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Independent Travel to St Helena

Passage by Royal Mail Ship, flights and accommodation

St Helena Government and Andrew Weir Shipping Management have announced the extension of the Royal Mail Ship St Helena's schedule until the end of June 2017 (see below) reflecting the continued delay in the opening of the new airport.

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 245
Depart Cape TownSat 20 August 2016
Arrive St HelenaThu 25 August 2016
Depart St HelenaSat 27 August 2016
Arrive AscensionMon 29 August 2016
Depart AscensionMon 29 August 2016
Arrive St HelenaThu 01 September 2016
Depart St HelenaFri 02 September 2016
Arrive Cape TownWed 07 September 2016
Voyage 246
Depart Cape TownFri 09 September 2016
Arrive St HelenaWed 14 September 2016
Depart St HelenaFri 16 September 2016
Arrive AscensionFri 16 September 2016
Depart AscensionSun 18 September 2016
Arrive St HelenaWed 21 September 2016
Depart St HelenaThu 22 September 2016
Arrive Cape TownTue 27 September 2016
Voyage 247
Depart Cape TownThu 29 September 2016
Arrive St HelenaTue 04 October 2016
Depart St HelenaThu 06 October 2016
Arrive AscensionSat 08 October 2016
Depart AscensionSat 08 October 2016
Arrive St HelenaTue 11 October 2016
Depart St HelenaWed 12 October 2016
Arrive Cape TownMon 17 October 2016
Voyage 248
Depart Cape TownFri 21 October 2016
Arrive St HelenaWed 26 October 2016
Depart St HelenaFri 28 October 2016
Arrive AscensionSun 30 October 2016
Depart AscensionSun 30 October 2016
Arrive St HelenaWed 02 November 2016
Depart St HelenaThu 03 November 2016
Arrive Cape TownTue 08 November 2016
Voyage 249 – ISLAND HOLIDAYS GUIDED TOUR
Depart Cape TownThu 10 November 2016
Arrive St HelenaTue 15 November 2016
Depart St HelenaThu 17 November 2016
Arrive AscensionSat 19 November 2016
Depart AscensionSat 19 November 2016
Arrive St HelenaTue 22 November 2016
Depart St HelenaWed 23 November 2016
Arrive Cape TownMon 28 November 2016
Voyage 250 – DOUBLE SHUTTLE
Depart Cape TownThu 01 December 2016
Arrive St HelenaTue 06 December 2016
Depart St HelenaThu 08 December 2016
Arrive AscensionSat 10 December 2016
Depart AscensionSat 10 December 2016
Arrive St HelenaTue 13 December 2016
Depart St HelenaWed 14 December 2016
Arrive AscensionSat 17 December 2016
Depart AscensionSat 17 December 2016
Arrive St HelenaTue 20 December 2016
Depart St HelenaWed 21 December 2016
Arrive Cape TownTue 27 December 2016
Voyage 251 – DOUBLE SHUTTLE
Depart Cape TownThu 29 December 2016
Arrive St HelenaTue 03 January 2017
Depart St HelenaThu 05 January 2017
Arrive AscensionSat 07 January 2017
Depart AscensionSat 07 January 2017
Arrive St HelenaTue 10 January 2017
Depart St HelenaWed 11 January 2017
Arrive AscensionFri 13 January 2017
Depart AscensionFri 13 January 2017
Arrive St HelenaMon 16 January 2017
Depart St HelenaTue 17 January 2017
Arrive Cape TownSun 22 January 2017
Voyage 252
Depart Cape TownTue 24 January 2017
Arrive St HelenaSun 29 January 2017
Depart St HelenaTue 31 January 2017
Arrive AscensionThu 02 February 2017
Depart AscensionThu 02 February 2017
Arrive St HelenaSun 05 February 2017
Depart St HelenaMon 06 February 2017
Arrive Cape TownSat 11 February 2017
Voyage 253
Depart Cape TownMon 13 February 2017
Arrive St HelenaSat 18 February 2017
Depart St HelenaMon 20 February 2017
Arrive AscensionWed 22 February 2017
Depart AscensionWed 22 February 2017
Arrive St HelenaSat 25 February 2017
Depart St HelenaSun 26 February 2017
Arrive Cape TownFri 03 March 2017
Voyage 254 – ISLAND HOLIDAYS GUIDED TOUR
Depart Cape TownSun 05 March 2017
Arrive St HelenaFri 10 March 2017
Depart St HelenaSun 12 March 2017
Arrive AscensionTue 14 March 2017
Depart AscensionTue 14 March 2017
Arrive St HelenaFri 17 March 2017
Depart St HelenaSat 18 March 2017
Arrive Cape TownThu 23 March 2017
Voyage 255
Depart Cape TownSat 25 March 2016
Arrive St HelenaThu 30 March 2016
Depart St HelenaSat 01 April 2016
Arrive AscensionMon 03 April 2016
Depart AscensionMon 03 April 2016
Arrive St HelenaThu 06 April 2016
Depart St HelenaFri 07 April 2016
Arrive Cape TownWed 12 April 2016
Voyage 256
Depart Cape TownFri 14 April 2017
Arrive St HelenaWed 19 April 2017
Depart St HelenaFri 21 April 2017
Arrive AscensionSun 23 April 2017
Depart AscensionSun 23 April 2017
Arrive St HelenaWed 26 April 2017
Depart St HelenaThu 27 April 2017
Arrive Cape TownTue 02 May 2017
Voyage 257
Depart Cape TownThu 04 May 2017
Arrive St HelenaTue 09 May 2017
Depart St HelenaThu 11 May 2017
Arrive AscensionSat 13 May 2017
Depart AscensionSat 13 May 2017
Arrive St HelenaTue 16 May 2017
Depart St HelenaWed 17 May 2017
Arrive Cape TownMon 22 May 2017
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