Sailing Mile Builder – Balearics – Portugal – Tenerife

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Join us on an open sea sailing trip. This is an experience for the ones who want to spend several days and nights on a sailboat sailing constantly, keeping watches, learning how to sail, navigate the boat and stare at the open blue waters.

This trip is divided in two legs: 1. Balearics to Portugal and 2. Portugal to Tenerife. Each leg is 10 nights / 11 days long. You are welcome to join only one or both. Each leg is calculated in such a way that we are able to reach the end destination in less than half the time scheduled for it. This leaves time for exploring and relaxing. In other words it should take about 4-5 days of sailing from Balearics to Portugal (ca 600NM) and about 4-5 more days from Portugal to Tenerife (ca. 800NM). In the latter trip we can expect semi-trade winds which makes us expect to cover larger distance in the same time.

Once on the sea, we set sail, monitor the weather, cook, eat, rest, play, and that is pretty much it. Sometimes there will be a dolphin passing by, sometimes a squid will jump on deck, there will be sunsets, stars, sunrises, food and all that divided into watch system. On such a passage organisation and discipline is very important. As usual, the crew (you) will sail the boat and the skipper will have the overview. The crew will be divided into 3 watches: on watch (sailing duties), off watch (cooking, cleaning) and resting watch (yes, your task will be to rest). There will be time for talks, reading books or simply staring at the ocean in silence. For the majority of the passage we will be outside of range of mobile communication but we will have a satellite tracker and sat-phone for an unlikely case of emergencies.

Note! If you have never sailed, that is not the trip to start with. You need to have spent at least one week on a sailboat. This ensures you know what it means to be on a small sailboat with other people for more than one day and have an idea of what a boat life can be.

what to expect from such a sailing adventure ?

Learn hands-on: the first leg is 600NM, the second one is 800NM. That is 5x or 7x more than we usually do on a one week sailing holiday in the Med. This means plenty of hands-on experience. Plenty of helm-time and a few night passages in a row with an experienced skipper. There is a Gennaker on board and you will get tips about free apps to study lights, buoys, sounds, rights of way… You will learn heaps in a very short time.

Daily routine: on such a passage things are organised. Everyone has a shift schedule and duties divided generally into sailing, resting, and household chores (like cooking, cleaning, tea-making, cookies fetching, etc…). That rhythm brings ease and peace. Everyone does their part.

Transformative experience: for a few days in a row, mobile phone range will not be there and people will be close. Expect time off screen, with yourself and for yourself. Add a daily routine, something to learn, a fear to face, supportive crew and the skipper, and you have a perfect mix for change to happen. If you have a thing to ponder upon or on the contrary: forget about, this is it.

 “Balearics – Portugal” & “Portugal – Tenerife” Routes


Includes:
⛵ 10 nights sailing adventure,
☸️ professional skipper, 
🏨 bed linen, towels, end cleaning,
🏄 SUP board and dinghy,
🔒 trustful damage deposit,
💎 travel insurance.

Excludes:
💰 cashbox contribution ca. 180 € pp (food, port fees, fuel),
✈️ flights/transfers.

Departures:
Palma de Mallorca for “Balearics – Portugal”
Faro for “Portugal – Tenerife”

Nearest Airports:
Palma de Mallorca (PMI) or Faro (FAO).


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A long ride!

This trip is a long ride with the wind. We hope to keep sailing for a few days straight without touching land. Be prepared for this. Come rested and aware of what is up ahead. You will be rewarded.

Small crew under the sails

A few people will be your new familiy for 11 days. The boat will be your new home. The weather will decide the schedule. 

Endless horizons

Once we leave land behind, the sky widenes and the horizon deepens. It is fascinating, hypnotizing and addictive.

Sunsets and Sunrises on the sea

Enjoy the colours while crossing the border between the day and the night. Every day. Twice.

Highlights of Sailing Mile Builder

What you can expect to do on this route.

