About Us

This is who we are

Atlantic Explorers is a Trademark® belonging to Non-Profit Organization (NPO) – Associação para o Estudo e Conservação dos Oceanos– which focuses primarily on raising awareness about environmental issues related to the oceans, promotes conservation actions and supports research projects related to all forms of marine life and conservation. Please visit our website for more information – www.a-eco.org.

We strongly believe that bringing people closer to the sea, is the most effective way to trigger individual action against the current threats challenging our oceans.

"Our proposal is to provide engaging and inclusive sea adventures that provide useful sailing skills to all participants, even those with no previous experience, inspiring you to become a thalassophile. From the Greek – Lover of the sea."

An experienced team you can trust

Atlantic Explorers’ team presents solid background training and sea experience that will keep you safe and confident enough to head for unknown seas. We also encourage our members to develop those special soft skills that make the difference under challenging conditions. No matter its size, a boat might seem never big enough during sea crossings.

Ricardo Barradas

Skipper
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Maintenance
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Customer Service

Founder of Atlantic Explorers and A-Eco. Ricardo has great passion for sailing, the oceans and sustainable development. Also he has solid experience teaching what he knows best for the last 10+ years.

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Ricardo Lopes

Skipper
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First Mate
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Second in command of Atlantic Explorers since 2010, Ricardo is an experienced sailor and a naval engineer of Portugal who has sailed over 40.000 nautical miles all over the world.

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Paulo Mestre

Maintenance
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Paulo has loads of expertise in boats and he makes sure our Blue Swan is always in good shape... You won't see him often, but be sure that all the mechanics of our beautiful boat are in good hands.

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Juan Delmas

Webmaster
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Marketeer
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First Mate

After a expedition with Atlantic Explorers Juan got hooked into sailing. Besides sailing does websites and a beatifull win-win parternship started. Juan is our webmaster and contents creative. Soon Juan will participate as first mate in our sailing expeditions.

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Sandra Godinho

Marketeer
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First Mate
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Customer Service

Sandra is our marketeer and marketing adviser. Besides that Sandra likes to organize our Sustailability plan and she is responsible for the Conservation Project in our organization.

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Our Sailing Expeditions

Our sailing expeditions are carefully planned to provide valid sea experiences that meet each participants’ individual learning ambitions. So, you become part of the crew, either you aim for a first sailing baptism, to increase your nautical miles with an offshore sail, or improve your skills further because you feel your previous training failed to provide you with the experience you need to set sail autonomously or even amongst a flotilla in a paradisiac holiday destiny.

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