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Estancia Harberton

Since 1994 Bark EUROPA has sailed with an international crew; all part of the worldwide EUROPA family, and with every member their own story to tell.
Originally we would have spent Christmas in Estancia Harberton this year. After our Antarctic expeditions, Harberton is a much appreciated last stop in the outback of Tierra del Fuego before we arrive in buzzing Ushuaia. It always depends on the Drake Passage back if we have time for it, but if we do, this is something to look forward to! The lush green mountains of Estancia Harberton are just a painting in itself when we return from a world of icy blue's, whites and greys. It can't be described how much the green colors and the smell of grass stand out to you. The estancia is currently managed by the fifth and sixth generation of the family and they have been part of our EUROPA family for many years.

“Hello! We are Matthew and Thomas Lynch, guide and second engineer onboard Bark Europa. We live in a farm called Harberton, all the way down in Tierra del Fuego. Harberton was founded in 1886 by our great, great, great grandfather (Thomas Bridges) who was the first white man to live permanently in this area.Our story with Europa goes all the way back to when we were 10 and 11 years old, guiding the voyage crew through our historical and botanical tour and one of the world’s most recognized marine mammal museums, on their way back from Antarctica.We’d love to welcome you and tell you a little about what we are doing during this very unusual year. If you’d like to know a little more about our history and our activities at Harberton, you can visit our website:

Written by:
Matthew and Thomas Lynch | Deckhand and engineer

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