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Sail the four azorean wonders We start in São Miguel and finish in Terceira, but we won’t follow a set itinerary, which allows us to sail for the best weather and sea conditions. Possible stops include São Jorge Channel and Graciosa.

OriginSão Miguel (Azores) Destination Terceira (Azores)

  • 30Jul

    -

    6Aug

  • 7Nights

  • 350Nautical miles

  • €950Berth Price
    inc VAT (Shared cabin)

  • €1.045Private cabin
    for two paxinc VAT

  • €1.425Single Supplement
    inc VAT(+50% PP on Berth Price)

Sail between the Azorian islands with their rich variety of wildlife
Get involved in all elements of sailing the SMM
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Journey highlights

  • Sail through the impressive Azorean archipelago
  • Gain a hands-on sailing experience aboard this historic sailing ship
  • Whale watching in São Jorge Channel
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage City of Angra do Heroísmo
  • Visit extinct volcanoes and swim in natural lava pools
  • Discover Azorean food and wine
  • Before the start of the journey, explore São Miguel's volcanoes and swim in lava pools or visit the fascinating island of Terceira once your journey is over

NOTE: The islands we visit are subject to weather conditions. We have a number of excursion programs on board that you can book with ABREU, a travel agency operating also in the Azores


Journey description

Our journeys to the Azores in 2018 and 2019 proved so popular that we plan to follow a similar itinerary as we hop through this impressive mid-Atlantic volcanic archipelago.


Distances are short offering a number of experiences from sailing to visits to the islands. During each journey the captain will decide on the best itinerary based on the weather and sea conditions in order to ensure all guests are comfortable and can get the most of these days.


We start in São Miguel and finish in Terceira. If the weather is good we hope to be able to visit some of the central islands including Graciosa, and the São Jorge Channel offers the chance to spot for whales.


São Miguel is the largest of these islands. If you have the time it's worth arriving a few days early to visit Ponta Delgada's mosaic cobbled streets where you may find great fish restaurants, or Furnas with its colourful crater lake and hot springs. Here, "cozido", a rich meat and vegetable stew, cooks slow one meter deep for seven hours in the soil's geothermal heat. The legend goes that the twin crater lakes of the nearby Sete Cidades were formed by the tears shed by a pair of star-crossed lovers: a green-eyed princess and a blue-eyed shepherd. Then there's the option to swim in Caldeira Velha waterfall pool and wander in the Lagoa de Fogo nature reserve.


As we sail 183 miles west from São Miguel we hope to see whales in the São Jorge Channel. Sperm whales are the resident species, along with blue, fin and sei whales. Bottlenose, Atlantic spotted and common dolphins also usual species here at this time of the year.


The northernmost island of Graciosa is small and serene. The people have every right to be proud of their beautiful island with its central Furna do Enxofre, a 40m-high volcanic cave with a sulphurous lake.

We finish our island hopping on Terceira docking in UNESCO-listed Angra do Heroísmo, the Azores' oldest city, with its 16th-century fortress and Renaissance town. Serra de Santa Bárbara Algar do Carvão with its 90m-deep volcanic chimney, and the island's small vineyards and lava-rock bathing pools in Biscoitos are popular tourist sites.



A sua experiência no Santa Maria Manuela

Lançado à água em 1937, e depois de várias décadas a representar Portugal na pesca do bacalhau na Gronelândia e na Terra Nova, o Santa Maria Manuela, hoje inteiramente renovado, é um veleiro com condições extraordinárias para o treino de mar, férias entre ilhas, expedições de mergulho, além das experiências de treino de navegação incluídas na regatas Tall Ships Races e em outros festivais de veleiros.

Para muitas das pessoas que entram a bordo do Santa Maria Manuela, esta é a primeira vez em que viajam de navio. Por isso, a nossa tripulação está sempre por perto, de modo a garantir que a experiência é simultaneamente compensadora e divertida. Os passageiros são convidados a envolverem-se em todos os aspetos da navegação, desde manusear o leme, manobrar as velas, ou fazer parte dos quartos de vigia noturnos. Todas estas atividades são, naturalmente, voluntárias.

