“ The secret to happiness is freedom, but the secret to freedom is courage “Perikles
Welcome on board
Dona Catharina is a 60′ steel ketch, built for sailing worldwide in safety and comfort.
If you are planing a scientific or research expedition, just seeking a sailing adventure, explore untouched reefs to dive on, longing for beaches with no footprints, you may want to document foreign cultures and customs , beachcombe uninhabitated islands, or just experience the solitude of an ocean crossing under sail, then we invite you to join our us on board the Dona Catharina.
Examples of what we have done in the last years
2020 Dive Expedition around the nature reserve of the Kermadec Island
After special permission from the Department of Conservation , a thorough hull clean and a rodent sniffer dog inspection we where sailing with 6 experienced marine biologists and divers to the untouched , and highly protected underwater paradise around Raoul Island, some 500 miles NE of New Zealand’s North Island
Dona Catharina was the support, safety and camera vessel for the Vaka Taumako Project https://vaka.org/ https://vimeo.com/ondemand/ourvaka/400410839
Dona Catharina was involved in the Oma Tafua Whale Reseach Programe in Niue
Little side story https://nypost.com/2017/08/29/sailboat-captain-rescues-shipwrecked-family-from-remote-reef/
Dona Catharina was the support vessel for the making of documentary about Tikopia
would you like to join us on an exploring adventure? Check out the availability and vacancy page or contact us for more info
Donacatharinaexpeditions@gmail.com or just use the box below
Please don’t hesitate to contact us, if there is a project on your mind and where Dona Catharina could help you to make it a reality.
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