St Helena Tourism

Tourism Organisation

The Canister Jamestown St Helena Island South Atlantic Ocean STHL 1ZZ
Member Number: 204681 Tel: +290 22158

St Helena Tourism is the official tourist office of the island of St Helena.

The nearest land to St Helena is Ascension Island, which is 703 miles (1,125km) to the North West. It is 1 200 miles (1 950km) from the South-West coast of Africa and 1 800 miles (2 900km) from the coast of South America.

A 47-square mile island, it is one of the remotest settled islands in the world. A sub-tropical paradise, it is also one of the most spectacular as far as contrast goes. 

With its uniquely rich diversity of heritage-based attractions, both built and natural, St Helena offers many things to see and lots to do. For a full list, contact St Helena Tourism.

Until now visitors could only reach the island by boat or yacht, but now visitors can fly away to St Helena on weekly flights to-and-from Johannesburg and Cape Town with SA Airlink.

Where we operate

  • Saint Helena
  • United Kingdom

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Bird Watching
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Overland
  • Photography
  • Self-Drive Holidays
  • Eco tourism

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

St Helena is fully committed to developing a sustainable and responsible tourism industry.


13 February 2020

St Helena confirms additional mid-week flights from Cape Town to St Helena throughout its summer season

Travellers now have the option to discover both Cape Town and St Helena as a twin centre break St Helena in the South Atlantic has launched an extra mid-week flight from Cape Town to St Helena with Airlink. During December 2020 to February 2021 and December 2021 to February 2022, visitors will have the opportunity to explore both Cape Town and St Helena in one trip.

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24 September 2018

St Helena prepares for exciting shoulder season with whale watching and Halloween tours

Many visitors to St Helena might be drawn in anticipation of the annual visit of whale sharks between December and March, but the south Atlantic island is preparing for an exciting shoulder season during their spring months of September, October and November, with plenty to offer visitors. Although often seen as the coolest months of the year on St Helena, temperatures on the island typically remain between 15°C and 26°C. August to December is also the best time of year to see Humpback Whales, who migrate to the island’s waters every year at this time to give birth to their calves, and these energetic marine creatures can often be seen breaching above the waves just offshore.

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09 July 2018

St Helena Festival of Running 2018

St Helena will be hosting its 10th Festival of Running from 04 - 10 November 2018. Come along and challenge possibly the hardest marathon in the world which travels through 5 of the island's 7 districts, a half marathon and fun runs; the Jacob's Ladder Challenge with 699 steps; a triathlon, and trail run from the island's capital in the valley to the highest peak, measuring 823m above sea level.

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01 May 2018

St Helena at the following Travel Shows (2018)

St Helena Tourism are pleased to be attending We Are Africa, Experience Africa, PURE Life Experiences, The Dive Show (Birmingham) and WTM London this year. If you would like to contact our representatives at any of these shows, please email We look forward to seeing you there.

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08 February 2018

St Helena to attend ITB Berlin

St Helena Tourism will be exhibiting at ITB on the Atta pavilion (Hall 20, 121,122) over the duration of the show. The island began its first commercial air service in October 2017 and the team attending ITB will be travelling by air to the show from 03 March 2018.

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26 September 2017

Fly Away to St Helena!

You can now fly away to St Helena! As of 14 October, St Helena will be the newest travel destination as SA Airlink provides the first commercial air service to the island.

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12 June 2017

Commercial air services to St Helena preferred bidder announced

SHG is pleased to announce that SA Airlink has been chosen as the preferred bidder for the provision of a scheduled commercial air service to St Helena. SA Airlink is a privately owned airline registered in South Africa.  It is a franchisee to South African Airways. SA Airlink is a member of the International Air Transport Association (“IATA”) and as such is IATA Operational Safety Audit (“IOSA”) accredited.  SA Airlink is a well-established airline operating …

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02 March 2016

St Helena Joins the World

First country to be welcomed as a member of both Atta & LATA  With the opening in May of a new airport on St Helena, not only will the remote South Atlantic Island’s centuries of isolation come to an historic end, but it could also have a new role; that of a stepping stone for those travelling between South America and Africa. In recognition of its unique position, St Helena has been welcomed as a member by both the African Travel & Tourism Association (Atta) and the Latin A…

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