Itinerary for Sailing Balearics – Portugal – Tenerife

We are true to the discoverers` spirit and plan our adventures accordingly to the winds, the weather and your wishes. This means the order as well as some of stopovers may be different than presented below. Leave planning at home! The plan showed below is only an indicative itinerary and your trip may differ. Only the mad men sail against the wind!

sailing trip, Leg 1.: Balearics – Portugal

That is the Mediterranean leg of the passage. Landing in Palma you meet us in the main Palma marina (easy arrival) and provision the boat. After the technical take over of the boat, we sail to Formontera for a day or two to get to know the boat, each other and to swim a bit in the turquoise waters of that beautiful island. We may need to wait for the proper weather window to leave, as we do not want to meet any storm and want to cross the Gibraltar straight with easterly winds. Once all is checked and the forecast fits, we lift the anchor, hoist the sails and take the leap. We are off!

We are going to sail south of the Spanish mainland in the middle of a very busy trade channel. Cargo ships will be something to have a lookout for. You will learn how to recognize light markings of other ships at night, maintain the course of the boat, and take important decisions (i.e. when to wake the skipper up or not ;)). If the weather is not great of if we have plenty of time, we can visit cities along the coast: Cartagena, Almeria, Malaga, Cadiz, or any small village in southern spain that you always wanted to visit. We are open for suggestions!

Depending on our fuel consumption and schedule we may make a stopover in Gibraltar (super cheap fuel, tasty beer). Crossing of the Gibraltar straight needs to be done with a proper tide (water flowing OUT of the Mediterranean sea) and easterly wind. Once we pass that straight we are out on the Atlantic ocean!

The last part of the trip is the “holiday” part of exploring the home of the local skipper Federico: the Algarve. Freddy will take us to swim into the caves, catch and cook clams, visit fishermen villages on the sandy islands (yes, there are islands in Algarve! I was surprised too!). If all goes well, we will have 2-3 nights to spend sailing along the coast, exploring and rewarding ourselves with an ice-cold drinks.

 

Palma De Mallorca

Our meeting point is the marina in the center of the town. We meet on the boat, get all the necessary food for the upcoming sailing adventure, get to know the crew, the boat and the skipper. The day after check-in it is time to cast off the lines and have a first sailing day towards formontera. Welcome aboard!

 Formontera

This is the little beach holiday part that we are going to enjoy before taking a big leap towards the Atlantic. Crystal clear water, sandy beaches, Paella delivered to the boat with a Mojito on top. Pack your swimsuit.

 

Gibraltar

The meeting place of Europe and Africa and of Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean sea. We will stop here to explore the town, have a pint and hike up to the peak of “The Rock”. Hopefully the monkeys that live there will not steal our lunch!

Algarve 

We will have a wonderful local guide to show us around. Expect to explore the best gems of the region, eat like a kind for half price, swim into the caves, catch clams, and get fresh seafood from local fishermen.

 

 

 

 

Keep the connection

The last day is the day to say goodbye. All the miles sailed, bays visited, skills gained and time shared with others will make us bond and build relationships. Cherish these, keep in touch and remember that your sailing tribe is there. See you another time!

sailing trip, Leg 2.: Portugal – Tenerife

As in the first leg, we will have a day or two of getting the new crew used to the boat and each other. In Faro we re-provision the boat and sail out to explore the coast of Algarve. Here, as well as in the first leg of the trip, we will have to wait for the proper weather window. The difference starts once we are sailing south and leave Portugal behind.

We are on the Atlantic ocean, the wave sets are longer and bigger. The wind is steadier. When Algarve lies behind us, we have a decision to make: are we heading directly to Tenerife or does the weather window allow for a stopover in Madeira and Porto Santo?

Hopefully, the weather gods will be on our side and after leaving the Portuguese coast, we arrive to Madeira within 4 days. Maybe we even manage to visit Porto Santo island? Would be great. After Madeira (if that happens) we should arrive to Tenerife in less than 2 days.

