Sailing holiday Tarragona - Las Palmas

November 12 - 21, 2018

One bed in a shared female cabin for 3 available

From Spain to Gran Canaria

A number of sailing trips are organized by the Clipper Stad Amsterdam every year. Whether you are an experienced sailor or not, we are more than pleased to invite you to join our crew on one of these adventures sailing holidays.

This adventurous sailing trip starts Monday November 12th in Tarragona where the captain and his crew will welcome you. Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada and is just an hour's drive from Barcelona. The town has a very pleasant atmosphere and there are many relics from Roman times to admire. Outside terraces and delicious restaurants can easily be found in Tarragona as well.

After a good night sleep in one of the 14 luxury cabins on board your sailing voyage along the coast of Spain, through the Strait of Gibraltar and along the North African coast to Las Palmas de Canaria will begin. 

Practical Information

An unforgettable experience

Imagine standing on the lookout surrounded by nothing but the sea. The waves, being rough every now and then, maybe some other ships and sometimes even dolphins playfully dancing just ahead of the bow. On the other hand, one could also relax reading a book in the long room. We have a well-stocked library on board.

The meals are enjoyed together with the crew in the longroom at times adjusted to the watches. Every night the captain will give a short briefing of the mileage achieved on the day before, the mileage still to go and any other points of interest.

Sailing and watches

The ship’s crew stand watch in three shifts. These shifts are called the Red Watch (from 12- 4 AM and PM), the White Watch (from 4-8 AM and PM) and the Blue Watch (from 8-12 AM and PM).

We welcome you to join one of these watches. This way you can fully experience how things work on a ship like the Stad Amsterdam. Setting or furling the sails, keeping lookout, setting the course or standing watch: you can participate in all of it.

As a member of the Red Watch you can enjoy the peacefulness of being at sea and the endless starry sky. In the White Watch you will experience the break of dawn like you never did before, whilst in the Blue Watch you can enjoy the sailing while maintaining a regular day and night rhythm.

The Strait of Gribaltar

During the non-stop sailing for more than 8 days along the east coast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, through the famous Strait of Gibraltar and on the Atlantic Ocean you will learn the ins and outs of sailing on a three mast tallship and enjoy the spectacular views from the deck. Experience what it feels like to have the wind through your hair while you climb the mast all the way to the top!

Arrival in the harbor of Las Palmas is scheduled for the evening of November 20th. In the days before you have sailed about 1200 nautical miles. It will probably take some getting used to, to set foot ashore again the next morning. Perhaps you have decided to spend a few extra days in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. For a visit of the Cathedral de Santa Ana or the shops in the Calle Mayor. Or to relax on the golden-yellow beach with the many palm trees.

Tarragona - Las Palmas


Practical information:

Embarkation: Monday November 12, at 17h00 in Tarragona, Spain
Debarkation: Wednesday November 21, at 10h00 (am) in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Price 3 persons cabin € 1.432,- p.p.
Price 2 persons cabin € 1.685,- p.p.
Price 1 person cabin € 2.527,50

Are you interested in a cabin with a double bed?
The surcharge is € 250,- (depending on availability).

Sail with us from Tarragona all the way to Saint Maarten and receive a 15% discount on this voyage from Tarragona to Las Palmas.

This price includes:
· Breakfast with coffee, tea and juices;
· Morning coffee;
· Lunch buffet with coffee, tea and juices ;
· Afternoon coffee;
· Dinner buffet with coffee, tea and juices;
· Fresh fruit;
· Harbor and port dues.

Additional costs are:
· Flights and transfers;
· Additional drinks & snacks on board;
· Other personal expenses.

Please note that due to unfavorable weather conditions (e.g. lack of wind or too much wind) the captain may decide to proceed under engine power and/or arrive at or depart from a harbour either sooner or later. During our adventurous sailing trips the crew of the Stad Amsterdam is also occupied with the continuous maintenance program of the Clipper. A part of life onboard of the Tall Ships as well. Should you wish to help, this is welcome but certainly not a must. 

Flight suggestions:
There are many flight opportunities from major European airports for very attractive prices to Barcelona and from Las Palmas. From Amsterdam there are direct flights to Barcelona for approximately € 35, -. By train is takes about one hour to travel to Tarragona. Within 4.5 hours you can fly directly to Amsterdam from the airport at Gran Canaria for approximately € 68, -.
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