Header trainee

Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

Horta (PT) - Lisbon (PT)

06 September - 15 September 2019

9 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 525,-

Book this journey

Sail Training

15-25: € 525,-
25+: € 700,-

Book this journey

Santa Maria Manuela:
Horta (PT) - Lisbon (PT)

06 September - 15 September 2019

Sailing on the Ocean. Board Santa Maria Manuela in the remote archipelago of the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic. Get to know the ship before sailing out to the open water. Spend several days crossing the vast ocean, looking for whales and dolphins on the horizon and admiring stars without the light pollution of the city. Join the crew in sailing activities and get your sea legs! Pick up a fishing rod or a good book, play board games or share sailing stories with other participants by the bar. Enjoy long peaceful days and disconnect from your daily world. Spend 9 days of late summer making memories to last you through the winter. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older.

Ports

Horta is situated in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores on the island of Faial. The marina is a primary stop for yachts crossing the Atlantic. Its walls and walkways are covered in paintings created by the crews of visiting ships. Peter's Cafe Sport, located across from the marina, houses the island's scrimshaw museum. A collection of artefacts carved from whale tooth and jawbone. This café is a point of reference for trans-Atlantic yachtsmen and sailors.

Lisbon has a long and varied history as a major trading hub, much of which is still visible in the old city centre. Discover Alfama, the old quarters with its many old alleys, steps and the Lisbon Cathedral. The famous tram line 28 will get you there – an experience in and of itself. And be sure to check out a fado concert if you want to learn about saudade – loss, yearning and comfort, all rolled into one. Emotions that all seafarers will get to know one way or the other…

  • Horta (PT)

  • Lisbon (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 6 September 2019 - 15 September 2019
  • Embarkation: 19:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • 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
  • "I learned that it's never too late to find a new passion in life."

    Stephanie (42), 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

Santa Maria Manuela is is serving as a Sail Training  Ship. Unlike in the past, she will no longer bring fishermen to the fishing banks of Newfoundland and Greenland. Instead, these days she brings a new touristic offer, which stands …

Read more

Windseeker logs

  • Whoopie in het stuurhuis!

    MORGENSTER

    SØNDERBORG, BALTIC

    – by Windseeker Jan

    De lange dagen op zee begonnen hun tol te eisen. Mijn 19-jarige collega Windseekers voelde hun laarzen gaan koken. Tijd voor wat whoopie in het stuurhuis!

    Read log
  • Statsraad Lehmkul

    The Best Two Weeks of my Life!

    Statsraad Lehmkuhl, July 2016

    Antwerp - Lisbon

    – by Windseeker Manon

    The moment right before I began my sailing adventure I had a lot of fears and doubts. I have saved money for so long and I have worked really hard for it. What if I did not like the meals? …

    Read log

Photos

  • Dolphins
See more

OTHER JOURNEYS YOU MIGHT LIKE