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Explore the Rivers, Islands, Unspoiled beaches, Maritime villages in Algarve, Portugal for 7 days aboard a crew sailboat! We are traveling from July to September. Book your spot now! Rates as low as €795 per person! Rates: • 7 Days: €795 per person Departure Dates • July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2020 • August 7, 14, 21 and 28 2020 • September 4 and 11, 2020 What You Can Expect: Great journey in Velero through one of the most amazing areas of Portugal, the other Algarve, the most unknown and wild. Sailing the Atlantic Ocean in a calm and safe way, coasting, listening to the sound of the sea and the wind on the sails. Ascend the idyllic Guadiana River among green hills, white villages and ancient fortresses to Alcoutim and Sanlúcar de Guadiana. Tavira and the Natural Park of Ria Formosa with its long arms of sand and sea. On one side the ocean, on the other an enormous labyrinth of water and islets interspersed by channels and small seas. Explore the islands of Culatra, Barreta and Armona: small fishing villages, marshes and solitary beaches with crystal clear waters. Learn to sail, fish, swim at sea, watching cetaceans and unforgettable sunsets in the middle of the ocean, anchoring under the stars in the middle of nature... Discover a world of sky and sea, wind and tides with us! Meeting Point • Pick up the first day: Seville Santa Justa Train Station (AVE): 5:00 pm • Transfer to Seville on the last day to get to the Seville Santa Justa Train Station (AVE) at: 5:00 pm It includes • Transfers Sevilla-Isla Cristina-Sevilla • Cruise on sailboat according to program • Qualified employer • Accommodation in double cabin • Sheets and towels • Berthing in the planned ports and free anchoring in Nature Reserves • Gas • Auxiliary boat with engine • Accident insurance Does not include • Travel to Seville • Any other service not specified The Crossing If there is something that really changes people, it is to sail the seas and the winds. A world of discovery and adventure, communion with nature and wild freedom caused by the wind in the candles. We want to get closer to that feeling to enjoy, at least for a few days, the magic of the Ocean. This is a trip for those who enjoy the sea and nature, sailing and observing the fauna of our peninsula and sharing adventure with other travelers. A very complete route that we developed in an exceptional setting: the idyllic Guadiana River and the Ria Formosa Natural Park in the Portuguese Algarve. Wide and long beaches, dunes, marshes and pine forests on the leeward coast. Observation of cetaceans during the crossing and great variety of marine birds in the islands of Tavira and Culatra. Inland, villages full of history such as Sanlúcar de Guadiana or Alcoutim, located on the shores of the idyllic Guadiana River, the marine town of Olhao and the historic Tavira on the Atlantic coast. A crossing of 180 nautical miles with a quiet style but with many possibilities of activity in the sailboat and in the points that we approach: swim at sea, walk, dive, fish, explore ... We will sleep on the sailboat in the middle of nature and we will witness unforgettable sunsets. All the routes developed by us carefully and with great care, with which we achieve a perfect balance between quality and price. We also have the continued support of our office in Isla. A few days to discover the magic of the Ocean. with what we get a perfect balance between quality and price. We also have the continued support of our office in Isla. A few days to discover the magic of the Ocean. with what we get a perfect balance between quality and price. We also have the continued support of our office in Isla. A few days to discover the magic of the Ocean. The sea in summer is very quiet, so sailing is very comfortable, safe and suitable for everyone, even if they do not have experience. All the activities and itineraries of this program may be altered in their execution or, in extreme cases, the suspension thereof, when the weather conditions or other causes of force majeure so require. Itinerary Day 1 Transfer to Isla Cristina (Huelva) from Sevilla. The time and meeting point of the whole group is the Santa Justa train station (AVE) at 5pm. Arrive at our agency and talk about the journey to make. Boarding in our sailboat, distribution of passengers in the cabins and purchase of food for the week. Night in port. Day 2 Ascension of the Guadiana River. In the early morning we prepare the sailboat and ready to set sail! All the rag up and we enter with the tide by the mouth of the Guadiana. We navigate upstream and the landscape begins to change its marine environment for a mountain range dotted with white villages, nature reserves and old fortresses. We arrive in Alcoutim in the afternoon, a beautiful Portuguese village of whitewashed houses located on a hill that falls in the same river. A walk through its cobbled streets to the Castle and ended with a swim in its hidden river beach. The most daring can also cross the river from Sanlúcar de Guadiana in Spain to Portugal in a spectacular zip line! We are anchored overnight between the two fortresses that preside over both towns. Day 3 Alcoutim - Ilha De Tavira. Today we go down the river pushed by the north winds and again we find the Great Blue. We head west sailing between the horizon and the old fortified village of Cacela Velha . This is an intense day of navigation with time to swim at sea , fishing or discover with our employer all the secrets about sailing. In the afternoon, we will arrive to the Island of Tavira with time to stroll along its deserted beaches, visit the historic city of Tavira with its beautiful churches or simply relax in the sailboat's hammock with a beer. Night in the estuary. Day 4 Ilha De Tavira - Natural Park Da Ria Formosa. At mid morning we anchor and continue sailing with all the rag up to the set of virgin islands and marshes that make up the Ria Formosa Natural Park, one of the most important in Portugal for its geographical location and exceptional biological diversity. Cabanas, Armona, Culatra, Barreta, a barrier of narrow and sandy islands with deserted beaches of transparent waters to explore. We are anchored at night in the middle of nature. Day 5 Ilha De Culatra. Today we will spend the day enjoying this protected natural paradise. In the morning we will approach with the dinghy to the Ilha da Culatra: a long arm of fine white sand, dunes and small fishing settlements that take us to other eras, colorful boats balanced by the waves and