Possible wildlife observation

Golfinhos, Cormorão ou Corvo-Marinho, Garças brancas, Garças cinzentas, Pilritos de peito preto, Garrentos, Pernilongo, Cegonhas brancas, Alfaiates, Flamingos.
Occasionally you can observe Garça vermelha, Garçote, Águia Sapeira, Camão, Borrelho grande de coleira, Milherango, Chilreta, Corujas do Nabal.
For bird watching observation lovers, there is technical information available on board.

Programme

10h15 – Sea-going from Fontainhas Marina
10h30 – Take out ropes
10h45 – Hoisting Sails (do participate, leave your sit, and make some exercise!)
12h00 – Marateca Mouth
12h30 – Marateca N38° 32,909'.
16h30 – Setubal Marina arrival

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Marateca Route

Sea-going from Fontainhas Marina taking SSE direction towards Ponta do Verde. Roughly in the middle of the river you can look at the following Conspicuous Points up to Nº6:

1. Palmela Castle (VIII century) (cardinal point N).
2. S. Filipe Pousada (XVI) (NW)
3. Albarquel Fort (XVII) (ONW)
4. Ponta do Adoxe (SW)
5. Roman Ruins (I to VI) (S)
6. Baixo do Campanário (E)
Giving port to buoy nº2 of Lisnave South Canal and changing course to East you can look Ponta do Verde on our starboard.
7. California Beach (S)
8. Mariner’s training harbour (S)
9. Soltroia River touristic complex (S)
10. Ponta de Pera (SE) taking N direction towards Lisnave shipyard to Marateca main channel.
11. Herdade do Pinheiro channel and Ilha do Cavalo NE to starboard.
12. Main Marateca channel until latitude N38° 32,909´.

* This route requires very special tide conditions for navigation in all extension. On the day chosen for the cruise, Troiacruze will let you know the best timetable.

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