Adventure Sailing

Join one of our adventure sailing trips in 2022 as we explore the Pacific!

Expedition Charters

Looking for an experienced crew to take your team on their next expedition?

What We Do

Pangaea Exploration operates expedition and research charters throughout the world’s oceans. In between these voyages, we offer up our superb platform and our excellent crew to the public for sail training and adventure sailing voyages.

If you’ve ever dreamed of crossing an ocean, visiting remote tropical islands, or just taking an out of the ordinary sailing vacation, this could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Our guests are normally split 50/50 between sailors looking for a bit of blue water and adventurers who have never stepped foot on a boat in their lives. We offer adventure sailing voyages ranging in length between 1 and 4 weeks, anything from coastal cruising exploring islands to crossing oceans and learning celestial navigation.

In our work as a research vessel, we have worked with some of the world’s leading researchers and institutions. Work conducted on board has spanned from microplastics to coral, and water sampling to whales. We were an integral part of discovering the existence of microplastic pollution in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, have supported many diving trips, whether to find un-charted seamounts off the coast of Brazil or help in the search for “super reefs” in the Pacific. We have been a film platform for television programs on humpback whales and marine toxicology, as well as spending time in fresh water, sailing to the center of the North American continent through the Great Lakes.

Our Mission

At Pangaea, we strongly believe in the importance of connecting people with the sea. To that end, we have two main priorities: research expeditions and adventure sailing voyages. First, we provide a more affordable and eco-friendly platform for researchers to reach remote regions. Traditionally, these types of projects would need to be conducted on board large ships, costing up to 10 times more per day to operate and consuming more fuel in an hour than we do in a year. Secondly, we feel strongly that if people get a chance to get out on the ocean and experience it the way we do, they will better understand the importance of the sea. With this in mind, we offer adventure sailing voyages that provide this opportunity to people who range from complete beginners to experienced sailors.

Our Crew & Experience

We have been operating Sea Dragon throughout the Atlantic and Pacific for the past 10 years building an excellent reputation for safe, effective & efficient sailing voyages. Our experienced crew has covered over 200,000 nautical miles – not only developing a strong background in sailing education but also the skills to effectively and safely sail anywhere in the world. With sailing experience from Chicago to Stockholm, Africa to Patagonia, Greenland to Japan – our crew are excited to have you on board and share their knowledge of the world’s waterways.

Sea Dragon

We sail throughout the world’s oceans aboard Sea Dragon, our 72ft expedition yacht. Sea Dragon was built as one of twelve steel ships for the British Steel Global Challenge, the toughest yacht race in the world. She has circumnavigated the world twice – both times upwind in the southern Ocean. Sea Dragon has gone through extensive refits in order to be more suitable as a teaching and research platform while maintaining her true rugged heritage. Sea Dragon can carry up to 15 people on unsupported voyages up to two months in length in any of the world’s oceans.

Ship's Log



On every ocean passage I have ever been part of, the last few days will always test the crew onboard. I can say the crew of Sea Dragon were tested by the consistent squalls carrying high winds and a lot of rain fall right until the very end of the voyage. 

All good moments onboard a boat at sea are earned… 

The moment of Papeete being sighted in the distance, followed by the lines being tied off on the dock and the following sense of completion was fully earned by the entire crew on board. A total of 2660nm over a period of 15 days with a short stop off at Palmyra atoll has been an amazing achievement for all of our guests. 

Personally for me, I can say I have enjoyed the time at sea getting to know all of the guest crew. Each one of them offered some amazing approaches on life and some great experiences and wisdom that have been kindly passed on. 

Now that we’re on the dock, the guest crew now have their two feet firmly back on dry land and are enjoying the simpler things of land life, like taking their dogs for a walk or enjoying a slow morning with breakfast in bed… or even the simplicity of a flushing toilet.

This means for us the Sea Dragon crew, we are now hard at work preparing for the next guests. Every boat needs attention when taking on long stints at sea, we will be tending to Sea Dragon, giving her plenty of TLC and re stocking the galley full of provisions ready for our trip north…