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Azores discovery cruise

Port of Horta
12.17 m
Up to 6 passengers
All levels
Recommended for families
Available in :
Private cruise

The cruise

The Azores: a famed sailing region that has been attracting yachters from all over the world for generations. Alternating wonderful sailing with superb hikes, you'll explore the Azores' central triangle of islands out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, namely Faial, Pico and São Jorge.

Your possible stops during this cruise

Once you arrive on Faial, you'll board the boat at the famous port of Horta, a stopoff point for all yachtsmen and women undertaking a transatlantic crossing. Superstition demands that you paint a mural on the walls here in order to receive divine protection during the rest of your voyage. A visit to the famous Peter's Cafe is obligatory :) In fact, the skipper of the Pen Duick III was already saying back in 1995 that "There are two kinds of boats: those that make a stop at Peter's… and the others!" ». You'll head next to the island of Pico, where you'll explore scenically picturesque routes and no doubt be sampling and enjoying the wine produced at Santa Luzia, which was once served at the tables of the kings of France. You'll also get to see and admire the imposing 7,713 feet high Mount Pico volcano, Portugal's highest point. Then finally it's on to the island of São Jorge, with its cliffs along its edge, which rise to well over a thousand feet in height, and their famous fajãs: low terraces located at water level that were originally formed from rocky landslides.

The boat


Dufour 405 Grand Large - 12.17m


  • 3 double cabin(s)
  • kitchen
  • 2 shower room(s)
  • 220V

The skipper sleeps in the middle


Sailboat with 3 double cabins and 2 berths in the square

Practical information

Life on board

Where do we sleep ?

The skipper sleeps in the middle

Food on board

The skipper helps you to cook, but everyone lends a hand.

Location and boarding time


Port of Horta

Boarding time


Landing time


How to get there ?

Book a flight to the airport on Faial, from where it takes just 10 minutes to reach the port (taxi fare: €14). Contact the skipper once you've booked to let him know the time you'll be arriving at the airport on Faial.

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