Voyage Filters

South Georgia & Antarctica

Book Your Bunk

2 Berth Ensuite Cabin Per person



Youth 16-25 per person

16-25 years old only


Embark Disembark Vessel DurationVoyage No
Mon 13-01-2025, 18:00Port Stanley, the Falklands Fri 21-02-2025, 10:00Puerto Williams, Chile Tecla 39 NightsTC130125

Explore and sail the Southern Ocean

Join Tecla for a 39-day odyssey through the Southern Ocean, navigating from Saunders Island, Falkland Islands, and culminating in Puerto Williams, Chile. Discover the untamed beauty of South Georgia, encounter diverse wildlife, and immerse yourself in the rich maritime history of the region. From the awe-inspiring landscapes of Antarctica to the rugged shores of Tierra Del Fuego, this voyage promises an unparalleled adventure of a lifetime.

  • Voyage
  • Vessel


Fantastic wildlife spotting including Penguins, whales and Fur & Leopard seals

Bucket list destinations for adventurous explorers: Drake’s Passage & Elephant Island

Explore Antarctica

A real exploratory adventure!


Vessel type / Rig Gaff Ketch
Guest Berths 12
Beam 22ft
Draft 8.9ft
Deck Length 90ft
Overall Length 124ft
Tonnage 92 tons
Year Built 1915
More about the Vessel

Voyage Description

Wide shot Tecla anchored with snowy mountains antarctica south georgia adventures

Setting sail from Saunders Island, Falkland Islands

Your adventure begins on the rugged shores of Saunders Island, Falkland Islands. Arriving via a Saturday afternoon flight, arranged with ease by your Falkland Islands travel agent, you’ll be greeted by the vibrant hues of the landscape and the mesmerizing wildlife. Prepare to be captivated by the King penguins and Rockhopper penguins dotting the coastline, setting the stage for an unforgettable journey ahead.

Along the Way

As you sail through the Southern Ocean, a realm of unparalleled beauty unfolds before your eyes. En route to your destination, South Georgia, prepare to be awe-struck by the sight of massive icebergs drifting gracefully along the horizon. Keep your camera ready to capture the breathtaking vistas of Mount Paget and the diverse array of wildlife, including millions of penguins, sea birds, Elephant seals, and fur seals that call South Georgia home. From Grytviken’s historic whaling stations to the pristine shores of Salisbury Plain, each stop promises unparalleled encounters with nature’s wonders.

Arriving in Puerto Williams, Chile

Upon reaching Puerto Williams, Chile, you’re greeted by the opportunity to explore the wonders of Tierra Del Fuego. Spend an extra day immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Puerto Williams or venture to Isla Navarino for a glimpse of untouched wilderness. Don’t miss the chance to witness the iconic Cape Horn, a symbol of maritime adventure that stands as a testament to the bravery of seafarers.

Wind, Waves & Weather

Throughout your 39-day voyage, expect a mix of sea and weather conditions typical of the Southern Ocean. Be prepared for the possibility of encountering icebergs and fluctuating temperatures as you navigate through these remote waters. However, the rewards of witnessing the pristine beauty of Antarctica and South Georgia far outweigh the challenges, making this journey an unforgettable experience.

Sailing Holidays on Tecla with Classic Sailing


On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best and safest sailing routes for the forecast. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights described above, but when it comes to sailing, you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description provided is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or prior experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage. As such, the scheduled joining ports, routes, activities and/or destinations may be altered. Due to the complexities of weather systems, this may be at very short notice. 


Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner, the professional crew will train you to be guest crew from the moment you arrive, with the intention that everybody works together to sail the ship. The common thread to all Classic Sailing holidays is ‘Hands on’ participation on ships that use ropes, blocks and tackles and ‘people power’ to set sail. Handling cargo adds an extra dimension – building teamwork and communication skills and leaving you with a great sense of achievement.


We cater for a wide range of ages and physical abilities and how much you are expected to do varies a bit between vessels. See the vessel tab above which explains all about the ‘sailing style’ and what to expect in terms of hands on participation. There is a lot of information about day to day life, the ships facilities and accommodation on the vessel pages.


