bark europa sail on tall ship to the falkland islands

Montevideo to Falkland Islands

  • Overview
    This sailing voyage starts in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay or Piriapolis, east of Montevideo with a connection by bus. The port of of embarkation will be announced a few days before departure on this website. The Bay of Montevideo forms a natural harbour, the nation’s largest and one of the largest in the Southern Cone, and the finest natural port in the region. Various streams criss-cross the town and empty into the Bay of Montevideo. Montevideo is the largest city, the capital, and the chief port of Uruguay. The settlement was established in 1726 by Bruno Mauricio de Zabala. From Montevideo we will have a nice sailing voyage towards the Falklands, plenty days of learning how to sail the EUROPA. And in the end of this trip you will be rewarded with the possibility of exploring the Falklands. Where possible we will try to make landings on one of the several islands of the Falklands.
    Duration: 16 days
    Passengers: 48 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Montevideo, Uruguay
    Disembarkation Point: Stanley, Falkland Islands
    Physical rating: Expedition
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: Unavailable
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Signing on in Montevideo, Uruguay; Embarkation Day

      You are welcome on board at 5 p.m. Keep room for flight delays or late arrival of your luggage by booking overnight stay in Montevideo one night prior to embarkation. After signing
      on and taking your luggage to your cabin, you will enjoy your first meal on board. The captain and the expedition leader will inform you about the plans. Usually we will stay in port overnight, but occasionally
      we already depart during the night.

    • Day 2/15 - Montevideo to Falkland Islands

      Montevideo - Stanley
      Montevideo (Uruguay) - Port Stanley (Falkland Islands, United Kingdom) The final leg before the start of a new Antarctic Season goes from Montevideo (or Piriapolis, please see above) to Stanley. The crew will welcome all new sailors on board and everybody will be assigned to the watch system. After about 15 days and a little bit over 1000 miles the ship is expected in Port Stanley on the Falkland Islands.

      Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas
      The Falkland Islands (the Argentine call it Islas Malvinas) are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located about 250 nautical miles (460 km; 290 mi) from the coast of mainland South America. The archipelago, consisting of East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 lesser islands, is a self-governing British Overseas Territory. The capital, Stanley, is on East Falkland. Ever since the re-establishment of British rule in 1833, Argentina has claimed sovereignty.

      The Falkland Islands have a rich history embracing maritime trade, missionary links, Darwinian discoveries and participation in the two World Wars. Links with sealers, whalers, explorers and South American indigenous people have helped to shape the culture, as well as the natural environment of today’s Falklands. From fossils to geological features, historic buildings to shipwrecks, reminders of the past can be found everywhere in the Islands. The Falkland Island Museum in Stanley is an excellent starting point to gain an appreciation of Island life, past and present.

      On our way to Port Stanly we will try to make some stops with our ship and make a landing on one of the Islands. They will be a fee charged between 10 and 20 pounds per landing, but this can be paid on board after each landing.

      Overnights in Stanley
      After arrival in Port Stanley you have a couple of days to spend on the Falklands before your return flight. For suggestions on accomodation please have a look at It is possible to stay a few nights extra on board Europa on a bed & breakfast basis for a surcharge.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your Captain and Expedition Leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Adventure Activities

    Sailing experience

    Set sail from South America in a tall ship bound for the Falkland Islands!

    This voyage combines perfect with the following voyage to South Georgia & Antarctica.

  • Inclusions
    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - Hot beverages
    - All meals onboard
    - Hiking & guided walks
    - Zodiac & shore excursions
    - All onboard educational presentations
    - Pre-departure information package

    Not included in your Expedition

    - - in total); South Georgia GBP 200- p.p. (34 and 52 day voyages) and Tristan da Cunha GBP 30- p.p. (52 day voyage)
    - Landing fees excluded: Falklands between GBP 10- and GBP 20- per landing (approx GBP 120
    - Gratuities
    - Trip interruption / cancellation insurance
    - Travel medical insurance including medical repatriation (mandatory)
    - Medical expenses - fees / prescriptions / medications
    - Postage / telephone calls / email
    - Personal laundry
    - Spa treatments
    - Soft drink and alcoholic beverages
    - Personal expenses
    - Pre & post cruise transfers and hotel
    - Airport taxes
    - Visa and passport fees
    - International & internal airfares
  • Map
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  • Gallery
  • Vessel


    Many people who come on board struggle to believe the history of the hull of this classic three-master. The Special purpose sail training ship EUROPA was built in 1911. In 1994 she was fully restored as a barque (three mast rigged ship) and now roams the seas of the world in the best seafaring tradition. With a professional crew of maximum 14 and a complement of 48 voyage crew members of different ages and nationalities, EUROPA is powered by canvas and co-operation. The crew makes sure the ship operates safely. The atmosphere on board reflects an adventurous maritime history. The traditional mahogany deckhouse, teakwood decks and floors as well as the beautiful interior with authentic early 20th century details provide a perfect ambiance for a fantastic voyage.

    Everyone is welcome to take the helm, set sails, assist with manoeuvres, navigation, weather observations, furling the sails on the yards and much more. The permanent crew will give lectures and instruct you during the voyage in steering, navigation and line handling. This will be done in a “Dutch” style, so without yelling, blowing whistles and so on. Also, you will find no uniforms on the Bark EUROPA. Crossing the ocean properly with a square rigger under sail like the Bark EUROPA is a team effort, so we appreciate every input from the voyage crew. Sailing experience is not necessary. Instructions will be given in watch responsibilities, basic sail theory, line handling, steering and navigation. There is always something new to see or to learn from the crew, of the voyage crew or by our environment. For some of the guests sailing on board EUROPA feels like an escape from their daily routine. Think of a relaxing time without your phone and without internet. Without Google you turn to each other and books for information. Let the people onboard surprise you with their knowledge of very diverse subjects. Live in the moment and admire the wonder of nature. During a voyage on board you establish a routine that is relaxing and comfortable but keeps you occupied.

    The ship is ideal for ocean crossings and longer voyages, with various places for relaxing: library, lounge, poker corner and deckhouse. These different areas allow you to do your own thing: perhaps some quiet reading or a more active role in the social life in the deckhouse. In the aft of the ship you have the Library. This is usually the most quit place of the ship so ideal to read a book or work on your own logbook. On tweendeck level you will find the Lounge. Breakfast is served here but this room also is used by the guides to have their lectures and show their movies. In the deckhouse you will find the ships Bar with the nice benches to meet your fellow crew and toast on another wonderful day.

    There are four 2-person cabins, four 4-person cabins and four 6-person cabins. The classic romantic bunks are very comfortable. All cabins are provided with ensuite shower and toilet. There are 12 cabins, of which four are 2 person cabins, four are 4-person cabins and four are 6 person cabins.

    Features & Facilities
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 3
    Guests #: 40
    Crew #: 62
    Ice Class:
    Speed: 12
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 56m
    Width: 7
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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4/6 Person Cabin

01 Nov 2017 - 16 Nov 2017
Comfortable bunk cabins with private facilties
USD$ 1,471pp
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2 Person Cabin

01 Nov 2017 - 16 Nov 2017
Comfortable twin cabin with private facilities
USD$ 1,977pp
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