Além da navegação propriamente dita, cada viagem pode incluir um conjunto de atividades. Sempre que as condições meteorológicas e o itinerário o permitam, o navio dispõe de equipamento de pesca, caiaques, canoas e dois barcos a motor com capacidade para 12 pessoas, prontos para quem tenha mente aventureira. Os fins de tarde são passados em boa companhia, partilhando-se as histórias das aventuras do dia à volta do bar, ou em descontração com um bom livro, a jogar jogos de tabuleiro ou a ver filmes no Salão Terra Nova.

As cabinas são simples mas confortáveis; todas dispõem de casa de banho privada com duche. Mediante pagamento, pode aceder à rede WIFI, que funciona através do sistema de satélite do navio.

O Salão Terra Nova disponibiliza 40 lugares para refeições, com cadeiras almofadadas adequadas para descansar ou para reuniões de negócios. O bar do convés e o do interior ajudam a criar um ambiente descontraído.

A comida é um elemento-chave da "experiência Santa Maria Manuela", e o nosso cozinheiro prepara uma grande variedade de pratos tradicionais da cozinha portuguesa e internacional.

Em viagens de vela ou de mergulho, nunca pronunciamos a palavra "itinerário", uma vez que o nosso comandante estará sempre em busca das melhores localizações, consoante as previsões meteorológicas, bem como dos ancoradouros e portos mais idílicos e abrigados. Para o comandante, é fundamental atingir os pontos altos da viagem, ainda que tenhamos de respeitar a mãe natureza, e nunca a contrariar. As viagens acima descritas baseiam-se naquilo que acreditamos ser possível alcançar, tendo em conta as nossas viagens e experiências do passado, mas nada está garantido.

O navio pode ser reservado para férias individuais ou em grupo, fretado por inteiro, usado em encontros empresariais, eventos, lançamentos de novos produtos, e como cenário para filmes.

A tripulação do Santa Maria Manuela gostaria de lhe dar as boas-vindas em 2021.




EXPERIÊNCIA DE NAVEGAÇÃO

Não é necessária experiência anterior para navegar a bordo do Santa Maria Manuela. A nossa tripulação irá convidá-lo a envolver-se em todas as etapas da vida no navio, e está sempre disponível para, caso lhe interesse, o ensinar sobre o navio e a navegação. A participação é, naturalmente, voluntária.



Aptidão física

Pessoas de todas as idades e níveis de destreza são bem-vindas para navegar connosco a bordo do Santa Maria Manuela. De modo a garantir que todos tiram o melhor partido de navegar connosco, é necessário que os passageiros sejam independentes em termos de mobilidade. Para avaliar se tem a mobilidade necessária, basta saber se consegue subir até ao topo de uma escada sem necessitar de ajuda.



O que está incluído no preço das viagens:

  • Todas as refeições a bordo do Santa Maria Manuela – incluindo pequeno-almoço, almoço e jantar.
  • Uma cama numa cabina partilhada. Para reservar uma cabina para duas pessoas, acresce o valor de 50% sobre o preço original.
  • Bebidas ao longo do dia.
  • Equipamento de segurança.
  • Acomodação em cabina dupla com casa de banho privada em suíte.
  • Toda a aprendizagem a bordo com uma tripulação altamente qualificada.
  • Seguro de responsabilidade civil.



O que não está incluído:

  • Viagens de e para o navio.
  • Seguro de viagem pessoal.
  • Bebidas alcoólicas e refrigerantes no bar (terá uma conta aberta no bar durante a sua viagem, a qual poderá pagar no final, em dinheiro ou cartão, antes do desembarque).
  • Quaisquer excursões ou refeições feitas em terra.
  • Custos dos vistos de entrada nos vários países




O QUE LEVAR NA MALA

Segue-se uma lista de itens que recomendamos que traga consigo.

