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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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Our latest blog post

St Helena celebrates 5

This week St Helena Island marked 516 years since being discovered, kicking off with the first float parade of the year on Monday 21 May, St Helena’s Day. Organised each […]

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  • | May 22 2018

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the St Helena blog! We’ve covered a lot of topics in that time, from progress on building St Helena Airport though to the last […]

St Helena Tourism at We Are Africa 2018, Shelley on stand

St Helena at We Are Af

  • | May 17 2018

The month of May always takes St Helena Tourism to the Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, to the successful We Are Africa trade show (14-17 May), attended […]

Napoleon’s death

  • | May 11 2018

With the bicentenary of Napoleons’ death only three years away, St Helena held its annual Moment de Memoire service on 5 May 2018 at Napoleon’s Tomb in Sane Valley, recognising […]

St Helena. The Secret of the South Atlantic

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