Start & End Port

Port Stanley, the Falklands

Travelling to the Falkland Islands:

Air Routes from the UK via RAF Brize Norton or South America


The Falkland Islands, a remote archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, is a unique travel destination known for its stunning landscapes and rich wildlife. While the islands are located far from the United Kingdom, there are several ways to reach this British Overseas Territory. In this article, we will explore two alternative routes to get to the Falkland Islands, bypassing the popular cruise ship option. We will delve into the possibilities of travelling via the Royal Air Force (RAF) at Brize Norton in the UK or by air through South America.

  1. RAF Brize Norton Route:

For those who prefer flying directly from the UK to the Falkland Islands, the RAF at Brize Norton offers occasional flights. However, it is essential to note that these flights are primarily military in nature and may not always be available for civilian travel. To explore this option, interested individuals should closely monitor announcements made by the Falkland Islands Government, the UK Ministry of Defence, or the Falkland Islands Tourist Board for any updates on civilian flights from Brize Norton.

  1. Travelling via South America:

An alternative route to reach the Falkland Islands is through South America. This option usually involves flying from the UK to a major South American city, followed by a connecting flight to the Falklands. The two primary departure points in South America are Santiago, Chile, and São Paulo, Brazil. From these cities, commercial flights operate to Mount Pleasant Airport, located on East Falkland Island.

  1. a) Santiago, Chile: 

Multiple airlines offer regular flights from the UK to Santiago, the capital of Chile. Once in Santiago, travelers can book connecting flights operated by LATAM or the Falkland Islands’ national airline, LATAM Airlines, which provide service to Mount Pleasant Airport. The duration of the flight from Santiago to Mount Pleasant is approximately five hours.

  1. b) São Paulo, Brazil: 

Travellers from the UK can also fly to São Paulo, Brazil, which serves as another gateway to the Falkland Islands. From São Paulo, LATAM operates flights to Mount Pleasant Airport with a layover in Punta Arenas, Chile. The total travel time varies depending on the duration of the layover, but it typically ranges between 10 to 15 hours.

Important Considerations:

  1. Visa Requirements: Ensure that you have the necessary visas for all countries you will be passing through during your journey. Check the specific visa requirements for Chile, Brazil, and the Falkland Islands in advance.
  2. Flight Availability: As the Falkland Islands are a remote destination, flight schedules may be limited. It is advisable to book flights well in advance and be flexible with travel dates to secure the most suitable options.
  3. Travel Updates: Keep yourself updated with the latest travel advisories, entry requirements, and flight availability by regularly checking the websites of relevant airlines, embassies, and the Falkland Islands Tourist Board.


Travellers can explore alternatives such as civilian flights from RAF Brize Norton (subject to availability) or opt for the South America route, which involves flying from the UK to either Santiago, Chile, or São Paulo, Brazil, and then connecting to Mount Pleasant Airport. Whichever route you choose, the Falkland Islands’ unique landscapes and abundant wildlife promise an unforgettable adventure.


Exploring the Beauty of the Falkland Islands: A Self-Drive Adventure from Stanley

Stanley, the picturesque capital of the Falkland Islands, serves as an excellent starting point for an unforgettable exploration of this remote archipelago. Renting a car in Stanley allows you the freedom to discover the diverse attractions the Falklands have to offer. From historical war sites to intriguing nautical wrecks, captivating wildlife encounters, stunning rock rivers, and the island’s rich sheep farming heritage, there’s something for everyone. In this article, we will guide you through a few days in Stanley, highlighting key attractions and providing useful links and book recommendations to enhance your experience.

Exploring Stanley:

Begin your journey by immersing yourself in the charming streets of Stanley. Admire the vibrant architecture, visit the Falkland Islands Museum to learn about the history and culture of the islands, and enjoy local cuisine at one of the inviting pubs or restaurants.

Hiring a Car:

To fully explore the Falkland Islands, renting a car in Stanley is highly recommended. Several car rental agencies operate in the capital, offering vehicles suitable for the islands’ diverse terrain. Make sure to have a valid driver’s licence and familiarise yourself with local driving regulations.

