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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, she set sail on her final voyage to Cape Town on Saturday, 10 February having served the island for 27 years, visit our blog post for more .

 

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 the Atlantic between 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 soft mooring buoys. The rest of the coast is towering rocky cliffs, backed by lush green slopes.  For more information on yacht moorings, please click here.

Yachts can be hoisted for repairs, if spaces are available.

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, Bennett’s’and St Helena Yacht Services offers tailoring, upholstery, local craft and sail repair, cost depending on size of job.  There are two launderettes on the island, one located at Ladder Hill and the other in Jamestown.

Fuel can be obtained from Solomons literage department at the Wharf Jamestown or at the fuel station located at Narra Backs, Jamestown.