Ceuta & Gibraltar Expedition

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Ceuta & Gibraltar Expedition

Expedition

1. General Information
Next Departure:
October 17, 2022
Finishing Date;
October 24, 2022
Departing Port:
Olhao, Faro
Total Mileage Covered:
400NM
Alternative Stops:
Vila Real St António, El Rompido or Chipiona
Price per person:

1.600
2. Upcoming dates
2022
Oct
17
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24
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Sailing in the strait of Gibraltar!

We will leave Faro and travel South-East towards Barbate crossing the Golf of Cadiz.

In Spanish territory we can visit Cadiz either to indulge with the city’s fantastic tapas or to wonder around one of the oldest towns in the western Europe. Finally Landfall in Ceuta to taste African culture.

Another option to stop is Barbate. This village has a long history of fishing – the tuna Capital! Maybe you will have a chance to get a tuna while passing by… try it.

As a stop over the town has an attractive central square “Plaza de la Inmaculada” that gathers the “movida” in the small settlement and a great protected marina (nice showers) that will surely provide a good night sleep.

Arriving Gibraltar you will feel the peace of entering a picturesque remote location, an ironic feeling though, considering that the passage will be a heartbeat raising experience with big ships crossing grey, windy and sometimes turbulent seas. We like to stay on the Spanish side – La Linea. Tapas are closer from Alcaidesa Marina.

The passage to Ceuta is less than 10 NM but challenging. Crossing the Strait is unique. Ceuta or Tanger will be options when crossing the Strait.

You should be able to take a night watch, learn how to work with AIS, radar, plotter and chart work.

Gibraltar & Ceuta Sailing Expedition is probably one of the most remarkable Sailing Adventures in Europe!
3. Course combination options

You can combine this expedition with the following courses available at our school:

IYT
:
VHF Training Course
(+€
100
)
IYT
:
Flotilla Skipper
(+€
150
)
IYT
:
Bareboat Skipper
(+€
150
)

For further information about expeditions and course combinations, please contact us here.

What's the plan?

A plan is just a plan. We like to sail, we don't like to motor, so things could get off track sometimes. As sailors we are always depending on the weather conditions, everything is uncertain.

Nevertheless, here is the plan for the expedition:

Day 1

Check-in at 09:30 in the Olhão Marina and set up the boat. General instructions are given and safety conducts reviewed. Visit the local market for last fresh products.

After lunch we should be ready to slip the lines according to the weather forecast. Maybe heading to Cadiz or Barbate.

Day 2

Landfall in Barbate. Time to go ashore and explore the village - capital of the tuna. A good sleep after the first night watch.

Days 3

Passage to Gibraltar or Ceuta

Day 4

Explore the rock

Day 5-7

Return to Faro with possible stops in Rota, Cadiz, El Rompido, Chipiona or Vila Real Santo Antonio

Day 8

Check out between 11:00-16:00

This itinerary is subject to the number of interaction boats and killer whales. Since 2020 we are dealing with several interaction in the south coast of Portugal in particularly Barbate. For more information please check

https://www.orcaiberica.org/last-interactions

If you want to know more details about the plan and destinations please contact us here.

Requirements

Some of our expeditions require some qualifications or previous experience from the crew due to the nature of it's difficulty and in order to make a safe and comfortable passage for everyone.

This are the pre-requirements to book and join this expedition:

International Crew Certification is recommended
Bareboat Skipper desirable

If you want to know more details about certifications and proven experience onboard, please contact us here.

Joining Instructions

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Select your intended expedition (make sure to read the details and requirements to join).

2

Read and comply with What to expect? , Terms and Conditions , and our Covid-19 Policy.

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Fill up the booking form on the button below and submit it.

4

Wait a couple of days for us to contact you back with a confirmation.

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Before booking any of our expeditions, please make sure to have read all the relevant information showed above and understand all conditions that may apply when joining a sailing expedition. For a better experience onboard for all crew members, some basic rules should be understood and followed. You can find them in this links:

READ: What to expect?

READ: Terms and conditions

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Choose your preferred starting date and continue with the booking form in order to join the expedition. Please read carefully and provide all the requested information.

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Kim Baumann

This surpassed all my hopes from a sailing trip! Ricardo is a fantastic skipper – he is professional and knowledgeable, and very attentive to everyone’s needs, and everyone had a lot of fun.

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Juan Pablo Delmas

"I had a really great experience learning how to sail while exploring beautiful places and getting to know their culture and local foods. Ricardo is a great skipper willing to teach with the best disposition and mood. Really recommended for everyone looking for some adventure!"

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