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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 South Africa (Cape Town). Click on the link for the tour details. However, independent travel is still an option should you prefer.

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Voyage 228
Depart Cape TownFri 03 July 2015
Arrive St HelenaWed 08 July 2015
Depart St HelenaFri 10 July 2015
Arrive AscensionSun 12 July 2015
Depart AscensionSun 12 July 2015
Arrive St HelenaWed 15 July 2015
Depart St HelenaThu 16 July 2015
Arrive Cape TownTue 21 July 2015
Voyage 229
Depart Cape TownMon 03 August 2015
Arrive St HelenaSat 08 August 2015
Depart St HelenaMon 10 August 2015
Arrive AscensionWed 12 August 2015
Depart AscensionWed 12 August 2015
Arrive St HelenaSat 15 August 2015
Depart St HelenaSun 16 August 2015
Arrive Cape TownFri 21 August 2015
Voyage 230
Depart Cape TownSun 23 August 2015
Arrive St HelenaFri 28 August 2015
Depart St HelenaSun 30 August 2015
Arrive AscensionTue 01 September 2015
Depart AscensionTue 01 September 2015
Arrive St HelenaFri 04 September 2015
Depart St HelenaSat 05 September 2015
Arrive Cape TownThur 10 September 2015
Voyage 231
Depart Cape TownSat 12 September 2015
Arrive St HelenaThu 17 September 2015
Depart St HelenaSat 19 September 2015
Arrive AscensionMon 21 September 2015
Depart AscensionMon 21 September 2015
Arrive St HelenaThu 24 September 2015
Depart St HelenaFri 25 September 2015
Arrive Cape TownWed 30 September 2015
Voyage 232 – NAPOLEON 200TH ANNIVERSARY
Depart Cape TownFri 02 October 2015
Arrive St HelenaWed 07 October 2015
Depart St HelenaFri 09 October 2015
Arrive AscensionSun 11 October 2015
Depart AscensionSun 11 October 2015
Arrive St HelenaWed 14 October 2015
Depart St HelenaFri 16 October 2015
Arrive Cape TownWed 21 October 2015
Voyage 233
Depart Cape TownMon 26 October 2015
Arrive St HelenaSat 31 October 2015
Depart St HelenaMon 02 November 2015
Arrive AscensionWed 04 November 2015
Depart AscensionThu 04 November 2015
Arrive St HelenaSat 07 November 2015
Depart St HelenaSun 08 November 2015
Arrive Cape TownFri 13 November 2015
Voyage 234
Depart Cape TownMon 16 November 2015
Arrive St HelenaSat 21 November 2015
Depart St HelenaMon 23 November 2015
Arrive AscensionWed 25 November 2015
Depart AscensionWed 25 November 2015
Arrive St HelenaSat 28 November 2015
Depart St HelenaSun 29 November 2015
Arrive Cape TownFri 04 December 2015
Voyage 235 – DOUBLE SHUTTLE
Depart Cape TownSun 06 December 2015
Arrive St HelenaFri 11 December 2015
Depart St HelenaSun 13 December 2015
Arrive AscensionTue 15 December 2015
Depart AscensionTue 15 December 2015
Arrive St HelenaThu 17 December 2015
Depart St HelenaFri 18 December 2015
Arrive AscensionSun 20 December 2015
Depart AscensionSun 20 December 2015
Arrive St HelenaWed 23 December 2015
Depart St HelenaWed 23 December 2015
Arrive Cape TownMon 28 December 2015
Voyage 236 – DOUBLE SHUTTLE
Depart Cape TownWed 30 December 2015
Arrive St HelenaMon 04 January 2016
Depart St HelenaWed 06 January 2016
Arrive AscensionFri 08 January 2016
Depart AscensionFriday 08 January 2016
Arrive St HelenaMon 11 January 2016
Depart St HelenaTue 12 January 2016
Arrive AscensionThu 14 January 2016
Depart AscensionThu 14 January 2016
Arrive St HelenaSun 17 January 2016
Depart St HelenaMon 18 January 2016
Arrive Cape TownSat 23 January 2016
Voyage 237 – ISLAND HOLIDAYS GROUP TOUR
Depart Cape TownMon 25 January 2016
Arrive St HelenaSat 30 January 2016
Depart St HelenaMon 01 February 2016
Arrive AscensionWed 03 February 2016
Depart AscensionWed 03 February 2016
Arrive St HelenaSat 06 February 2016
Depart St HelenaSun 07 February 2016
Arrive Cape TownFri 12 February 2016
Voyage 238
Depart Cape TownSun 14 February 2016
Arrive St HelenaFri 19 February 2016
Depart St HelenaSun 21 February 2016
Arrive AscensionTue 23 February 2016
Depart AscensionTue 23 February 2016
Arrive St HelenaFri 26 February 2016
Depart St HelenaSat 27 February 2016
Arrive Cape TownThu 03 March 2016
Voyage 239
Depart Cape TownSat 05 March 2016
Arrive St HelenaThu 10 March 2016
Depart St HelenaSat 12 March 2016
Arrive AscensionFri 14 March 2016
Depart AscensionFri 14 March 2016
Arrive St HelenaMon 17 March 2016
Depart St HelenaTue 18 March 2016
Arrive Cape TownWed 23 March 2016
Voyage 240 – ISLAND HOLIDAYS GROUP TOUR
Depart Cape TownFri 25 March 2016
Arrive St HelenaWed 30 March 2016
Depart St HelenaFri 01 April 2016
Arrive AscensionSun 03 April 2016
Depart AscensionSun 03 April 2016
Arrive St HelenaWed 06 April 2016
Depart St HelenaThu 07 April 2016
Arrive Cape TownTue 12 April 2016
Voyage 241
Depart Cape TownThu 14 April 2016
Arrive Tristan da CunhaWed 20 April 2016
Depart Tristan da CunhaFri 22 April 2016
Arrive St HelenaTue 26 April 2016
Depart St HelenaFri 29 April 2016
Arrive Cape TownWed 04 May 2016
Voyage 242 – ASCENSION, TENERIFE & UK
Depart Cape TownSat 07 May 2016
Arrive St HelenaThu 12 May 2016
Depart St HelenaSat 14 May 2016
Arrive AscensionTue 17 May 2016
Depart AscensionTue 17 May 2016
Arrive St HelenaFri 20 May 2016
Depart St HelenaSun 22 May 2016
Arrive AscensionTue 24 May 2016
Depart AscensionTue 24 May 2016
Call TenerifeTue 31 May 2016
Arrive UKSun 05 June 2016
Voyage 242 – UK, TENERIFE & ASCENSION
Depart UKTue 14 June 2016
Call TenerifeSun 19 June 2016
Arrive AscensionSun 26 June 2016
Depart AscensionSun 26 June 2016
Arrive St HelenaTue 28 June 2016
Depart St HelenaFri 01 July 2016
Arrive AscensionSun 03 July 2016
Depart AscensionMon 04 July 2016
Arrive St HelenaWed 06 July 2016
Depart St HelenaSun 10 July 2016
Arrive Cape TownFri 15 July 2016