Vanuatu to Cairns

Leg 13


The final leg across the South Pacific will be sure to deliver excitement! Starting in Vanuatu, we will work with a local community group to find out more about the plastic pollution issues on the islands. Vanuatu is a mountainous archipelago and will provide a stunning backdrop to our onshore activities. 


We will sail West 1300 nautical miles to Cairns, Australia and continue our scientific research whilst at sea, deploying the manta trawl to collect sea surface samples and even managing to process some of these on board. We will be offshore for 10 days and during this time we will skirt the bioregion of the Coral Sea, a marginal sea stretching 2000km down the North East coast of Australia.  In addition, we will hopefully be treated to sights of the Minke whale and Humpback whale migration that occurs along this coast at this time of year! 


When we reach land we will head into Cairns to share tales from our crossing and raise awareness about the impact that plastic pollution is having on our oceans and on us.

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Leg Itinerary

  • Day 1: Leg 13 guest crew arrive
    Port Vila, Vanuatu
  • EVENT: Waste survey and clean-up
    Port Vila, Vanuatu
  • Day 2: Planned departure towards Cairns, Australia
    Port Vila, Vanuatu
  • Sailing, science, talks and adventures at sea!
  • Day 11: Planned arrival into Cairns, Australia
    Cairns, Australia
  • Day 13: EVENT Outreach Talk - Stories of science, sailing and solutions!
    Cairns, Australia
  • Day 14: Leg 13 guest crew depart
    Cairns, Australia