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Getting Here

Getting Here

Getting to St Helena is part of the attraction; it is an adventure all in itself!

In October 2017, the island hosted its first inaugural flight with SA Air link and has commenced commercial services occurring every Saturday from Johannesburg.

RMS St Helena

The RMS St Helena has now been decommissioned and will no longer be running a service to St Helena, the island bid farewell to her on Friday, 9 February 2018, which set sail on its final voyage to Cape Town on Saturday, 10 February having served the island for 27 years (


Discover how to get to St Helena by checking out the links below:

General Travel Information

Flying to St Helena

Tour Operators who offer St Helena Tours

Visiting by Yacht

Visiting on a Cruise Ship

Sailing to St Helena

St Helena welcomes visiting yachts. There’s a growing interest in yachts seeking safe havens in new and unspoilt destinations. St Helena is conveniently positioned for passing sea traffic as it sits in the middle of West Africa and South America.  A warm welcome awaits the visiting sailor ashore in Jamestown, the island’s main settlement and only harbour.

St Helena has only one harbour called James Bay which now benefits from a new field of robust mooring buoys. The rest of the coast is towering rocky cliffs, backed by lush green slopes, climbing up to the highest spot on the island, Diana’s Peak, at 823 meters.  For more information on yacht moorings, please click HERE.

Yachts can be hoisted in an emergency and for small repairs, if spaces are available.  The current cost for hoisting and launching visiting yachts are £33.00.

On arrival immigration personnel will provide you with an information pack, however if you require further tourist information, please visit the Tourist Office which is located in Jamestown the Canister.

Abiwans and Bennett’s’ Upholstery are businesses that offers tailoring, upholstery, local craft and sail repair, cost depending on size of job.  There are two launderettes, one located at Ladder Hill and the other in Jamestown

Fuel can be obtained from Solomons fuel station located at Narra Backs, Jamestown or you can contact Keith or Craig Yon who will happily deliver fuel directly to your yacht on arrival more info can be found here