Barcelona (ES) – Mahón (ES) – Palma (ES)
Destination Barcelona – Mahon – Palma
Dates 15 May (Embark 16h00) 20 May (Disembark 10h00)
Embarking on this 5-day sailing voyage from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca offers sailing enthusiasts and adventurous souls the chance to immerse themselves in maritime history, explore charming coastal towns, and witness the beauty of the Mediterranean. The ecological importance of preserving this sea adds depth to your journey. Book this voyage to experience the magic of the sea, and the thrill of sailing on the Santa Maria Manuela.
Our voyage starts in the Catalonia’s vibrant city of Barcelona, rich in maritime history with a tradition of shipbuilding dating back to the Roman era. The city’s connection to the sea is deeply ingrained in its culture.
Before you embark, visit the Gothic Quarter, explore the historic heart of Barcelona with its narrow medieval streets, charming squares, relax on the city beaches and soak in the Mediterranean spring sunshine.
As we set sail from Barcelona, volunteer to help the crew hoist and set the sails. The feeling of helming a 68m sailing ship with the sensation as she responds to the command of the wheel is something to savor forever. There´s nothing our crew like more then to share their knowledge of sailing with our guests, and they will encourage you to get actively involved in sailing the ship.
Knot classes are a great way to learn a new skill whilst sharing sailing stories with shipmates, and if the weather allows there’s the opportunity to go up the mast or relax on the bowsprit. A drink at sunset on the deck is the perfect way to round off each day.
The Mediterranean Sea in this area is known for its crystal-clear waters, teeming with marine life.
Menorca soon appears over the horizon. We anchor in the stunning bay of Mahon, Menorca’s capital which historically was a vital naval base for the Romans, Moors, British and the Spanish.
The tranquil bay of offers some welcome respite from the elements after a few days under sail.
There’s plenty of time to explore picturesque streets, lined with pastel-colored houses, and savor Mediterranean cuisine in charming restaurants along the seafront. The ships kayaks are at hand for those with exercise in mind or in need of a cooling dip after the island adventures.
Again, we set sail into the Mediterranean for another day under sail before we arrive at our final destination, Palma de Mallorca, once ruled by the Moors, who left a lasting influence on the city’s architecture and culture. Share stories or your voyage with fellow shipmates during our celebratory deck BBQ party.
Once you disembark in Palma visit the stunning Gothic cathedral, La Seu, with its intricate architecture and breathtaking view or discover the circular castle, Bellver Castle, offering panoramic vistas of the city and the sea.
May is a fantastic time to visit the Balearic Islands, with temperatures ranging from 17°C to 24°C (63°F to 75°F), providing pleasant weather for sailing and site seeing.
When preparing for your voyage please bear in mind:-
- Your passport must have at least 6 months validity at the time of travel
- The SMM is granted no flexibility for the embarkation and disembarkation times from the customs authorities
- All guests must be between the age of 14 and 80 yrs at the time of travel
For this product Portuguese taxation will be applied. If you require an invoice it is necessary to request it to Santa Manuel Manuela S.A. with tax code PT-515 755 028.
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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.
Map of the journey
What is included
- Sail on the historic tall ship, Santa Maria Manuela.
- Explore Barcelona’s historic streets and beaches.
- Discover Mahon’s naval history and Mediterranean charm.
- Immerse yourself in Palma de Mallorca’s culture and architecture.
- Why not book two 5-day voyages (V6 and V7) to visit more islands and extend your sailing adventure!
What it does not include
• Transportation to and from the Santa Maria Manuela
• Add-on excursions not mentioned in this programme
• Discretionary tips.
• Travel insurance **
• Dive courses
• Wet suit rental *
* Price depends on equipment needed
** Dive insurance is required and general travel insurance is highly recommended
This amazing adventure does not require diving experience.
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