Natural Exploration Ilhas Selvagens | Madeira to Lanzarote

$1750/ £1390

September 25th – October 2nd, 2017

Depart: Madeira
Arrive: Lanzarote
Length: 8 days, 7 nights
Focus: Adventure Sailing, Exploration


Join us in Madeira – taste some Madeira wine, ride down the steep streets of Funchal in a toboggan, or go for a hike amongst the mountain peaks. Then we’ll head out to sea and sail to the seldom visited, Ilhas Selvagens, the breeding ground of many seabirds and home to what Jacques Cousteau said was the clearest water he had ever found in his travels. The “Savage” Islands are specks of deserted volcanic rock that form the archipelago about 150nm south of Madeira, rugged and remote the only human inhabitants are the two wardens, oh and goats. If it’s too rough we may not be able to stop, but we’ve included an extra day in this trip to let us try to make it, weather depending. Then we’ll sail on to Lanzarote, the hot, volcanic desert island which has a long history of art and sculpture, as well as growing some spectacular volcanic wines.


Eric Loss – Skipper

Eric has been sailing competitively since his time as a young mariner and in 2011 he sailed around the world single-handed and told his story in Loss at Sea.

Eric has been Captain on board Sea Dragon since January 2013 and he loves to facilitate the understanding of and connection to the sea for all of those who come on board.

Shanley McEntee – First Mate

Shanley has been all over the world and covered over 40,000 miles on all different types of sailing yachts and loves to do everything from scuba diving to surfing to swimming.

With a degree in Environmental Policy and Marine Science, Shanley continues to explore the world and the different issues mother earth faces. She’s full time with Sea Dragon as First Mate since January of 2013.

September 26: Crew joins the vessel at 1400 in Madeira, Portugal

– Safety briefings, introductions, move in

September 27: Depart for Ilhas Selvagen

September 28: Arrive Ilhas Selvagen

September 29: Explore Ilhas Selvagen

September 30: Depart for Lanzarote

Oct 1: Arrive Lanzarote

Oct 2: Crew depart 1000


Contribution Includes:
– 7 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon
– All meals, snacks, and drinks on board
– Sailing Instruction
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear

Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to and from Madeira and Lanzarote
– Transportation to and from the boat
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port

All crew members will require a passport from their home country that will allow them to travel to and from Spain and Portugal. Please look into the specific type of visa you need: