Sailing at night, hearing just the wind and the waves, seeing the stars above me and glowing plankton in the black water was the most beautiful thing I have ever experienced. The dolphins riding the waves along with the boat just blew my mind. They were so close I could touch them and they looked right at me. The Blue Swan herself is a real beauty, it’s not just some commercial thing purchased to make money, but a classic boat lovingly and passionately restored by Ricardo. She has a soul, and you feel it in every detail.
The sailing experience was a bit challenging sometimes, but never too much. By the end of the trip, I could even understand some of the sea jargon (or I thought I did…)
Ricardo is a great skipper, we have been lucky to have an amazing connection between all the expedition members. The food was amazing, and the mood on board always great. The shore expeditions were also a lot of fun.
I am looking forward to my next trip with Atlantic Explorers, and I definitely, definitely recommend the Cadiz expedition to anyone who is curious about sailing and wants to give it a try.