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Lisbon (PT) - Porto Santo (PT) - Funchal, Madeira (PT)

18 October - 24 October 2024

6 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 765,-

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in a shared cabin M/F: € 765,-
in a bunk cabin (1 person): € 1300,5
in a bunk cabin (2 people): € 1734

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Santa Maria Manuela:
Lisbon (PT) - Porto Santo (PT) - Funchal, Madeira (PT)

18 October - 24 October 2024

Open water crossing from Lisbon to Madeira stopping in Porto Santo. Sail 500 nautical miles on the Atlantic Ocean under the autumn sun with a following wind. Embark on an unforgettable voyage from Lisbon to Madeira, where you’ll experience the breathtaking beauty of the Atlantic, where every moment will fill you with wonder. As you sail further into the ocean, you’re invited to participate in a citizen science project, led by Waste Free Oceans, to assess water purity and combat ocean litter. Enjoy swimming in the crystal-clear waters of Porto Santo and exploring its renowned 9 km white sand beach before arriving in Funchal. The stunning views of the city nestled among ancient volcanic slopes and lush mountains will serve as a perfect conclusion to this remarkable journey.
For Windseekers aged 14-80 years (trainees younger than 18 have to be accompanied by an adult).
There are different cabins available, both for single and double occupancy – contact info@windseeker.org for details.

Ports

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…

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.

  • Lisbon (PT)

  • Funchal, Madeira (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 18 October 2024 - 24 October 2024
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / 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
  • "An amazing adventure that teaches you things you will never learn somewhere else."

    Claire (20)

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 …

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Windseeker logs

  • The Sustainability of Sailing

    Windseeker, 23 February 2023

    – by Anna Gudarowska

    While sailing isn't immune to environmental impacts, we're setting a course for eco-conscious practices on board. In this exploration, we dive into the reasons why sailing and sustainability are intricately intertwined. From harnessing the wind's renewable energy to cultivating a …

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  • We sail together. We sweat together. We smile together.

    Vega Gamleby

    Gothenburg - Blyth - Gothenburg

    – by the Trainees

    Logbook trainees Vega Gamleby 2016 Gothenburg-Blyth-Gothenburg Part 1: 23-24 August We sail together. We sweat together. We smile together. We are friends. We are family. We are the champion.   23-August-2016: Linda Today it was a wonderful day. We started with a climb lesson for the …

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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).

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