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Arriving by Air

Flights to St Helena from Johannesburg depart every Saturday to the Island. The return flight departs from St Helena on the same day for Johannesburg. Tickets are available via the SA Airlink website and via Solomon’s shipping and travel agency office at the Malabar in Jamestown St Helena

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Arriving by Ship

Whether arriving by Cruise Ship or Yacht, St Helena is accessible through the island’s capital: Jamestown. Our cruise ship season starts from October and ends in April. There is no breakwater in James Bay, all visiting cruise ships drop anchor in the bay and passengers are tendered ashore. .

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Arriving by Yacht

We welcome visiting yachts. more and more yachts seek safe havens in new and unspoiled destinations. St Helena is conveniently positioned for all passing sea traffic. Yachts can be hoisted for repairs. On arrival, immigration personnel will provide information and everything you need to know is available at the tourist located tourist office in Jamestown.  

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Things to do in St Helena 

Island Tours & Excursions

St Helena offers a variety of tours and excursions to suit all which can be arranged and facilitated through the Tourist Office.  All tours available are well planned for the visitor to view and enjoy the island’s magnificent landscapes, its history, and its people.

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Places to Visit

When visiting St Helena a Whale shark or dolphin trip is a must, Whale sharks are seen from November to April, most marine tour operators offer the opportunity to swim with the Whale Sharks. on any of these trip, there is always plenty to see.   

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Where to Eat

A variety of restaurants and pubs can be found on the island. The atmosphere is generally informal and children are welcome.  Jamestown has a range of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, and takeaways. Other eateries can be found in country areas.

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Jonathan the tortoise St Helena

Shortlist for the 7 Wo

  • | Apr 19 2018

Nominations are now in and tallied for the 7 Wonders of St Helena campaign 2018. In total 141 attractions across St Helena were put forward. Here are the top 15 […]

Learning about stargazing with Bob Bower

Astronomer jets in to

  • | Apr 12 2018

St Helena has welcomed Bob Bower, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Member of the British Astronomical Association, who is on island to help launch a new stargazing event. […]

Cruise season is under

  • | Apr 05 2018

The 2018 St Helena cruise season is well-underway, with three ships welcomed over the past week. As St Helenians headed to the hills for camping over the Easter holidays, the […]

John Wonnacott, Trail Run, Festival of Running 2016

Get in training for on

Need a post-Easter-chocolate challenge? Time to start training for this year’s St Helena Festival of Running! Athletes across the globe are invited to tackle the island’s trails and unbroken records […]

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St Helena. The Secret of the South Atlantic

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