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Yep, that’s right, a company just started up that will be doing a yacht week-esque (yet more adventurous) sailing week in Portugal, and it’s going to be massive. I’m not entirely sure why no one has thought of this yet, but The Ocean Week is truly innovative in its idea to bring fun-filled yacht sailing trips to the stunning south coast of Portugal, the Algarve. As it is the first summer, there are only four weeks of sailing so it’s best to get on it ASAP! Make sure to stay tuned for my discount/promo code for The Ocean Week below, and to pin this post to save it for future reference. 🙂
Sailing in Portugal: The Location
If you aren’t familiar with Portugal’s southern coast, the Algarve, it is one of the sunniest places in the country and is actually right on the lip of the Atlantic Ocean before the Mediterranean sea begins. Its location means that it is mostly sheltered, making way for lovely warm calm waters, coves, and beaches bordered by picturesque cliffs. There are dozens of amazing beaches in Algarve, and you get to experience many of them!
But, it also gives way to extra activities like snorkeling, kite surfing, SUP’ing, kayaking, swimming, cliff jumping, and even surfing at certain points where the waves hit just the right angle. The Algarve is the perfect place to sail along the picturesque Portuguese coast; if you don’t believe me just LOOK at the photos!
The Ocean Week Sailing Week in Portugal: The Deal
These trips will be quite similar to other weeklong yacht tours that take place elsewhere in Europe, but with a doubly stunning location and more adventures to be had as well as parties. The Ocean Week will make sure that you have access to as many adventure activities that the Algarve can offer – like the ones I mentioned above – and also to the coolest parties on the warm summer nights. The idea is to adventure all day and socialize all night – the perfect combination!
Each day there will be a new stop, with some days having different night and daytime stops to maximize the amount of amazing coastline to explore. Some are smaller little towns where you can discover hidden bars and go on night swims, and others are bigger party towns where The Ocean Week attendees will be taken to the best nightclubs and venues in an up-and-coming party capital of Europe.
Sailing Week in Portugal: The Boats
The boats for The Ocean Week come in a variety of sizes, fitting from 6-12 people. It is a floatilla style tour where multiple smaller boats sail together and meet up in port and for various swim stops and floating parties through the week. You can book an entire boat with your friends, or simply book a two person cabin and meet new friends along the way. The smaller yachts are single-hull, whereas the bigger ones are in a catamaran style with more room. The price also varies with which boat you would like! Take a look at the boats to see what you think.
Each boat comes with a skipper who knows the area and can navigate your way through the beautiful coast! If you would like to add a hostess or cook to make food and clean for you, the option is also there. As you will see in the link above, the basics are all accounted for and there are lots of options to upgrade for a more luxurious experience!
Sailing Week in Portugal: The Route
The week starts off in beautiful Portimão where guests will be welcomed to an opening party with other guests and some local food. The route goes in a loop and has day/night stops at Alvor, Lagos, Sagres, Albufeira, Vilamoura, Faro, Olhão, and Benagil – with each stop crafted for adventure activities, parties, or both! To learn more about what each stop entails, click here.
BOOK YOUR PORTUGAL SAILING TRIP!
If you would like to join me in Portugal in July/August this year, get your friends together, remember my promo code, and head over to the booking page!
PROMO CODE FOR 5% off your cabin OR entire yacht booking: KIMMCONN
Remember my promo code and head to book your Portugal Sailing Trip right here. It will ask you a series of questions, so you can select:
- Which of the four available weeks you would like to sail
- Whether you want just one cabin or an entire boat
- If you would like to book and add-on’s in advance, such as kite surfing, coasteering, food or drink packages, merchandise, hostess/chef, etc.
- And your information to book you on
- Enter the promo code KIMMCONN under ‘coupon’ and get a discount!
Happy sailing! Let me know if you have any questions, and hope to see you in Portugal!
Thanks to The Ocean Week for these Photos! Can’t wait to take some of my own 🙂
Disclosure: If you book with my promo code I would get some commission at LESS cost than you’d pay without it – 5% less to be exact – so it’s a win win! 🙂