This will be almost like trade winds sailing, constant, stable and pleasant downwind sail with a gennaker. The days will be filled with deep blue ocean and us on a smaill sailboat in the middle of it all.

Tenerife is a beautiful and multi-faceted island. It is a good idea to stay a few days and explore the island!

 

Faro & Algarve

We will have a wonderful local guide to show us around. Expect to explore the best gems of the region, eat like a kind for half price, swim into the caves, catch clams, and get fresh seafood from local fishermen.

 

Porto Santo

After several days on the sea, this will be a joy beyond joys. A small island in the middle of the Atlantic that we can discover. We know a local guide with a 4×4 jeep that can show us all the highlights in one day. Prepare for some swimming, nature wonders, viewpoints and a wonderful dinner.

 

Madeira

Everyone heard about the flower island. It is a pity we have a limited time here but we shall do the most out of our visit. Get the tropical fruits growing here, take a car for a road trip, stroll the streets of the islands capital: Funchal… possibilites are endless.

 

Tenerife

The volcanic island will be visible from a distance already. The goal of our destiantion is reached. This island is worth of a month of exploring. We arrive to a marina that is not far from the airport and hope to drop anchor somewhere before to swim to the black sand beach.

 

 

 

 

Keep the connection

Day 8 is the day to say goodbye. All the miles sailed, bays visited, skills gained and time shared with others will make us bond and build relationships. Cherish these, keep in touch and remember that your sailing tribe is there. See you another time!

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I'll be back! 🙂
Suzanne L.Suzanne L. ★★★★★ Stop thinking about sailing with Naleia... and just book it. You’ll love it!Your fellow crew members are a wonderful bunch – and we had the most laid-back skipper ever to roam the Med. The scenery is amazing and varied: you’ll moor-up in a port one night amongst super-yachts then drop anchor the following night in a nearly-deserted bay. You’ll learn so much if you’ve never sailed before, but it’s all really relaxed.I’m so glad I took the plunge – you will be too.Maybe see you out there one day soon...Response from the ownerWow. Suzanne, thanks for these amazing words! We are happy you enjoyed saiking with us! Gary J.Gary J. ★★★★★ Dominik has an amazingly ability to make everyone feel included and have a great time while also teaching new skills. But the best part is that people grow and learn new skills for life and learn things about themselves without even knowing. I’m already booked on another trip and have made new connections with people that I know will be friends for life. Thank you all.DorisDoris ★★★★★ Well organised trip, with Dominik competently answering all questions before the trip. Skipper Nico with endless patience to teach the basics of sailing to complete Newbies - I'll be back!Response from the ownergreat to hear that Doris! thank you for your kind words! Stephane A.Stephane A. ★★★★★ was an excellent experience again sailing with Naleia! amazing people in a beautiful place and exceptional wild life! thanks Dominik for organising that trip.
Looking forward to the next trip!
Giuseppe E.Giuseppe E. ★★★★★ Loved the sailing trip to Azores.Dominik and the crew were amazing!We had a beautiful experience whalewatching and learning the basics of sailing.I'll definitely sail with Naleia again!! 🙂Response from the ownerThanks Giuseppe for your nice words! Till next time! Marga B.Marga B. ★★★★★ Having done the 'Same Same' tour in Thailand. It was one of the most amazing experiences we had. The snorkeling was beautifull and we saw so many fishes and coral. The group of people we were with was great and spending time with experienced skippers we learned a lot about sailing. I highly reccomend it.

One tip, do bring your seasick pills if you are sensitive to that. You don't want to recover from your seasickness while the rest of us is swiming in bioluminescent glow in the dark plankton and having an amazing time ;).

