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Ocean Sailing from the Azores to Portugal

  • Vessel: Blue Clipper
  • Where: Portugal
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Embark: Horta, Azores - 7 May 2020, 14:00
  • Disembark: Portimao, Portugal - 18 May 2020, 10:00

Cross the Atlantic ocean under sail on tall ship Blue Clipper as she sails from the Azores to the coast of Portugal.

Join Schooner Blue Clipper in the archipelago of the Azores with exposed tips of vast underwater mountains looming on the horizon. The Azores is full of fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs; caverns, columns and grottoes formed from once molten rock. Blue lakes and forests of laurel and cedar line the mountains and green pastures pattern the slopes of calderas.

Leaving the shores of the Azores behind, Blue Clipper will set sail for the final leg of her journey home to Portimao, Portugal. This is an ocean crossing under sail and is sure to be a dream for many but certainly not for the faint-hearted. The rhythm of the ocean and weather will determine life on board and determine the route of sail but the end destination will be the port of Portimao in Portugal.

Your holiday on Blue Clipper will be an active expedition sailing holiday. Night sailing is a wondrous occasion and with no light pollution, you will see the night sky as you have never seen it before. Believe it or not, you do not need any sailing experience. The professional and experienced crew will teach you everything you need to know as you will sail with and become part of the crew, hoisting sails, taking the helm and really getting involved with sailing a tall ship. Work as part of a watch system, help to navigate the ocean, climb the rigging, mend a sail and get into the rhythm of ocean sailing.  Learn about Celestial navigation, gain skills in seamanship and learn to live on the ocean, at one with nature.


VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/p
Ocean Sailing from the Azores to Portugal7 May 202012FULLFull

Blue Clipper

Guest berths: 20 Rig: Gaff Schooner

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

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.

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

More about Blue Clipper


  • 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?


  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    6x Twin Ensuite, 1x 4berth Ensuite, 2x 2berth shared head

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    9 in total. All Cabins are Ensuite aside from the fore Cabins that share a bathroom.

  • Is there an age limit?

    Please check with us in the office if you have an under 18.

  • 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 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.


From: Horta, Azores

To: Portimao, Portugal

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