The Mid Atlantic islands of Tristan da Cunha, Saint Helena and Ascension are the most remote inhabited places on Planet Earth. This once-in-a-lifetime voyage on our very own vessel, Ocean Albatros, takes you to nine of the Mid Atlantic islands. Each of these islands is a paradise for birders and cetacean enthusiasts, promising a wealth of nature sights, from endemic species to breath-taking mountain and volcanic landscapes. Days at sea will be highlighted with amazing sea bird life, migrating whales as well as unique lectures by our expert staff – and of course delicious dining!
The voyage takes place during March and April. The prevailing winds will be westerly during the first part of the cruise, until we reach Saint Helena and the southeast trade winds. In other words: tailwinds all along!
Our brand-new expedition vessel Ocean Albatros offers all the comfort needed for this long voyage. It is specifically designed to provide a better expedition experience than any other ship. The patented X-bow and zero speed stabilizers provide a calmer ride and reduces discomfort for passengers with a tendency to seasickness.
Significant pelagic guides who will accompnay this cruise include Dr Robert Flood, with others to be named shortly.
Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.
St Helena Plover; Inaccessible Island Rail; Ascension Frigatebird; Inaccessible Island Finch; Falkland Steamer Duck; Dolphin Gull; Tristan, Wandering, Southern Royal, Northern Royal, Grey-headed, Atlantic Yellow-nosed, Sooty, Light-mantled & Black-browed Albatrosses; King, Macaroni, Gentoo, Northern Rockhopper Penguin & Chinstrap Penguins; Antarctic, Blue, Atlantic, Slender-billed, Great-winged, White-headed, Soft-plumaged, Atlantic, White-chinned, Spectacled, Kerguelen, Bulwer’s, Fea's & Grey Petrels; White-faced, Band-rumped (Madeiran), Leach’s, Black-bellied & White-bellied Storm Petrels; Great, Sooty, Cory’s, Boyd’s, Cape Verde & Little Shearwaters; Broad-billed & Antarctic Prions; Parasitic & Long-tailed Jaegers; White Tern; Black Noddy; Red-billed & White-tailed Tropicbirds; Masked, Brown & Red-footed Boobys; South Georgia Diving Petrel; South Georgia Shag; South Georgia Pipit; Yellow-billed Pintail; Gough Moorhen; Gough Bunting; Tristan Thrush; Sooty Tern; Cape Verde Swift; Common Kestrel (Alexander’s Kestrel), Iago Sparrow.
Peale’s, Commerson's, Hourglass, Spinner, Pantropical, Dusky, Rough-toothed, Risso’s & Clymene Dolphins; Sowerby’s Beaked, Cuvier’s Beaked, Blainville’s Beaked, Short-finned Pilot, Long-finned Pilot, Southern Right, Sperm, Fin, Dwarf Minke, Humpback, Killer & False Killer Whales; Southern Elephant, Antarctic & Subantarctic Fur Seals.
coastal and pelagic waters, sub-Antarctic islands, tropical islands
temperate to subzero, sunny and calm to gale force conditions can be expected
Max Group Size
dependant on ship capacity
Tour Pace & Walking
easy pace, mostly undemanding walks
comfortable expedition cruise ship comfortable expedition cruise ship
Ease of Birding
spectacular sub-Antarctic scenery, nesting albatrosses, vast penguin colonies, Ernest Shackleton’s grave, old whaling stations, remotests island on planet Earth
good to excellent