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Adventure offered by Carlos y Aroa

10 days
Available in English
Very popular activity. Places usually run out 41 days before leaving
This will be a high altitude crossing in which we will cross from the island of Madeira to the archipelago of the Azores Islands.

This is a maritime adventure that involves sailing on the high seas, far from the coast and in deep waters, sailing more than 500 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

A high-altitude sailing trip is an opportunity to grow as a sailor, learn about the ocean and discover the beauty and immensity of the marine world.

On this journey in which you will learn everything you have to take into account when carrying out long-distance navigation and everything that it entails. We will navigate continuously day and night. The crossing can last between 5 and 7 days, depending on the wind we have. We will decide the days to cross based on the weather that the entire crew will study at the time of boarding.
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  • Plan
    The first day will be the boarding day. Together we will study the weather forecast, study the route and choose the best time to sail.

    During this experience, sailors face unique challenges and have the opportunity to learn valuable lessons.

    High-altitude sailing is a fascinating discipline that requires advanced skills and specific knowledge. These are the essential points that we will take into account and that we will see before and during the journey:

    1. Study of meteorology: learn to interpret weather forecasts and know how to study the navigation conditions of the area where we are going to navigate. Be attentive to signs of changes in wind, clouds, and atmospheric pressure.

    2. Route planning: course and route according to weather conditions.

    3. Technical preparation of the sailboat: check all safety elements and electronic devices, as well as check the sailboat, rigging, etc.

    4. Safety at sea: knowing how to use electronic devices and knowing how to establish communications with other ships and be prepared for emergency situations.

    5. Comfort and provisions: keep in mind that resources on board are limited. Learn to manage resources such as water, food, energy...etc.

    6. Sail handling: learn to adjust the sails according to the wind conditions, and perform maneuvers.

    7. Watches and rest: During a prolonged voyage, the crew is organized into watches to maintain constant vigilance.

    8. Physical and psychological preparation: The crew must be in good physical and mental shape. Long hours at sea require endurance and adaptability.
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*DEPARTURE DATES AND TRIP DURATION. We depend on the weather and we go with the wind, so the hours and days of navigation may not be exact. We may change the departure date, or we may arrive a little earlier or a day later than expected.

*MEALS ON BOARD. Food expenses will be divided among the crew members.

*EQUIPEMENT. It is necessary to bring warm and waterproof clothing. Footwear suitable for sailing.

*EXPERIENCE. You do not need to have previous experience in deep-sea navigation. But if you have already made at least 1 24-hour crossing and are prepared to spend a few days in a row sailing on the high seas, in the Atlantic Ocean.

*LIFE ON BOARD. Tasks on board are collaborative. Guards, cooking, order and cleaning are organized by everyone.
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Carlos y Aroa
Meet Carlos y Aroa, the skipper
Verified professional skipper 24 reviews At Sailwiz since 2020
We are Carlos and Aroa and we live on board the ship. The sailboat is our base camp to explore destinations, share our passion for the sea and the natural environment. For us, sailing is the best way to reach remote places, connect with nature, and discover destinations in a sustainable way.
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Boat details

More than a sailboat, this boat is a home for us and our guests. It is cozy and with comfortable spaces.
The sailboat is 13.30 meters long. It has 4 cabins. Two of them with a double bed, one with a double bed and an additional bed, and one with 2 bunk beds.
It has a spacious living room inside, a well-equipped kitchen, and 2 bathrooms with a hot shower.

Its outdoor spaces are perfect to enjoy long days at sea. Relax in the bow hanging from a hammock, or sit in the bathtub looking for a bit of shade at lunchtime.
It is a perfect boat to sail in different conditions, learn and have fun.
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  • Model: Jeanneau - Sun Magic 44
  • Capacity: 8 spots
  • Length: 13.40 m
  • Cabins: 4
  • Year: 1989
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • GPS
  • Radar
  • Life jackets
  • VHF
  • Sounding line
  • Electric windlass
  • Autopilot
  • Generator
  • Tender
  • Shower
  • Bimini
  • Equipo de snorkel

Additional Information

  • Professional skipper
  • Bed linens
  • Gas
Not included
  • Meals on board
Payment methods
  • Credit/debit card
  • Wire transfer

5 · 24 reviews

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    February of 2024
    Aroa and Carlos have been amazing hosts, they are adventurous, kind and open minded. They built themselves an exemplary lifestyle with sustainability in focus. The trip was everything we hoped for and more. Thanks for the once in a lifetime experience, knowledge shared, amazing company, and food. Highly recommended! :)
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    Reply from Carlos y Aroa
    Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure for us to share this amazing sailing trip with you. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time on board. We look forward to having you on board again soon!
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  • IMG_20230924_221924
    January of 2024
    It has been a great experience with Aroa and Carlos. We have had a great week of sailing, very complete. The food is very good on board the Drakar. Good hosts, good sailors and they are very detailed with the cleanliness on board. There was a very good atmosphere with the crewmates. I would love to repeat
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    Reply from Carlos y Aroa
    Thank you very much Pili for your review! We hope we can share more navigations and experiences with you.
    A hug,
    Carlos and Aroa
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  • Ignacio-Picture
    January of 2024
    Great experience! Everything worked smoothly, captains, boat, route, navigation and stopovers. I really enjoiyed sailing with them.
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    Reply from Carlos y Aroa
    ¡Muchas gracias Nacho! Nos alegramos que hayas disfrutado de la navegación y la experiencia a bordo con nosotros y la demás tripulación. ¡Esperamos verte de nuevo a bordo!
    Carlos y Aroa
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    jose luis
    October of 2023
    Having just arrived from the trip, it has exceeded my expectations, Aroa and Carlos have organized it perfectly, they have made us all feel very comfortable, I have learned a lot during these days. A ten for them, and for the boat, very good conditions accompanied us to the destination. I will surely repeat with them.
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    Reply from Carlos y Aroa
    Thank you very much Jose Luis! It has been a pleasure to share this experience with you. We hope to see you again on board soon :)
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    August of 2023
    A great trip! Aroa and Carlos are charming and they treated us great. The journey was very beautiful, it definitely leaves you wanting more.
    A highly recommended experience!
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    Reply from Carlos y Aroa
    Thank you very much Bea! We hope to see you again soon on board the Drakar :)
    A hug,
    Carlos and Aroa
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    September of 2022
    It has been a unique experience, we have learned about navigation and visited incredible places that you can only access by boat. An alternative and active vacation to get to know other places and cultures, avoiding tourist sites. The boat was spotless and very comfortable to live in. Aroa and Carlos are very nice, I will repeat
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    Reply from Carlos y Aroa
    Thank you very much Laia and Emilio! It has been a pleasure sharing this journey with you. We hope to see you again on board and share other adventures :)
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  • 17 May · 10 days
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