Otoño en aguas azules navegando de Madeira a Canarias
- Travel in comfort in the newly renovated Santa Maria Manuela
- Set sail on this autumn winds open water classic crossing from Madeira to Tenerife with a short stop in La Gomera
- Sail past Madeira’s mystical Desertas and Selvagen islands
- Hands-on sailing experience in all aspects of the ship’s life
- Support our citizen science project to raise awareness of the problem with marine litter
- Stop to swim in the clear blue waters of La Gomeira, one of the Canary Islands hidden gems
- Consider spending a few days exploring the striking mountainous island of Madeira before you embark, or soaking up Tenerife’s autumn rays
This voyage takes us from the semi tropical island of Madeira to the rugged island of Tenerife, stopping to swim in the clear blue waters of La Gomeira, the magical, hidden gem of the Canaries.
We Set sail on this iconic ocean voyage from Madeira’s luxuriant green shores with it’s primitive laurel forest, unique water channels, waterfalls and breath-taking vistas and the ever-blooming city of Funchal.
Just a day’s sail to the south of Madeira’s Ilhas Desertas lie the Ilhas Selvagens marine park, which, in 2021 celebrated 50 years of protection by extending the zone to become Europe’s largest at 2.677 km2. If the weather and sea state allow we may have the opportunity to use our zodiacs go ashore to spot for the mystical Shearwater, known to nest on the rocky shores of this moon-scaped island.
With 285 nautical miles of open ocean ahead there is 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.
During this open ocean voyage you may find it impossible not to be captivated by the beauty and power of the ocean. As we venture further into the Atlantic Ocean it may seem equally impossible that man could have had any negative impact on such a remote stretch of water. It is at this point that, thanks to the support of our partners at Waste Free Oceans, we invite our guests to participate in our citizen science project to help assess the purity of the waters in which we sail. At intervals during the voyage, we will trawl a small net to capture what is floating in the ocean, be it plankton, fish or small pieces of ocean litter and microplastics. Many find it shocking to find evidence of mans impact on the environment hundreds of miles offshore, but seeing this has a powerful effect, inspiring us to take action. Your contribution will help raise awareness, and inspire change.
On the penultimate day we anchor to the south of the beautiful island of La Gomera. Its palm-filled valleys, deep ravines, black sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and magical forests have helped La Gomera become known as the Canary Island’s hidden treasure island.
We disembark on our final day in Santa Cruz, Tenerife.
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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
- All meals on board Santa Maria Manuela – including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- One bed in a shared cabin.
- Tea, coffee, water and juice throughout the day.
- Safety equipment.
- Accommodation in a twin cabin with private bathroom.
- Sail 154 nautical miles along the Mediterranean coast.
- All the learning on board with a qualified crew.
- Public liability insurance.
What it does not include
- Travel to and from the ship.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks at the bar (you will have an open bar tab during your trip, which you can pay for at the end, by cash or card, before disembarkation).
- Any excursions or meals taken on land.
- Any excursions or meals taken ashore.
- Cost of entry visas to the various countries.
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