  • Gorro e luvas.
  • Roupa para tempo de chuva. Casaco corta-vento e à prova de água.
  • Roupa – roupa suficiente para todas as circunstâncias meteorológicas e para navegar à noite.
  • Sapatilhas com sola mole ou sapatos de vela.
  • Fato de banho.
  • Produtos de higiene e limpeza.
  • Protetor solar.
  • Óculos de sol.
  • Comprimidos para o enjoo.
  • Medicação pessoal.
  • Livro.
  • Câmara fotográfica.
  • Passaporte com pelo menos seis meses de validade.



Passaportes e vistos

Se a sua viagem incluir navegação em águas estrangeiras, vai precisar de um passaporte que esteja válido pelo menos até seis meses depois da data de fim da viagem. A obtenção dos vistos é da sua responsabilidade.




Seguros

Recomendamos que todos os que viajam connosco se protejam com um bom seguro de viagem.

Temos seguro de responsabilidade civil que cobre tudo o que possa acontecer a bordo do Santa Maria Manuela.




FORMULÁRIO DE RESERVA

Por favor preencha o formulário de reserva de forma completa. Não só isso nos permite contactá-lo com eficácia, como também nos dá informação sobre eventuais necessidades ou solicitações específicas para a sua viagem.




PARA MAIS INFORMAÇÕES

Se tiver alguma dúvida, envie email para info@santamariamanuela.pt ou ligue para:

Portugal +351 9380 41284

Internacional +351 9380 40843

General Conditions

Article 1. – Definitions

Definitions used in these General Terms:

  • a. Carrier: Recheio cash & carry S.A.
  • b. Client: A natural or legal person who enters into one or more contracts covered by these General Terms with the carrier.
  • c. Contract: All contracts signed between the carrier and the client under these General Terms.
  • d. Guest: third parties whose entry into the ship is authorized by the carrier pursuant to the contract signed with the client.
  • e. Ship journey: the entire cruise, including stay on board during the period foreseen in the contract.
  • f. Luggage: luggage which is easy to carry by the client and/or guest; suitcases, travel bags and/or backpacks.
  • g. Ship: the ship identified in the contract.
  • h. Price: the price referred to as such in the contract.

Article 2. – Scope

2.1. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, these General Terms apply to all contracts, including all offers made under this agreement, entered into between the carrier and the client and relating to the transport and/or catering services and other related services.

2.2. These Terms also apply to guests. The client shall be responsible for its guests and indemnify the carrier for any damages caused by such guests.

2.3. These Terms are written in Portuguese and translated into English. In case of any divergence between the original version and the translation, the Portuguese version shall prevail.

Article 3. - Offer / award

3.1. All of the carrier's offers, including offers contained in brochures, advertisements and websites are optional and may be cancelled by the carrier. Such cancellation, if it occurs, will be notified to the client as soon as possible.
3.2. The offer mentions:

  • a. The overall amount of the trip and the percentage that shall be paid in advance;
  • b. The means of payment;
  • c. The maximum number of guests per ship;
  • d. The place, date and time of boarding and landing;

These General Terms are an integral part of the first offer.

Article 4. - The contract

4.1. Except in case of a cancellation as provided for in article 3.1, the contract is concluded after the client accepts the offer. The carrier shall send a written or electronic confirmation to the client, after the agreement has been concluded.

4.2. The client provides to the carrier in advance or, at the latest before departure, all of his/her information as well as that of the registered guests.

Article 5. - Cancelation

5.1. In the event of the contract's cancellation, the client must inform the carrier as soon as possible, by letter. The valid date for the contract's cancellation is the date of receipt of said letter by the carrier.

5.2. The contract's cancellation by the client requires the payment of a fixed amount to the carrier, in the following terms:

Compensation - ship:

  • 15% in the event of cancellation up to 6 months prior to departure;
  • 20% in the event of cancellation up to 5 months prior to departure;
  • 30% in the event of cancellation 4 months prior to departure;
  • 40% in the event of cancellation 3 months prior to departure;
  • 50% in the event of cancellation 2 months prior to departure;
  • 75% in the event of cancellation 1 month prior to departure;
  • 90% in the event of cancellation 1 day prior to departure;
  • 100% in the event of cancellation on the day of departure.

