CAMINO DE SANTIAGO BY SEA
Uniting Ocean Nomads at Sea | Spain to Portugal | Summer 2021
This summer we will explore the Rias Baixas and Islas Cies in Galicia, and sail to Porto. Uniting Ocean Nomads members and celebrating the love for the ocean.
The region is a paradise on earth. It’s nowhere nearly as crowded as the Mediterranean . We have a few vessel members aiming to make way or based there, as well as land based nomads. AND 2021 is the special Holi year of the Camino of Santiago. Driven by passion and purpose for the love of the ocean, we’re on a mission to travel the seas, meet-up and team-up with fellow salty souls, and live, be and do more consciously.
Explore. Connect & Make Impact
DATES: We unite August 15. We set sail August 16-21
THE VESSELS: Ocean Nomads Member Vessels
PORT of DEPARTURE: Maona, Galicia, Spain
DESTINATION: Porto, Portugal
ROUTE: Riax Baixas, Islands, and Porto. The weather and our intuition decides the details.
VESSEL INVESTMENT: Free for members
ON MEET-UP: August 15 we welcome any member in the zone.
The Camino the Santiago
Optionally adventure add-on :). To walk back from Porto to Galicia doing part of the Camino the Santiago. Or all of it 🙂
About this Sailing Adventure
This happening is organized rather spontaneous and without a fixed program. On purpose. We go with the wind and our feelings. This event is a gathering of ocean nomads vessels and members to keep the community spirit alive. Out there. Away from the internet.
It’s a brilliant opportunity to sail with live aboards, in their soulful nomad homes, to meet fellow ocean nomads, and explore if this lifestyle is for you or to simply keep that salt in your veins.
Since most vessels are slowly heading south we unite this part of the voyage sailing from Galicia to Porto. Something that’s not possible to do when you simply rent a boat. It’ll be a diverse, nature-minded, shared adventure.
Everyone on board is expected to take part in the running of the ship. It’s part of the fun, experience, development and epiphany moment creation.
“The future is in the hands of those who explore… and from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau
We Facilitate & Accelerate
Nothing beats exploration and discovering new islands, lands, and sailing into a new place.
Expand your network with insight and inspiration. Connection and conversation at sea goes deeper in one day than months on land.
Learn and expand your seamanship, sailing, navigation, resilience, conscious living, adaptation & social skills.
We share tips & tools, helping accelerate personal journeys to alternative adventurous conscious life on or near the sea.
We strive for minimum negative and maximum positive impact with our preparation & execution. The difference is in the details.
It’s the people who make the adventure. We carefully curate a diverse, multi-skilled crew who share a similar adventure and dream it do it mindset, to create a powerful team mix.
The soul captain of Ocean Nomads. Slow travelling oceans by sail, van and fins to learn and encourage for a more conscious way of life. Suzanne, aka @oceanpreneur is super driven to connect you to the ocean and each other. She has sailed more than 30.000 miles on about 60? different boats.
The salty sea dog. He’ll be the first to jump in the dinghy to explore the shore. AND the first to jump in the dinghy to go back to the boat to sail ON. Good treasure hunter too.
Thomas could sail almost earlier than walk. He has a big love and hunger for new adventures, traveling, nature, film, books, and chess or whatever game there is on the boat available. The last 3 years he has been prepping SV Windfall to sail around the world. The voyage has now started and with his Windfall joins the fleet.
Salty soul from tropics on sailing adventures around the world. First mate of SV Windfall. Currently wandering around Galician coast, Spain.
Lives at sea for about 50 years of which the last 20 as live aboard on his SV Kinetic. Keith is a retired YachtMaster Instructor, happy to teach and share the magic at sea. He refuses a smart phone.
The Vessels joining this Adventure
1975 53ft Steel Ketch Skippered by our Tomaatje, and with Chili and Lovisa as crew. After 3 years of prepping he set off to sail the world. And to welcome Ocean Nomads members on board along the way. SV Windfall is currently already in Galicia.
You with your vessel?
A simple and sweet beauty of a live aboard vessel by out Keith. Full with tons of little smart installations and creations to make life on board comfortable, safe, and fun. Keith is planning to sail in from the Azores, still some variables pending.
Are you ready to be part of THE FLEET?
We’d love that. Be aware. This trip is not the usual holiday kind of champagne sailing where you sit back and relax. We want to be sure you’re ready and happy to join. In addition to the trip info here, check our Ocean Nomads values & expectations to make sure you’re happy with it – read more here.
The biggest value is in having a crew mix on board with similar mindsets and missions but different background and stories. Share a little bit about you in the application to make sure we’re all on the same page, and have a happy, safe, and meaningful experience accordingly.
