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Adventure offered by Nigel

6 days
Come and join us in this amazing adventure on the Santa Maria Manuela. It begins in the magnificent city of Lorient. If you have time, we recommend that before embarking you enjoy its maritime festival.

We encourage you to volunteer to take an active part in helping the crew with simple tasks such as hoisting the sails. You can also take the helm of this 68-metre long boat, a feeling that will stay with you forever.
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  • Plan
    After a day of getting to know each other and getting used to the SMM, we will set course for the archipelago of Les Glenan, made up of seven islands in the middle of crystal clear waters and beautiful white sandy beaches. You'll feel like you're sailing in the Seychelles but without leaving Britain!

    If the weather is good, we will anchor during the day.
    For the more energetic, you can swim and enjoy the beautiful views with kayaks and paddle boards.

    The SMM is equipped with zodiacs so you can also walk along the white beaches and visit the sand dunes.

    We will then head north towards Le Harve, the birth place of Monet´s Impressionisn where our voyage ends.
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The price indicated in the activity corresponds to a cabin with shared communal bunk beds and is the lowest of all the rates we offer. We have more types of cabins available (cabin with bunk beds, cabin with double bed, main cabin...) at higher prices.

On the payment screen you can select the cabin of your choice. Contact us by chat to check availability.
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Meet Nigel, the skipper
9 reviews At Sailwiz since 2018
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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Boat details

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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  • Model: Custom - 4 masted scooner
  • Capacity: 44 spots
  • Length: 68.00 m
  • Cabins: 16
  • Year: 1937
  • Bathrooms: 16
  • GPS
  • Radar
  • Life jackets
  • VHF
  • Sounding line
  • Electric windlass
  • Autopilot
  • Wind equipment
  • Generator
  • Tender
  • Bow thruster
  • Shower
  • Diving equipment
  • Fishing rods
  • HI-FI equipment
  • Wifi
  • TV

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5 · 9 reviews

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    November of 2023
    The trip was organized very well.
    I booked at the last minute and no surprises.
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    August of 2023
    We have had a wonderful experience thanks to Nigel's management and the good work of the captain and crew.
    Totally recommended!
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    Reply from Nigel
    It was a pleasure sailing with you. you are always welcome on board
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    July of 2023
    The best experience lived on a sailboat and more in the spectacular Azores
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    July of 2023
    A privilege to have been able to navigate the SMM. Memorable
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    Reply from Nigel
    Hello Juan

    It has been a pleasure sailing with you. Thank you for your passion and interest in MMS. You are always welcome back. Good winds.
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  • FOTO EC1
    July of 2023
    All very positive. Especially the crew and cleanliness
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    Reply from Nigel

    It has been a pleasure sailing with you. Thank you for your passion and interest in MMS. You are always welcome back. Good winds.
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    July of 2023
    The journey has far exceeded my expectations.
    The entire crew was lovely and the boat was wonderful.
    I have learned and enjoyed a lot. I hope I can repeat!
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  • 30 Jun · 6 days
    44 places available
    750 € /person
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