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Experience a 7 day cruise along the Gulf of Cádiz aboard this beautiful 44' Jeanneau Sailboat for 8 people! Reserve your spot now! Rates as low as €795 per person (21% VAT included). Rates: • 7 Days: €795 per person (21% VAT included) Departures 2020: • Itinerary Isla Cristina - Barbate: July 17 and 31 • Itinerary Barbate - Isla Cristina: August 6 What to Expect Onboard: Cruise on a sailboat along the Gulf of Cádiz, from the estuary formed by the mouths of the Tinto and Odiel rivers in Huelva to the Natural Park of La Breña and Marismas de Barbate, next to the Strait. Sailing along the Doñana National Park to Chipiona, at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River. A journey through the Natural Park of the Bay of Cádiz to reach the Guadalete River until reaching the historic center of El Puerto de Santamaría, "The City of One Hundred Palaces". Enjoy an unforgettable sunset in the Natural Park of Sancti Petriwith its old castle on the sea and its long arm of sand surrounded by wild nature and secluded beaches. The Cape of Trafalgar: great cliffs, extensive pine forests and winds laden with history between Los Caños de Meca and Barbate. Learn all about sailing, observing cetaceans next to the Strait, villages full of light, cuisine and wines, nature, culture and Cadiz art... Meeting Point • Pick up the first day: Seville Santa Justa Train Station (AVE) • 5:00 pm for the itinerary from Isla Cristina to Barbate • 2:00 pm for the itinerary from Barbate to Isla Cristina • Transfer to Seville on the last day to get to the Seville Santa Justa Train Station (AVE) at • 7:00 pm for the itinerary from Isla Cristina to Barbate • 5:00 pm for the itinerary from Barbate to Isla Cristina Includes • Transfers Sevilla-Barbate or Isla Cristina-Sevilla • Cruise on sailboat according to program • Qualified employer • Accommodation in double / triple cabins • 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 This is a trip for those who enjoy the sea and nature, sailing, observing the wildlife of our peninsula and sharing adventure with other travelers. A very complete route that we developed in an exceptional setting: the Gulf of Cádiz. A journey of more than 150 nautical miles with a quiet style but with many possibilities of activity on the sailboat and at the points we approach: swim at sea, snorkeling, fishing, bird and whale watching, hiking, knowing the towns and natural parks of Cádiz ... We will sleep on the sailboat in the middle of nature when possible or in ports sheltered from the currents of the Atlantic when the captain considers it necessary and we will witness unforgettable sunsets. All routes are developed by us carefully and with great care, with which we achieve a perfect balance between quality and price. We also have the continuous support of our office in Isla Cristina. The Marismas de Odiel Natural Park is located south of Huelva, on the right bank of the mouth of the Odiel river. In 1984, Paraje Natural was declared, along with the Enmedio Island and the Marsh of the Burro, but the importance of these Marshlands meant that they were also declared as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1983. he confluence of several zones , the sea, the mouth of two rivers and the dunes of the coast, together with the alternation of the tides, form a very active sedimentation system forming silts, clays and sand that constantly change the morphology of the marshes. The birds that are in this area can be more than 300 species, due to the abundance of food to be an area rich in fish, insects and reptiles. The most common bird species in these marshes are the Flamingos, with a large colony, the Spoonbills, the Gray Heron, being the most important colony in Europe, the Imperial Heron, the Crane, the Marsh Harrier and the Black Stork among others. The mouth of the Guadalquivir is one of the most impressive places in Europe. In Sanlúcar de Barrameda, the river has the Doñana National Park on one side, on the other, salt marshes, salt flats, singular pine forests and estuaries. A whole set of ecosystems loaded with biodiversity. The Bajo de Guía, Doñana Natural Park, the Bonanza marshes, the Algaida pine forests, lagoons such as the Taredo lagoons, pedestrian paths, ecological routes that show the plant and fauna richness, doñana antechamber. The park, its inhabitants, look out over the banks of the Guadalquivir, behind the canals and canals of the rice fields of the southeast of Doñana. In the center of the Atlantic coast of the province, on a large wet area, is the Bahía de Cádiz Natural Park. Despite the high human pressure, almost intact areas are preserved, such as the Marismas de Sancti Petri and the Isla del Trocadero, declared Natural Sites. Around them, Phoenician and Roman remains were found, such as the Temple of Hercules, on the Island of Sancti Petri, and the old port on the Caño del Trocadero, linked to trade with the Indies. And the important strategic and defensive value of this area influenced the early appearance, 3,000 years ago, of human settlements in the Bay, which have left an exceptional heritage of ancient fortifications. The intrusion of the sea and the mouths of the Guadalete and San Pedro rivers, together with the mild Mediterranean climate, determine the ecological characteristics of this wetland and its great landscape diversity: beaches, dunes, lagoons, marshes and estuaries. Its position between the natural parks of Doñana and the Strait make it a privileged enclave to observe the birds that migrate between Europe and Africa. On the beaches, the visitor will spot gannets, cormorants, yellow-legged gulls and waders as well as oystercatchers, as well as sandpipers, colipintas needles, little terns and patinated black plover. Other inhabitants are the elegant flamenco and the