Lorient (FR) – Les des Glenan (FR) – Le Havre (FR)
Destination Lorient – Les des Glenan – Le Havre
Dates 30 June (Embark 16h00) 5 June (Disembark 10h00)
As Lorient’s vibrant Port Festival draws to a close we set sail form this vibrant fishing hub with other tall ships. After a day of getting accustomed to the Santa Maria Manuela and connecting with fellow shipmates, we approach the enchanting archipelago of Les Glenan, made up of seven islands around an inland sea with transparent water, and white sandy beaches. You’d be forgiven for mistaking this for the Seychelles, but no, you’re still in Brittany!
If we’re lucky with the weather, we’ll drift for the day. For the energetic, it’s a chance to swim and enjoy the ships kayaks and paddle boards. For those with relaxation in mind, take a lift ashore on the ships zodiac to stroll in the sand dunes or relax on the pristine white sandy beaches. There’s time for a bracing swim before we sail north, past the Channel Islands, giving the notoriously fierce tidal race a wide berth, and on towards Le Harve.
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.
We disembark in Le Harve, the birth place of Monet’s ‘Impressionism’, well connected for a quick return home.
In Les Glenan Archipelago expect warm and sunny weather in June, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 22°C
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
- Hands on sailing in comfort aboard the newly renovated historic tall ship Santa Maria Manuela.
- Revel in Lorient’s maritime festival.
- Swim, kayak in turquoise waters and stroll in the sands of France’s sand archipelago, Les Glenan
- Why not book two 5 day voyages (V12 and V13) to explore more islands and extend your 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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