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From 650€ per person
From 650 € /person

Adventure offered by Nigel

Embark on this sailing trip full of adventure and history in Mallorca where our adventure begins. Hypnotize yourself with the reverie beaches of Formentera and Ibiza and don´t miss visiting the gothic cathedral and the Bellver castle with incredible views of the island. 

Once we are sailing we encourage you to volunteer to help the crew, for example by hoisting sails or steering the helm. We will teach you how to tie knots and you can also relax with a drink on the deck or on the bowsprit.

Thanks to the Marilles Foundation and the commitment of coastal communities to conserve marine life,this abounds and flourishes in the waters surrounding Mallorca. This includes dolphins and soft coral reefs. 

We will sail north to Valencia, where futuristic buildings clash with the old town. You can also enjoy the delicious Valencian paella.
Don't miss the Plaza de la Reina, the Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange) which is a World Heritage Site or the modern Mercado Central, the largest fresh produce market in Europe.

From there we will head to the reverie beaches of Formentera where we will anchor and close with a barbecue party in the evening. During the day you can swim in the turquoise waters or use the kayaks or paddle boards. You can also relax on the bowsprit or on the terrace with a drink. 

The next morning we will drive to Ibiza where you can stroll through the charming streets or venture out to explore the mystical island of Es Vedra, which is said by the locals to have mystical and magnetic qualities.  And at night don't miss out on its famous nightlife with world famous nightclubs such as Ushuaia or Pacha.
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  • Plan
    Embark: 16:00h - Palma de Mallorca.
    Disembark: 10.00h - Ibiza.
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The price indicated in the activity corresponds to a communal shared bunk cabin and is the lowest of all the rates we offer. We have more type of cabins (bunk bed cabin, double bed cabin, master cabin...) at higher prices.

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Meet Nigel, the skipper
11 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 · 11 reviews

  • Captura de pantalla 2023-08-29 a les 20.43.54
    April of 2024
    A great experience. A debt to the crew, who has been kind and very attentive. Captain Joao, a great professional. Hi, it would make sense to navigate both of them. The vaixell, impeccable. The menjar, molt bo. And it feels like it's like a house. Navigation with winds of 45 knots is fair and safe.
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    Reply from Nigel
    Thank you for your comments Xesca
    It was a pleasure sailing with you!
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    April of 2024
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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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