Cheers, Marga and Joao
joao C.joao C. ★★★★★ Having done the 'Same Same' tour in Thailand. It was one of the most amazing experiences we had. The snorkeling was beautifull and we saw so many fishes and coral. The group of people we were with was great and spending time with experienced skippers we learned a lot about sailing. I highly reccomend it.One tip, do bring your seasick pills if you are sensitive to that. You don't want to recover from your seasickness while the rest of us is swiming in bioluminescent glow in the dark plankton and having an amazing time.Cheers, Joao and MargaResponse from the ownerThanks Joao for these great words! Bioluminescent glow is indeed a great thing and I am sorry you missed it! Now that you have your sea legs it should be better next time! Always welcome! Samuel B.Samuel B. ★★★★★ A great way to meet new people in a fun and easy to learn environment. I did a sailing charter with Naleia in the Cyclades and we had an amazing time. I was very lucky to have a crew of my own frame of mind; not shy of being themselves, open and honest, musical and fun! This sort of packaged deal was completely new for me; I'm normally a budget backpacker, but this didn't fail to disappoint with everything from surfing with dolphins under sail to quad biking around the springladen fields of Naxos.
The prospect of cooking was daunting but in hindsight a fun teambuilding routine. Nico our skipper was very professional and cool headed, with great communication and a tailored trip to the preferences of the crew (plus a great guy to hang out with socially which makes a big difference).
Definately look forward to sailing again with Naleia at some point!
Steven U.Steven U. ★★★★★ As a Newbie sailor I was a little concerned about joining a crew. However I need not have worried. Niko the Skipper was very kind and understanding and I soon fitted in to the crew. The sailing was wonderful and even the motor sailing had its good points. The food on board (provided enthusiastically by the other crew members, my skill is in the cleaning and washing up) was excellent as was the weather. I learned a great deal and it was good to visit Greece again after many years. A bit sad to see how tourism has taken over but my previous visit was in the 70's. I would thoroughly recommend Naleia.Teresa L.Teresa L. ★★★★★ I had such a great trip with Naleia! My friends and I sailed in Thailand with them. It was wonderful. Our skippers Marc and Nico are the friendliest, most fun and professional people. Being on a boat for 10 days is an intense experience, exciting and deeply relaxing at the same time!

Sailing is such a gentle way of traveling, you have to be in tune with nature. Our skippers managed to avoid most mass tourism by arriving at our destinations for the night just when everyone else was leaving. This meant that we had the most beautiful islands to ourselves. Thailand is such beautiful country and the islands we discovered were absolutely stunning. I especially loved snorkeling in Ko Ha.

On top of all the wonderful experiences we learned about sailing. Hoisting the main sail, standing at the helm, doing tacks, ankering etc are all very empowering experiences!

