Pass your days delighting in St Helena’s world-renowned birdlife. You may even spot the wirebird, which can be seen in the wild only on the island. St Helena is also home to a remarkable range of flora and fauna, and the island’s highland areas are home to more than 400 recognised endemic species.
The ever-changing Atlantic waters surrounding St Helena boast an astonishing diversity of marine life. Explore the ocean by snorkelling or scuba diving, or swim with whale sharks as you marvel at the underwater beauty. Admire the spectacular sea life from above, and watch humpback whales, bottlenose and rough- toothed dolphins, and hawksbill and green turtles, as well as devil rays from a yacht cruise.
REMOTE RICH HISTORY
As you explore the island, be sure to make time to meet Jonathan, the world’s oldest tortoise, who is believed to have hatched in 1832, just a decade after Napoleon Bonaparte died on St Helena after being exiled to the island by the British. If you’re fascinated by history, you can visit Longwood House, where Bonaparte and a small group of attendants spent the final days of his lengthy exile, or visit the military genius’ tomb in the Sane Valley.