Castellón (ES) – Port-Vendres (FR)

BOARDING IN CASTELLÓN 04/08/2024 16:00


We begin our tall ship adventure in the historic city of Castellón, during its vibrant port festival. Over 270,000 visitors usually flock to the city in spring to enjoy this grand celebration of maritime heritage and indulge in gastronomic and musical entertainment. Before boarding, take a stroll through the cathedral, the 60-meter medieval bell tower of El Fadrí, or the 17th-century Kanamo market building.

As we sail out of Castellón alongside other great tall ships towards the Vermilion Coast of France, volunteer to assist the crew in hoisting and lowering the sails. The feeling of helming a 68-meter tall ship and the response to the helm is something to savor forever. Our crew loves sharing their navigation knowledge with our guests, and they will encourage you to actively participate in sailing the ship.

Knot tying classes are an excellent way to learn a new skill while sharing sailing stories with fellow shipmates, and weather permitting, there’s a chance to climb the mast or relax on the bowsprit. A sunset drink on deck is the perfect way to end each day.

If we find a quiet moment, we can take the opportunity to swim and enjoy the ship’s kayaks and paddleboards.

Soon we approach the foothills of the Albères mountain range and the beautiful French fishing port of Port-Vendres, a natural deep-water harbor nestled against the backdrop of mountains. Sandy beaches and pebble coves are watched over by the Madeloc Tower, which offers magnificent views of the Catalan coast and varied walks through picturesque vineyards and terraced villages. The town owes its name “Portus Veneris” to the presence of a temple dedicated to Venus, which would have dominated the bay.

Enjoy the festival before heading back home.

Weather: April in Port Vendres offers mild and pleasant weather, with temperatures ranging between 13°C and 20°C, providing comfortable temperatures to enjoy this beautiful fishing port.

For this product, Portuguese taxation will apply. If you require an invoice, please request it from Santa Manuel Manuela S.A. with fiscal code PT-515 755 028.

Price: 520,002.880,00

Availability: Last places available


Santa María Manuela

The Santa Maria Manuela was launched on 10 May 1937 in Lisbon. It is a 67-metre sailing ship. The ship was named after the owner’s wife, Maria Manuela, mother of 16 children. The main function of the Santa Maria Manuela was cod fishing. The Santa Maria Manuela underwent a number of structural changes over the years, from the removal of the masts to the installation of a navigation bridge. In 1993 the ship was considered obsolete, was dismantled and only the steel hull remained. The following year the Santa María Manuela Foundation was created, a project that united 17 institutions under the same purpose: to recover the ship. The SMM now has unique conditions for sea voyages, events, parties and training at sea. Predominant colour WHITE.

Journey details


Castellón (ES)


Port Vendres (FR)

Map of the journey

What is included

• Be the centerpiece of the Escale à Castellon festival parade, sailing alongside other tall ships.

• Enjoy the festive atmosphere of the festivals in Castellón and Port Vendres.

• Hands-on sailing experience aboard a historic tall ship from 1937. • Sail in comfort aboard the newly renovated Santa Maria Manuela.

• Enjoy stunning views of the Mediterranean coast as you sail along the French Riviera.

What it does not include

  • Flights
  • Round-trip transportation to Santa María Manuela
  • Additional excursions not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Discretionary tips
  • Travel insurance** ** General travel insurance is highly recommended This incredible adventure does not require diving experience.

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Journey: Castellón (ES) – Port-Vendres (FR)
Price: 520,002.880,00

Availability: Last places available

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