Sailing in Sanlucar de Barrameda – experience the nature along Guadalquivir
Get to know the pure nature and centuries-old histories of Guadalquivir river at sailing from Sanlucar. Enjoy the landscape while sailing on Columbus' traces.
- 2 hours sailing trip from Sanlúcar de Barrameda - per person30.-€
Booking option: 2 hours of sailing in Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Starting- and end point of the sailing trip in Sanlucar is the estuary mouth of Guadalquivir river. From there you'll sail approximately 5 km along the picturesque river. On the way you'll get an impression of the place where Ferdinand Magellan started his expeditions 1519, or enjoy the views of Doñana Natural Park and the old vineyards at the riverside. Get delighted by the wonderful views on Sanlucar de Barrameda and its sights.
With a bit of luck you'll even get to see deers or boars at the shores of Guadalquivir, while you're sailing through Doñana Natural Park. Look forward to the fascinating calm and the marvellous views during sailing. The best time for a sailing trip is between March and October, but of course you can enjoy the sailing excursion the whole year.
- Duration: ~ 2 hours
- Hours: 12:00 noon - 2:00 PM
- Days: daily
- Months: July - August
- Starting points: Sanlúcar de Barrameda
- Life jacket, professional guide, accident insurance
- waterproof bag / container for protecting smaller items of value
- Ability to swim
- The sailing trip takes place from a number of participants of 4 persons.
Please bring along:
Swimwear, towel, sun blocker, hat, footlets or sandals / flip flops fixed at the ankle
Enjoy a sailing trip in Sanlucar de Barrameda
The estuary mouth of Guadalquivir once was a highly important transport hub for sea trade. In the once 100 km width river delta, that reached from the estuary mouth of Rio Tinto in Huelva until Sanlucar de Barrameda, history was made. It was the starting point of Columbus' third sea journey in 1498 and of Magellan's first world-round sailing trip in 1519. Nowadays you can find a broad sand bank over the historical place. Where once splendid expedition ships were anchoring, today you can see numerous rare birds breeding in a natural park.
Seamed by Doñana Natural Park and the beaches of Sanlucar de Barrameda, the today narrow river of Guadalquivir enters in the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy an eventful sailing trip from Sanlucar through this special area. If you want to relax at the calm idyll in the natural park, you'll not be disturbed by any motor noises when sailing on the comfortable Laser 16 sailboats. The varying riversides of Guadalquivir are beautiful sceneries for taking pictures.
In Sanlucar, where Columbus started to set the sails on his ships Santa Maria, Niña and Pinta, you'll be sailing with a small sailing boat. With seats at the side, the stable boat guarantees a calm trip. At stronger winds in late autumn or spring, the sailing trip can be a bit faster, if you're using all the wind force in the sails. You'll always enjoy impressive views on sand dunes covered with pine trees and salt fields of Doñana Natural Park. Numerous sights along the riverside such as beautiful churches and ancient vineyards are making the sailing trip on Guadalquivir river to an unforgettable experience.
Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.
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