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Terceira (PT) - Pico (PT) - Terceira (PT)

20 July - 27 July 2023

7 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 1295,-

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Sail Training Special Offer

in a shared cabin: € 1295,-
in a double cabin: €2310
in a bunk cabin #2: € 2100,-
in a bunk cabin #1: € 2205

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Santa Maria Manuela:
Terceira (PT) - Pico (PT) - Terceira (PT)

20 July - 27 July 2023

*Now 30% off for shared cabin: € 906 instead of € 1295* Azores Island Hopping. Step on board Santa Maria Manuela in Terceira for a beautiful journey around the Azores. If the weather is good, you will be able to stop on quiet anchorages around the central islands and to sail up the São Jorge Channel which offers the chance to look for whales. Next on the itinerary is Pico Island, home to Portugal’s highest mountain, Mount Pico (2,351 m). The climb to the top is tiring, but rewarded by panoramic views which, on a clear day, offer a glimpse of the nearby islands. (A prebooked guide and good fitness are required to climb Pico.) If you don’t feel like hiking, you can instead spend the day trying the internationally-celebrated local wine. Next, a stop on Faial offers the chance to visit Horta and its famous Peter’s Café Sport bar frequented by sailors since 1918. Stroll in the marina and marvel at the centuries’ old art created by crews crossing the Atlantic from America to Europe. Finish the island hopping back on Terceira, docking in UNESCO-listed Angra do Heroísmo, the Azores’ oldest city, with its 16th-century fortress and Renaissance town.
For Windseekers aged 14-80 years (trainees younger than 18 have to be accompanied by an adult).

Ports

Terceira is one of the Azores islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Terceira is home to Azores' oldest city Angra do Heroismo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you like nature, visit the Algar do Carvao caves or Monte Brasil park. If you prefer history, stroll through Angra do Heroismo and don't miss the Town Hall! You can also climb up to Alto da Memoria for a beautiful view over the city.

Terceira is one of the Azores islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Terceira is home to Azores' oldest city Angra do Heroismo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you like nature, visit the Algar do Carvao caves or Monte Brasil park. If you prefer history, stroll through Angra do Heroismo and don't miss the Town Hall! You can also climb up to Alto da Memoria for a beautiful view over the city.

  • Terceira (PT)

  • Terceira (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 20 July 2023 - 27 July 2023
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / 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
  • "I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now."

    Annette (18), Denmark

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

  • Meeting dolphins and Irish dancing

    Thalassa, July 2023

    France-Ireland

    – by Trainees

    Day 7 – Sunday 23rd July In the morning we left the port of Aber Wrach. Because there was a storm the day before, there was a lot of swell on the water. We started the day with making our own deodorant …

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  • Exploring Coastal Waters

    Morgenster Exchange@sea, July 2019

    Norway

    – by Trainees and Mentors

    We present to you: the logbook for the Youth Exchange ‘Exploring Coastal Waters’. This is a written account by participants and mentors Sija & Meri, who were in charge of this matter. It tells the story of our time on …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet

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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).

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.

 

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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.