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Fri 31-03-2023, 18:00Puerto Montt, Chile Fri 21-04-2023, 10:00Easter Island (Rapa Nui) Tecla 21 NightsTC310323

Entering the Pacific is a good place to view Blue Whales and from there you sail to Robinson Crusoe Island, if time allows. Enjoy a wonderful Pacific Ocean sailing trip that ends in the famous Easter Islands.

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IDEAL VOYAGE FOR…

If you want to enjoy an ocean voyage of three parts and that all have their distinctive pleasures. Real blue water sailing, blue whales, with adventure to benign with and Robinson Crusoe and Easter Islands

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Once in a lifetime voyage
      • Patagonia
      • Robinson Crusoe Island
      • Easter Island
      • Ocean Sailing
      • Moai
      • Juan Fernandez Islands
      • Magellanic Penguin
      • Polynesia

Tecla

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
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Voyage Description

IDEAL VOYAGE FOR…

If you want to enjoy an ocean voyage of three parts and that all have their distinctive pleasures. Real blue water sailing, blue whales, with adventure to benign with and Robinson Crusoe and Easter Islands.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

FULL VOYAGE DESCRIPTION

 

Entering the Pacific is a good place to view Blue Whales and from there you sail to Robinson Crusoe Island, if time allows. Enjoy a wonderful Pacific Ocean sailing trip that ends in the famous Easter Islands.

Part one

Entrance to the Pacific

As you leave Puerto Montt you sail out into the Pacific through the Canal de Chacao and you will see a lot of ferries shuttling between Pargua on the Mainland and Chacoa on the Isla Grande de Chloe. There is a bridge under construction to join the island and the mainland which is due to open in 2025.

These waters team with sea life and the seals swarm to catch the fish.Fish birds seas Golfo de Ancud Chile by Adam Purser

I was lucky to take the photos shown here in 2010, by Adam Purser, as I sailed from Ushuaia to Valparaiso and show flocks of birds gathering up shoals of fish.

What do fish eat? Plankton and krill. And what else eats krill? Blue Whales. I was unlucky in that though I took about two dozen photos of Blue Whales while they were close alongside the ship but I failed to spot in my excitement that the camera was on the wrong setting! So these are stock photos of blue whales.

Mother and calf Blue Whale

I hope that you get to see some of these magnificent creatures and your cameras are all working properly!

Robinson Crusoe Island

Part two

Sailing in the Pacific.

It is possible as you head northwards and the weather gets warmer that you may visit Robinson Crusoe Island in the South Pacific about 360 nautical miles west of Chile. It is the most populated island in the archipelago. 

The majority of the sailing is still to come as you head ever west and slightly north to Easter Island.

Easter Island

Well Proven Ocean Sailing Ship

Tecla sailed around the world in 2012-13 with Europa and Oosterschelde. She crossed the South and North Atlantic, Indian Ocean, the wild seas of South Australia, raced in the Tasman Sea and sailed across the Pacific to round Cape Horn. She is a fast ship that does well in tall ships races. Run by two Dutch families she likes to create unusual sailing programmes and her crews like to explore ashore with as much energy as they sail the ship.

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Sea Time

This is a lovely voyage to get into the swing of Ocean sailing, watchkeeping, helming and sail handling all on a regular pattern of duty. In the time off catch up with some reading, swritting, art, or just contemplate the sea, life and the universe. You may also join in any maintenance tasks the crew are setting about, all good learning experiences.

Skipper Gijs in one of Tecla's famous beanie hats.
Skipper Gijs in his famous beanie hat.

HANDS ON HOLIDAYS

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.

SAILING STYLE & LIFE ON BOARD

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.

AGILITY & FITNESS

Every customer sailing with us will need to fill in basic medical questions on their booking application. If you are not sure if your current level of fitness and agility are up to a voyage, then please ring the Classic Sailing Office on 01326 53 1234 and we can chat through your concerns and possibly find options that might suit you better.

 

Start & End Port

Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt, over 200,000 inhabitants, is a port city in southern Chile’s Lake District, known as a gateway to the Andes mountains and the Patagonian fjords. The city’s neoclassical cathedral, built from wood in the 19th century, overlooks Plaza de Armas square. Nearby, Casa del Arte Diego Rivera displays contemporary works by local and national artists. Just outside the city lie Caleta de Angelmó Market and Calbuco, an active volcano.

Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

Kit List

Kit List for Tecla 

THIS IS TECLA standard voyage kit list. Specialist Antarctic kit list to follow shortly

Included

  • Sailing instruction 
  • Safety Equipment (Life jackets and harnesses)
  • All meals to including refreshments throughout the day.
  • Bed linen, duvet, pillows and towels. 

What's Not Included

  • Travel to and from the start and end port. 
  • Optional trips or tours taken ashore
  • Meals ashore
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Personal towels

 

What to bring

There is limited storage space on Tecla so please pack all you belongings in a soft rucksack or bag.

  • Footwear: Shoes with a good grip e.g. trainers or sailing deck shoes. (Sandals are great for beaches but you do need toe protection for sailing). Tecla has steel decks so waterproof walking boots are fine at sea in moderate winds and dry conditions and great for voyages where you might do some rough terrain walking like Iceland and Scotland. 
  • Rubber Boots or second pair of shoes for wet weather or getting in/out of dinghies. 
  • Swim suit & beach towel
  • Suntan lotion & sunglasses
  • Sun hat / warm hat, scarves, gloves
  • Clothes that dry quickly like fleeces and thermals. Mix of warm, waterproof & windproof layers. Wool jumpers are warm, even when wet, but can take a while to dry. Merino wool type shirts are good for under layers.
  • Small rucksack for going ashore
  • Travel insurance documents/any travel tickets
  • Personal medicines/ spectacles/ seasick tablets –check which brand if you suffer from asthma or are on regular medication.
  • Camera/binoculars etc
  • Modest quantity of alcohol for evening meals
  • You are welcome to bring musical instruments

 

Review

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.

Bruce

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.

Jonathan

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.

K

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.

Geoff

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.

Mike

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.

Steve

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. 

Thomas

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.

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