A different Algarve holiday – 7 days on board of the Gageiro. Experience one of the most beautiful coastlines from the sea: crystal clear water, long beaches and hidden bays. Your swimming pool starts at the ship's side!
From Portimão, you sail westwards along the coastline with its cliffy rocks to the Cape St. Vincent, the most southwestern point of Europe. Before we change our course to East, you see the most powerful lighthouse of Europe.
The routes are on beautiful chosen courses which bigger ships won't reach. Naturally they are weather dependent. Course changes in the interest of safety and wellbeing of the guests must be reserved to the captain, even if some programme points will be not or only changed realized.
Service and travel description:
7-day sailing cruise with half-board, accommodation in 2/3 bed cabin. Embarkation on Saturday from 10am on in the Marina of Praia da Rocha (Portimão). Sail out on Sunday morning. Disembarkation on Friday afternoon.
Embarkation on Saturday in the Marina of Praia da Rocha. Overnight stay in the Marina.
After breakfast sail out westwards to the Cape of St. Vincent, then we turn and sail back to Lagos and stay overnight in the Marina of Lagos. If we don´t get a mooring, we sail further to the lagoon of Alvor and anchor there.
Sailing in east direction to Spain, overnight stay in the Marina of Vilamoura.
We sail further in direction to Spain, overnight stay in Ayamonte (Spain) or Vila Real St. Antonio (Portugal).
We sail upstream on the Guadiana River to Alcoutim or Pomarão. It may sound banal: paradises still exist, and the Guadiana River is certainly one of them! May the expulsion from this paradise by pollution and mass tourism take a long time or never happen!
Overnight stay at anchor in the lagoon between Olhão and the Island of Culatra.
Back to Portimão and Disembarkation in the Marina of Praia da Rocha.
Menu: At breakfast coffee or tea, bread, butter, jam, cheese and ham. At lunchtime we offer a little snack with bread, cheese and "Presunto" (Portuguese air-dried ham). We serve continental and Portuguese food for dinner.
The Gageiro is in relation to comfort and interior different from modern sailing yachts. She is simply appointed but has a rustic charm. The atmosphere on board is always as casual as your dress. On purpose we don't offer cruises like on the "Queen Mary II".
The cabins on board are big enough to sleep and stow away your luggage. In warm nights you may sleep on deck under the starry sky.
Prices: min. 4 persons: 4900€ max. 6 persons: 6300€