The HIVA OA has a sister ship, the UNICORNIO which is also available for charter for up to 5 persons TO CAPE HORN.
The HIVA OA is good for small groups of one or two persons. It is sailing for 2 two periods around Prince Rupert in B.C from 1/08/2007 to 15/08/2007 and from 5/09/2007 to 30/09/2007 and have a schedule below:
The owners of the HIVA OA, Gerard y Colette Stuat have had lots of experience and have been recently sailing the Chilean Channels and the Marquesas for more than 12000 miles. They say:
After 10 years of cruising Greece, Turkey and Italy, we sailed or 5 years the Canada and United States waters, from Labrador to Georgia.
In February 1998 we sailed from Marseille to Patagonia where we sailde the Patagonian waters for 3 years, summers and winters alike. There, we discovered the wonderful world of the channels and their multitud of islands which stretch some 1500 nauticals miles from Cape Horn to Puerto Montt.
Starting from Ushuaia on January 1999, we arrived at Puerto Montt in July of the same year.
But after one month in Castro, Chiloe, we missed the wilderness of the southern channels, so we sailed all the way back to Ushuaia, where we arrived in february 2000.
After rounding Cape Horn, we sailed north again through the channels with the objective to reach the Pio XI glacier in seno Eyre at the latitud of Puerto Eden.
In October 2000, there was too much ice which prevented us to approach the Pio XI glacier closely, but we had the opportunity to visit numerous others all along the 800 miles of channels from Ushuaia.
February 2001, back in Ushuaia, we prepared the boat for the return trip to Marseille, where we arrived in August 2001 after a non stop crossing beetween Mar del Plata and the Azores. (In 2005 they returned to Tierra Del Fuego staying for 2 years, before sailing to the Marquiesas and British Columbia.)
They have prepared a 10 day itinerary for visiting North British Columbia around PRINCE RUPERT ISLAND.
Prince Rupert to Prince Rupert round trip
SAIL by way of Greenville chanel, Tim island, Principe chanel, Petrel chanel, Ogden chanel and around Pitt island. You can stop in Mc Micky Island, Kumechon inlett, Kleweabon inlet, Coghlan ancorage,Helenor inlet, Newcombe harbour, explore and hike. The total distance is around 200 miles.
HIVA OA Charter Cost: US$250/day/person (Two person maximum)
Type: Oceanic Sailboat
Model: Endurance 35
Construction: ASTILLERO FRANCES STRATIMER
Sail design: Ketch
Length on deck: 37 ft.
Width: 11.2 ft.
Draft: 5.3 ft.
Displacement: 10 tons
Ballast 3.5 tons
Hull material: fiberglass 1" thick
Motor: Yanmar diesel 50 HP
RADIO DIRECTION FINDER
ELECTRIC ANCHOR WINCH
ALL EQUPMENT ON DECK OF STAINLESS STEEL
STEERING GEAR "EDSON"