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

The First Five Days

The First Five Days

Day 1

Everyone has been looking forward to the departure.
After the last preparations and formalities, off we go.
Weather conditons and sea state have been quite fair to start with.
But we are sailing upwind and it’s not the most comfortable motion, even though Sea Dragon was built for it and remains very stable.
We are working on getting our sealegs back and making our way around with this new normal.

Day 2

The night shifts have been pretty amazing with a full sets of stars milky way and moon rise.
A few squalls challenged us for a short time, bringing their load of extra wind and a bit of rain.
A boobie decided to join the boat and spent overnight on the bow.

Day 3

We are getting more familiar with our watch system, and with the day and night rhythm.
The temperature is still quite warm all day long.
Several birds escorted us, while hunting and diving for flying fishes.

Day 4

In the early morning, the captain spotted a whale about 200 meters away from Sea Dragon.
Just the time to hear the spray and to see the tale diving in the ocean, and she was gone.
Later on in the afternoon, it’s about 20 dolphins that were swimming around the boat.
They also didn’t stay long, but what a nice visit !

Day 5

The wind has been shifty in the early morning, playing us around with some sail changes and tacks.
Depending on our bed side, some of us like it better on the starboard tack, and some prefer the port tack.
The boat is heeling over most of the time and we are getting used to it.
So far, everyone enjoys the vegetarian food freshly prepared every day.
Up to now, we have already seen 5 pieces of styrofoam 1 orange piece of plastic and 1 fishing net line.
Things get kind of solemn as they pass by.

As an anecdote, a flying fish flew into the boat and smacked Dave, leaving trail of scales and slime in his sweater, before going back to sea.

“Get away from everything, brings you closer to the essential.” ~ Quote by Loick Peyron

Update from Aurelie Cebe