The ship sets sail on the first day from the beautiful wine city of Bordeaux across the notorious Bay of Biscaya towards La Coruna, in the north of Spain.
As the winds in this area can be unpredictable, we have allowed 3 days to make the crossing to La Coruna. You will enjoy time learning about the ship and how to sail it as well as spending time with the rest of the crew where you may do whatever you wish. The other crew members signed up for this wild adventure just like you did so you may find that you have a bunch of new friends to say goodbye to at the end of the week!
After a break in La Coruna, the ship departs for Porto. On this few day journey you are invited to take part in all aspects of sailing the ship, including the ships watch system! Learn new sailing skills and feel like a true member of the crew on board the Santa Maria Manuela. We will arrive into Porto either on the night of July 1st or morning of July 2nd. Spend some time exploring Porto before heading home from your unique vacation.