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Sail Lisbon to Funchal on a Tall Ship

Port of departure: Lisboa, Portugal
650€ Per personFull boat
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The coordinator: Nigel B, 46 years old
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Sail from the beautiful capital of Portugal to Madeira's tropical capital of Funchal. Experience life on the water and get involved on this journey. You will have the opportunity to learn everything there is to know about sailing the historic Santa Maria Manuela. Spend the time you aren't sailing by relaxing, playing games and getting to know new people. Then, enjoy the spectacular scenery of Funchal as you approach land once again.
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Activity dedicated to
  • Voyage
  • Adventure
  • Vacation on the water
  • Tall Ships
Plan
Embarkation: Thursday, October 3rd in Lisbon
Disembarkation: Thursday, October 10th in Funchal

If you have time before joining the Santa Maria Manuela visit the old city; once a bustling fishing port, now home to scenic treelined promenades, pedestrian shopping streets, historic buildings, and a varied selection of cafes, bars, and seafood restaurants.

We sail 858 miles during this passage with an open invitation to get fully involved in all aspects of sailing, from helming to trimming sails and from navigation to going aloft. When you are not involved in the sailing there's plenty of time to fish, read, play board games or share sailing stories by the bar.

Arriving into Funchal by sea, offers stunning views of the city perched on an ancient volcanic slope. Shadowing the city are impressive mountains covered in laurel bushes and banana trees, a natural park which was nominated a UNESCO Word Heritage site in 1999.

Some of the highlights of this trip:
Explore Portugal's historic capital city before embarkation
Set sail from Portugal's sunshine coast
Hands-on sailing experience in all aspects of the ships life
Log 868 sea miles
Take part in the ships watch system
Fish, read, play board games or share sailing stories by the bar
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Included in the price
  • Meals on board
  • Professional skipper
  • Bed linens
  • Paddle Surf
Additional information
The posted price is the price per adult. Youths (15-25 years) cost 490€.
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Itinerary
Lisboa, Portugal
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
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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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