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Funchal, Madeira (PT) - La Gomera (ES) - Tenerife (ES)

10 November - 15 November 2023

5 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 750,-

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Sail Training

in a shared cabin: € 750,-
in a bunk cabin (single occupancy): € 1275,-

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Santa Maria Manuela:
Funchal, Madeira (PT) - La Gomera (ES) - Tenerife (ES)

10 November - 15 November 2023

This voyage will take you from the semi tropical island of Madeira to the rugged island of Tenerife, stopping to swim in the clear blue waters of La Gomera, the magical, hidden gem of the Canaries. Set sail on this iconic ocean voyage from Funchal, stopping at the Ilhas Selvagens marine park. If the weather and sea state allow, you may have the opportunity to go ashore. Then embark on a 285 nm ocean crossing to Canary Islands. During this open ocean voyage you may find it impossible not to be captivated by the beauty and power of the ocean. Join a citizen’s science project with Waste Free Oceans, collecting the water samples from the Atlantic. After the crossing, you will anchor off the beautiful island of La Gomera with its palm-filled valleys, deep ravines, black sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and magical forests, before sailing the final leg to disembark in Santa Cruz, Tenerife.
NOTE: When planning flights please bear in mind that we are granted no flexibility for the embarkation and disembarkation times from the customs authorities.
For Windseekers aged 14-80 years (trainees younger than 18 have to be accompanied by an adult).
Different cabins available: contact info@windseeker.org to enquire.

Ports

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.

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, and a popular tourist destination. One of the largest Carnival festivals is hosted here, and for tourists there is a lot to see and do. But the island is large enough to escape mass tourism, so let its natural beauty seduce you to a hike or a drive around the island. You'll find mountains to climb, cliffs overlooking bays, and ravines. The 'Island of eternal spring' is just what you need if you arrive fresh from your Journey!

  • Funchal, Madeira (PT)

  • Tenerife (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 10 November 2023 - 15 November 2023
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers aged 14-80 years, 14-18 accompanied by an adult
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 36
  • 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
  • Possible diets: regular, vegetarian, gluten-free, some allergies
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Bedding and towels are provided on board
  • "It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."

    Axel (23), France

You sail on the Santa Maria Manuela

Santa Maria Manuela
Shipping type: Grand Bank Schooner
Homeport: Aveiro (PT)
Date built: 1937
Trainees: 50
Length: 68,64m
Height of mast: 37 m
Sail: 1130 m2

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STO Garant

This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.

 

What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.