- +/- 1 week of sailing adventure & nature connection
- A unique mix of adventurous & impact-driven salty souls
- Being taught the ropes of the ship
- Trip organisation (to a certain extent 😉 on purpose!)
- The vessel & safety equipment
- Professional Skipper
- A bed (Shared cabin or saloon sofa)
WHAT ELSE TO BEAR IN MIND IN TERMS OF COST?
- Food (+/- 5-7 euro/day) Part of the fun is provisioning and figuring out this prep part together.
- Transport to and from the boat
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal equipment e.g. waterproofs
- Bed linen
WHAT ABOUT Covid 19?
Two things are for sure: 1. That nothing is for sure. 2. That nature is the answer to basically everything. And to stay top fit, healthy, and living! So we’re moving forward with our trip planning and ready to adapt again if needed.
We will be running the trip in accordance with local regulations which are subject to change.
Everyone joining must take responsibility for adhering to their home and host country’s travel advice and local regulations relevant to the trip.
More About the Ocean Nomads Events & Expeditions
A connected, conscious community is key to accelerating positive change. Through community, we can harness our collective passion for the ocean into solutions for a healthier ocean.
Ocean Nomads trips connect people to each other and to the ocean. Nothing brings people together like actually bringing people together. And nothing triggers more than actual experience. We add nature and adventure into the mix, and we have a recipe for creating a big dose of positive energy and accelerating change for a common good. We provide ocean adventure and encourage low-impact travel by sail.
On purpose we don’t plan out everything in detail. We roll with the weather, our intuition and opportunity. With good preparation.
We live up to the Ocean Nomads’ slow sailing philosophy. We strive to have an onboard environment that inspires adventure and play, with a strong emphasis on health, simplicity, local, teamwork and environmental consciousness. Learn more about our trip values & expectations here.
Ocean Nomads makes you feel really connected. The trips are amazing and the connections are unparalleled. So much of my journey in conservation, with this lifestyle and also as an entrepreneur, has been about finding those people who understand and who can share the experience alongside me. With Ocean Nomads, I don't feel like I'm shouting into a giant void of the internet with tons of people who don't get it or are not interested. I feel like I have solidarity of people beside me. I'm really excited to see where that goes. I can feel the positivity leaking into my life already.
February 21, 2021
In a sailing vLog I heard about this platform for sailors where crew can find a captain/boats and vice versa. 10 minutes later I had account because I was looking for hitch sail holiday. After some time I found the famous Oceanpreneur Suzy promoting a sailing adventure in Croatia. I applied, got permission to get onboard and coincidentally took part in the early and adventures beginnings of this ocean community. For sure I show up well prepared and read the Ocean Nomad book in advance. The book is nicely written interesting and entertaining to read, and tells an exciting story of someone who turned her dreams into plans and called them plan, let's do it! Besides this it is full of useful tips and tricks around crewing and boating, highly recommend!!! Luckily I took the book with me cause got it singend from all the salty sailor that participated in that awesome sailing adventure which is a wonderful piece of memory for me now. How we are? We are a growing bunch of awesome, nice and caring people that have the most different backgrounds, stories, nationalities, or even views. But this even enriches our community as we share thoughts, tips and much more about the most different topics around sailing and sustainable living. But what actually brought us together, is a deep and strong connection to the oceans, wanderlust, intrest in adventurous traveling around the seven seas and the intention to make a positive impact.....and not to forget the parties!
February 15, 2021
I met Suzanne back in 2014, before Ocean Nomads was born. She inspired me to go sailing, which I did. I had never sailed back then and jumped without any experience on a yacht to sail from Malaysia to South Africa. Sailing has changed my whole life and my whole perception of life. The Ocean has thought me valuable life lessons, such as patients and gaining mental resilience. It excites me that Suzanne found a way to inspire and connect more people to the ocean with her platform. I can only recommend throwing off the bowline and losing sight of shore. I'm 100% sure you'll learn many new things about yourself and life when you do ;).
February 15, 2021
I had the privilege to sail on two of Ocean Nomads impact adventures. Where I met a lot of beautiful people with whom I shared a lot of inspiring moments and so new friendships created. Im very thankful and proud to be a part of this awesome community. Who introduced me and M.Khalid Ibrahim to each other when we sailed under the nomads flag in the mediterranean for three weeks. We became friends and he joined last year November with me to rainy Holland to help out with the mayor refit of my boat: Windfall. Now one year later the refit is done our friendship even better en we are starting this month to sail around the world. so we can meet all of your nomads out there!!
