Adventure Sailing & Science Expeditions

Adventure Sailing & Science Expeditions

We sail for adventure and science throughout the Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Northwest Passage, Patagonia, Arctic, Mediterranean, Asia, Alaska, Antarctica, and many other places - Don't lose your bunk! Book Now!

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Pangaea offers adventure sailing, global exploration, and science on SV Sea Dragon, our 72ft ex-Global Challenge sailing yacht.

Between expeditions, Sea Dragon sails the world with our guest crews on voyages of adventure and discovery. Depending on the voyage, our crew can gain offshore miles, learn celestial navigation, experience tropical islands, or delve deeper into our scientific work, testing the world’s oceans and seas for pollutants and micro-plastics. Data collected with our partners is recorded and shared with academic institutions around the world. Our guest crews are a key part of both sailing Sea Dragon and taking part in our scientific activities.

We can provide a complete program suitable for experienced sailors, scientists or novices alike. About 80% of our guests have never been on a sailboat before, let alone completed an ocean crossing. Anyone can go sailing, and anyone can comb their local beaches for indicators of ocean health, but with our partner organizations, Pangaea brings these things together in a way that provides adventure, exploration, and science globally. So take a look at our upcoming trips and join us to make a difference in both your own life and the health of our oceans and seas in a meaningful and lasting way.


Ship's Log

Maybe Palmyra?

Maybe Palmyra?

We hope you all are having a great Holiday season! We’re very excited for a new development in our schedule – we’re planning to visit Palmyra next year! The Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge lies about 925 nautical miles SSW of Oahu within the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.  This stop is dependent upon the issuance of a permit, which we’re working with the US Fish & Wildlife Service to obtain.   We’ve sailed with a few scientists who have worked on Palmyra, and they have all told us that it is incredible.

Palmyra was a US military base until 1959. While the navy was in residence, they extensively re-sculpted the landscape, building roads and runways along the reefs and between the islands. Since then, an extensive effort has been made to rstore Palmyra’s habitat on land, successfully eradicating rats and restoring native habitat. Underwater, Palmyra has extensive reef flats and a very healthy ecosystem, teeming with apex predators like sharks.

  If we can’t go to Palmyra, we’ll instead stop at Tabuaeran (Fanning), a gorgeous atoll in the nation of Kiribati. If you’ve read Liz Clark’s “The Voyage of Swell,” you may recall that she spent time on an un-named island in Kiribati and recognize the geography as Tabuaeran! This is going to be a spectacular trip, so if you’re looking for a different sailing vacation this year, check it out! These islands are truly remote, and the best way to get to them is by sea. Come with us and explore some of the Central Pacific’s gems.