I absolutely loved the trip and am planning to go on other trips with Naleia!
Response from the ownerThanks Teresa! We are very much humbled and happy about what you said!
SaSa ★★★★★ Great sailing experience.. well not too much wind in the Seychelles in February but still an awesome trip! And Nico's a 5 star skipper 🙂Alvaro Valls B.Alvaro Valls B. ★★★★★ I have travelled in three occasions with Naleia (destinations: Croatia and Sicily) and it has always been a wonderful experience.
All the details are well arranged, while leaving room for improvisation and adventure, as the skippers trace the best route according to winds and spots around. You’ll be part of the crew and learn sailing (it’s perfectly ok if you don’t have a clue 🙂
Incredible landscapes, interesting chats, games, nice villages, azure waters, swimming, snorkeling, relaxing, cooking improvisation and lots lots of fun!!
Amazing sailing trips with the best people from all over the world, and best destinations. If you like sailing don't think twice!
I definitely recommend travelling with them and for sure I’ll do it again.
SarahSarah ★★★★★ Sailing with Naleia is an unforgettable experience!Rebecca M.Rebecca M. ★★★★★ Dominik and the entire crew at Naleia Yachting are a quality operation. I had the most wonderful sailing vacation with a variety of fellow adventurers from around the globe on our 'Out and About' cruise in Croatia in the beginning of September. Dominik did a great job pairing solo, group, and couple travelers together (a good range of nationalities, ages 27-78 with most falling in their 30's and early 40's) across the three boats in our flotilla. Not to mention choosing our fantastic route around the islands off the coast of Croatia (Split, Trogir, Hvar, Korcula) as well as the small, off-the-beaten-path bays, swimming stops and restaurants for our group to enjoy the mediterranean without a constant onslaught of tourists.If you're looking for a vacation just to sit in the sun on a boat and drink all day with people in their 20's, look elsewhere. However, for those looking to relax while also having the benefit of actually doing the (fun!) work to sail the boat, shopping for your own food and cooking on board, learning from others, and not doing the typical 'touristy' thing, then this is definitely the trip for you. It was an intimate adventure experience in a new place that made me fall in love with sailing even more, as well as appreciate my surroundings in a new way while thoroughly enjoying the company of my fellow crew.Response from the ownerWow! These are wonderful words Rebecca! Thanks a lot! See you next time! Steven L.Steven L. ★★★★★ I had the best time in Croatia. If you ever had the thought to try sailing, I can thoroughly recommend Naleia! The organisation is superb, the people are warm and open and you will learn much more than just the sailing itself. Personal highlights include spotting dolphins, feeling us come together as a team, swimming in deep blue waters and enjoying local restaurants in remote locations accessible by the sea.Liz M.Liz M. ★★★★★ I just went to Croatia with Naleia and I can honestly say it was the best vacation I've ever had. It was the perfect mixture of adventure and relaxation. Dominik and Marc were fantastic skippers, and yacht life is the best life! Equally as important is the community that Naleia cultivates, we traveled with a great group of diverse people who were interesting, easygoing, and fun to spend time with. I will definitely be sailing with the Naleia crew again soon.Response from the ownergreat to hear from you from Elisabeth! Feel invited to join anytime! Bryn F.Bryn F. ★★★★★ I joined the Croatia Sunset Route with Naleia having never sailed in my life before and finished as a competent crew member of a fun and international team of new friends. I’d thought about joining a party cruise and seeing some beautiful scenery along the way but the connection with nature and the flexibility of being on two small yachts was so much better as we were able to visit tiny local villages and go swimming and snorkelling in bays that would have been inaccessible otherwise.Learning to sail – great!Making new international friends – great!Flexible personalised routes - great!Professional organisation – great!Beautiful Croatian scenery – great!Response from the ownerThanks Bryn for all these nice words! Feel welcome to join anytime in the future! Bryn F.Bryn F. ★★★★★ I joined the Croatia Sunset Route with Naleia having never sailed in my life before and finished as a competent crew member of a fun and international team of new friends. I’d thought about joining a party cruise and seeing some beautiful scenery along the way but the connection with nature and the flexibility of being on two small yachts was so much better as we were able to visit tiny local villages and go swimming and snorkelling in bays that would have been inaccessible otherwise.
Learning to sail – great!
Making new international friends – great!
Flexible personalised routes - great!
Professional organisation – great!
Beautiful Croatian scenery – great!
