Portugal: The affluent yachting escape you’ve been dreaming of

Embark on an exclusive sea voyage through Portugal alongside fellow MBA students and accomplished Alumni from the world’s top business schools. This exceptional week-long trip offers an opportunity to escape the daily grind of student life, while expanding your network and forging lifelong connections. From sailing to partying in unique and breathtaking locales, you’ll have the chance to interact with students and Alumni from the most prestigious business schools across the globe. Join us for an unforgettable journey filled with unforgettable moments, networking opportunities, and memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Where
    Atlantic Ocean
  • When
    July — August
  • Pace
    Adventure, Relax, Networking
  • Food
    Cataplana, Fresh Fish, Seafood
  • Location Highlights
    Cliffs, Caves, Sandy Beaches
  • Currency
  • AVG Prices
    Glass of Beer: 3€
  • Day Temperature
  • Night Temperature
  • Daily Sunshine
    12 Hours


  • Departing Marina
    Portimão Marina
  • Fly to
    Faro (FAO) Lisbon (LIS) Sevilla (SVQ)
  • Accomodation
    7 days
  • Moorings
    4 nights in Marinas and 3 nights on Anchor
  • Group Size
    24 – 80

Experienced By The Best

  • Absolutely amazing experience

    Absolutely amazing experience and can highly recommend!! Communication was outstanding and the staff was lovely and so helpful.
    Vania Silva
  • Best summer plan ever!

    The perfect chance to collect memories with your friends while sailing the beautiful Algarve coast.
    Carlota Cruz
  • Amazing!

    Ocean week was a great experience. I met a ton of wonderful people who were guests and also the organizers made us feel like family!
    Rachel Spriet
  • I super recommend it!

    The best sunsets, great parties, and a lot of new friends and stories to remember.
    Alan Popovsky
  • Pure Magic!

    The Ocean Week experience was pure magic. I would do it a thousand times
    John Pitta

Day by Day
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Start your escape in the bay of Portimão by relishing the local food and atmosphere before hopping aboard our yacht, meeting new faces, and getting ready to celebrate your first night.

  • Arrival at Portimão Marina
  • Check-in and shopping
  • Welcome Dinner and Party @DECK Marina Portimão


Drop anchor into Lagos and explore all that the historical town has to offer – walk or rent scooters, that’s up to you. Lagos is also filled with scenic beaches and slinky bars, aka plenty to do to make your trip memorable.

  • Day Stop João de Arens (Alvor)
  • Explore Ponta da Piedade
  • Sailing to Lagos Marina
  • Group Dinner and Party @Duna Beach


The Portuguese answer to Ibiza. Filled with trendy bars and dazzling beaches, Vilamoura is a socialite’s paradise. You and your new posse can start your day slow quad biking on the town’s hills or pop the champagne for mimosas and lazy sunbathing.

  • Sailing to Carvoeiro
  • Explore Caves and secret beaches
  • Sailing to Vilamoura Marina


Private culinary experience? Yes please. Culatra is a private island with boat-only access off the coast of Portugal. Spend the day snorkeling the sparkling water and sunbathing on pristine beaches because well, why not?

  • Sailing to Ilha da Culatra
  • Water Games
  • Floating Party
  • Sunset party
  • 90´s full moon party @desert beach


Sumptuous small fishing village where you’ll have the chance to taste the best lobsters on the Mediterranean coast. Once satiated, chill in the water or explore the rest of the island before prepping for another extravagant night.

  • Sailing to Ilha do Farol
  • Explore the Island
  • Optional Dinner @ À do João
  • Party @Mar a Mais


Couldn’t get enough of Vilamoura? Well, you’ll have one more chance to plunge into everything this fabulous hotspot has to offer.

  • Dancing Regatta to Vilamoura Marina
  • Sunset @QLUB
  • Optional Quad Bike


Looking to experience a once-in-a-lifetime sailing regatta? Today is the day. Regatta to scenic Ferragudo before spending your last day soaking the Portuguese sun.

  • Sailing back to Portimão Marina
  • Farewell Dinner at @Zé do Morgadinho Alvor
  • Goodbye drink @Alvor

Experience Highlights


    The perfect opportunity for business and MBA students and alumni to network while sailing, exchange ideas and insights, and form valuable connections. It offers a unique and engaging experience to expand their networks and advance their careers.

    Dancing Regattas

    The Ocean Week's dancing regattas are a unique experience, sailing in crystal-clear waters while dressed up in your best costumes and dancing to music under the sun. It's the perfect adventure for creating unforgettable memories, meeting new people, and having the time of your life. So, get creative with your costumes, and join The Ocean Week's dancing regattas for a day of sailing, dancing, and pure fun!

