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Funchal (PT) - Funchal (PT)

15 April - 19 April 2018

4 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 675,-

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15+: € 675 ,-

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Santa Maria Manuela:
Funchal (PT) - Funchal (PT)

15 April - 19 April 2018

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Spring in Madeira! Join the Santa Maria Manuela in her exploration of the Madeira Island in the Atlantic. You will embark and disembark in Funchal, making it easy to arrange your travels. Depending on the weather you can expect to visit several places, such as the small harbour town of Porto Muniz or a Porto Santo beach. Enjoy sailing on a 4-masted schooner, visit charming places around the island and make use of the equipment on board, including kayaks, fishing gear and snorkelling equipment. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older; younger at request (accompanied by an adult). VAT not included in the price. Changes in itinerary might be made due to weather conditions.


Funchal is the capital of the Portugese Madeira Autonomous Region in the Atlantic. Vistit Quinta das Cruzes – an old Madeiran manor house turned museum, lively local market Mercado dos Lavradores and botanical garden Jardins Botânicos da Madeira. If you're looking for a thrill of an adventure you must take a ride in the Toboggan – a wooden sled that guided by the drivers who will push you down steep hills.

  • Funchal (PT)

  • Funchal (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 15 April 2018 - 19 April 2018
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years (age 12-15 at request)
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 50
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Christopher (16) England


  • Wietze (16) Netherlands

    "Teamwork is the key"

  • Jet (31) Netherlands

    "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"

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Santa Maria Manuela

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