Mini cruises to Gibraltar, Portugal, North Africa, the Balearic Islands ... and beyond !!
The southern Mediterranean is yours to explore in comfort and style !!
- Personal attention
- Individually designed cruises
- Maximum 6 guests
From our home port at Marina del Este, La Herradura we have the perfect base to take guests on extended sailing cruises to Gibraltar, Portugal, Morocco or the Balearics.
We can accommodate up to 6 guests in 3 double cabins for all-inclusive cruises along the coasts of southern Spain and northern Africa at a relaxing, leisurely pace.
A round trip requires a minimum of 3 days. Everything is included ... fresh bedlinen, towels, 3 cooked gourmet meals each day, with all drinks, fuel, insurance and marina fees included ... and prices from as little as €840/day. This all-inclusive price is shared between the number of guests onboard, so for 6 guests, the price is only €140 p.p./day ... amazing value for an experience of a lifetime !
The luxury cabins feature queen-size berths, comfort fans, opening portholes with modesty blinds and full-size hanging wardrobes. There are 2 separate shower rooms onboard, and an open air fresh water shower on deck. Plenty of room to lay out on deck, or enjoy lying on the netting at the front with the water running beneath you.
With full standing headroom throughout the catamaran, there is plenty of space onboard without feeling crowded. You have a choice of dining inside the spacious saloon or al fresco around the large table in the shaded cockpit.
On our longer cruises, you are guaranteed to see dolphins who love to come and join us and play in the bow wave, so don´t forget to bring your camera to record the many highlights of your cruise.
Everyone is encouraged to participate if they wish, or simply lay back and enjoy your own personal boat for the duration of the cruise, and we will take very good care of you.
NEW for 2018 - The Cadiz Carnival - 8-18th February
New for this winter, we are going to the Cadiz Carnival. Reputedly the third largest carnival in the world (after Rio and Trinidad), this is an ideal way to combine some spectacular sailing with two or three nights of pure partying at this famous street party. Safely tucked up in the city's historic harbour, we will be right at the epicentre of all the colourful action, but without the headache of travelling in for an hour each way from the only available hotel rooms to take part in the festivities!
We are aiming to cater for sailors and non-sailors alike.
For the sailors, why not join us at Marina del Este on Saturday 3th February 2018 to sail to Cadiz, a journey of some 162 miles, stopping at another famous port, Gibraltar, on the way. This is then followed by two nights moored up in Cadiz with the carnival fun taking place just a few streets away. On Saturday 9th you will be transported by minibus back either to Gibraltar, Malaga or Marina del Este. The price from Marina del Este is €840 per person, or €700 if you join us from Gibraltar on Monday 5th.
If your main focus is to party, then join us on Friday 9th February in Gibraltar for the transfer to Cadiz, where you will join Optimist II for four nights of carnival fun and frivolities, which will also include three half-day sailing cruises around the stunning and historic bay of Cadiz. You will transfer back to Gibraltar by road for your flight home on Tuesday 13th. The price for the four nights is €560 per person.
The carnival runs for eleven nights (very hardy these Spaniards!!) and so the third trip we are offering is from Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th, with return transfers from Gibraltar and four nights on board, with three half days exploring the bay of Cadiz under sail. Also €560 per person.
Finally, for the sailors, join us on Saturday 17th February, we will pick you up in Gibraltar for your journey by road to Cadiz and the last two explosive nights of the Cadiz Carnival. On Monday 19th your experienced crew will sail you the 72 miles back to Gibraltar where you can fly out on Wednesday 21st (€560) or onto Marina del Este arriving on Friday 23rd February for €840.
Prices quoted are without flights, per person and sharing a double cabin. They include transfers by road where stated, daily breakfast on board whilst in port, and lunch and dinner if sailing. Flights to and from the UK to Gibraltar are around €70 return in February, or you can also fly to Malaga from dozens of destinations around Europe for aound the same price. Please opt for morning flights into Malaga or Gibraltar, to give us enough time to get you from Malaga/Gibraltar to Cadiz and back if applicable.
The 4 trips we are offering are summarised as follows:
Trip 1: 3/4-9 Feb
Departs Marina Del Este on Saturday/Sunday 3/4 Feb. Arrives Gibraltar Monday 5th. Departs Gibraltar Tuesday 6th. Arrives Cadiz Wednesday 7th. Departs Cadiz by road back to MDE, Malaga or Gibraltar on Saturday 9th. Price from MDE €840, or €700 from Gibraltar.
Trip 2: 9-13 Feb
Departs Gibraltar by road on Saturday 9th Feb for Cadiz. Four nights living onboard Optimist II in Cadiz harbour, with 3 half-day cruises around Cadiz bay. Return transfers to Gibraltar on Tuesday 13th. Price €560 per person.
Trip 3: 13-17 Feb
Departs Gibraltar by road on Tuesday 13th Feb for Cadiz. Four nights living onboard Optimist II in cadiz harbour, with 3 half-day cruises around Cadiz bay. Return transfers to Gibraltar on Saturday 17th. Price €560 per person.
Trip 4: 17-34/24 Feb
Departs Gibraltar by road on Saturday 17th Feb for Cadiz. Two nights on board in Cadiz for the explosive culmination of the Carnival, followed by a 72 mile sail back to Gibraltar, arriving on Wednesday 21st for your flight home, or another 90 miles sailing on to MDE, arriving on Friday/Saturday 23/24th Feb. The price per person is €560 back to Gibraltar (4 nights) or €840 all the way back to Marina del Este.
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