February 9, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions
You have a burning desire for exploration. You like to create, grow and do good. You live in, on or near the ocean to cultivate a conscious alternative active lifestyle, or desire to do so. You can’t be ‘boxed.’ You have a variety of interests with nature, health, simplicity, adventure and sustainability at the centre of it. The ocean is your home. Your playground. Your place to treasure, respect, and protect. The thought of leaving land for a few weeks excites you. You have a ‘can be done’ mindset. You have a team spirit.
You don’t need to have sailing experience. We believe and have experienced that a positive mindset and active adaptive attitude is much more valuable. Our captains and fellow members are happy teaching you the ropes. After some days at sea you can sail the ship yourself! You need to be physically and emotionally fit. You are happy to take part in the running of the ship which include watchkeeping, cooking, cleaning, sailing, and jobs as they arise. This on an angle, and in all sorts of weather conditions. You don’t mind getting wet, or salty, and go for a while without a freshwater shower, or limited fresh foods.
When it’s maybe not for you?
- You’re not excited about sailing and all that comes with it
- You don’t want to share your space with others
- You can’t adapt to a new situation with new people
- You only want to sit back and relax
- You’re not in a positive headspace for this kind of trip
If any of these are true for you, then you might want to pass on an adventure like this for now. But any other doubts can be taken away! There’s only one way to find out; make the decision and go for it! The seemingly impossible is not the path of the least resistance, but definitely the most rewarding one. You just need willpower, determination and a smile on your face.
Please note that this event is member only.
“The adrenaline and stress of an adventure are better than a thousand peaceful days.” – Paulo Coelho
Less is more; less is more; less is more! But packing not being sure what the weather will do, what a regular day will look like, and what the next adventure will be? What to bring?
On our member platform, you’ll find an extensive offshore sailing packing list of the most important things to consider to bring as a crew member, for a pleasant, safe and happy ride. As a general rule, if you can live without it, leave it at home. For this trip a good wind and water proof jacket, and layers of clothes are smart to bring.
Possibly maybe 🙂 We have to check with the captain! Please bear in mind that we mostly will be anchoring and there may not always be an opportunity to go onshore.
Hell yeah! Our trips happen rather spontanously. Keep on eye on the event section on the Member HUB for the latest and on the trips page of this website. And subscribe to the newsletter to stay informed.
Both Vigo and Porto have fairly well connected airports. Also Santiago airport is an option. Between the cities is a train and bus connections. Also Blablacar is a good website to share a ride. For those arriving by car or vans the logistics may be a little of a challenge. Suzanne is planning to walk back from Porto with her dog and do part of the camino de Santiago. Join in! 🙂
One reason we can make this trip more affordable than other similar voyages out there is by provisioning ourselves, as a team. Unlike the ‘usual’ sailing holidays where one is generally more a ‘passenger,’ with Ocean Nomads we do things differently. No chef or food services will be present.
We will figure this out together. And we provide together. And that’s a great part of the fun and making a difference! We like the challenge of sourcing local, healthy, budget-friendly foods for a voyage. Not only to maximize our positive impact but great for team building and learning too! We already have created an extensive resource present on our membership platform on what to consider when provisioning. As well as a growing recipe at sea section.
Please note that our trips are vegetarian. We believe it’s healthier for us, the environment and our wallet. Also, we don’t catch fish. Here’s why. If you really struggle with the idea of having no meat or fish, there’s the shore ;).
Often, a sailing trip is out of reach because of the financial investment that comes with it, lack of qualifications or the desire to be more than just a ‘passenger.’ We’re really teaming up to make the trip about more than half the investment than anything else out there. We host this event to simply enhance the ocean nomads community spirit, share the love for the ocean, create memorable moments, and get out there. Many of us have had our fair dose of landlocked situations past year and it’s time to get out there! You don’t need to have any sailing experience to join. The intention is to bring a cool bunch together, accelerate each others’ journeys, create memories for life, create connections for life, explore, experience nature at its purest, and experience travel powered by the wind.
- To apply fill out the application form. The sooner the better. This trip will get full. We get back to you as soon as possible. Bear in mind we’re also nomadding and don’t always have immediate possibilities to reply so don’t worry if you do not hear something back right away.
- Members get priority access to this event. We only have limited spots and would like to give the opportunity to those truly determined. Not a member yet? Request to join.
- If we’re all happy and there’s still space, the trip and membership contribution will confirm your spot.
We create a group on the Ocean Nomads membership platform to connect you, communicate trip info, and you can coordinate your travels together. This way the fun and preparation starts before and continues after the actual trip.