extensive marshes. A large expanse of water that gradually narrows to become a perfect main channel for bird watching. We can also visit the picturesque village of Olhao with its lively narrow alleys of North African air and savor its delicious seafood cuisine. Free anchoring. Day 6 Ilha De Culatra - Guadiana Estuary. Today we will sail mid-morning to set course back to Spain. One day sailing at full speed with favorable winds and full of sensations and unforgettable experiences. During this intense day of sailing we will be able to observe, with luck, sea birds and dolphins sailing the waves. We will arrive at the Guadiana Estuary with the sunset, red and violet tones in the west, intense blue in the east ... A real spectacle for our senses! Night on board. Day 7 Guadiana Estuary - Isla Cristina. We set sail for Isla Cristina to enjoy the last day of navigation. Disembarkation after lunch to arrive in Seville at 5pm. End of program. What to Expect Onboard: The best of these classics of sailing is the security they transmit us and the comfort they provide us with their impressive stern baths with awning, very comfortable and very spacious, with bathing platform and teak deck. Dominated by a large wheel, they also have a perfect folding table to organize dinners anchored under the stars. The interior has four double cabins, very cozy wooden lounge, kitchen, 2 toilets and many windows and hatches that give a lot of light and ventilation to the interior. In addition, they are sailors very sailors, perfect to leave the crossing in a calm and smooth way. Specification • Brand model: Beneteau Oceanis 430 • Type: Sailboat • Material: Fiberglass • Length: 12.96 m • Sleeve: 4.22 m • Draft: 2 m • Displacement: 9 Tn • Ballast: 3 Tn. • Convertible lounge • Cabins: 4 doubles • Toilets: 2 • Kitchen: 3 fires with oven, refrigerator • Water capacity: 600 L • Make of the motor: Perkins • Power: 50 HP • Fuel capacity: 180 L Equipment • Electronics: Radar, Autopilot Autohelm, Probe, slider, wind equipment, VHF, portable VHF, CD radio with speakers in interior and bathtub. Electricity / Motor Charger 220, Mastervolt Batteries, 15000W Inverter, Portable Generator, 2 Solar Plates 4A / h, LED navigation lights, 2 AGM Batteries, 1 160ª Motor Battery, Radio beacon. • Deck equipment: Cabilleria 2013. Rigging in perfect condition. Liferaft for 10 people. Hood with awning up to the mast, barbecue. Auxiliary Boat Duarry Aqcuamar 3,10m 2013 of wooden floor, with evinrude 5cv. Anchor Rocna 25 kgr, 70m of chain of 10mm, Anchor CQR 25kgr, Anchor stern britany 15 kgr, Anchor rezon for the auxiliary. vests for adults and children, pyrotechnics, first aid kit. All the security elements are in perfect condition. Crew With all the groups there is a Skipper. Their job is to steer the boat, take care that everything develops as planned and coordinate the group during the journey, so, know well the areas through which the trip takes place. Our Captain, in addition, is a person with a lot of experience in sailing through all the seas of the world and great capacity of reaction in this type of voyages. On land, for security reasons, our Captain will not be obligated to do all the activities with you. A Classic Day On a Route During the sailing trip, we sail an average of 4 or 5 hours a day (depending on the weather conditions and the state of the sea). In the mornings we will prepare the sailboat and start the planned route for that day. We will have time to know with tranquility the natural spaces and towns of the itinerary. We will spend the nights in the sailboat anchored in the middle of the nature (rivers, marshes, islands) or to the shelter of some port when the Captain so decides This is a trip in which we will combine moments of relaxation with activity on board (fishing, learning to knot, govern the sailboat, etc). On land, for safety reasons, the activities will be carried out by free when the Captain can not or considers it appropriate. Participation The group will consist of 8 passengers maximum + crew. Although the Employer coordinates and carries out the work of patronage, logistics and support, the participation of the group on board is important, so it is positive that the members collaborate for the good development of the trip. This aspect, although spontaneous among travelers, we want to reflect to help understand the nature of it. Foods After boarding in Isla Cristina, our crew will meet with the passengers to organize the purchase of food for the whole week (common fund of € 30 per person for shared expenses on board: breakfast, lunch and dinner for the week). The passengers will organize the different meals on board with the help of our crew. There are also in some of the towns that we will visit small local restaurants that facilitate contact with the place and its people. Seafood stews and rice, seafood, petiscos, the famous cataplanas ... A fisherman's kitchen full of traditions. Weather We are in an area of Atlantic climate, with much influence of the winds and humidity of the ocean. The average summer temperatures range between 25 and 30ºC but the sea breeze moderates the temperature rises very much. At night cool a bit and you have to put something on top. The sea at this time of year is very quiet, so, sailing is very comfortable, safe and suitable for everyone. General Personal Team On the luggage you must carry the essentials: Small travel bag that is not rigid, comfortable and light clothing (shorts and long, light shirts, something warm, thin raincoat, swimsuit, cloth towel, etc.). Sports shoes, flip flops and booties. Small backpack for activities on land, hat, sunglasses, high sunscreen, mosquito repellent, headlamp. Basic kit for personal use. Biodramina. European sanitary card. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
We wanted to bring our travelers another way of traveling through Spain, away from mass tourism, with small groups and expert guides. We are a team of biologists, historians and nature technicians based on the reliability of the project. The infrastructure would also have to be ours so that the quality depended exclusively on us. We prepare carefully designed itineraries with great care and consider the essential accommodation. That's why we chose it in Faro del Sur on the front line of the coast and in front of a beautiful natural landscape. In the north we opted for a manor house of Indianos reformed to give maximum comfort and warmth in an incomparable environment. We achieve a perfect balance between quality and price.
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