St. Helena

Cruise into history. Visit the island of Napoleon Bonaparte, exiled to St. Helena from 1815 until his death in 1821. Enjoy the local culture, plant-life, and birds.

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St. Helena FAQ

What is the Temperature Like in Saint Helena?

The climate in St. Helena is typically mild and sub-tropical, which makes it a nice choice for an expedition. Throughout most of the year, the north leeward shore ranges from 17 to 24 degrees Celsius (63 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit), but this area warms...


What Wildlife Can I See in Saint Helena?

When you travel to the St. Helena region, you can expect to see a diverse variety of birds. Some of the most notable species include the Wirebird, and the St. Helena Waxbill. This remote island has a highly unusual amount of endemic birds, which has caused...


What is the Capital of Saint Helena?

Jamestown is the capital of St. Helena, and it is on the north-western coast of the island. St Helena also has the distinction of being one of the oldest remaining British overseas territories. People who take a holiday to St. Helena end up traveling...


How Many People Live in Saint Helena?

St. Helena has a population of more than 4,200. The capital city, Jamestown, is home to 714 of these residents. However, Half Tree Hallow is actually the largest settlement in St. Helena with a population of 901 people. 


Who Owns Saint Helena?

St. Helena is a British overseas territory. The island was discovered during a Portuguese voyage in 1502. The Dutch Republic claimed St. Helena first, but there is no evidence that they ever actually did anything with this claim. By 1659, a British Governor...


What Unique Features Does Saint Helena Have?

St. Helena is perhaps best known for housing a very famous prisoner from 1815 - 1821: Napoleon after his final defeat at Waterloo in Belgium. Most of the island has rugged topography, but it is also a popular spot for hikers. Diana’s Peak reaches...