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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
  • "I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."

    Samantha (18), Australia

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

Recently renovated Santa Maria Manuela is is now 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 …

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Windseeker logs

  • An experience I will put in my backpack and carry with me for the rest of my life

    Morgenster, July 2016

    The Tall Ships Races
    Scheveningen-Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by the Trainees

    RUNE Arriving in Scheveningen with mixed feelings, the yearning to set sail to this adventure and the painful goodbyes. I find my awkward self back at the dinner table (for the second time today) mixed up with the crew instead …

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  • Almost ready for departure

    Oosterschelde

    Benicarlo, Spain

    – by crew

    We are finalizing our chores. Tomorrow we will get new stores on board and then we are ready for departure to Valencia. On Wednesday we will welcome our guests on board who will sail with us to Cape Verde. What’s …

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Photos

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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.