Falkland War Sites:

  1. Goose Green: Drive southeast of Stanley to Goose Green, the site of a significant battle during the Falklands War. Visit the memorial, pay your respects, and gain insight into the intense conflicts that took place on the islands.
  2. San Carlos: Head west of Stanley to San Carlos, where British forces conducted amphibious landings during the war. Explore the historical sites and monuments that honor those who fought for the Falkland Islands’ liberation.

Nautical Wrecks:

  1. Dos Amigos: Near Stanley Harbor, you can find the partially submerged wreck of the Dos Amigos, a fishing vessel that ran aground in 1989. Discover this haunting sight and reflect on the region’s maritime history.
  2. Lady Elizabeth: Journey north of Stanley to witness the remains of the Lady Elizabeth, a majestic sailing ship that wrecked in 1913. Experience the allure of this skeletal structure, a testament to the challenges faced by seafarers in the Falkland Islands’ treacherous waters.

Wildlife Encounters:

The Falkland Islands are renowned for their abundant wildlife. Keep an eye out for remarkable species such as penguins, seals, albatrosses, and a variety of birdlife. Enjoy the unique opportunity to observe these animals in their natural habitats, both along the coast and inland.

Rock Rivers and Sheep Farming:

Drive through the Falklands’ breathtaking landscapes, where you’ll encounter stunning rock rivers—unique formations created by the erosive forces of nature. Take in the natural beauty and learn about the islands’ sheep farming heritage, a crucial industry that has shaped the Falklands’ culture and economy.


Useful Links:

– Falkland Islands Tourist Board: Official website providing comprehensive information on attractions, accommodations, and activities: [](

Book Recommendations:

  1. “The Falkland Islands: The Land and Wildlife” by Robin and Anne Lee: A beautifully illustrated guidebook highlighting the Falkland Islands’ natural wonders, wildlife, and landscapes.
  2. “The Falklands War” by Martin Middlebrook: A definitive account of the 1982 conflict, providing historical context and personal testimonies.
  3. “Wildlife of the Falkland Islands” by Ian Strange: A comprehensive guidebook featuring the diverse flora and fauna of the Falkland Islands, including tips on wildlife spotting and photography
  4. “Falklands War 1982” by Duncan Anderson: A comprehensive account of the Falklands War, including a detailed exploration of key battle sites and events.
  5. “Wrecks and Reefs: A Guide to the Historic Wrecks and Marine Life of the Falkland Islands” by Richard and Sharna Aston: A captivating book that delves into the nautical wrecks and marine biodiversity of the Falkland Islands.
  6. “The Battle for the Falklands” by Max Hastings and Simon Jenkins: A comprehensive account of the Falklands War, shedding light on the conflict’s history, strategies, and impact.


Spending a few days based in Stanley and embarking on a self-drive adventure in the Falkland Islands opens up a world of discovery. From exploring war sites and nautical wrecks to encountering unique wildlife, marvelling at rock rivers, and immersing yourself in

Sustainable Travel Carbon Offset Schemes

By selecting sustainable travel options and actively participating in carbon offset initiatives, you can make a positive impact while journeying to or from your voyage.

Here are some suggestions for carbon offset websites.

UK: One popular carbon offset website in the UK is “Clear” who offer a range of carbon offset projects and solutions for individuals, businesses, and organisations. They provide detailed information about their projects and allow users to calculate and offset their carbon footprint online.

North America: In North America, “Terrapass” is a well-known carbon offset website. Terrapass offers carbon offset projects across the United States and Canada. They provide options for individuals, businesses, and events to calculate and offset their carbon emissions. Terrapass also offers additional resources and information on sustainable living.

Europe: A popular carbon offset website in Europe is “MyClimate.” MyClimate provides carbon offset projects and solutions for individuals, businesses, and travel. They offer a carbon footprint calculator and allow users to support various sustainable projects worldwide. MyClimate focuses on promoting climate protection and sustainability.

