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ST HELENA MAKES THE MONTH OF MARCH MARINE!

Marine Awareness Week, an annual event designed to raise the profile of St Helena Island’s marine environment, underwater habitats and species, was this year celebrated between 12-18 March 2018. Saint Travel Ltd spoke to the Environmental Management Division (EMD), who explained why the theme, ‘Our Invisible Oceans’ was chosen. They said: “We currently have a […]

LET’S MEET TEAM ST HELENA!

In less than two weeks, a team of St Helenian athletes and coaches will depart St Helena and make their way to Gold Coast, Australia, to compete in the XXI Commonwealth Games. The team is scheduled to depart St Helena Airport on Saturday, 17 March 2018, and fly to Johannesburg, South Africa – making them the […]

THE MV BOUDICCA VISITS SUNNY ST HELENA!

The cruise ship, MV Boudicca, owned and operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, anchored in James Bay at 7am on Friday, 16 February 2018. The 1973 cruise ship, built in Finland, was originally named Royal Viking Sky and was owned by Kloster Cruises. Since then she has undergone many owners and names. In 2005, the […]

ST HELENA SAYS GOODBYE TO 27 YEAR OLD LIFELINE!

The Royal Mail Ship (RMS) St Helena departed on her final voyage from St Helena Island on Saturday, 10 February 2018, having loyally served St Helena for the past 27 years. Various celebrations, leading up to the final voyage, were organised by the RMS Farewell Working Group to ensure that the RMS got the ‘send-off’ […]

THE HISTORY OF THE RMS ST HELENA!

Many years ago, the British government purchased a 1963 passenger/cargo ship named Northland Prince to fulfil the role of servicing St Helena Island. After being refitted and renamed, it became the first RMS St Helena and entered service in September 1978. The converted ship now had a capacity to carry 76 passengers and supplies. Later, the […]

ST HELENA ISLAND & THE WORLD ARC RALLY!

It has been over 2 weeks since the World Arc Rally departed St Helena Island. The World Arc Rally is an annual event where a fleet of yachts circumnavigate the globe, covering over 26.000 nautical miles. There are two main legs of the Rally where participants, both experienced and non-experienced, can choose to make a […]

A VISITOR’S TOP 5 THINGS TO DO ON ST HELENA!

Saint Travel Ltd spoke to James Meager from the United Kingdom who recently visited the Island. We wanted to establish, from a visitors perspective, what are the best activities to experience while on Island. James explained that during his visit he engaged in various activities that ranged from Post Box Walks, meeting the Islands Governor […]

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