and Argonaut entering the harbour on an island RIB

Crews of the yachts Rotary Scout and Argonaut entering the harbour on an island RIB

Both yachts are part of the Cape2Rio2020 race and are on their way back to Cape Town.

If you were on either of the yachts, we'd appreciate your feedback using our Visitors' Feedback Forms for the Rotary Scout or the Argonaut.

Visit of the Yacht Ciao Bella

Yacht Ciao Bella called at Tristan on the 18th February 2020 on its way back from the Cape2Rio2020 race.
22-Feb-2020
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Visit of the MS Bremen, Christmas 2019

Pictures of the cruise ship MS Bremen's visit to Tristan da Cunha on Boxing Day 2019.
30-Dec-2019
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2019 Agulhas II Trip Report

Featuring a visit to Nightingale Island
18-Oct-2019
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Page Updated: Tristan da Cunha Accommodation

There are no hotels on Tristan, but there are several guest houses, and you could also arrange to stay with an island family. For a unique experience, stay overnight in the Thatched House Musuem.
24-Aug-2019
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The July 2019 Storm and the Post Office and Tourism Centre

Reports on damage within the Post Office and Tourism Centre, and progress with provision of alternative facilities.
3-Aug-2019
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New Page: Tristan da Cunha Visitors' Feedback

Feedback from visitors to Tristan da Cunha.
11-Jun-2019
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