Offshore Ocean Passage from Cape Verde to the Azores
- Vessel: Kairós
- Where: Cape Verde/Azores
- Duration: 13 days
- Embark: Sao Vincente, Cape Verde - 26 March 2023, 18:00
- Disembark: Horta, Azores - 7 April 2023, 10:00
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Swap one Atlantic archipelago for another as you sail with luxury yacht Kairos from Cape Verde to the Azores.
Join luxury yacht Kairos as she sails across the Atlantic Ocean with a mile builder from Cape Verde to the Azores. Begin on the island of Sao Vincente, spending 12 nights immersing yourself into an offshore sailing adventure on a luxury classic boat.
- Luxury ensuite cabins
- Offshore sailing
- 5* professional crew
- Great for adventurers
Your Sailing Area
You’ll join Kairós in the heart of the Cape verde islands in the vibrant city of Mindelo on the island of São Vincente. One of the larger towns across the islands, Mindelo gives good international transport links and is considered the cultural hub of the archipelago.
From here, you’ll spend the next 12 nights at sea, sailing North towards the Azores and the island of Faial.
This offshore sailing holiday adventure is great for those wanting to gain sea miles and gain more exposure with longer passages at sea. The soft, steady up and down of the ship’s hull in the waves, the expanse of the sea, and the permanent gentle creaking of the rigging are the perfect ingredients for a relaxing and at the same time, adventurous holiday experience.
After receiving safety instructions and an introduction to sailing from the ship’s crew, you will soon be able to take part in sailing yourself. Hands-on assistance on deck is always voluntary, so if you want, you can just relax and enjoy watching the sailing manoeuvres and the traditional seamanship in action every day.
All voyages for Kairós
Guest berths: 16 Rig: Bermuda Schooner
Offering guests a sailing holiday experience with luxury at the heart of everything she does, Kairós is a purpose built charter vessel designed with the beautifully elegant lines of classic boat. Spending her winters exploring Cape Verde, Kairos moves into the Med for the summer offering sailing holidays in Croatia, Corfu and Italy.
This beautiful luxurious schooner was designed by Klaus Röder in 2007 who based his design on a classic yacht whilst keeping up with the modern day schooners; built for performance sailing and guest comfort. Kairós offers a total of 7 private en-suite double cabins and 1 twin cabin for up to 16 guests, these private cabins have either a double bed or single bunks and all have air-conditioning. The well appointed deckhouse has its very own small bar whilst below decks offers still more space to relax, from the saloon with its plasma TV to its very own library for relaxing while underway.
Built with luxury in mind, the outline on deck is of teak and mahogany with plenty of space to sun-bath, read a book and enjoy the views. All the sails are electronically retractable, so no need to “learn the ropes” here! The crew are, however, more than happy for guests to get involved with the operating and sailing of Kairós as much as they would like!
An admiralty ladder provides the perfect place to jump off into the warm Mediterranean waters, have a swim and climb back aboard with ease. Kairós also offers her guests the options of using her water skiing, wake-board, tube riding and snorkelling equipment!
The professional crew consists of the Skipper, first mate, mechanic, bosun, cook and 2 stewards, so you will most certainly be looked after during your time aboard Kairós.
Deck planMore about Kairós
LIFE On board
Sailing with Kairos is certainly an experience of luxury and style. Part of our range of luxury yachts, she has been custom built as a charter vessel from the plans of an original classic so retains beautiful elegant sailing lines, perfect for cruising around the Mediterranean. Unlike some of our more hands on sailing, aboard Kairos, you really don’t have to life a finger if you don’t want to! Her professional 5* star crew are on-hand to assist with everything you need for a truly relaxing sailing holiday. From daily cabin service, a trained chef, onboard water-sports toys and a finale Captains dinner; sailing with Kairos is an experience you certainly won’t forget.
She has a generous communal saloon, ample space on deck for sitting, sun-bathing and dining and all her cabins are private ensuite’s with double or twin bed options. Eating onboard Kairos starts with a rich breakfast buffet, onto a light 2-course lunch at noon, coffee, tea and cake in the afternoon, and a 3-course dinner served in the evening. Upon arrival, you will receive a welcome drink and on the last evening, the Captain’s Dinner will be served. One evening a week, all guests eat at their own expense on land to get to know the local cuisine.
Travel insurance notes
As this is an active adventure holiday, we advise that everyone has the appropriate personal accident travel insurance whilst onboard in addition to standard travel insurance which would cover you in the time between making your booking and departing for your adventure. These policies can sometimes be combined so please check with your travel insurance provider.
What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Kairos?
There are currently no COVID-related restrictions.
Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price (breakfast, lunch, dinner and filter coffee and tea). Alcohol and soft drinks are not included. One meal is eaten ashore at the customers own expense.
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
What language is spoken onboard?
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Kairos has 6 Deluxe Double Cabins Ensuite (10m2), 1 Standard Double Cabin Ensuite (8m2) and 1 Twin Bunk Cabin Ensuite (8m2) (latter 2 cabins are really well suited to younger sailors and solo travellers).
Is there an age limit?
Yes. Minimum age of 5, and as long as the child can swim.
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
How many toilet/showers does she have?
All cabins have their own ensuite.
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.
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.
From: Sao Vincente, Cape Verde
To: Horta, Azores
To see where the ports are, along with your likely sailing area, please view the sail area & highlights.
Sao Vincente Airport is a 12 minute taxi ride to Mindelo, which costs about £5. Flights go to Sao Vincente Airport from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Manchester and Lisbon with TAP Air Portugal and Cabo Verde Airlines.
STAY IN MINDELO:
There are plenty of places to stay in Mindelo. Try Solar Windelo, Casa da Djedja and Casa Café Mindelo.
Cape Verde requires a full COVID vaccination incl. booster (3 doses) as mandatory.
Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after your date of departure from Cape Verde.
Horta airport is an 18 minute bus ride into Horta operated by Farius that runs 4 times daily, Monday-Friday. Flights with changes go to Horta airport from London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, London Gatwick and Manchester with SATA and TAP Air Portugal.
STAY IN HORTA:
There are plenty of places to stay in Horta. Try Monte de Guia, Faial Marina Apartments and Porto Pim Azores Guest House.