Sail the Azores to Portugal on a beautiful three masted expedition tall ship. A mini Atlantic adventure!
Sail the Azores to Portugal for wonderful open ocean sailing on a traditional tall ship. This is an ocean adventure of epic proportions, sailing across the Atlantic, to the Algarve region on Portugal’s South coast. Learn about Celestial navigation, gain skills in seamanship and learn to live on the ocean, at one with nature.
You really don’t need any sailing experience as the professional and experienced crew will run through everything from safety drills to how to pull ropes efficiently, find the right halliard or steer the 144ft schooner. You don’t even have to be super strong just bags of enthusiasm to sail a traditional commercially coded ocean voyager.
Learn all about sailing a tall ship, work in a watch system, help to navigate the ocean, climb the rigging, mend a sail and get into the rhythm of ocean sailing. This is a great voyage for the experienced sailor too with plenty of miles, warm weather and seamanship skills to be learnt on deck and aloft.
The Azores has a rich maritime history and has always been a stopping off point for sailors sailing back across the Atlantic from the Caribbean. The exposed tips of vast underwater mountains, the Azores lie on the nexus of the European, American and African tectonic plates, and they bear witness to the forces forever shaping our planet. This is a world of fumaroles, mud pots and scalding springs; of caverns, columns and grottoes formed from once molten rock; of blue lakes ringed by forests of laurel and cedar, and green pastures patterning the slopes of calderas.
Leaving the Portuguese shores of the Azores behind, the ship will set sail again for the final leg of her journey to Portimao, Portugal, roughly 900 miles. On this voyage, you will be promised dolphins and whale sightings as you crusade through the ocean. Just imagine, waking up in your cabin after your watch to the smell of freshly cooked bread and one of the crew members altering everyone that a pod of dolphins is playing along the side of the ship. Grab that camera and get on deck!