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Sail Bordeaux to Porto on a Tall Ship

Port of departure: Bordeaux, Francia
700€ Per personFull boat
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The coordinator: Nigel B, 46 years old
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Set sail from the beautiful wine city of Bordeaux and arrive in Porto, the capital of Portugal's Douro wine region. Experience the rich culture of this region, get hands-on sailing experience in all aspects of the ships life, and have a unique holiday on board a tall ship.
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Activity dedicated to
  • Voyage
  • Adventure
  • Vacation on the water
  • Tall Ships
Plan
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.
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Included in the price
  • Meals on board
  • Professional skipper
  • Bed linens
  • Paddle Surf
  • Fishing equipment
Additional information
The posted price is the price per adult. Youths (15-25 years) cost 525€.
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Itinerary
Bordeaux, Francia
Coast of Portugal
The boat
Four masted schooner Santa Maria Manuela offers adventure voyages, island hopping, ocean voyages, diving and oceanographic expeditions for individuals of all ages and groups. At 223ft long (63 metres) she is the largest tall ship Classic Sailing offers activity holidays on, but the crew to guest ratio is excellent so you will be well looked after. This historic Portuguese tall ship has excellent facilities on board and plenty of holiday toys like dive ribs, 'stand up paddle boards' and kayaks, but this is also a ship where you can take part in the hands on sailing, join a night watch or climb the rigging.

Santa Maria Manuela was once the flagship of the Portuguese cod fishing fleet. Built in 1937, in the same year as her sister ship Creoula, she was designed to fish the Newfoundland Banks and rich fishing waters of Arctic Greenland. She often carries the small rowing and sailing dories that would have set out from the mother ship to fish for cod, so you can continue her fishing tradition from small boats or from her huge wooden decks.
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Details
  • Model:Custom - 4 masted scooner
  • Capacity:46 spots
  • Length:68.00 m
  • Cabins:16
  • Year:1937
  • Bathrooms:16
Features
  • GPS
  • Radar
  • Life jackets
  • VHF
  • Sounding line
  • Electric windlass
  • Autopilot
  • Wind equipment
  • EPIRB
  • Generator
  • Tender
  • Bow thruster
  • Shower
  • Diving equipment
  • Fishing rods
  • HI-FI equipment
  • Wifi
  • TV
Meet Nigel, the coordinator
46 years old
2 reviews
I am a passionate sailor, and whenever possible spend my weekends in or around the water with my family. In 2017, after 13 years, I stopped working at the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and moved to Portugal to work on the Santa Maria Manuela project to run sailing holidays.
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2 reviews
  • Carlos Vargas Mogo
    June 2018
    Fantastic ship, competent and attentive crew, excellent food, "great" companions, what more to ask, than to repeat!
  • Keith Hubbard
    May 2018
    Terrific crew & ship and a lovely passage to the Azores. Crew & Guests very good and patient with someone who only spoke English. It would be difficult to find a better one.
    This is a terrifically well run vessel, or was on this trip. Excellent accommodation, well serviced by a professional crew. All very friendly, helpful and willing to give information throughout. Many opportunities to get involved in most aspects of the ships operation & involvement in the vessel's past history.
    The Island was beautiful and rather unexpected.
    Best wishes & Good Luck for the future.
    Very many thanks

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