Australia:Greenfleet” is a prominent carbon offset website in Australia. Greenfleet focuses on planting native forests to offset carbon emissions. They offer individuals and businesses the opportunity to calculate and offset their carbon footprint by contributing to tree planting projects across Australia. Greenfleet provides detailed information about their projects and the positive environmental impacts they create.

Please note that these carbon offset websites may vary over time, so it is recommended to research and explore multiple options to find the most suitable one for your needs. 

If any of these links do not work it would be kind of you to inform us, many thanks.


Puerto Williams, Chile

Kit List

Not all sailing areas require the same gear, the same foul weather equipment or even the same shorts. But some items you must always bring. In this kit list we hope to give you a small insight in what to bring, but of course, please consider this list might not encumber all that you would wish to take!
Very important is that your bag or small suitcase needs to be stored in the room, under your bed, there is limited space – so bring a foldable bag! the following is Tecla's standard included/excluded and kit list. Below this you can find more specific info and kit lists dependant on sailing area.

What's Included (Standard)

  • Coffee and tea
  • Blanket, sheets, pillow and covers (for longer voyages there will be clean bed linen)
  • 3-4 crew members guiding the group
  • 1 towel
  • For longer voyages you can wash clothes once halfway through the voyage

What's not Included (Standard)

  • Soda and alcoholic drinks 
  • Landing fees and Paid excursions ashore
  • Transfer to and from the vessel
  • Visa if needed
  • You can not wash clothes on board on shorter voyages

What should you always bring

  • Soap (preferably parabens and plastic free)
  • Tooth brush & Toothpaste
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Socks (at least until halfway through the voyage)
  • Underwear (at least until halfway through the voyage)
  • Binoculars (if you like bird watching, we have a pair on board, but it stays in the back close
    to the navigational area, it does not go on hikes)
  • Sunscreen
  • Photocamera (or you can ask other guests for their pictures)
  • Chargers for electrical equipment – there is 220v with central European plugs and a usb
    plug in the cabin
  • Day pack rug sack or small bag for hikes.
  • Water bottle for hikes
  • A good mood and an open mind
  • Passport
  • Visa if required
  • Valid Insurance papers
  • Personal Medicines
  • Seasickness pills if you need them

Ocean Crossing

When the ocean crossing is not part of the Southern Ocean sailing (so no South Georgia or Antarctica included) the crossings are usually in warm weather. Going from North to South, please be advised that the weather in the Falkland Islands is cool and wet! So also bring at
least one set of warm clothing.

  • Waterproof jacket (can be sailing gear, but hiking gear, light weight jackets are very nice as well)
  • Waterproof pants
  • T shirts (at least 5)
  • Shorts (at least 2)
  • Long pants
  • Light / cool footwear with grip on deck (can be flipflops or sandles)
  • Waterproof boots / footwear
  • Swimming outfit
  • Sunhat
  • Merino wool thermal wear (can be light weight)
  • Water bottle (yes it said so in what always to bring, but during warm days, this is really a must!)

Greenland & Iceland

If there are any items you usually take on your hikes, and they are easy to take in your luggage, don’t forget to bring them!

  • Hiking waterproof pant
  • Hiking waterproof jacket
  • Wool sweater
  • A lightweight down jacket can be very nice
  • Warm head wear
  • Buff or neck scarf
  • Gloves against the cold, not necessarily for sailing
  • Long pants
  • T Shirt
  • Sweater
  • Merino Wool full under layer (at least 1 full set, depending on length voyage, 2 sets)

Falkland, South Georgia & Antarctica

On the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica there are different levels of Bio-Security we will have to comply with. To make it easy on yourself we recommend you bring one set of hiking gear that you would like to use on shore, that is completely cleaned at home. This means Velcro is cleaned and does not contain any seeds or pollen. Your pockets are empty of any seeds, pollen, sand etc. Your boots are cleaned, no sand or mud on them.
This way, getting ready for the first landing becomes a walk in the park. For more information on Bio Security, please contact us.

These surroundings can be very cold, especially on longer watches. And also because these areas are protected, we ask you to take at least two sets of wet weather gear, with one of them at least completely clean. If you have sailing gear, perfect, but also bring some light weight, waterproof hiking gear. We recommend goretex pro of any brand. This is tough and durable. Often easy to clean and light weight.