Christopher M.Christopher M. ★★★★★ I went on a trip to Croatia having never sailed before and couldn't have had a more positive experience. The skippers were friendly and happy to teach, the boat quickly became a team and a lot of thought was put into the program of the day! Highly recommended for anyone looking for an adventure on the high seas with a great bunch of people.Response from the ownerThanks Christopher for your great words! Higly appreciated! Vincenzo SVincenzo S ★★★★★ A friend of me told me about Naleia. I've booked a trip in Greece this summer and it was really amazing! Great organizazion, the competent skipper will teach you how to sail and there is no problem if you don't have experience with that. We have visited a lot of beautiful bays, and harbours around the greek islands. It was definetly not my last trip! Hope to meet you as soon as possible again! 🙂Response from the ownerthanks Vince! Great that you liked it so much! María B.María B. ★★★★★ I went on a week trip in Greece, and would definitely recommend sailing with Naleia! Great organization, very kind, fun and interesting people, and amazing places.Personally, it was quite a different travel experience, which I welcomed since that was what I was looking for.Also, you don't need previous sailing experience. Learning is really fun!It was great, I'm looking forward to doing it again!Response from the ownerAnd one can learn how to swim! 🙂 IvanIvan ★★★★★ Went on a trip with Naleia in Greece - organisation was without a hitch, staff was excellent, my fellow travellers were all lovely open-minded people; can't think of a single criticism for the entire experience!Went once, would definitely go again! There aren't many better ways to spend a vacation!Also, no sailing (or even swimming!) experience necessary.Pictured are some of the lovely places we visited - all yours to experience and just a sailing trip away :)!Response from the ownerthanks Ivan! really appreciate your kind words! Steffen D.Steffen D. ★★★★★ Ihr sucht nach einem tollen Urlaub auf den sieben Weltmeeren?Hier seid ihr genau richtig.Sucht euch euer Ziel aus und ihr werdet Spass haben.Die Teilnehmer sind offen und idr unkompliziert.Das nötige know-how zur Schiff-steuern wird euch vom erfahrenen Skipper beigebracht!Nebst dem Leben auf einer Yacht steuert ihr coole Häfen und noch coolere Buchten oder Reservate an!Wer sich dem Wasser und Natur verbunden fühlt, dem kann ich nur Anraten, es auszuprobieren!Wim M.Wim M. ★★★★★ Congratulations if you decided to go on a Naleia Yachting trip!
This is one of the most awesome ways to spend a hollidays and discover a country with another point of view. Life on the islands will make you experience for example the slowness of time, the saltyness of the seas, the tastyness of freshly cooked food, the lovelyness of lasting friendships, and the cozyness of spending time in the tiny boat quarters. The organisation is professional, yet flexible. Highly recommended! Hope to be able to join again in the coming years
Kate P.Kate P. ★★★★★ Stunning Croation backdrop, incredible Captain (Dominik) so many laughs and good times. I learnt the sailing basics and would happily go back for more. The experience stays with you long after you leave the boat...book now!Jacek L.Jacek L. ★★★★★ This company is great example of people who try to make life better. If you are tired of your present life and feel depressed want to change something or just have some free time to re-charge your battery You cannot find better people to help you. Sailing is most grateful thing on earth with helps to serve many problems and those guys and girls are one of the best in EuropeResponse from the ownerThanks Jacek! Nice to hear from you! Well said... Margo S.Margo S. ★★★★★ You don't have to be a natural born sailor or the biggest daredevil to go on a Naleia trip. If you're in for a week of amazing nature, breathtaking landscapes, unexpected encounters with people from different countries and backgrounds, and lots of good vibes and fun, this is your kind of sailing trip. Let Naleia take care of it, they know all about it.Sabyasachi S.Sabyasachi S. ★★★★★ 2014 I went sailing with Naleia to Croatia. One of the best thing I have ever done in my life. 7 days of sailing was magical. We steered our yacht against turbulent waves with laughter, energy and joy. Every afternoon after a good day of sailing it was time to embrace the waves personally by diving in the sea. When we finally reached a shore in the evening, the fun just got started. Crazy parties, innovative games and finger licking food were on the menu every evening. After 7 days of total madness Naleians became family, Croatia became home and the sea became a friend. I realise how essential this trip was for me to disconnect from work stress and come back to daily life with exuberance. Thanks Naleia for an experience of lifetime.Irina S.Irina S. ★★★★★ It is an amazing experience every time. Every time to open a new something. Meet new people or to meet old friends. And of course, the sea. Sail on a yacht or to spend the night in the sea anchor, prepare breakfast or lunch on the boat it thrills. It becomes part of your life. Part of you. I am very grateful to Dominic and to all who help to organize a trip to all who participate in it. This requires courage and an open heart. See you on board.Response from the ownerthanks Irina for such a wonderful review! All the best to you!
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