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