Albatros Expeditions has revealed a new 28-day voyage departing in 2023 through nine of the most remote islands on the planet – the Mid Atlantic’s Tristan da Cunha, Saint Helena and Ascension.
Billed as a “once-in-a-lifetime voyage” and targeting twitchers, the expedition will be held aboard Ocean Albatros, Albatros Expeditions’ second Ulstein-designed X-bow hulled ship that is expected to be delivered in November 2022.
Operating in March and April 2023, the odyssey departs from the Falkland Islands and heads across to South Georgia to view King Penguins and other wildlife before navigating north to the lava cliffs of Gough, then onto Inaccessible and Nightingale Islands and Tristan da Cunha, places rarely visited by people. From there, guests will head to Saint Helena (about 2,000kms from the African coast, and where Napoleon Bonaparte was famously imprisoned) and cross the Tropic of Capricorn, onwards to the volcanic island of Ascension Island, cross the equator en route to Cape Verde where the voyage concludes.
Included are town walks in Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, Jamestown and Georgetown, zodiac cruises and nature hikes, information briefings, lectures by expedition team, special photo workshop and more.
Each of these islands is a paradise for birders and cetacean enthusiasts, promising a wealth of nature sights, from endemic species to breathtaking mountain and volcanic landscapes. Days at sea will be highlighted with amazing sea bird life, migrating whales as well as unique lectures. Around 150 species of bird are expected to be viewed on the expedition, which will also be accompanied by a world-renowned expert on seabird identification, Dr. Robert Flood, as a guest lecturer.
Ocean Albatros features 95 staterooms and suites, including 12 dedicated solo cabins with no single supplement.
The Remote Islands of the Atlantic – A Bird Watchers Adventure is set for departure on 18 March 2023.
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Lead image: Sandy Bay, Saint Helena Island | Credit: Darrin Henry