    Connect Dinners

    Long Dinner tables on family style with local food and drinks will refill your bag of energies and start your night with the best tastes.

    Hundreds of Caves

    No matter the size, no matter the light, no matter what is in side, what matter is that you should found as much as you can! Algarve coastline is plenty of strange rock formations, no one similar to the other.

    Endless Sunsets

    Algarve's endless sunsets are awe-inspiring! Sitting on a golden sand beach, watching the vivid orange, pink, purple, and blue sky over the ocean is a true wonder of nature. It's a beauty that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime!

    Themed Parties

    The Ocean Week's themed parties are beyond extraordinary! From neon beach parties to pirate-themed soirées, it's the ultimate party extravaganza. Dance the night away under the stars, surrounded by palm trees, and create unforgettable memories with friends. It's the perfect blend of music, drinks, and fun. Don't miss out on the adventure!

    The Secret Spots

    The Algarve Coast is a hidden gem full of secret spots waiting to be explored! Secluded coves, hidden beaches, and stunning vistas are waiting to be discovered. It's a nature lover's paradise with crystal-clear waters, unique rock formations, and breathtaking views. Discovering these secret spots is like uncovering hidden treasures, and the sense of adventure is exhilarating. So, grab your SUP board, some beers, and get ready to explore!

    The Food

    The Algarve's food is a true feast for the senses, with fresh seafood, succulent meats, and aromatic spices. From grilled sardines to cataplana, the traditional seafood stew, the region offers a variety of unique dishes bursting with flavor. Algarve's food reflects its culture and history, with influences from the Mediterranean and North Africa. Don't forget to try the heavenly almond-based pastries known as pastéis de nata and enjoy it with local wine. Never forget Local is better!

A Luxury Escape, A Breeze To Organize

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    Discover your dream getaway.
  • Choose your
    Set sail on the adventure of a lifetime - pick your perfect week.
  • Choose your
    Book your voyage and let the sea set you free.
  • Choose How You
    Want to Pay
    Flexible payment options to make your sailing dreams a reality.


  • Security Deposit

    Upon arrival, The Ocean Week will require a deposit to cover additional cleaning, loss, or damage caused to the boat or the equipment (SUP, Board, Snorkling …). This will be refunded (less any sums deducted for damages) at the end of your trip. Payment can usually be made by credit, debit card or cash. We strongly advise for the whole crew, or if not the whole crew at least the Crew Leader, to be present at check out in order to contest any deductions. If you or the Crew Leader is not present, the skipper will be forced to sign off on deductions not attributable to him, which could risk the partial/whole loss of your deposit. You are responsible for the whole yacht and not just your proportion or cabin.

  • Skipper and Hostesses

    Skipper is mandatory on your reservation, for your extra comfort and safety. The price is shown in the check-out bookings area.
    Hostess extra does not include food. You should do a briefing with your hostess before boarding and agree on the menus and products that they need to cook for you. If you don’t hire a Hostess the shopping must be made by your crew, if you hire a Hostess he/she can take care of that for you.
    For Skipper or Hostess, the price does not include food costs, so you should provide at least 3 meals a day to your new friends.

  • Payments

    You can pay the entire booking amount in one Lump Sum. By using Credit Card, PayPal or BitPay.


    Payments can be made in installments — Available soon

    1. the first payment of 10% of the total cost must be paid within 24 hours of booking;
    2. the second payment of 40% of the total cost must be paid no later than 35 days after the booking date;
    3. the third payment of 50% of the total cost must be paid no later than 60 days before the week start; In any case 60 days before the event all the payment must be done and confirmed.
    4. If the booking is made in the period of 60 days before the event beggings (check your booking to see the exact date), a payment of 100% of the cost must be paid upon booking.


  • Passport and Visas

    It is your responsibility to have valid travel documents. You must ensure that you have a valid passport and any necessary visas to enter any country you are visiting, including transit stops, prior to your departure. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with these requirements.

  • Flights / Transfer

    As we cannot provide compensation or reimbursement for lost flights, guests are advised to book flights to and from the relevant destination well outside check in and check out times in order to accommodate for any unforeseeable or unpreventable circumstances.
    We can help you find the best way to arrive to the Marina. We can arrange a transfer for you. Just let us know.

  • Cancellations

    If you choose to cancel your booking, we must be informed by your Crew Leader, by email to Welcome@theoceanweek.com. Any payment received from you triggers our obligations with suppliers, so any cancellation by you will incur a cancellation charge plus a 5% administration fee. The minimum charge will depend on the time of cancellation:

    1. From booking date to 91 days before event date (check your booking to see the exact date) – 50%
    2. From 90 to 60 days before event date (check your booking to see the exact date) – 80%
    3. Within 60 days of event date (check your booking to see the exact date) – 100%