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Portimao (PT) - Cadiz (ES) - Portimao (PT)

22 October - 28 October 2022

6 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 900,-

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shared cabin per person: € 900,-
single cabin: € 1350,-

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Santa Maria Manuela:
Portimao (PT) - Cadiz (ES) - Portimao (PT)

22 October - 28 October 2022

This 100 nautical mile return journey will take you from Portugal’s sunny Algarve coast to the ancient historic city of Cadiz. The 6 night voyage is a great opportunity to gain sailing experience on a Tall Ship and explore one of the Iberian Peninsula’s ancient gems. You will set sail from Portimao and spend the time at sea learning the ropes of the Santa Maria Manuela. After a few days at sea, the welcoming sight of Spain’s ancient port city, Cádiz, appears on the horizon. After a day and a night exploring, you’ll set sail west through the same waters which witnessed the Battle of Trafalgar of the Napoleonic Wars. The bay of Albufeira provides the perfect anchorage for the final night with the promise of a BBQ on the deck before sailing back into Portimao in the morning. You must show a negative antigen Covid-19 test, not older than 72h in order to board. For Windseekers aged 14-80 years (trainees younger than 18 have to be accompanied an adult).

Ports

Portimão is a Portugese city in the southern region of Algarve. Take a stroll along the Alvor Boardwalk, relax on the white sands of the Praia Da Rocha beach and visit the Museu de Portimao for a little history lesson. You can also take a dolphin watching tour or do one of the multiple offered water sports.

Portimão is a Portugese city in the southern region of Algarve. Take a stroll along the Alvor Boardwalk, relax on the white sands of the Praia Da Rocha beach and visit the Museu de Portimao for a little history lesson. You can also take a dolphin watching tour or do one of the multiple offered water sports.

  • Portimao (PT)

  • Portimao (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 22 October 2022 - 28 October 2022
  • 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
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Bedding and towels are provided on board
  • "Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches."

    Phillip (24), 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 …

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Windseeker logs

  • A busy and productive day at sea

    Gulden Leeuw, July 2015

    Aalborg

    – by Trainees Charlotte and Pernille

    Charlotte (26), UK We were lucky as a watch this morning and didn’t go on sail watch until 8 a.m. Some people had to get up to make breakfast but the rest of us enjoyed our lie-in and were bright-eyed and …

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  • Fair winds, fair planet

    Gulden Leeuw, July 2023

    Fredrikstad (NO) - Copenhagen (DK)

    – by Trainees

    Day 1 – 17th of July Today we arrived at the boat. There was a small festival with a market and music so that was a lot of fun. I came with a few Dutch people and had a great time …

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Photos

  • Trainees
  • Trainee

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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.