Sail through the Azores on a Tall Ship from São Miguel to Terceira!!

Port of departure: São Miguel, Portugal
950€ Per personFull boat
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Coordinator: Ana
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Join us to sail through the impressive Azorean archipelago while gaining a hands-on sailing experience aboard this historic sailing ship! You will have the opportunity to enjoy whale watching in São Jorge Channel and explore the UNESCO World Heritage City of Angra do Heroísmo. We plan to visit extinct volcanoes and swim in natural lava pools, and lastly, discover Azorean food and wine.

Before the start of the journey, explore São Miguel's volcanoes and swim in lava pools or visit the fascinating island of Terceira once your journey is over!

NOTE: The islands we visit are subject to weather conditions. We have a number of excursion programs on board that you can book with ABREU, a travel agency operating also in the Azores

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Activity dedicated to
  • Nature
  • Voyage
  • Adventure
  • Vacation on the water
Come aboard to hop through the impressive mid-Atlantic Volcanic Archipelago! Distances are short allowing thereby offering a number of experiences from sailing to visits to the islands. During each journey, the captain will decide on the best itinerary based on the weather and sea conditions in order to ensure all guests are comfortable and can get the most of these days.

We start in São Miguel and finish in Terceira. If the weather is good we hope to be able to visit some of the central islands, which may include Faial and Graciosa.

São Miguel is the largest of these islands. If you have the time it's worth arriving a few days early to visit Ponta Delgada's mosaic cobbled streets where you may find great fish restaurants or Furnas with its colorful crater lake and hot springs. Here, "cozido", a rich meat and vegetable stew, cooks slowly one meter deep for seven hours in the soil's geothermal heat. The legend goes that the twin crater lakes of the nearby Sete Cidades were formed by the tears shed by a pair of star-crossed lovers: a green-eyed princess and a blue-eyed shepherd. Then there's the option to swim in the Caldeira Velha waterfall pool and wander in the Lagoa de Fogo nature reserve.

As we sail 183 miles west from São Miguel we hope to see whales in the São Jorge Channel. Sperm whales are the resident species, along with blue, fin and sei whales. Bottlenose, Atlantic spotted and common dolphins also usual species here at this time of the year.

A stop on Faial offers the chance to visit Horta and its famous Peter's Café Sport bar visited by yachtsmen since 1918. Stroll along the marina and marvel at the centuries-old sailors' art.

The northernmost island of Graciosa is small and serene. The people have every right to be proud of their beautiful island with its central Furna do Enxofre, a 40m-high volcanic cave with a sulfurous lake.

We finish our island hopping on Terceira docking in UNESCO-listed Angra do Heroísmo, the Azores' oldest city, with its 16th-century fortress and Renaissance town. Serra de Santa Bárbara Algar do Carvão with its 90m-deep volcanic chimney, and the island's small vineyards and lava-rock bathing pools in Biscoitos are popular tourist sites.
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Included in the price
  • Insurance
  • Final cleaning
  • Costs of mooring and anchoring
  • Meals on board
  • Professional skipper
  • Bed linens
  • Gas
Not included in the price
  • Food and drink on land
  • Airport transfer
  • Travel to the boat
  • Food off the boat
Additional information
We advise all those sailing with us to take out relevant travel insurance. We have Third Party Liability Insurance to cover all on board.

· The ship has 11 x 2 persons cabins, 4 x 4 persons cabins and 1 x 6 person cabin
· For a couple to ensure a cabin in a 2-person cabin (instead of a 4-person cabin) there is a supplemental charge of 10%
· Each cabin has a private shower, toilet and comfortable beds set up as bunks
· There is a reading light and power socket (European 2 pin) next to each bed
· Couples have priority in the 2-person cabins. If you wish to guarantee a two-person cabin for yourself (1 person) we charge a 50% supplement. When the 2-person cabins are full, any additional booking will be in shared cabins split between all-male cabins and all-female cabins.
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São Miguel, Portugal
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Meet Ana, the coordinator
2 reviews
I am a passionate sailor, and whenever possible spend my weekends in or around the water with my family. In 2017, after 13 years, I stopped working at the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and moved to Portugal to work on the Santa Maria Manuela project to run sailing holidays.
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2 users have valued the coordinator
  • Navega por las Azores en un Tall Ship
    June 2018
    Fantastic ship, competent and attentive crew, excellent food, "great" companions, what more to ask, than to repeat!
  • Sailing the Azores on a Tall Ship
    May 2018
    Terrific crew & ship and a lovely passage to the Azores. Crew & Guests very good and patient with someone who only spoke English. It would be difficult to find a better one.
    This is a terrifically well run vessel, or was on this trip. Excellent accommodation, well serviced by a professional crew. All very friendly, helpful and willing to give information throughout. Many opportunities to get involved in most aspects of the ships operation & involvement in the vessel's past history.
    The Island was beautiful and rather unexpected.
    Best wishes & Good Luck for the future.
    Very many thanks
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