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Sal (CV) - Sal (CV)

12 December - 23 December 2015

11 days, Morgenster

From € 1650,-

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Price 4 personscabin (p.p.p.) : € 1650,-
Normal price: € 1875,-

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Morgenster:
Sal (CV) - Sal (CV)

12 December - 23 December 2015

Christmas comes early this year! Escape the dreary days of winter and join the Morgenster for a Journey of discovery around the Cape Verde Archipelago. On this Journey you’ll visit at least six islands, with on average one day of sailing in between. Spend your nights anchored in a bay, or sailing under the stars. Enjoy the constant ocean breeze, the sunny weather and the azure waters teeming with wildlife. Dive into the deep blue ocean or spend an afternoon windsurfing to your heart’s content. The landings are carefully selected and at most of the islands a local guide can help you discover the best places of the island. Spend an evening in a tavern to discover ‘funaná’ and ‘morna’ – two local music styles. Open to all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Programme Outline

During this voyage you will visit at least six beautiful islands. These islands are approximately a day of sailing apart. After each leg you can take the time to explore ashore. Go on organised excursions with local guides, or find your own way. At night the ship will mostly be anchored, but in some cases the ship will be sailing through the night. Learn to sail this magnificent ship while island hopping and exploring the world in historic ways. Follow the wind, onwards to your next destination!

Start exploring rustic Palmeira. Sail to the Leeward Islands visiting Santiago and the stunning bay of the village Tarrafal. Cross the ocean to São Vicente. Reach the magical beach of Mindelo, the largest harbour of the Cape Verde. Catch the ferry to Santo Antão. Take a walk down to Ribeira Grande with breath-taking views. Spot sharks near Santa Lucia on your way to São Nicolau. Join the expeditions and finish off your evening on the beach, dancing to local music. Be an Adventurer and explore.

While on board of the Oosterschelde, you can be rather busy with handling the sails and learning how to navigate. But there’s also time to read a book in the library or on deck. Enjoy tasty meals prepared by a skilled cook, together with your fellow Windseekers and the crew. Sleep in a comfortably furnished cabin or have a swim off the side of the ship in the warm Atlantic waters. Dance on the beach and explore the destinations. Learn, experience and teach.

The islands of Cape Verde are situated in the Atlantic Ocean, over 600 kilometres West of Senegal. There are 9 inhabited and a few uninhabited islands. The islands are volcanic. The official language is still Portuguese, but most inhabitants speak Creole or sometimes English or French. The climate is tropical. The sea has an almost constant temperature of 25 degrees and the trade wind comes from the Northeast almost year round. The water is filled with flying fishes, tuna, turtles and whales.

Ports

Sal is one of the three sandy eastern islands of the Cape Verde archipelago, together with Boa Vista and Maio. The island is a dream destination for windsurfing enthusiasts, due to its sandy beaches and persistent winds. Tourism is on the rise in Cape Verde, but outside of the beach resort of Santa Maria the island retains its relaxed feel. Explore the quiet streets with their brightly colored houses, the blue eye cave, and the saline flats. The sun shines 350 days a year, so bring sunscreen!

Sal is one of the three sandy eastern islands of the Cape Verde archipelago, together with Boa Vista and Maio. The island is a dream destination for windsurfing enthusiasts, due to its sandy beaches and persistent winds. Tourism is on the rise in Cape Verde, but outside of the beach resort of Santa Maria the island retains its relaxed feel. Explore the quiet streets with their brightly colored houses, the blue eye cave, and the saline flats. The sun shines 350 days a year, so bring sunscreen!

Key points

  • Dates: 12 December 2015 - 23 December 2015
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 35
  • 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
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "It was cozy and comfortable, but hard work and exciting."

    Keshan (17), UK

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