Ascension

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Atlantic Odyssey to Cape Verde
Bis zu $2000 Rabatt

Atlantic Odyssey to Cape Verde

HDS31C25 During the days at sea the chances of meeting whales are high. Witness the northbound spring migration of northern birds like Arctic Terns and Long-tailed Skuas who join us in crossing the Equator (“the Line”).

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MS Hondius

Reisezeit:

23 Mär - 25 Apr, 2025

Liegeplätze ab:

9765 USD

Von St. Helena nach Kap Verde
Bis zu $650 Rabatt

Von St. Helena nach Kap Verde

Erleben Sie die Frühjahrsmigration nach Norden

HDS32-24 Während der Tage auf See sind die Chancen, Walen zu begegnen, hoch. Erleben Sie den Frühlingszug nördlicher Vögel wie Küstenseeschwalben und Raubmöwen, die gemeinsam mit uns den Äquator ("die Linie") überqueren.

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MS Hondius

Reisezeit:

20 Apr - 30 Apr, 2024

Liegeplätze ab:

2150 USD

Von St. Helena zu den Kapverden

Erleben Sie die Frühlingswanderung der Vögel in Richtung Norden

HDS32-25 Während der Tage auf See sind die Chancen, Walen zu begegnen, hoch. Erleben Sie den Frühlingszug nördlicher Vögel wie Küstenseeschwalben und Raubmöwen, die gemeinsam mit uns den Äquator ("die Linie") überqueren.

m/v Hondius

MS Hondius

Reisezeit:

15 Apr - 25 Apr, 2025

Liegeplätze ab:

2350 USD

Can be booked in combination only

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Von St. Helena zu den Kapverden

Erleben Sie die Frühlingswanderung der Vögel in Richtung Norden

PLA33-26 Während der Tage auf See sind die Chancen, Walen zu begegnen, hoch. Erleben Sie den Frühlingszug nördlicher Vögel wie Küstenseeschwalben und Raubmöwen, die gemeinsam mit uns den Äquator ("die Linie") überqueren.

m/v Plancius

MS Plancius

Reisezeit:

24 Apr - 4 Mai, 2026

Liegeplätze ab:

2450 USD

Can be booked in combination only

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Ascension: Blog

The Overlooked Treasures of Ascension Island

If you know anything about Ascension Island, which is unlikely, it probably has to do with the green turtle breeding population that exists there.

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von Tom Van Dordrecht
Great trip again with Ocean Wide, Plancius very good ship, Cosy, not too large, very good crew. All as we hoped it to be. We will book
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von Simon Byron
Friendly & knowledgable staff. Interesting talks particularly from the US Army Commander of Ascension during the Falklands conflict and the UK Manager from Cable & Wireless in the 1960s. I would have liked to see a map of the route of the ship and our progress whilst we were travelling. Bewertung lesen
von Bradley Bergman
von huig ouwehand

Fine ship, fine crew, great trip

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FAQ

Ascension Island follows Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This means that if it is 20:00 GMT (8 p.m.) during your expedition cruise to Ascension Island, it would be 16:00 (5 p.m.) in New York City, USA, 21:00 (9 p.m.) in London, U.K. and 8:00 (8 a.m.) the following morning in the Antarctic South Pole.   

The average annual temperature ranges from 22 to 31 degrees Celsius (72 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit). The temperature in Georgetown is typically between 23 and 30 degrees Celsius (73 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit) in January, but it cools down by about one degree from August through November.

The tropical dessert climate and remote location makes Ascension Island a good choice for adventurous individuals who would like to experience a once in a lifetime expedition cruise to Ascension Island. 

Ascension Island is a very notable location for wildlife lovers. In fact, it has the Important Bird Area designation from BirdLife International. People who travel to Ascension Island can expect to see numerous seabirds, including Black Noddies, Red-Billed Tropicbirds, Sooty Terns and Ascension Frigatebirds. Another major reason that people take a voyage to Ascension Island is that it provides travelers with the opportunity to see Green sea turtles nesting.

Georgetown is the capital of Ascension Island, and it is home to approximately half of the island’s population. This is Ascension Island’s chief settlement, and it is found on the west coast. There is a small downtown area that includes a hospital, grocery store and library, but local school children have to travel three miles each way per boat to attend classes. 

Ascension Island has a population of 880 residents, and an estimated 450 of them live in the capital city of Georgetown. Interestingly, none of the citizens are indigenous to Ascension Island. Instead, the population is made up of people who originated from 15 places worldwide, including the U.K., the U.S. and Saint Helena.  

Ascension Island is a British overseas territory. It was reportedly first spotted in 1501, but its official date of discovery is listed as May 21, 1503. That date was a holiday, Ascension Day, and this is how the island got its name.

The area has been under British control since 1815, and it is currently home to a Royal Air Force station with a runway extended to serve as an emergency landing strip for the now decommissioned US Space Shuttles.

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