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St Helena, United Kingdom

St. Helena lies in the South Atlantic Ocean and consists of three island groups: Saint Helena itself, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha. It is over 2000 km’s to the nearest mainland in West Africa. Most of the coastline consists of high cliffs with only one anchorage point at the capital, Jamestown.

St Helena is small yet has some beautiful scenery. It is an island of contrasts, from wind eroded desert with multi coloured ridges and valleys, to emerald hillsides, soft pastures and lush vegetation filled valleys. Tourism is based mainly around Napoleon’s imprisonment in 1815 and sportfishing

Things to See and Do

* Longwood House
* Jamestown
* Jacobs Ladder (699 steps)
* Sportfishing
* Island walks
* Diving & Snorkeling

General information

Cruise Season – March – Nov
Currency – Saint Helenian pound (SHP)
Language – English
Land Area – 122 sq km’s
Population – 7.317
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 290

Port Location – The port is located in the capital Jamestown.

Transport Links – The airport on St Helena is located on the West Coast of the Island. The RMS Saint Helena berths in James Bay approximately thirty times per year.

A good network of roads makes much of the island reasonably accessible. However, the best of St. Helena is seen on foot; there are some magnificent walks and hikes to be had on the island.

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