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From 390€ per person
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Adventure offered by Nigel

Embark on this three days sailing trip where you will enjoy an exhilarating mix of culture, history and natural beauty through the maritime roots of Marseille to the azure blue coast of Corsica where we will pass through Nice and enjoy the beautiful springtime scenery. A journey that will undoubtedly leave you with unforgettable memories. 

Our adventure begins in the "Gateway to the Mediterranean". most known as Marseille, a captivating city full of history.
We recommend that before embarking you visit the Vieux-Port and  the Saint-Nicolas fort which offers breathtaking views of the city and the Mediterranean. 

As we head for Corsica through the deep turquoise waters you can help by hoisting the sails or steering the helm. And if you want to know more about sailing, our crew members will be happy to share their knowledge. 

You can also get to know the crew better while we teach you the types of knots.
To relax you can enjoy a drink on the sundeck or relax on the bowsprit if the weather permits.

During the crossing there are many options. One of them  would be to head to Corsica and spend the night there or go to the Côte d'Azur and swim relaxing in the calm waters. Kayaks and paddle boards are also available.

Finally we will be heading to the French Riviera where we will stop in the beautiful city of Nice where in the evening, we will celebrate with a barbecue on the deck with the crew.

After disembarking, don't hesitate from exploring Vieux Nice, full of life all day long with its vibrant markets and a lively nightlife or to stroll along the Promenade des Anglais enjoying the sea views.
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  • Plan
    Embark: 16:00h - Marseille.
    Disembark: 10.00h - Nice.
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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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