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Independent Travel to St Helena

Passage by Royal Mail Ship, flights and accommodation

Getting to St Helena can be a bit complicated which is why it's a good idea to get help from people who are familiar with all the ins and outs. We don't believe there any tour operator in the world who has more experience on this front than Island Holidays. Certainly we are the only one to offer guided tours on a regular basis, but we also know the island, the ship, the ports of call and - most of all - the people in the community. This means that we are ideally placed to give travel advice and make reservations for the independent traveller as well as our own groups.

If it were just a question of booking the ship life would be easy - and, if that's all you need, we can do that for you. But there are flights to and from Ascension Island or Cape Town to join the RMS (Royal Mail Ship) and it's always wise to have accommodation booked at either end of the voyage in case of delays. On St Helena there's a choice of different types of accommodation and we can help you choose what suits you best.

There's one other thing and that is my own personal love of the island and of the other places involved in travel to St Helena: the ship herself, Ascension Island and southern Africa. So when you talk to me or Karon you are going to get an understanding of what makes the islands tick and how you can make the most of your visit.

The Royal Mail Ship Schedule

Between arrival and departure to and from St Helena the Royal Mail Ship runs a shuttle service to Ascension Island and back (on voyages marked ASI). If you are interested in this please contact us for more information.

Note: On voyages with ISLAND HOLIDAYS GUIDED TOUR link and highlighted dates Island Holidays offers a fully escorted and inclusive trip which includes time in and around Cape Town, South Africa (click on the link for the tour details). However, independent travel is still an option should you prefer.

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Voyage 258
Depart Cape TownWed 24 May 2017
Arrive St HelenaMon 29 May 2017
Depart St HelenaWed 31 May 2017
Arrive AscensionFri 02 June 2017
Depart AscensionFri 02 June 2017
Arrive St HelenaMon 05 June 2017
Depart St HelenaTue 06 June 2017
Arrive Cape TownSun 11 June 2017
Voyage 259
Depart Cape TownTue 13 June 2017
Arrive St HelenaSun 18 June 2017
Depart St HelenaTue 20 June 2017
Arrive AscensionThu 22 June 2017
Depart AscensionThu 22 June 2017
Arrive St HelenaSun 25 June 2017
Depart St HelenaMon 26 June 2017
Arrive Cape TownSat 01 July 2017