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V7 - City and Island Adventure

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*Travellers must be between 14 and 80 years old on the date of sailing to be eligible for the trip.

Destination: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca) – Valencia – Ibiza

Dates: 21 May (Embark 16h00) – 26 May (Disembark 10h00)

Voyage highlights

  • Hands on sailing aboard the newly renovated tall ship Santa Maria Manuela.
  • Discover the maritime history of Palma de Mallorca (Majorca).
  • Anchor overnight off the pristine beaches of Formentera.
  • Lose yourself in Valencia, Spain’s city of striking contracts
  • Explore the historic streets of Ibiza's old town and visit Es Vedrà.
  • Celebrate your voyage in the world-famous nightlife of Ibiza.
  • Why not book two 5-day voyages (V7 and V8) to visit more islands and extend your sailing adventure!

Voyage description

Embark on a captivating 5-day sailing voyage aboard the Santa Maria Manuela full of adventure, history, and culture. From the historic charm of Palma de Mallorca to the idyllic beaches of Formentera and the vibrant culture of Ibiza, this journey is a must for adventurous souls and sailing enthusiasts.

Our 5 day sailing adventure starts from Palma de Mallorca (Majorca), an island steeped in maritime history and known as a centre for crafting vessels for seafarers and explorers.

Before embarking, marvel at the town’s stunning Gothic cathedral overlooking the sea, or explore Bellver Castle with its panoramic views of the city and coastline.

As we set sail from Palma, volunteer to help the crew hoist and set the sails. The feeling of helming a 68m sailing ship with the sensation as she responds to the command of the wheel is something to savor forever. There´s nothing our crew like more then to share their knowledge of sailing with our guests, and they will encourage you to get actively involved in sailing the ship.

Knot classes are a great way to learn a new skill whilst sharing sailing stories with shipmates, and if the weather allows there's the opportunity to go up the mast or relax on the bowsprit. A drink at sunset on the deck is the perfect way to round off each day.

Thanks to the dedication of the Marilles Foundation, and the commitment of the Balearic Island coastal communities, the waters around Mallorca teem with marine life, including dolphins, and soft coral reefs. Conservation efforts have nurtured a thriving marine ecosystem.

We sail north for Valencia, Spain’s city of striking contrasts, with a charming old town next to futuristic buildings. This effervescent city can be explored by foot, with the temptation of a paella for lunch ever present. Don’t miss the Plaza de la Reina, with the Cathedral and the Miguelete tower offering beautiful views, the World Heritage Silk Exchange nor the Modernist Central Market – Europe’s largest fresh produce market.

We then sail for the paradisical sands of Formentera, our anchorage for our final nights celebratory BBQ, and the option to swim in the marine reserve’s turquoise waters, use the ships kayaks and paddle boards or simply relax on deck and share stories or your voyage with fellow shipmates. On the final morning we motor to the vibrant island of Ibiza, another island rich maritime history being a strategic trading hub in the middle of the Mediterranean.

After disembarking wander through the historic old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its charming streets and fortifications or take a boat trip to the mystical island of Es Vedrà, believed to have mystical and magnetic qualities, and of course, don’t miss Ibiza's legendary nightlife with world-famous clubs like Pacha, Amnesia, and Ushuaïa.

May in the Balearic Islands offers delightful weather, with temperatures ranging from 18°C to 25°C (64°F to 77°F), perfect for sailing and outdoor activities.

When preparing for your voyage please bear in mind:

  • Your passport must have at least 6 months validity at the time of travel
  • The SMM is granted no flexibility for the embarkation and disembarkation times from the customs authorities
  • All guests must be between the age of 14 and 80 yrs at the time of travel