The beautiful tall ship Picton Castle is in Avatiu Harbour, Rarotonga for the next three weeks, and worth a visit to observe or even take a half day voyage.
The Picton Castle is registered in the Cook Islands but calls Nova Scotia home. Her main role is long distance sailing training and education, and she also delivers cargo to locations on her journeys. Before arriving in the Pacific she sailed through the Panama Canal and in total this nostalgic sailing ship has been around the globe five times.
While in the Cooks the Picton Castle will make two voyages delivering supplies to a number of the more isolated islands.
There are currently 30 crew members and up to 30 trainees and apprentices could be taken on for the next journey to the Cook’s northern group of islands. Sailing experience is not required, so if you are in need of a huge adventure or major change of scene then head down to Avatiu Harbour or visit the Picton Castle website
For those who can’t just sail away, there are opportunities for half day sailing trips out around Rarotonga.