Azores

Bareboat | Skippered | Crewed
The Azores are nine exquisite islands that form a natural archipelago in the north Atlantic ocean. These beautiful islands have bountiful offers for inquisitive explorers. Soak in the abundance of nature and don’t miss the rare opportunity to see migrating whales. For thrill-seekers, there are many exciting activities like mountain biking, canyoning, big game fishing and horse riding. For those who enjoy slower-paced pursuits, you can hike, bird watch or go canoeing. Grab a table at one of the island’s restaurants and enjoy delicious food and good music.

These beautiful islands are characterized by dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, green pastures, and hedgerows of blue hydrangeas.
Azores Yacht Charter

Chartering in Azores: at a glance

Language

Portugese, though English is widely spoken

Currency

Euros

Expenses (Diesel, Food etc)

SUGGESTED Pilot Guide

Italian Waters Pilot – Rod Heikell

Type of Mooring

Marina & Mooring buoy

Itinerary Structure

Saturday – Saturday

Sailing Season

Season is May to October. We advise chartering in September.

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Regions

The Cruising Ground

Terceira

Terceira is one of the main islands, it is also the location of the Azores’ oldest city Angra do Heroismo, a World Heritage Site. This island is perfect for history buffs and cultural aficionados. It also offers the unique chance to explore inside an extinct volcano, the Algar do Carvão. Visit the Ponta das Contendas Lighthouse established in 1934, the isolated views are incredible and overlook rocky cliffs to the vast Atlantic ocean. Stretch your legs and hike the Monte Brasil peninsula, covered in a thick forest full of flowers in spring.

This charming, cobbled town has a relaxed café culture with fabulous mountain views.
Azores Yacht Charter

Terceira

Terceira is one of the main islands, it is also the location of the Azores’ oldest city Angra do Heroismo, a World Heritage Site. This island is perfect for history buffs and cultural aficionados. It also offers the unique chance to explore inside an extinct volcano, the Algar do Carvão. Visit the Ponta das Contendas Lighthouse established in 1934, the isolated views are incredible and overlook rocky cliffs to the vast Atlantic ocean. Stretch your legs and hike the Monte Brasil peninsula, covered in a thick forest full of flowers in spring.

This charming, cobbled town has a relaxed café culture with fabulous mountain views.
Azores Yacht Charter

Horta

Famous with sailors, Horta marina is located on the island of Faial. Stroll through the marina, and you will be enchanted by countless paintings done by yacht crews marking the historical nautical landmark of the first landfall. Stop in at Peter’s Café Sports, a rite of passage for any sailor anchoring at Horta. This quaint family-owned bar was established in 1918. It has stood the test of time and is still a regular haunt for thirsty sailors. Take a gander at the scrimshaw museum, a collection of engravings done by whalers.

Horta is a paradise for sailors, really immerse yourself in maritime culture and history.

Sao Miguel

The São Miguel island is also fondly known as the Green Island or Ilha Verde. It’s celebrated for its volcanic scenery, flora, and rich marine life. Located in the southeastern quadrant of the archipelago, it is the largest island in the Azores. Anchor and head ashore to Pont Da Ferreira where you can immerse yourself in hot volcanic springs as they drift into the sea. Flores island is utterly captivating, with its lakes, sea cliffs, laurel forests and waterfalls.

Rocky shores can make it tricky to anchor and jump ashore, but it is well worth the effort for this unimaginable rugged natural beauty.
Azores Yacht Charter

Sao Miguel

The São Miguel island is also fondly known as the Green Island or Ilha Verde. It’s celebrated for its volcanic scenery, flora, and rich marine life. Located in the southeastern quadrant of the archipelago, it is the largest island in the Azores. Anchor and head ashore to Pont Da Ferreira where you can immerse yourself in hot volcanic springs as they drift into the sea. Flores island is utterly captivating, with its lakes, sea cliffs, laurel forests and waterfalls.

Rocky shores can make it tricky to anchor and jump ashore, but it is well worth the effort for this unimaginable rugged natural beauty.

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Portugal Yacht Charter
Portugal

Start your sailing adventure on the dramatic Atlantic coast and wind your way towards the Algarve, a tourism mecca.