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Discover Northern Spain

Get to know an authentic part of Spain and sail along the Spanish northwest coast. Not as tropically warm as in the south and a lot calmer. Add to that the beautiful nature and you have the ideal sailing holiday. 

The coast of Northwest Spain (Galicia), between La Coruna and Cabo Finisterre/Fisterra (the Costa de la Muerte), is rugged, capricious and it can be very windy: spectacular sailing! The many fjords along the coast provide good shelter from the wind and ocean swell. Here you will find beautiful anchor bays and charming fishing ports, where you can enjoy the Spanish atmosphere after a day of sailing.


Sailing in Portugal

The sailing area between Porto and Lisbon is authentic and very nice to sail. There is not much tourism here yet, but there are attractive harbours with many fishing boats. It is nice and warm, during the day the sea breeze provides a pleasant cooling. In the course of the day the wind increases in strength and you can sail spectacularly, often in the company of some dolphins. When you sail into the harbour in the evening, the typical scent of the Portuguese cuisine comes to you.

The West Coast of Portugal is very varied and has a Mediterranean feel. Towards the South it is getting warmer and warmer and the Portuguese coast is gradually changing from green mountains to sandstone cliffs. The ocean is beautifully deep blue and many houses and streets in the fishing ports are beautifully decorated. In the big cities you can see Portugal's rich past. The stately monumental buildings are now often in decay, but contribute to the unique atmosphere. 

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21-08-2021 / 29-08-2021

From €979.00

Embark
18:30
Disembark
10:30

Sailing holiday in North West Spain, Galicia

From the atmospheric La Coruna  you will sail into the many inlets, also known as Rias, to Vigo. The Rias are similar in nature to the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, but the weather is much better.

The first two days you sail along the Costa da Muerte. A beautiful and rugged rocky coast with sheltered Rias and atmospheric harbors such as Camarina. In general, there is a North-westerly wind which can increase considerably late in the afternoon, which means spectacular sailing on the swell of the azure ocean.

Once you have sailed around Cabo Finisterre, you arrive in the sheltered and larger Rias, the Rias Baixas, where it will be even sunnier and warmer. Apart from the busier and more modern town of Sanxenxo, the ship will anchor in the beautiful Islas Cies. A nature reserve where you can make a nice walk with great views over the islands and the ocean. The journey ends in Vigo.

Every day you will sail 10-35 miles.

The above schedule is subject to weather, wind and tide. If necessary, the crew may decide to change this.

What's included:

  • Stay on board
  • Crew on board
  • Bed linen

What's not included:

  • Board cash (€ 260,00), to be paid cash on board to the skipper. The board cash is the amount per person for food and drink on board (also for the crew), as well as fuel, water, shore power, port fees and tourist tax (*). 
  • Excursions ashore
  • Eating and drinking ashore
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Storm insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Reservation and administration costs

(*) What remains after the sailing holiday will be returned to you. For less than 3 participants, the board cash is not sufficient. In that case there will be a surcharge on the board cash of maximum € 50,00 per person.

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30-08-2021 / 08-09-2021

From €1079.00

Embark
18:30
Disembark
10:30

Sailing holiday North West Spain - Galicia

The Spanish northwest coast is, for most people, unfamiliar territory. Therefore mass tourism will be found in this part of Spain. As a result, this beautiful sailing area has still remained authentic.


From the atmospheric Vigo you will explore the many inlets (Ria’s), such as the Ria de Pontevedra and Ria de Arosa. These southern Rias are also called the Rias Baixas and are known for the nice weather with perfect sailing conditions and they are well protected against the ocean swell. The Rias are similar in nature to the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, but a small difference is of course the temperature.


The program includes atmospheric Spanish harbours and apart from the busier and more modern town of Sanxenxo, you will also drop anchor at the beautiful Islas Cies. A nature reserve where you can make a beautiful walk with great views over the islands and the ocean. You end up where you have started, in the lively town of Vigo, where you go out to eat ony our last evening.


