Azores

Sailing. Whaling. Diving

Thousands of sailors visit the Azore every year in May and June (before the Caribbean hurricane season) on their way to Europe. But only a few leave Marina da Horta and take their time to visit the other beautiful Islands. We can expect to see whales when sailing. The Azores also have very good diving spots. For an introduction to sailing the Azores see blauwasser.de (German language).

Four Islands and six Marinas or Anchorages

International Airports are in Faial and Terceira. Flight connections and ferryboats between the islands. Diving is possible with diving companies in Faial, Sao Jorge, Graciosa and Terceira.

Four Islands. Six Marinas or Anchorages

Azores Islands with harbours, anchorages, selected diving spots and Quinta Perpetua Guest house

Faial

Horta: The most well known marina on the Azores. Also a good starting point for diving expeditions (to Baía da Cal, Condor Bank, Fumarois and
Ilhéus da Madalena)

Sao Jorge

Sao Jorge is a long stretched island with spectacular coasts. Good hiking. Good diving (llhéu do Topo).

  • Marina Velas: a safe marina. Link: blauwasser.de (German Language). São Jorge Dive Center.
  • Portho de Calheta: Accessible in good conditions.
Ilha Terceira
  • Marina de Angra do Heroismo: Safe marina. See blauwasser.de (German language)
  • Praia da Vitoria: Marina and anchorage if wind not easterly
Graciosa
  • Vila da Praia: small harbour and anchorage
  • Karen and Steffens Quinta Perpetua guest house: Relaxing on a remote island. Link

Cruising Information Azores Islands

  • From Noonsite: Link; From AzoresWeb.com: Link
  • Diving Spots wannadive.net
Azores Islands overview

Intro Picture: Carla M. from Pixabay

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