Set sail from Lisbon's 25 de Abril Bridge golden suspension bridge on a 750 nautical mile voyage into the Mediterranean to arrive in the Spanish city of Castellon in time for its harbor festival.
The journey north is predominately against the prevailing winds meaning we spend much of the journey under motor. For this reason we have set the price low, which makes it ideal for mile builders. Never the less all trainee guests are invited to take part in the ships life, and it's watch system, navigation and maintenance. When you are not involved on deck there's plenty of time to fish, read, play board games or share sailing stories by the bar.
Capital of the Orange Blossom Coast, Castellon is famous for its orange groves, wetlands, majestic mountains and golden beaches.
Set sail from Lisbon's 25 de Abril Bridge golden suspension bridge;
Hands-on sailing experience in all aspects of the ships life – there will also be some motoring as much of the voyage is upwind;
Log 800 sea miles;
Theres plenty of time to fish, read, play board games or share sailing stories by the bar
"Whilst our captain and crew will always use their best efforts to keep to the schedule, you safety is their primary concern and all itineraries are subject to weather and sea-state conditions"
Christened in 1937, and after many decades as a Portuguese cod fishing vessel in Newfoundland the renovated Santa Maria Manuela today is amongst the more comfortable tall ships on the water. All are welcomed aboard as members of the sailing crew and given every opportunity get personally involved in the sailing of the ship. No previous sailing experience is required to enjoy a voyage aboard the Santa Maria Manuela, just a spirit of adventure.
The ship follows a varied schedule including sail training programs, tall ships races, adventure sailing holidays, diving expeditions golf tours and island and coastline hops with the opportunity to enjoy the local food and culture. We also offer team development programs in partnership with a professional corporate training company.
The ship's facilities include kayaks, stand up paddle boards, fishing equipment and two 14 man power boats, adding to the fun at anchor. Cabins are basic but comfortable, each with a private ensuite shower and toilet. Wifi is available through the ships satellite system.
The Salon Terra Nova seats 42 for meals with bench sofas also offering enough comfort to relax or to be used for company meetings. Bars on deck and below help to create a relaxed atmosphere.
Food is a key part of the Santa Maria Manuela experience, with the ship's cook providing a variety of traditional Portuguese cuisine and other international dishes.
The ship is available for individual or group holidays, whole vessel charter, business meetings, events and product launches, and as a location for films.