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Tall Ship Sailing, Portugal, Cadiz and Gibraltar

  • Vessel: Blue Clipper
  • Where: Portimão,Portugal
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Embark: Portimão - 28 October 2022, 14:00
  • Disembark: Portimão - 4 November 2022, 10:00
TicketPriceDepositPassengers
Single berth in Twin Cabin Ensuite£1,645.00 £411.25
Twin Cabin Ensuite (single occupancy)£2,467.00 £616.75

Sail with tall ship Blue Clipper from Portimao and explore the Algarve region of Portugal and Cadiz in Spain before heading further south to visit Gibraltar.

Your tall ship sailing adventure on Blue Clipper begins in the traditional harbour city of Portimao. Traditionally known for its ship-building and sardine fishing, this beautiful city still retains its heritage charm and is a great place to begin your sailing holiday in Portugal.

Enjoy some Autumn sunshine as you explore the coast of Portugal to Cádiz, Ceuta and Gibraltar. Experience stunning mountains, the air full of the scent of eucalyptus and traditional ancient villages as well as warm wind sailing and good mix of time under sail and time ashore.

  • Fully Crewed tall ship
  • Winter sunshine
  • Coastal sailing
  • Great for couples or solo travellers
  • En-suite cabins
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Traditional tall ship sailing experience

YOUR SAILING AREA

Portugal

The ancient city of Cádiz is almost entirely surrounded by water. This Andalusian port city boasts 3000 years of history, reflected in ancient buildings lining the waterfront. Cobbled medieval streets spill out into whitewashed Spanish plazas and Roman ruins. Home of the Spanish Navy, Cádiz is a 16th century port city that was once a base bustling hotspot for exploration and trade for ships passing through the Gibraltar Strait. It has more than 100 watchtowers, including the iconic Torre Tavira, which was traditionally used for spotting ships.

Ceuta sits across the Gibraltar strait so after you’ve got some good open water sailing under your belt, its time to experience this autonomous Spanish city bordering Morocco.

The meeting point of English, North African and Spanish cultures, the city of Gibraltar sits off the South coast of Spain, a city of two halves wedged between the iconic limestone ridge. Enjoy tax-free shopping and marvel at the resident monkey population.

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Life onboard

Sailing with tall ship 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 always 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 sourced produce, fresh fish and home-made bread with hearty home-cooked meals and plenty of tea, coffee and cake! Your ticket price includes one glass of wine with your evening meal too.

Rest up after a day of adventure in your  spacious private en-suite cabin. With twin bunks, sailing with Blue Clipper is certainly one of comfort and is the perfect choice for couples or solo travellers.

Read more about what to expect from a typical day and life onboard Blue Clipper.

As with all Blue Clipper’s sailing holidays, your ticket price includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, soft drinks and a glass of wine with your evening meal. There are six ensuite twin cabins with all bedding and towels provided per guest.

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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 privately 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.

Read more about Life on Board Blue Clipper here.

In 2016 she started her new life with her current owner and now spends her summers sailing  Scotland and the Hebrides and her autumn months heading south to Spain and Portugal.

More about Blue Clipper

FAQ

  • What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Blue Clipper?

    There are currently no Test & Sail policies in place for the 2022 season.

  • Are all meals included?

    Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and hot drinks) Generally, alcohol is not included; *One glass of wine is included with your evening meal on leisure voyages (not expedition/crossings)

  • Can you cater for dietary needs?

    Yes, please let us know when making your booking.

  • Do I need to tip the crew?

    Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!

  • 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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