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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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Marine Tours

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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Juliet Williams, St Helena Tourism, ITB 2018

St Helena attends lead

  • | Mar 22 2018

St Helena Tourism has attended its second travel and trade show of 2018, represented for the first time at ITB Berlin in Germany by Director of Tourism, Helena Bennett, and […]

Dianas Peak, St Helena

St Helena to renew the

  • | Mar 15 2018

This year marks a decade since the 7 Wonders of St Helena were announced. To celebrate the anniversary, St Helena Tourism is launching ‘St Helena’s Choice’, a campaign to identify […]

Peak Dale post box walk St Helena

Hiking boots at the re

The Festival of Walking is one of the highlights of St Helena’s events calendar. This year we’ll be welcoming back some old favourites as well as adding a few different […]

Walking on St Helena, Peak Dale

Events not to be misse

There’s always something happening on St Helena, whatever time of year you choose to visit. Here are some of the upcoming events for 2018. Marine Awareness Week, 12 – 18 […]

St Helena. The Secret of the South Atlantic

St Helena Island attractions