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Lisbon (PT) - Sao Miguel (PT)

08 June - 17 June 2022

9 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 1200,-

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Santa Maria Manuela:
Lisbon (PT) - Sao Miguel (PT)

08 June - 17 June 2022

From Europe to the Azores over the Atlantic Ocean. This journey will bring you from Portugal, over 800 nautical miles to the remote archipelago of the Azores. This beautiful destination is still not very popular with tourists, but due to its location it has long been a port of call for sailors crossing the Atlantic. Now you can visit it on a traditional Portuguese Tall Ship, channeling the energy of past explorers! The professional crew on board will teach you everything you want to know about sailing. Learn to hoist and trim the sails, make useful knots and steer Santa Maria Manuela to her destination. Enjoy the digital detox and spend your days looking at the endless horizon, searching for dolphins and, once you get closer to the Azores, whales. In the night, look up at the starry sky, free of the light pollution. Make new friends, spend time outdoors, and have an unforgettable adventure. For Windseekers aged 14-80 years (trainees 14-18 have to be accompanied an adult).

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…

Sao Miguel in the Azores is also known as The Green Island – and for a good reason! If you love nature, hiking and taking in beautiful vistas, this is the place to visit. You can rent quads and go canyoning. There are also interesting museums and research places dedicated to the volcanic nature of the islands – visit them and you will almost certainly learn something new.

  • Lisbon (PT)

  • Sao Miguel (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 8 June 2022 - 17 June 2022
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers aged 14-80 years, 14-18 accompanied by an adult
  • Windseekers joining: maximum van 36
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Portuguese
  • 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
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance

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.

  • Stephanie (42) France

    "I LEARNED THAT IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FIND A NEW PASSION IN LIFE."

  • Epp (20) Estonia

    "The nicest moment was arriving to Cadiz, when we sat on the mast with the entire team, wearing our team shirts and singing loudly to let people know we're coming."

  • Boukje (15) Netherlands

    "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

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Windseeker logs

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    Oosterschelde, 2013

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    – by Hannah Hurford

    When I found out that you could still sail traditional ships I remember thinking: a) this is probably a joke, and b) why have I not done it yet? I had experience sailing on yachts and dinghies but with an interest in naval …

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  • Meaning something is caring about people

    Statsraad Lehmkuhl

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    – by Trainee Aurélie (16), Belgium

    I wrote this before my 'after-breakfast-nap' on the last day of sailing: "It's the last day of sailing at the Statsraad Lehmkuhl, The Tall Ships Races. We are coming closer to the finishing line and I am finally writing something. I'm …

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