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Malaga (ES) - Funchal, Madeira (PT)

10 April - 17 April 2023

7 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 1890,-

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in a bunk cabin #1: € 1890,-
in a bunk cabin #2: €1785
in a shared cabin M/F: € 1050,-
in a double cabin: € 1995

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Santa Maria Manuela:
Malaga (ES) - Funchal, Madeira (PT)

10 April - 17 April 2023

Open ocean sailing with prevailing wind on the stern. Join the beautiful Portuguese schooner Santa Maria Manuela in Malaga, Spain, for an exciting crossing to Madeira. Spend days (and nights) sailing on the Atlantic Ocean, enjoying the peacefulness of being out on the open waters, lack of light pollution to look at the stars and being one with nature. Learn how to sail a Tall Ship, make new friends, and have a lovely start of the season, before disembarking in beautiful Madeira.
You must show a negative antigen Covid-19 test, professionally done, not older than 72h in order to board. For Windseekers aged 14-80 years (trainees younger than 18 have to be accompanied by an adult).

Ports

Malaga is a town on the famous Costa del Sol in Spain. Founded in 8th century BC it is full of history and architectural gems. It's also famous for being a birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Climb up to Castillo de Gibralfaro for a taste of the history and a great view of the city, cool down in the Parque de Málaga and, of course, don't forget the Picasso Museum!

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.

  • Malaga (ES)

  • Funchal, Madeira (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 10 April 2023 - 17 April 2023
  • 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
  • "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work - and do it perfectly!"

    Jet (31), Netherlands

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.