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Back-to-Back Transatlantics Voyage World Voyage 2021/2022

Financial Aid Available for the World Voyage

Thanks to the Nova Scotia Seamanship Education Society, a registered charity in Canada, and a generous anonymous donor, financial aid will be available for trainees on Picton Castle’s upcoming World Voyage. We recognize that the World Voyage trainee fee is a big amount and out of reach for many who would benefit from the voyage […]

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World Voyage 2021/2022

Beautiful Bali

Sailing around the world in the Barque PICTON CASTLE, its no secret that on top of sailing around 30,000 ocean miles, we put in at some pretty cool places along the way. In fact, my husband (the Captain) likes to say that we only stop at super cool places, and he’s right. Quite often I’m […]

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Slow Travel

The other day I was telling an old friend about a wonderful trip I took by train and he asked why I enjoyed it so much.  The bunks were cool, the food was great, the scenery was amazing, and there was time to take it in and enjoy it.  I attribute my appreciation of slow […]

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What’s Your Favourite Port?

When Picton Castle World Voyage crew sign off the ship and see their friends and families again, one of the questions they’re most often asked is “what was your favourite port?” A voyage around the world in the Barque Picton Castle covers an awful lot of ocean, about 30,000 nautical miles worth.  And on this […]

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Beginning a World Voyage

Word has been spreading about Picton Castle’s next world circumnavigation voyage with a sailing date planned for next spring and naturally we’re getting lots of questions from prospective trainee crew.  Understandably, keen would-be seafarers want to know as much of what they can expect in the first few days or weeks aboard the ship. The answer […]

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How To Plan An Epic Tall Ship Voyage in 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has messed up a lot of travel plans.  We’re feeling that here too – if we had proceeded as scheduled, Picton Castle would be sailing in gorgeous South Pacific trade winds on a passage from the Galapagos Islands to Pitcairn Island right now.  But ports are generally not open, we’re not sailing […]

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Visiting Galapagos on a Voyage Around the World

In the spring of 2021, Picton Castle will set sail on another world circumnavigation voyage.  Sailing around the world is a big deal, a challenging feat.  But for Picton Castle, one of the benefits of making a voyage like this is that we have so many excellent friends and contacts in the ports we’ll visit […]