Sailing Boat Adventure "Sotavento": Lagos - Culatra Island - Faro

      Lagos, Culatra Island, Faro

    3 nights

    3 - 4 people

     From April to October

     Sailing Boat
      Lagos, Culatra Island, Faro

    3 nights

    3 - 4 people

     From April to October

     Sailing Boat

Western Coast & Ria Formosa Wonders

Get ready for a sailing adventure where you will have beautiful views of the coastline from Lagos to Albufeira, passing near the famous Benagil Cave and Praia da Marinha. Sail to the Ria Formosa Natural Park, one of the 7th Wonders of Portugal. It is home to thousands of bird species and mammals, that you can observe from the boat. Anchor at the fishermen island of Culatra, enjoy exciting water activities such as paddling, snorkeling or dinghy riding. You can even ask your Captain to stop you at the charming town of Olhão, well-known for its fabulous fish market. While watching the sun going down, savour authentic Portuguese dishes cooked by your private chef. Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean in your comfortable cabin and dream of the next adventures that await you.

Price: €5,153

Early booking discount:  pay4,839 if you book 6 months before charter date

Highlights

     Private Sailing Adventure to the Western & Eastern Coasts of the Algarve

     Discover one of the 7th Wonders of Portugal

     Water Activities from the Boat

     Opportunity to observe Local Fauna and Flora

     Unique Family Adventure


Explore The Wild South West Corner of Europe, Algarve, Portugal


Brief itinerary

Day

Highlights

Overnight

Day 1:

Departure from Lagos Marina

Lagos

Day 2:

Sailing from Lagos to Albufeira

Albufeira

Day 3:

Sailing from Albufeira to the Ria Formosa lagoons

Culatra island

Day 4:

Exploring Culatra Island & Water Activities

Day 1

Departure from Lagos Marina

  • Check in at Lagos Marina from 16.00h on.
  • After settling in, the captain and crew will serve you a welcome drink, introduce themselves and show the boat and your comfortable cabins.
  • Have some free time to visit Lagos Marina and its quirky town center.
  • Enjoy a dinner in a restaurant of your choice, at your own expenses (the crew will be glad to suggest and book it for you).
  • Spend your first night in the sailing boat!

Overnight: Lagos


Day 2

Sailing from Lagos to Albufeira

  • Wake up gently and enjoy a breakfast on-board at Lagos Marina.
  • Security briefing by the captain and leaving the Marina at 10.00 h.
  • Start sailing along the beautiful rock formations of "Ponta da Piedade" in easterly direction to Albufeira (± 22 NM ± 5 hours).
  • At a suitable anchorage, you will enjoy a fresh and light lunch.
  • After lunch you will continue your sailing trip along the coastline or more out at sea, to try to meet up with some wild dolphins.
  • Anchor for the night around the corner of the Marina close to the old fishermen’s town of Albufeira and its beach.
  • When anchored and ready we will enjoy a sunset drink followed by a freshly cooked dinner.
  • Night on-board at anchorage

Overnight: Albufeira

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore The Wild South West Corner of Europe, Algarve, Portugal
Explore The Wild South West Corner of Europe, Algarve, Portugal


Day 3

Sailing from Albufeira to the Ria Formosa lagoons

  • Wake up gently and enjoy a full breakfast on-board.
  • Start sailing to "Culatra Island" (± 25 NM ± 6 hours). Culatra is one of the most popular places amongst Portuguese and foreigners to anchor, where it is a very enjoyable place to stay. It is part of the protected “Ria Formosa”, one of Portugal's Seventh Wonders. The fishermen island is located in between sand banks, so there is no swell and therefore very peaceful to anchor. There are lots of possibilities for exploring the islands, by paddle board, swimming or dinghy tours. After a good day sailing you will find all the tranquility you need to reload completely.
  • At the end of the day, after you have enjoyed your sunset drink, dinner will be served.

Overnight: Culatra island 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4

Exploring Culatra Island & Water Activities

  • Wake up gently and enjoy a full breakfast on-board at stunning Culatra Island.
  • You will stay here for the rest of the day to enjoy everything this place has to offer. Extensive beach walks, sunbathing, picnic at the beach, it is all possible. Or if you would like to explore the fishermen town of Olhão, the captain will bring you there by dinghy.
  • After a perfect day you will sail around the Ria Formosa (± 9 NM, ± 3 hours) to get to Faro Marina.
  • Check out in Faro from your sailing adventures, where we will drop you off by dinghy at the Marina.

From here, we can get you a private taxi to the airport or any other place you like to go. We will be happy to organize it for you.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Price Includes:

  • 3 nights on-board of a Private Sailing Boat
  • A crew of 1 captain and 1 skipper at your service
  • Full on-board catering (x3 Breakfasts, x3 Lunches, x2 Dinners with drinks included*).
  • Paddle boards
  • 4 sets of snorkeling equipment
  • Dinghy ride

*The menus will be based on local produce and fresh ingredients. You will be served with a full breakfast, a light lunch and a two course dinner. The food style is a fusion of Portuguese and Mediterranean food, and will vary according the season and offer. The meals will be accompanied by a selection of Portuguese wines. Drinks and snacks will be available throughout the day. (Please let us know if there are any restrictions on your diet, so that we can avoid any inconveniences).
Please note: Nature is not predictable, plans and schedules can change due to the weather and behaviour of the ocean.
You can encounter dolphins during your sailing trip around the Algarve. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee your luck, but we will always do our best to make this sailing trip an unforgettable experience!

Price Excludes:

  • Dinner for the 1st night in Lagos Marina
  • Ground transport can be arranged by us

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