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Sailing the South Coast of Portugal

  • Vessel: Blue Clipper
  • Where: Portugal
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Embark: Portimão - 23 October 2021, 14:00
  • Disembark: Portimão - 30 October 2021, 10:00

Discover the blue lagoons and sandy beaches of the South coast of Portugal under sail with tall ship Blue Clipper.

Join Blue Clipper in the Southern Portuguese harbour town of Portimão. Originally known for its fishing and shipbuilding it remains a bustling port city steeped in 19th century history.

Life at Sea

Set the sails with Blue Clipper as she heads East along the Iberian coastline and heads for the beautiful Guadalquivir River to Seville. Where you’ll stop along the way depends on the wind and tides but there are many harbour towns along the coast of both Portugal and Spain boasting crystal clear anchorages, blue lagoons and sandy beaches.

The original part of Seville dates back to the 8th century and is tied into the myth of Hercules who is said to have been the founder of the original city. Arriving to this city by boat has to be the best entrance, tracing the footsteps of trading roots past. Spend time exploring ashore and getting to know the city before heading back down the river and along the coast to Portimão.

Getting Involved

Sailing with Blue Clipper is certainly an enjoyable hands on experience and guests are encouraged to get involved with all aspects of sailing this magnificent tall ship. From hoisting the sails to taking the helm, the friendly and knowledgable crew are on hand to show you the ropes.

Blue Clipper has a dedicated chef onboard too so you don’t have to worry about cooking after a days sailing in the salty sea air. Think, locally caught, fresh fish from the surrounding waters and home-cooked meals.

As with all Blue Clipper’s sailing holidays, your ticket price includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and Soft Drinks. There are six ensuite twin cabins and one six-berth cabin with a shared bathroom.  All cabins have bedding and towels provided. 

Simply click “Enquire Now” to reserve your berth for five days whilst you sort your travel plans. No booking form or deposit is required until you are ready to book!

Schedule

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Blue Clipper

Guest berths: 12 Rig: Gaff Schooner

Built-in Sweden in 1991, tall ship Blue Clipper is an impressive three-masted gaff rig schooner. With a clipper bow, original teak deck and elegant stern, she mixes a traditional tall ship feel with a relatively modern build giving guests an authentic experience with all the mod cons.

She has spent many years sailing all over the world from the Caribbean to the Arctic and is a frequent participant in the European Tall Ship regattas. Originally owned by the Brandy company Hennessy and named ‘Spirit of Hennessey, she appeared in many Tv programmes and commercials before being private bought in the late 90’s.

On deck, she boasts ample space for her guests to become fully immersed in hands-on sailing; heaving the ropes, hoisting the sails, learning ropes skills and even taking the helm. She has 3 kayaks and 3 paddle-boards for guest use while on anchor so you can explore even further inshore.

A spacious saloon, wheelhouse and galley also sit at deck level while below decks has been well-considered with six ensuite cabins a family cabin that sleeps six. All cabins have a porthole for natural light and heating/air conditioning.

In 2016 she started her new life with her current owner and now spends her summers sailing Northern Europe and Scotland and the Hebrides and her winters chasing the Caribbean sunshine.

More about Blue Clipper

FAQ

  • Are all meals included?

    Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.

  • Can you cater for dietary needs?

    Yes, please let us know when making your booking.

  • What language is spoken onboard?

    English

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    6x Twin Ensuite, 1x six-berth family cabin

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    9 in total. All Cabins are Ensuite aside from the six-berth that shares a bathroom.

  • Is there an age limit?

    Over 12's ideally but please check in the over for ages between 12-18 years.

  • Is there WIFI?

    No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.

  • Can I charge my phone/Camera?

    Yes - please bring EU adaptors.

  • Are there life jackets provided?

    Yes.

  • Are Waterproofs provided?

    No

  • Do I need sailing experience?

    No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure and a want to get actively involved.

  • Will I be sea sick?

    Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.

Locations

From: Portimão

To: Portimão

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