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Voyage from Funchal to Cape Verde on a Tall Ship

Port of departure: Funchal, Portugal
750€ Per personFull boat
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Ana
Coordinator: Ana T
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Experience 1400 miles of blue water sailing on board the beautiful Santa Maria Manuela. On this holiday you will learn what it means to be a member of the crew and get to enjoy the beautiful views and sunset that come with sailing along to Cape Verde.
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Activity dedicated to
  • Voyage
  • Adventure
  • Vacation on the water
  • Tall Ships
Plan
Embarkation: Tuesday, October 15th
Disembarkation: Saturday, October 26th

Set sail from tropical Funchal where you can be a real crew member on board the Santa Maria Manuela. Get hands-on sailing experience in all aspects of the ships life and take part in the ships watch system if you so choose!

When you are not involved in the sailing you will have plenty of time to fish, read, play board games or share sailing stories by the bar. You will learn great new sailing skills, make some new friends and experience a holiday like no other you have had.

At the end of our journey, the island of Sal welcomes us with its fine white sand, turquoise waters and autumn sun. Disembark in Cape Verde and go out to explore all the natural beauty of the islands.
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Included in the price
  • Meals on board
  • Professional skipper
  • Bed linens
  • Paddle Surf
  • Fishing equipment
Additional information
The posted price is the price per adult. Youths (15-25 years) cost 560€.
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Itinerary
Funchal, Portugal
Cape verde
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 meters) 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
Meet Ana, the coordinator
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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