For the cold

  • Merino wool 180/200gr thermal underwear (at least 3 sets)
  • Down jacket (if possible 800/900gr filling is the best)
  • Down jacket (700gr) or windstopper jacket
  • Woolen sweater
  • Warm head wear
  • Buff or neck scarf
  • Gloves against the cold, not necessarily for sailing (two pairs)

For the Rain

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof hiking footwear
  • Waterproof hiking jacket
  • Waterproof hiking pants

In the cold, making layers is important. If there is no rain, most 800gr down jackets with a merino wool layer underneath are warm enough. If it rains, most jackets do not fit over the down jacket. Therefore we recommend layer one merino wool, layer two a woollen sweater, layer three a thinner down jacket or wind stopper and layer four your water proof jacket.

Of course we understand that not everybody has these items in their closet. Please contact us if you are unsure what to pack.

North West Passage or Taste of the North West Passage

Summer in the Northern Territories of Canada can be cold, but they can be beautiful and warm as well. During the 2019 voyage we have had days of 2 degrees and days of 19 degrees. We had nights of 0 degrees, but also nights with a warm land breeze, where a woollen sweater and merino under layer were enough.

  • Hiking waterproof pants
  • Hiking waterproof jacket
  • Wool sweater
  • Warm head wear
  • Buff or neck scarf
  • Gloves against the cold, not necessarily for sailing
  • Long pants
  • T Shirt
  • Sweater
  • Merino Wool full under layer (at least 3 full sets)
  • Down jacket (if possible 800/900gr filling is the best)
  • Down jacket (700gr) or windstopper jacket
  • Waterproof boots
  • Hiking shoes


This trip fulfilled my desire for adventure sailing as we transited the north coast of Iceland, along the Arctic Circle. Even though it was rough, the boat and crew performed admirably.


An enjoyable week in less than ideal weather conditions. The crew were competent and friendly, the catering excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a voyage on Tecla.


A great mix of sailing in Scottish waters, some super hikes and an opportunity to see some of the immensely important historical sites in the Orkneys and Sheltands.  

Mooring alongside in the Fair Isles was a great privilege.  

The ocean passage to the Faroes was quiet but as a result we were blessed with clear skies whilst slinking in and out of the islands and some of the best coastal views one could hope to see anywhere.  

The ocean passage to Iceland was a bit of a bimble until we were 60 miles off and then it got exciting.  Thanks to a great skipper and permanent crew we snuggled into a fjord whilst the cruise ship ran aground in Reykjavik harbour.  A good holiday, an adventure and fun.


Any initial doubts as to the number and experience of the crew were very quickly dispelled and we were impressed with the knowledge and the handling skills of the skipper and the 2 mates. Every opportunity was taken to enhance our enjoyment on both voyages and at every stage we were made to feel relaxed and under no obligation to crew the ship under sometimes testing (but enjoyable) conditions. As an observation, we must congratulate the skipper for her culinary skills under difficult conditions..........the food was perfect for the voyage.


A delight. A competent and engaging professional crew, an interesting voyage with some challenges and some great rewards. Good companions to make the log spin around.


Brilliant. I would do it again tomorrow. And good value too. The food was excellent. I loved the spicy meatballs and my wife loved the fresh langoustines.


Most enjoyable classic sailing with great food, a true sense of teamwork, great guidance and a good sense of humour. Can't get any better. 


Vessel Gallery

Globe trotting Tall Ship Tecla in action and images. This historic gaff ketch is our Iceland Specialist and also has Greenland Sailing Expeditions. Photos from Classic Sailing customers, ships crew and professional photographers. We hope it gives a flavour of her sailing, life on board, the people that come, her beautiful sailing grounds and what it is like to live below decks.

Recently Viewed Voyages


Sail the Southern Ocean - TC130125


Mon 13-01-2025

Port Stanley, the Falklands


Fri 21-02-2025

Puerto Williams, Chile

Tecla and Classic Sailing