"WE ONLY HAVE ONE LIFE.
SO, YOU MIGHT AS WELL MAKE THE MOST OF IT."
(from the documentary "Losing Sight of Shore")
What you'll do
Team up with a crew of like-minded adventurers for a true outdoor experience! Take in the sight of Gran Canaria's beautiful Atlantic coast and discover some of Europe's best surf locations that are only accessible by sailboat.
The Algarve is the beautiful southern coastline of Portugal. It is a region blessed with stunning beaches, soaring cliffs, sea caves, scalloped bays, sandy islands, picturesque fishing towns and a glorious climate. Surrounded on two sides by the Atlantic, it's a paradise for surfers and has some of the best surf in Europe.
Leave the car behind and sail towards these protected, nurturing islands. This is what getting away from it all really means.
The Marina de Portimão will be our sailing launch point. Throughout the trip, we'll sail along the Algarve coast on a Oceanis 43 sailboat for about 2 hours per day, and find a new bay and surf spot every day where we will then drop anchor in one of the countless, scenic anchorages, where you can easily unwind.
You'll venture far to the outer islands of the archipelago and get close to the amazing sea life in this unusual habitat, if lucky you may even catch a fish or spot dolphins or whales.
We have surfboards for everyone on the boat or bring your own! And if the waves aren't good, we'll just go longboarding (skateboarding) on the beach, what do you think? We definitely have a few boards onboard as well!
Ben has been sailing, teaching, living, and working on boats for over ten years.
"I sailed around the world for almost 5 years with my buddy. On this life changing journey I met amazing people and played lots of music with local musicians and recorded a music album with over 100 musicians from all over the world (I'm a musician and sound engineer). We filmed the entire journey and our travel documentary "Blown Away" was released on 21.05.19 in German cinemas all over Germany!"
Lisa, Sail&Fly 2019
“I've always been on boats since I was a child, but never on a sailboat. I've always wanted to do that. And to sail in addition to the opportunity to learn paragliding, it was clear that this was my trip! And it was better than expected. It was fun, crazy and unforgettable. With Ben as the captain we learned, laughed, cooked, cried and played music together. Let's do it again! Thanks Ben and the crew! ”
Frank, Sail&Fly 2019
“It was great to go new ways with the whole group and to to try new sports. Every day was new and you could never tell exactly what was going to happen. It was a great feeling to really live by the sea. The teamwork and that everyone always helps out. You don't need much when sail. And the whole team was always in a good mood! ”
Noa, Sail&Fly 2019
What a trip! I'd never done paragliding. A real adventure :-) And even if sometimes things were a bit chaotic in the crew, our captain always remained calm, always kept his positive energy and was there for everyone at all times.