Destination Area: Ocean Crossings
Length: 187 NIGHTS
Vessel: Picton Castle


Departs:

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada on October 10, 2017

Returns:

Papeete, French Polynesia (Tahiti) on April 15, 2018


Fare for this voyage (LEG #1) is $24,800. Canadian dollars per passenger.

The above fares are all inclusive including sail training and land excursions.

Call for air fare.

LEG #2: Fare is $15,000 from Papeete, Tahiti, Polynesia to Suva, Fiji; LEG #3: Fare is $23,200. from Suva, Fiji to Cape Town, South Africa; LEG #4: Fare is $18,000. from Cape Town, South Africa to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. All combined legs are discounted to $62,000. You may choose one or more Legs.


For more information call us toll free at 1-877-882-4395.

LEG #1: THIS IS THE FIRST LEG OF AN AROUND THE WORLD OCEAN VOYAGE FROM THE NORTH ATLANTIC TO THE SOUTH ATLANTIC. YOU MAY WISH TO COMPLETE SOME OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING THREE LEGS LISTED BELOW: This leg is 188 Night Voyage From Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada to Papeete, Tahiti

The barque Picton Castle is a traditionally rigged and operated deep water sail training vessel. She typically undertakes long ocean passages, and ha ...

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  • Experience traditional seamanship in a seasoned ocean sailing vessel
  • Participate in the sailing operation if you choose to do so
  • Learn the fundamentals of tall ship sailing
  • Participate in basic deck work
  • Climb aloft furling sails
  • Take instructions from the crew guiding you through every process
  • Get involved with regular watch routines and friendly atmosphere on deck
  • Mingle with the crew and fellow passengers. Enjoy the excellent gallery with culinary delights from morning til night
  • You will be thrilled with not only the places and cultures you will visit and see but also your southern trip in the North Atlantic then westward crossing the Pacific to Tahiti.

LEG #1: This is the first leg of AROUND THE WORLD VOYAGE. You can elect to continue your voyage to the next leg and beyond.

See other world voyages by perusing their itineraries notated in each leg.

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Lunenburg was established in 1753 as the first British Colonial settlement in Nova Scotia outside of Halifax. These early settlers were from various parts of Germany, Switzerland, and the Montbeliard region of France. They followed in the footsteps of earlier Mikmaq and Acadian inhabitants in the area. A vibrant economy was built on farming, fishing, ship building and ocean-based commerce, particularly in the West Indies trade.

A view from Lunenburg's beautiful waterfront today will take in many of these established marine industries, including deep sea trawlers, fish processing plants, foundries making marine hardware, marine railways hauling vessels for construction and repair, wooden boat building, and more.

A diversified economy based on the fisheries, tourism and manufacturing has become firmly entrenched in Lunenburg. The town offers visitors many architectural delights. Houses, businesses, churches and public buildings from the late 1700s and particularly early 1800s are still being used today. The Town's German heritage has been maintained and promoted and the history of the fishing industry has been captured in the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.

In 1992, the Government of Canada designated "Old Town" Lunenburg as a National Historic District. In 1995, the World Heritage Committee, under the auspices of UNESCO, recognized Lunenburg's cultural and natural heritage by adding it to their World Heritage List.


Caribbean Islands


Panama & Panama Canal


Galapagos Islands


Pitcairn Island, South Pacific Ocean
The Pitcaim Islands are a group of four volcanic islands in the South Pacific Ocean that form the last British Overseas Territory. The islands' administrative headqyarters are located in Auckland, New Zealand- 3300 miles away. The population of Pitcaim is approximately 50.

The history of Pitcaim is fascinating but too lengthy to summarize here yet well worth your investigation.


Mangareva, French Polynesia


Marquesas, French Polynesia


Tuamotus, French Polynesia


Papeete, French Polynesia (Tahiti)
Normally a no-nonsense guy, even taciturn Captain Cook fell madly in love with Tahiti . When Cook and botanist Joseph Banks landed in Matavai Bay in 1769, they found an untouched Eden. But it was the glowing tales of French explorer Compte Antoine de Bougainville that forever perpetuated the image of Tahiti as a voluptuous paradise of nature, attracting a bevy of followers, notably artist Paul Gauguin and writer Robert Louis Stevenson. Nearly 400 miles square, and almost bisected by the sea, Tahiti is skirted by miles of white and black sands. In the lushly forested mountains, waterfalls gleam and a sacred lake hides the spirits of the gods.

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