Compensation - catering and other services:

  • 15% in the event of cancellation 2 months prior to departure;
  • 25% in the event of cancellation 1 month prior to departure;
  • 50% in the event of cancellation 2 weeks prior to departure;
  • 75% in the event of cancellation 1 week prior to departure;
  • 95% in the event of cancellation 1 day prior to departure;
  • 100% in the event of cancellation on the day of departure.

Whenever the losses incurred by the carrier, as a result of the cancellation, exceed 15% of the fixed amounts mentioned above, the carrier shall be compensated by the client who shall pay such additional amounts.

Article 6. - Suspension and termination

6.1. In the event of breach of the obligations provided in the contract, by either party, the other party has the right to suspend the fulfillment of its obligations, except in cases in which such non-compliance does not justify the suspension due to being based on matters of special or minor importance.

6.2. Failure by one of the parties to comply with the obligations provided in the agreement, gives the other party the right to cancel its respective pledge, except in cases in which such breach does not justify the cancellation due to being based on matters of special or minor importance.

6.3. The carrier reserves the right to terminate the contract at any time with immediate effect in case of:

  • - Bankruptcy, insolvency, initiation of a special revitalization process or receivership;
  • - If the client does not fulfil his/her obligations within 5 working days after receiving a written notification to do so.
  • - If there is a situation similar to that referred in Article 11, paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 below.
  • - If the ship is not available due to unforeseeable circumstances and if, despite the efforts made by the carrier, a similar ship cannot be made available.

6.4. The cancellation or suspension must be notified in writing, by one party to the other, stating the relevant reasons. The contract is deemed to have been settled amicably upon receipt of the cancellation letter by the client.

6.5. If the client is responsible for the cause underlying the suspension or cancellation, the resulting damages will be borne by the client.

Article 7. - Price and price amendments

7.1. Unless otherwise agreed, the price does not include port expenses, bridge or locks expenses, fees and other similar expenses, which shall be borne by the client who is on board the ship.

7.2. The referred price is subject to changes resulting from the unforeseen increase in government charges, taxes or surcharges on fuel, whenever these occur after the signing of the contract.

7.3. If, as a result of the increase in prices, as mentioned in the previous paragraph, the agreed price has an increase of more than 15%, the client has the right to cancel or withdraw from the contract.

Article 8. - Payment

8.1. Payment shall be made by bank transfer to the account designated by the carrier. The date on the carrier's bank statement is considered the payment date.

Article 9. - Late Payment

9.1. The client defaults after the agreed payment date has expired. In that case, the carrier shall notify the client granting him/her a period of five working days after receiving the notification to make the payment.

9.2. Failure to pay the amount due after the period stipulated in the payment notice entitles the carrier to charge interest calculated from the due date, at the applicable legal rate, plus 3% per year over the due amount.

9.3. If the client remains without paying the amount due after being notified to do so, the carrier has the right to add collection costs to the amount owed, which include the judicial and extrajudicial costs.

Extrajudicial costs amount to:

  • 15% over the first 2,500.00 euros of the outstanding amount, which shall amount to at least 40 euros;
  • 10% over the following 2,500.00 euros of the outstanding amount;
  • 5% over the following 5,000.00 of the outstanding amount;
  • 1% over the following 15,000.00 of the outstanding amount, Unless the amount spent by the carrier is less than such amounts.

9.4. All billing claims shall be made in writing, clearly defined and documented, and sent promptly to the carrier upon receipt of the invoice.

Article 10. – Carrier’s obligations

10.1 The carrier performs the cruise according to its best practices and efficiency rules.

10.2. The carrier shall ensure that the ship and the crew comply with the legal requirements of the country where the ship is registered.

10.3. The route shall be defined by consulting the client, unless it has been previously fixed by the carrier and/or by the captain of the ship.

10.4. The carrier and/or the captain of the ship may change the cruise for navigation reasons.

Navigation reasons include, but are not limited to, all aspects relating to weather and sea conditions, blocking of sea lanes, state of the ship, force majeure, strikes and the salvage of lives and property at sea.

These reasons may also include the amendment of the place of departure and/or arrival and/or the decision not to set sail.

