Explore the Portuguese island of Madeira on a wonderful coastal sailing holiday in the winter sun that gives you the chance to sail around this fascinating island, stopping in somewhere new every day.
From the capital Funchal to the extraordinary Islas de Desrthas, Madeira is blessed with great wind, a warm climate and some truly gorgeous anchorages, harbours, towns and nature. For a gentle winter sun sailing holiday, this will always be hard to beat.
Far out in the North Atlantic is the stunning Madeira archipelago. Comprised of the main island of Madeira, the neighbouring Porto Santo and the Islas Desertas national park there is so much to explore.
Once part of the trade routes Madeira is a half way house between Europe and the Caribbean: it’s sub-tropical climate, banana plantations and infamous Rum Poncha make it a great place for a winter sailing get-away. There’s no overnight sailing on this trip, so it’s perfect for those wanting to build sailing skills and have plenty of time to explore ashore on a fun, relaxed voyage.
• Enjoy natural sea pools in Quinta Da Lorde
• The spectacular Islas de Deserthas
• Golden beaches of Porto Santo
• The vibrant capital: Funchal