osprey. We will also have the opportunity to see cetaceans when approaching the strait, where the killer whales chase the bluefin tuna in their migrations. From the surroundings of Barbate to Caños de Meca and inland to Vejer de la Frontera, one of the most beautiful natural parks in Andalusia, the Natural Park of La Breña and Marismas del Barbate, extends. It distinguishes up to five different ecosystems: marine, cliff, pine, marshes and dune systems. Stresses the impressive Tajo de Barbate which, with more than 100 meters high, is the most notorious cliff of the Andalusian Atlantic. The pine forest extends until skirting the cliff, where Aleppo pine coexists with juniper groves and abundant junipers. It is best to go on horseback, highlighting the path of the Torre del Tajo that culminates in a beautiful panorama. This is one of the watchtowers that in the XV and XVI centuries alerted about pirate ships and that, later, witnessed the Battle of Trafalgar. The sea at this time of year is very calm, so navigation becomes very comfortable and safe. E ste trip is suitable for everyone even if you have never sailed. 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. We offer you 2 itineraries: From Isla Cristina to Barbate - August 2 and 16, 2019 Day 1 Transfer to Isla Cristina (Huelva) from Sevilla. The meeting point of the whole group is the station of Santa Justa (AVE) from Seville to 17h. Embark on our sailboat and talk about the journey to be made. Distribution of passengers in the cabins and purchase of food for the week. Night in port. Day 2 Isla Cristina - RÍa De Punta UmbrÍa - MazagÓn. We start this great journey leaving the Carreras estuary on the port side and gybing towards the Flecha de El Rompido to sail at full sail until we reach the estuary formed by the mouths of the Tinto and Odiel rivers. From here the three caravels left for the New World, so we are surrounded by nature and history. Observe the beauty of the coast, the natural landscapes of Los Enebrales of Punta Umbría and the Natural Park of the Marismas del Odiel. Depending on the conditions of the sea we will spend the night in the port of Mazagón or in the estuary of Punta Umbría. Day 3 MazagÓn - DoÑana - Chipiona. Today we will sail along the wild beaches of Doñana and bathe in front of the very national park, a luxury! Already at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River we will be facing an important part of our history as many boats full of spices and riches came from America to go up the river to reach the port of Seville. In the afternoon we will dock in Chipiona, between the towns of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Rota. Stroll through its white streets, taste its famous prawns and wines of the area and, if the tide allows it, we will also go to the fishing pens, ancient art that the Romans already used to collect the fish that were trapped in them at low tide. Night in port in front of the tallest lighthouse in Spain. Day 4 Natural Park of La Bagia de Cadiz. Today we will sail early towards this inlet that makes the sea on the coast and that includes the municipalities of Cádiz, El Puerto de Santa María, Chiclana de la Frontera, Puerto Real and San Fernando. Large expanses of marshes, lagoons, cliffs, dune beaches and strategic point in the migrations of birds that come or go from Africa. Going through the Guadalete river to the same urban center of El Puerto de Santa María, declared a Historic-Artistic Site. Stroll through its lively streets between ancient palaces and templeslike the Prioral Major Church or the Castle of San Marcos. At night we will go to tapas for its famous wineries. Night in port. Day 5 Cadiz - Natural Park Marismas de Sancti Petri. We sail along the thousand-year-old city of Cádiz to enjoy spectacular views of the Cathedral, the San Sebastián Castle, the Spa and the beach of La Caleta, a real spectacle. Then we will continue south-east sailing with all the rag up to the lonely Castle of Sancti Petri to get fully into the Natural Park, located in the municipality of Chiclana de la Frontera. In the afternoon, if the tide allows it, we will approach with the dinghy to Punta del Boquerón to walk along a long bar of fine white sand surrounded by dunes and marshes. We will finish this pleasant walk with a swim before anchoring with the sunset. Day 6 Sancti Petri - Los Canos de Meca - Barbate. After having enjoyed the tranquility of Sancti Petri, we put to the mythical Cape of Trafalgar , next to the Strait. Observation of cetaceans between Conil and El Palmar. We are already in the Natural Park of La Breña and Marismas de Barbate to make a walking route to Los Caños de Meca through the Park by a sandy path between pine forests, towers and cliffs over 100m high from where we can see the African coast. At the end of the road we will see the historic Trafalgar Lighthouse surrounded by sea and sand. In this section of coast one of the last almadrabas is locatedthat continue to work since Roman times, so tonight to have dinner the best tuna in the world !! Night in Barbate. Day 7 Today in the morning you can visit Vejer de la Frontera, an old medieval town with its Arab castle and its narrow white streets surrounded by a wall. Disembarkation after lunch and transfer to Seville to arrive at 7pm. End of program Day 1 Transfer To Barbate (Cádiz) From Sevilla. The meeting point of the whole group is the station of Santa Justa (AVE) to Sevilla at 14pm . Embark on our sailboat and talk about the journey to be made. Distribution of passengers in the cabins and purchase of food for the week. At night, you can dine in the same Barbate or in Vejer de la Frontera , an old medieval town with its Arab castle and its narrow white streets surrounded by a wall. We spend the night at the Puerto Deportivo. Day 2 Barbate - Los caños de meca - Pn Sancti Petri. In