Pangaea Exploration operates adventure sailing voyages and sail training to the public, offering up our superb platform and our excellent crew to guide you across the globe. In between these voyages, we accommodate private expedition and research charters throughout the world’s oceans to journalists, photographers, scientists, and everyone in between.
If you’ve ever dreamed of crossing an ocean, visiting remote tropical islands, or just taking an out of the ordinary sailing vacation, this is the opportunity of a lifetime. Our guests ratio is usually split 50/50 between sailors looking for a bit of blue water, and every day adventurers who have never stepped foot on a boat in their lives. We love this balance! Our adventure sailing voyages range in length between 1 and 4 weeks, including anything from coastal cruising exploring islands, to crossing oceans and learning celestial navigation.
In our historical 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, 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, to find un-charted seamounts off the coast of Brazil and helped 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.
At Pangaea, we strongly believe in the importance of connecting people with the sea. We feel 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 passionate travelers who range from complete beginners, to experienced sailors. For private research expeditions, we provide a more affordable and eco-friendly platform for researchers to access remote regions around the world. Traditionally, these types of projects would need to be conducted on board large ships, costing on average up to 10 times more per day to operate, and consuming more fuel in an hour than we do in a year!
Our Crew & Experience
We have been operating Sea Dragon throughout the Atlantic and Pacific for over 10 years, building an excellent reputation for safe, effective, and 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.
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 liveaboard adventure, 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!