Cape Town – Azores

Traveling from Cape Town to the Azores is a true Ocean adventure. A voyage of 54 days with over 5000 miles, crossing the equator, possibly visiting St Helena and Ascension Island before finishing the voyage on an island group in the middle of an ocean, the Azores. 

Cape Town

Cape Town is known for many things, amongst them the Table Mountain. In 2013 the Tecla crew made the journey up on the mountain and reckoned it was certainly worth it! From the harbor, Waterfront, you can see Table mountain as a back drop of the Tecla while she is moored there. The Waterfront is a beautiful place to be. With many opportunities for shopping, having a drink on a nice terrace and getting into some markets with the finest foods. 

Table Mountain in Cape Town

Voyages on board the Tecla are all about true adventure and exploring. Together with the 4-professional crew of the Tecla, you will set sail on this traditional beauty and learn more about the world, about sailing and the ocean. In total, there is space for 12 passengers, people like you, keen to see more of the world and travel there by boat!

Setting sail from Cape Town, where the Tecla will be moored at the Waterfront in the harbor of Cape Town, there is a near guarantee of spotting some Fairy penguins or dolphins playing at the bow wave.

With many miles ahead of you, sail will be set and the traditional S turn will be used to sail with the wind from the South Atlantic into the North Atlantic. Crossing the equator is a true experience. The changing weather, with changing clouds and winds until there is mostly sunshine and hardly a breeze when you meet Neptune!

With so many days at sea watches will become part of your day to day rhythm and sail changes will be your exercise of the day. Read more on your watches here

And when you get to the Azores, make sure to leave a worthy drawing on the wall!

Horta, Faial

On the Azores the Tecla will be moored in Horta on the island Faial. Horta is THE place to be for sailors who have crossed an ocean. And you will be one of the few there who have actually crossed two! Most of the sailors there are heading back from the Caribbean and most of them meet in the bar called Peter Sport, just opposite the harbor. 

Visit St Helena and Ascension island as part of this amazing voyage. Two islands in the middle of the ocean! These islands are tropical islands, rocky but with clear blue water and white sandy beaches. Staying on these islands, depends a lot on the weather, so there is no guarantee.  

The Tecla crew is known to take a dip in the ocean, while the ship is sailing! Are you up for an adventure? Bring it on! This voyage will also include a crossing of the equator. And so you will meet Neptune and his wife.... Are you ready to be welcomed into the realm of the Sea Turtle?

How to travel

Cape Town has its own airport from which you can travel easily to the center of town, which is connected to the Waterfront. Here you will wind the Tecla. On the Azores the Tecla will finish her voyage on Faial, Horta. There is an airport at approximately 30 minutes drive by taxi or bus.

Ocean voyages like this one are all about getting into the rhythm of the ship, the watches and the ocean. The weather system drives the ship and together with everybody on board you will get the ship to her destination.

The route the Tecla will follow is a sailing route, following the Benguela current into the South Equatorial Current taking the North East wind into a patch of variable winds until the Gulfstream and the West winds set the Tecla in the direction of the Azores. A big S turn that seems the long way, but is an amazing sailing route!  

Are you up for this adventure? Let us know!! 

54 day voyage

Whales spotted from the Tecla

€4.320 all ages no experience required

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