While the thrill of the passage ends as we make landfall, new adventures present themselves as the anchor drops and we prepare to explore.
These days are spent experiencing our new destination. Whether scuba diving Antigua’s vivid reefs, walking the concourses of the Roman Coliseum or visiting the markets of Morocco, getting off the boat and discovering the world is an integral part of your experience.
Shore time will include both organized group tours or activities and individual or small group exploration on your own time.
Each activity is designed to engage with the local culture, history or geography. New destinations bring challenges of language, customs and culinary exploits.
Even just provisioning for the vessel’s crew is an adventure in itself!
Students can expect to explore via a variety of modes of transport, be it by foot, bicycle or horseback. Hikes on trails off the beaten path is a Sea|mester staple regardless of the location. Activities can range from exhilarating adventure sports to enjoying a local cup of coffee while people watching.
Service projects in the past have included organizing class activities for local school children and collecting research data for environmental agencies.
Each destination brings its own flavor and Sea|mester hopes to balance the physical, educational and service activities over the course of the journey.
“This was easily the best 3 months of my life. We had so much fun no matter what we did. Classes were even a good time. Most of our shore activities related to class in one way or another including underwater research, nature walks, and leadership challenges. Overall it was an unbelievable experience. If you like diving, sailing, the ocean, or even just need some good friends, I would not hesitate to come on one of these trips.”
“I know that Emily's wildest expectations were surpassed, and I don't think she has ever been happier!”
“Sea|mester will live on not just in our memories but into our future relationships, decisions, and commitments.”
“This trip has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I'm going to miss it so much and I wouldn't change a thing about it.”
“This was the most incredible experience of my life! Before the trip the staff did an excellent job of communicating everything. Every email and phone call was returned right away by staff that was just as excited that we were going on the trip as we were ourselves, which was pretty awesome. I am super grateful for all their hard work.”
Follow the experience
Watch our 3-part series as the student crew crosses the Atlantic from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean
Episode 1 - Sea Legs
Meet the new crew as they join Sea|mester vessel S/Y Argo in Nice, France, and embark on their epic journey across the Atlantic Ocean from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean.
Episode 2 - Rite of Passage
Now fully prepared for the journey ahead, follow the crew as they embark on their biggest challenge yet, sailing across the Atlantic Ocean.
Episode 3 - Anchors Down
Having sailed thousands of miles and braved all kinds of weather, Argo and her crew finally make landfall in the Caribbean and reflect on their incredible experience.