If there is a holiday experience that really stays in the memory, then cutting through the waves aboard a sailing yacht is amongst the contenders. Since time immemorial sailors have savoured the feeling of discovery and solitude, harmony with nature and unfettered freedom which suffuses them as the wind fills their sails. We would like you to experience this feeling, if only for a few days, and to discover for yourself the magic of the open sea.
This is a tour for all those who enjoy the sea and the natural environment, who like nothing better than being under sail, observing at close quarters the fauna indigenous to the peninsula, and sharing the experience with their fellow voyagers.
It takes a varied route along a privileged coastline, which introduces all aboard to the other, unspoilt Algarve, untraded by the package tour crowds. There is a wealth of natural features to explore, from the long beaches of fine white sand, the dunes, wetlands and pine groves of the sotavento coast to the small bays and cliffs of the central coast.
There is, too, the chance to spot cetaceans and a wide variety of marine birds on the islands of Tavira and Culatra. Awaiting the traveller inland are the towns of Sanlúcar and Alcoutim, located on the banks of the River Guadiana, and on the Atlantic coast, Olhao and Tavira with centuries of maritime history in their streets.
The pace is unhurried, covering a total of 100 nautical miles, but plenty of opportunities for activity are on offer at each port of call, whether exploring on foot, snorkelling, fishing, or simply taking in the atmosphere. Sleeping is aboard the yacht surrounded by nature, the ideal point from which to watch the unbelievable sunsets for which this part of the world is justly renowned. Our cruises are all carefully designed with the client’s needs always uppermost, so as to give the best value for money. In addition, the Faro del Sur offices in Isla Cristina provide constant back-up.