the very early morning you can make a walking tour to Los Caños de Meca through the Natural Park of La Breña and Marismas de Barbate by a sandy path between pine forests, towers and cliffs over 100m high from where you can observe the African coast. At the end of the road we find ourselves facing the historic Trafalgar Lighthouse surrounded by sea and sand. By midmorning we have already started this great journey, heading northwest to sail, with all the rag up, off the coast of Conil and El Palmar to the lonely Castle of Sancti Petri to get into the Natural Park. In the afternoon, if the tide allows it, we will approach with the dinghy to Punta del Boquerón to walk along a long bar of fine white sand surrounded by dunes and marshes. We will finish this pleasant walk with a swim before anchoring, with the sunset, inside the park. Day 3 Natural Park of La Bahía de Cádiz.. Today we will sail along the thousand-year-old city of Cádiz to enjoy spectacular views of the Cathedral, the San Sebastián Castle, the Spa and La Caleta beach, all a spectacle. In the afternoon we will enter the Bay of Cádiz: culture and art, large expanses of marshes, lagoons, cliffs, dune beaches and strategic point in the migrations of birds that come or go from Africa. Navigate slowly through the Guadalete River to the urban center of El Puerto de Santa María, declared a Historic-Artistic Site. Stroll through its lively streets between ancient palaces and templeslike the Prioral Major Church or the Castle of San Marcos. At night we will go to tapas for its famous wineries. Night in port. Day 4 Puerto De Santamaría - Chipiona. We head towards the mouth of the Guadalquivir river , an important part of our history since many boats full of spices and riches arrived from America to go up the river until reaching the port of Seville. In the afternoon we will dock in Chipiona, between the towns of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Rota. Stroll through its white streets, taste its famous prawns and wines of the area and, if the tide allows, we will approach the fishing pens, ancient art that the Romans used to collect the fish that were trapped in them at low tide. Night in port in front of the tallest lighthouse in Spain. Day 5 Chipiona - Doñana - Mazagón. Today we will sail along the wild beaches of Doñana and bathe in front of the very national park, a luxury! In the afternoon we will reach the estuary formed by the mouths of the Tinto and Odiel rivers. From here the three caravels left for the New World, so we are surrounded by nature and history. Depending on the conditions of the sea we will spend the night in the port of Mazagón or in the estuary of Punta Umbría, next to the Marismas del Odiel Natural Park. Day 6 Mazagón - Punta Umbría - Isla Cristina. We leave the mouth of the Odiel River on the port side and head west sailing full sail in front of the well-known Flecha de El Rompido, a long arm of fine white sand that protects an extensive area of marshes. Last swim in the high seas and we enter the mouth of the Carreras River to the Marismas Natural Area of Isla Cristina. We landed at the marina in the afternoon. And for dinner, the best prawns in Andalusia! Day 7 Today you can visit the beaches, dunes and pine forests where one of the last reserves of chameleons in Europe lives. After lunch, disembark and transfer to Seville to arrive around 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: Jeanneau 44 Sun Magic • Type: Sailboat • Year: 1991 • Material: Fiberglass • Length: 13.50 m • Beam: 4.20 m • Draft: 2.12 m • Displacement: 10 Tn. • Ballast: 3.6 Tn. • Convertible lounge • Cabins: 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 with bunk beds • Toilets: 2 • Kitchen: 3 fires with oven, refrigerator • Water capacity: 480 L • Make of the motor: Perkins • Power: 56 HP • Fuel capacity: 200 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 called Faro del Sur. 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 carry out all the activities with you, he will orient you to do them at your own pace. A Classic Day on a Route During the sailing trip, we sail an average of 4-5 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 nature (rivers, marshes, islands) or the shelter of some port when the Captain so decides. This is a trip in which we will combine moments of relaxation with a lot of activity on board. On land, the activities will be carried out on your own with the recommendations of the captain. 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 Upon arrival to Isla Cristina or Barbate, after boarding, you will all go out together to buy groceries for the week (common fund of € 30 / person for shared expenses on board, breakfast, lunch and dinner mainly for the whole week). The passengers will organize the different meals on board with the help of the crew. We can also eat outside, there are numerous bars, taverns, seafood restaurants and beach bars along the coast. Cadiz cuisine is influenced mainly by the wines produced in the province and by the wide range of fish native to the coast of Cadiz: tuna, sea bream, snook, acedia, mojarra, etc., as well as for their seafood and seafood stews: prawns, crayfish, mouths, cañaillas ..., and the famous prawns of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. 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 calm, so, sailing is very comfortable and safe. 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 and flip flops. Small backpack for land, hat, sunglasses, high sunscreen, mosquito repellent, headlamp. Basic kit for personal use. If you have any questions, we can respond via the GetMyBoat messaging platform before you pay. Just click “Request Reservation” and send us a query for a personalized 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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