Our journey starts in Gran Canaria, an island with a dramatic variation of terrain, ranging from the green and leafy north to the mountainous interior and deserted south. The 45 mile sailing passage along the rugged coastline gives plenty of time to enjoy the Santa Maria Manuela under sail.
All are invited to help our crew members hoist and trim the sails.We arrive in Tenerife's Santa Cruz, a bustling Spanish city home to brightly painted buildings, quirky shops, museums, and a tropical oasis of birdsong, fountains and greenery in the city park. Trip Advisor count El Teide Volcano and National Park, whale and dolphin watching and vineyard tours amongst the highlights.
After a free day for sightseeing we sail for Valle Gran Rey on La Gomera island protected over the centuries by its soaring rock walls.
And then it's on to the Unesco geopark of El Hierro, once considered the end of the world until Columbus famously sailed the ocean blue from here in 1492.
We return to Las Palmas under sail.
10% discount Terms & Conditions:
. 10% discount for all bookings for all 2019 voyages
. To be eligible for discount all payments must be received in full by 28/02/2019 2400h
. Accumulation of multiple discount offers is not available
. No alternative promotion or offer is available
. No retrospective application of this discount offer for customers who have already booked and paid either in full or in part.
"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.