World ARC 2023, Leg 2

Panama City, Las Perlas, Galápagos Islands
February 2023, 940nm

Joining in Panama City, we will cruise down to the Las Perlas islands and have a couple of days exploring before meeting up with the other WARC yachts for the sail to the Galápagos Islands. We leave mid-February and the 850nm passage should take 6 days. This is a particularly special passage as it crosses the Equator, so the crew will need to pay homage to King Neptune in the traditional style!

After arriving in San Cristobal there will be plenty of time for exploring these legendary islands. A nature lover's paradise, you would expect to see sea lions, whales, giant tortoises, marine iguanas and masses of fish and sea birds. The diving, snorkeling and nature watching is world class. You can expect to swim with big mammals, sea lions hammer head sharks and even penguin. Onshore the traditional community is full of local flavour both socially and literally with fantastic fresh fish, fruit and vegetables.

During our time in the islands, Skyelark will be based in 3 main harbours on the islands of Cristobal, Isabela and Santa Cruz – each one a day sail away.

To protect the fragile ecosystem, yachts are not permitted to cruise freely. The best way to fully appreciate these islands is to take organised tours with local guides who will make sure you have the full experience.

Our final destination will be Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, where we will rendezvous with the other WARC yachts.

Read about our previous experiences on this leg on our 2017 blog and 2020 blog.

Booking Details
World ARC 2023, Leg 2: Panama City to the Galápagos Islands
February 2023 (Exact dates TBD)
(20 days, 940nm)
Spaces Available

£TBD per person.

Register interest

All dates subject to confirmation. Discounts available for multiple legs. Deposit of 25% due on booking, final balance due 4 months prior to joining.

Key Facts:

What's included:

  • Qualified and experienced skipper and first mate.
  • Fully coded yacht, licensed to charter anywhere in the world.
  • Full Category A medical kit.
  • Entry cost to the World ARC.
  • Organised tours, parties and events by WCC.
  • All onboard expenses.
  • Onboard food and drinks.
  • Satellite tracking, blogs and photos sent whilst at sea.
  • Tuition and guidance from two Ocean Yachtmasters.
  • Use of sextant and navigation tables.
  • All safety equipment.
  • Fuel.

What's not included:

  • Flights and transfers.
  • Meals ashore.
  • WCC crew fees (£150 per leg).
  • Personal visas (if required).
  • Personal insurance.