Availability and Vacancy

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“It’s extremely difficult to get these jobs because you can’t get a job on a ship unless you have seaman’s paper’s, and you can’t get seaman’s papers unless you have a job on a ship. There had to be a way to break through the circle, and this ship was the one that arranged it for me.” » Paul Auster

Next upcoming voyage will see us sailing north ,towards the tropical SW pacific island .

Our main focus is a third visit to the remote community of Tikopia. This time we want to keep our promise towards the Chief Ariki Kafika, and bring a sample of a composting toilet. During discussions with Ariki Kafika on previous visits it became apparent, that he has seen the connection between a fly problem, the high infection wound infection rate and the custom of using the sea as toilet. He has asked us to research a solution for this problem, and we encourage anyone ,who is knowledgeable on this subject to get in contact with us.

Our start date has been set, we have confirmed crew, but some spaces are still available. Exact itinerary is still open and can be discussed with interested parties. Let’s hope that the Coronavirus is not playing a foul trick on us, and immigration and custom services are accepting our ‘self quarantine’ at sea

Planing this Expedition is now well advanced, and we are aiming for a departure around mid August 2020. .
Only two places are available for the Tikopia part of the voyage. So if you think you have something to offer to the overall theme of Dona Catharina Expeditions you are welcome to contact us and ,or to suggest further destinations or itinerary. We will prioritise further crew selection on this basis, More than 2 additional crew will reduce the cost for everyone, but an average of 6 people on board crew is our preferred option, as it allows maximum privacy .
2 Bunks are also still available from mid October onwards, the second part of our voyage, . Boarding in Vanuatu or New Caledonia . Priority will given to those who are eager to sail back with us to New Zealand in early November.

Heading into 30+ knots in sheltered waters is fun. In the open sea Dona Catharina will be safe, but it may be not so much fun

Please let your friends know so we can fill all bunks. This is important to make this voyage affordable .

If you feel this could be something you would like to be part of, please contact us via our contact page or mail us on donacatharinaexpeditions@gmail.com

Please see our adds on:

https://www.crewbay.com/job/5614