The daily distances are between 10 and 35 miles.

The above schedule is subject to weather, wind and tide. If necessary, the crew may decide to change this.

What's included:

  • Stay on board
  • Crew on board
  • Bed linen

What's not included:

  • Board cash (€ 315,00), to be paid cash on board to the skipper. The board cash is the amount per person for food and drink on board (also for the crew), as well as fuel, water, shore power, port fees and tourist tax (*). 
  • Excursions ashore
  • Eating and drinking ashore
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Storm insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Reservation and administration costs

(*) What remains after the sailing holiday will be returned to you. For less than 3 participants, the board cash is not sufficient. In that case there will be a surcharge on the board cash of maximum € 50,00 per person.

Book

09-09-2021 / 15-09-2021

From €669.00

Embark
18:30
Disembark
10:30

Sailing holiday in West Spain and Portugal

From the charming Vigo, you will sail towards the Islas Cies, where the ship anchors. The Islas Cies are a nature reserve where you can go ashore for a walk with great views over the islands and the ocean. The next day you sail to the beautiful Baionna .Then you sail up the Atlantic ocean to the Viana do Castelo in Portugal. This sailing voyage ends in Porto, a beautiful old city which is on the world heritage list of UNESCO.

Every day you will sail 10 - 30 miles.

The above schedule is subject to weather, wind and tide. If necessary, the crew may decide to change this.

What's included:

  • Stay on board
  • Crew on board
  • Bed linen

What's not included:

  • Board cash (€ 210,00), to be paid cash on board to the skipper. The board cash is the amount per person for food and drink on board (also for the crew), as well as fuel, water, shore power, port fees and tourist tax (*). 
  • Excursions ashore
  • Eating and drinking ashore
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Storm insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Reservation and administration costs

(*) What remains after the sailing holiday will be returned to you. For less than 3 participants, the board cash is not sufficient. In that case there will be a surcharge on the board cash of maximum € 50,00 per person.

Book

16-09-2021 / 24-09-2021

From €879.00

Embark
18:30
Disembark
10:30

Sailing in authentic Portugal

From Porto you set sail up the Atlantic ocean to Aveiro, where you will spend a day exploring the town. Aveiro is also called the “Venice of Portugal” because of its charming town with canals and even Gondolas.

You continue your way along authentic Portuguese ports such as Figueira da Foz, Peniche, Nazaré and then Cascais. The latter is the seaside resort of Lisbon. It has a beautiful beach and in the evening you can make a sunset walk to a stunning cliff formation near the harbor and enjoy a drink.

The next day will be a short sail to the center of Lisbon, a great experience, as you sail past some of Lisbon’s highlights such as the famous Torre de Belem. An iconic 16th century fortress that marks the entrance to the river Tagus. In the afternoon or morning (depending on the tide) there is also the possibility to visit Sintra.

Sintra is close to Lisbon in the wooded hills of the Serra Mountains, with a fairy tale landscape of ornate palaces, castle ruins and exotic gardens. In the evening you go out for dinner with the ship's crew and the other guests in a great restaurant. Afterwards you walk back together through the bustling city of Lisbon back to the ship.

Every day you will sail 14 - 44 miles. 

The above schedule is subject to weather, wind and tide. If necessary, the crew may decide to change this.

What's included:

  • Stay on board
  • Crew on board
  • Bed linen

What's not included:

  • Board cash (€ 280,00), to be paid cash on board to the skipper. The board cash is the amount per person for food and drink on board (also for the crew), as well as fuel, water, shore power, port fees and tourist tax (*). 
  • Excursions ashore
  • Eating and drinking ashore
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Storm insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Reservation and administration costs

(*) What remains after the sailing holiday will be returned to you. For less than 3 participants, the board cash is not sufficient. In that case there will be a surcharge on the board cash of maximum € 50,00 per person.

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