Adventure Sailing

Join one of our adventure sailing trips in 2021 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

An Introduction

An Introduction

Aloha everyone, 

My name is Gary Dzubilo. I am originally from Virginia (East Coast U.S.) , but am currently based out of Honolulu, Hawai’i. I am a sailor, surfer, fisherman, and all around ocean lover and advocate. I’m currently finishing up my last year at University studying Kinesology & Rehabilitation Science, but want to pursue a career on the water.  I am so thankful and super stoked to be chosen for a deckhand position on SV Sea Dragon for Pangaea Exploration from Ensenada to Hawai’i. Huge mahalo to Eric, Shanley, Captain Anna, & First Mate Maggie. 

Since arriving in Ensenada a week ago, the crew has spent some time prepping the boat for the big blue. This has included cleaning, mechanical work, painting, and lots of fish tacos! Our biggest project was working the spinnaker poles. We spent a few days sanding, cleaning, and finally painting them multiple layers of varnish. They look spectacular! Shout out to Maggie for her insane attention detail. Other than that, we have just doing a lot of deep cleaning, and checking all the running systems to make sure everything is running smooth. Green light! I also got tasked with the honorable duty of cleaning the hulls! I got to test my balance by scrubbing the exterior of the boat, while surrounded by a thousand sea lions. The boat is all set and ready for the crew to arrive today! We will be briefing the crew on safety offshore and life onboard Sea Dragon, then spend the evening getting to know each other over some veggie fajitas and guacamole! We hope to set sail at the crack of dawn on Thursday morning.