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Fri, 25/01/2013 - 11:47 -- abc_admin

Castle Gardens, Jamestown, St Helena

Image Credit: 
Beau Rowlands

Birding tours

There are ocasional Atlantic tours which call at St Helena.

Trip reports

No trip reports are available.


Natural history themed package trips to St Helena are occasionally available on board the RMS St Helena. Contact RMS St Helena.

There are no birding guides, as such, but Magma Way Tours (Basil George) can arrange trips to all the main biological sites. They can be contacted through St Helena Tourism.


There is no airport on St Helena. All access is by the island’s supply vessel, the RMS St Helena, which provides very comfortable accommodation for 120 passengers. The ship currently operates out of Cape Town and sails to the island approximately monthly. The voyage to St Helena takes five days. Limited air access is available to Ascension Island with the RAF, flying from Brize Norton in Oxfordshire in the UK. Connections can be made with the RMS St Helena at Ascension which is only two days sail from St Helena. There are three small hotels on St Helena but the availability of self-catering accommodation is rapidly increasing. Bookings for both the RMS St Helena and RAF flights to Ascension can be made through RMS St Helena. Information on accommodation on St Helena can be found at St Helena Tourism.


St Helena is generally safe and there are no significant health risks. For additional safety and travel information see: UK FCO.

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