Madeira Sailing Holiday

Duration: 10 days
From: £999.00

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.

Highlights

• Enjoy natural sea pools in Quinta Da Lorde
• The spectacular Islas de Deserthas
• Golden beaches of Porto Santo
• The vibrant capital: Funchal

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Mainly coastal sailing, stopping in a new place everyday
  • Full crew involvement and training
  • Sail training plus lots of time ashore to explore the island
Start
Quinta do Lorde, Madeira
Finish
Quinta do Lorde, Madeira
Trip Duration
10 Days
Group Size
9
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Sailing
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller

Dates

STARTEND

Saturday

16 November 2019

Sunday

24 November 2019

Itinerary

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.

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What's included

  • Top quality foul weather clothing to keep you dry in any conditions.
  • Fladen immersion suits. These will keep you warm in even the coldest, windiest conditions.
  • Ocean-spec lifejackets. These are the best on the market.
  • All on-board food and snacks.
  • Daily sailing lessons and tuition from two highly experienced instructors.
  • RYA sailing qualifications where applicable.
  • Your travel to and from the start and end points.
  • Travel insurance
  • Any alcohol – but feel free to bring your own or buy some along the route
  • Any meals you eat ashore

Trip notes

£999 GBP

The yacht itself is an expedition yacht that was previously a round the world race boat. The accommodation on the yacht is comfortable, warm and spacious. Each bunk is 6′ 7″ long and has its own USB charger and light. Sleeping is in one 8 berth cabin. There are two toilets, a shower, hot water and lots of food!

We eat very well on board and we will take as much fresh fruit and veg as we can. Ocean sailing is an exercise in using food creatively but you can expert lovely warm meals, as much as you can eat, freshly baked bread and more. We can cater for most diets and have loads of veggies on board. If you have any severe allergies you must check with us before booking.

These adventure sailing holidays are open to everyone aged 18 years and over. If you are aged 70 or over, or have any concerns about your health, we ask that you get a doctor’s note before booking. This is just to make as certain as possible that you will be okay out on the water.

NO PREVIOUS SAILING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

Tour operator

We love this sailing company’s ethos – to help people do three things: sail, train and explore. They are passionate about enabling people to experience life out on the open ocean, building sailing skills and exploring some beautiful countries. After years of training people to become professional sailors, and having covered thousands of miles between them, the company Founders realised that so many people had dreamt of setting off across an ocean, but hadn’t the skills, the boat or crew to make those dreams come true.

The company now runs expeditions on a specialised 60’ yacht to some of the most exciting places out there – often largely inaccessible from land. With no previous sailing experience required, the two instructors will guide you every step of the way as you develop your sailing skills, maybe even earning an RYA qualification during the week. Exploring on land as they go is just as important and the bikes and a kayak mean you can head off and enjoy everything there is to see along the route.

Hello! If you’d like to chat about finding you the perfect adventure or guidance on what’d suit you then we’re very happy to help. Tori & Larissa 0207 097 1734 • info@anotherworldadventures.com.

A most helpful, friendly and knowledgeable travel company!

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— Martin

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— Tina

One of a Kind Service!

From the very beginning of reaching out to AWA, they were super helpful, enthusiastic and informative.

— Matt

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