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Spain to Portugal Coastal Sailing

  • Vessel: Cherokee
  • Where: Spain
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Embark: Vigo - 19 September 2020, 18:30
  • Disembark: Porto, Portugal - 25 September 2020, 10:30

Spend a week sailing and exploring from the Spanish town of Vigo to the Portuguese city of Porto onboard Cherokee

Climb aboard Cherokee in the traditional Spanish fishing port of Vigo, still home to Europe’s largest fishing fleet. An industrious port on the one hand but a traditionally and culturally Spanish one on the other.

Explore the port of Vigo and wander the old city walls whilst soak up the historic Spanish architecture, old tavernas and traditional tapas bars. Sail onto Vigo’s pride and joy – the beautiful Iles Cies. An archipelago situated in the mouth of the River Vigo and now a designated National Park teeming with birdlife. Anchor in its picturesque sheltered coves and swim in its glistening clear waters to the stretches of sandy white beaches. Follow the walking trails as they meander higher amongst the tree before reaching Mount Faro – a fabulous point offering spectacular panoramic views.

There is no set itinerary for your sailing holiday as Cherokee will sail where the wind and tides permit but you will anchor at traditional Spanish harbour towns and secluded bays as you work your way down the coast crossing the Portuguese border. Explore seafront towns lined with ancient granite-paved streets, traditional markets and bustling tavernas. Walk secluded coastlines and discover coves and beaches away from the tourist’s eye. Wander streets within walls of old medieval cities, revelling in Roman history with elaborately carved stone architecture opening onto grand plazas.

Your final destination of Porto is a coastal city located in northwest Portugal known for its stately bridges and tawny port production. Narrow cobbled streets tumble down the hillside and a wonderful mix of traditional and modern architecture blends with merchants’ houses, bell towers, extravagant baroque churches and stately beaux-arts buildings.

The time at sea is yours to make your own and guests are invited to become as involved as much as they like – take the helm and hoist the sails and sit back, relax and soak up the Spanish sunshine and enjoy the views!

All food and soft drinks are included in your ticket price.


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Guest berths: 8 Rig: Cutter

In 2008, Jouke Lemmer purchased Cherokee after spending years sailing with his father’s ship amongst others. Cherokee was built in 2000 by award-winning boat builders J & J Design and a year after buying her, Jouke refitted Cherokee radically, transforming her into a truly comfortable charter vessel, giving her a cutter rig and space for a generator so as to offer his passengers power and hot showers!

She is a fast, 16m vessel with a stunning teak deck and spacious cockpit, and she operates with two crew members (her skipper and the bosun/chef). Cherokee is exceptionally good at what she was built to do – pure sailing.

Jouke sails his ship all over the northern hemisphere, leaving Cherokee’s home port of Rotterdam in May and sailing anywhere from the Hebrides and the Channel Islands, the Faroe Islands and Ireland or even down to the North coast of Spain before making the journey back to Holland in October. Join him and his wonderful ship for the adventure of a lifetime – think exhilarating sailing, bucket list destinations and top-notch hospitality.

Deck plan

Cherokee Deck Plan More about Cherokee


  • Are all meals included?

    Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and soft/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 on board?

    Dutch and English.

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    Cherokee has two twin berth cabins and two double berth cabins for guests.

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    Cherokee has two toilet/shower rooms.

  • Is there an age limit?


  • Do I need sailing experience?

    Not at all.

  • Is there WIFI?

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

  • Can I charge my phone/Camera?

    Yes charging facilities are available when the generator is running.

  • Are there life jackets provided?


  • Are Waterproofs provided?

    You can hire Sailing suits for £35 for the week.

  • 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: Vigo

To: Porto, Portugal

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