Sail with tall ship Blue Clipper for an offshore sailing experience in the winter sunshine from Portugal to Gran Canaria.
Join Blue Clipper in the Portuguese town of Portimao for a hands-on sailing experience to the Canary Islands. Your final destination is the port of Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria. This is a long voyage at sea and you will quickly get into the rhythm of an Ocean Passage with plenty of time to unwind in the winter sunshine.
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. During the voyage you will be spilt up into watches, the normal duty rota is four hours on duty and eight off but this may vary with circumstances and crew abilities.
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.
As with all Blue Clipper’s sailing holidays, your ticket price includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and Soft Drinks. There are six twin cabins with ensuites, one 4berth ensuite cabin and two 2berth forepeak cabins that share a bathroom. Twin cabins are available for single occupancy at a 40% surcharge. 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!
|Voyage||Set Sail||Days||Cost p/p|
|Offshore Sailing from Portugal to Gran Canaria||14 November 2020||7||£770||Enquire now|
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.
To: Las Palmas, Gran Canaria