Jamestown (St Helena Island) - South Atlantic

A tiny remote island set in the tropical South Atlantic, 1,500 miles north-west of Cape Town, St Helena is only 47 square miles in area, with no harbour and no airport. Landing is by tender to the capital and port of Jamestown, lying deep in a volcanic valley. The island is located a lonely 1,200 miles from the west coast of Africa and 1500 miles northwest of Cape Town. It is a rugged volcanic island in part a wind eroded desert with multi-hued ridges, high cliffs and lush green valleys. St Helena has some interesting wildlife, including the unique Wirebird, and plenty of endemic plants and sights include Diana's Peak, the gumwood conservation project, Ladder Hill Fort, Plantation House and Longwood House, where the exiled Napoleon ended his days after defeat at Waterloo. In Jamestown you will find the cast iron Victorian Market, the oldest Anglican church in the southern hemisphere and the jail. This is also a good spot for diving with wrecks and extensive marine life to explore. First discovered by the Portuguese in 1502, and annexed by Britain 450 years ago, this lonely South Atlantic outpost was once an important staging post for British East India ships on their long voyages. The following 7 cruises call at Jamestown (St Helena Island). Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.