10.5. In the cases mentioned in the previous paragraph, the carrier and/or the captain of the ship shall always try to find, together with the client, an alternative solution. All reasonable additional costs, shall be borne by the client.

Article 11. – Client's (and guests) obligations

11.1. The client and his guests are to have their personal documentation duly organised and updated and the carrier declines any responsibility for the failure to comply with these duties.

11.2. Children travelling with their parents or authorised by them to travel with other adults are required to have their own personal identification document.

11.3. Unless otherwise agreed, at the end of the cruise, the client shall deliver the ship under the same conditions as the client found it upon boarding.

11.4. During the duration of the cruise, the client and the guests must maintain appropriate behavior towards the crew and other persons on board.

11.5. The instructions given by the carrier and/or the ship's captain and/or crew must be strictly followed for safety reasons and to maintain order on the ship.

11.6. If, in the opinion of the carrier and/or the captain, the client fails to comply with paragraphs 2 and 3 above, the carrier and/or the ship's captain may terminate the contract immediately and/or deny the client and/or his/her guests access to the ship, unless such breach does not justify the termination of the contract due to being based on reasons of special or minor importance.

11.7. The client and the guests are not authorized to carry other goods on board other than the luggage mentioned above, unless prior authorization is given by the carrier and/or the ship's captain.

11.8. The client and guests may not carry pets on board, unless prior authorization is given by the carrier and/or the ship's captain.

11.9. The client and guests may not bring on board or be in possession of materials or objects that may endanger the health, well-being and/or safety of third parties, such as hazardous substances, explosives, radioactive and/or toxic substances, contraband, weapons, ammunition and drugs.

11.10. The client must deliver to the ship's captain a list with the name of the guests, no later than the day of their arrival.

Article 12. – Force Majeure

12.1. Force Majeure are unforeseeable circumstances that can lead to delays or the inability to comply with the contract, whenever these circumstances cannot be avoided by the carrier due to legal, contractual or social issues.

12.2. Force Majeure includes damage to the ship that causes the ship to be unable to perform. These damages must be caused by circumstances that the carrier could not anticipate or prevent.

12.3. The termination of the contract for reasons of force majeure gives the carrier the right to be reimbursed for expenses incurred before the occurrence of such force majeure that led to the termination of the contract and provided that the client benefits from the services provided.

Article 13. – Carrier's liability

13.1. The carrier shall not be liable for damages resulting from death or injury and/or property damage that is caused by circumstances whose consequences any diligent carrier could not have avoided.

13.2. Any compensation to be paid, as a result of the inability to comply with its obligations as set out in Article 10 above, shall be limited to the agreed price for hiring the ship.

13.3. If the carrier proves that the damages were caused by the client's and/or the guest's fault or negligence, or if such fault or negligence contributed to the damages, the carrier's liability shall be removed, in full or in part.

13.4. The carrier shall not be liable for damages caused by delays due to meteorological reasons, the time the cruise starts and/or finishes or the availability of a replacement ship due to unforeseen circumstances.

Article 14. – Client's (and guests) liability

The customer is liable for the damages caused by himself or his guests on board the ship, except in cases where the damages are due to the carrier's acts or omissions.


Article 15. – Claims

15.1. Claims relating to the performance of the contract shall be clearly presented to the carrier and/or to the captain of the ship immediately after the relevant facts have occurred.

15.2. All claims for invoices must be submitted, in writing, within a maximum period of 10 days after receipt of the invoice.

Article 16. - Disputes

16.1. All disputes relating to this contract are governed by Portuguese law, with the exclusive jurisdiction of the Maritime Court of Lisbon (Tribunal Marítimo de Lisboa).

Article 17. - Cork fees

17.1. Aboard the SMM we serve a range of wines, beers and spirits. If you wish to bring your own alcohol our cork fees per bottle are:

  • Spirits & Wine €20.00
  • Beer €2.00

Artigo 18. - Special Diets

18.1. Santa Maria Manuela will always seek to accommodate guests needs and preferences, but since our infrastructure space is limited we can only accommodate allergies and intolerances. In our daily menu there is some options including salad, soup and vegetables.

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