Discover the magical Azores Archipelago

An unspoiled archipelago with many dreamy islands
Cabin Cruise in The Azores Archipelago
Departure Ponta Delgada (Portugal)
Half board
6 days, 5 nights
You will love:
  • • Hot springs in Furnas
  • • Swimming in Formigas and Vila Franca do Campo
  • • Guided tours with the crew
Price available on request

Nestled in the Atlantic Ocean and known for its charming nature scene, the Azores is a real paradise that is not yet very popular with tourists. This archipelago, with its diverse and lush landscapes (volcano, waterfall, hot springs, etc.), is composed of 9 islands. GlobeSailor offers you a 6-day cruise onboard a comfortable monohull. The cruise is ideal for the first-timers of this region, which is home to one of the largest cetacean sanctuaries in the world. This half-board cruise will allow you to enjoy the local cuisine during your stopovers and mingle with the locals. This cruise is also available in 10 days.

Your Boat

Boat

During your cruise, you will sail aboard Jochi, a splendid 14 meters Bavaria 46 Cruiser. Perfectly maintained, this boat offers exceptional comfort and performance. With its fully equipped kitchen and large table, the lounge is ideal for relaxing in peace and quiet. Outside, you will enjoy the imposing cockpit and its large bench to share pleasant moments over dinner or a drink. The deck is perfect for relaxing in the sun or diving into the ocean, its scale will allow you to return safely on board.

Specifications
Boat Model :Bavaria 46 Cruiser
Type :Sailboat
Number of Cabins :3
Maximum Capacity :6
Crew Members :2
Comfort onboard :

Swimming platform
Equipped kitchen
Hammocks
Paddle
Snorkeling equipment
Fishing equipment
Musical instruments
Audio system
Wifi connection (depending on the navigation area)
Dinghy with an outboard motor
Layout
The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

Cabin

With its 4 cabins (2 double and 2 twins), this Bavaria 46 can accommodate up to 8 people (6 passengers and 2 crew members). The double cabins are located at the front, and they share a bathroom and toilets. The double cabins situated at the rear each have their own bathroom and toilet. The latter can also be converted into a twin cabin.

Itinerary

Map

Your crew is passionate about sailing and concerned about respecting the nature and culture of the Azores. They do everything necessary to leave a trail that is as green as possible. Your hostess, Ana Rita, likes to purchase products from local farmers and fishermen. The skipper André is an expert in sailing. Feel free to reach him if you wish to learn the basics of sailing or participate in maneuvers, this wind lover will be delighted to share his knowledge.

DAY 1: Ponta Delgada - Vila Franca do Campo (about 11 miles)
The crew will meet you at 11 am in the bar Baia dos Anjos located in the Portas do Mar marina. You all go together on the boat and discover your cabin. After you settled down, the skipper will give you a quick briefing on life onboard and safety instructions. André will set sail in the afternoon and navigate along the southern coast of the island of São Miguel to reach the small town of Vila Franca do Campo. For dinner, the crew recommends you try a local tavern.

DAY 2: Exploring the islet of Vila Franca do Campo and the Furnas Valley
In the morning, you can dip into the crystal clear water of the islet of Vila Franca. This former underwater volcano, now classified as a nature reserve, is ideal for swimming and snorkeling to observe marine life. You can also paddle along the crater walls and explore the vegetation. Afterward, you will explore Furnas and its hot springs rich in minerals (iron and sulphur). The hot spring temperatures are generally between 35 and 40° C. Later, you will dine and spend the night in Vila Franca do Campo.

DAY 3: Vila Franca do Campo - Vila do Porto (about 50 miles)
Set sail after breakfast to go to Vila do Porto, a charming little town on the island of Santa Maria. Due to its dry and warm climate, Santa Maria is nicknamed "the yellow island." During this sail of about 10 hours, we advise you to enjoy the ocean fully. You are very likely to encounter many cetacean species, including dolphins and whales. At the end of the day, you will arrive on the island.

DAY 4: Visit Santa Maria Island
Today, you will decide with the other passengers what is the plan for the day. You can visit the "red desert" of Santa Maria, which serves as a supply place for potters and then go to Anjos. This small village is known for its magnificent bay and its statue of Christopher Columbus. The explorer is said to have attended a mass in the Ermida chapel of Nossa Senhora dos Anjos on his return from America. André and Ana Rita will also invite you to stay on board and anchor in a pretty bay to snorkel near a wreck. You will have dinner and spend the night in Santa Maria.

DAY 5: Santa Maria - Formigas - Ponta Delgada (about 70 miles)
Today, André will cast off and head for the island of São Miguel. You will stop at Formigas, a group of rocky islets overlooked by a lighthouse and covering more than 9,000 km². You will enjoy diving and swimming in the middle of this fauna and flora preserved from human activity. Back on the boat, you will continue the navigation until Ponta Delgada. Keep your eyes open, you could still meet cetaceans...

DAY 6: Ponta Delgada
Take advantage of your last few hours onboard to take some photos. Your disembarkation is scheduled after breakfast, at 10 am.

Your stops :

Ponta Delgada (São Miguel) > Vila Franca do Campo > Vila do Porto > Santa Maria > Formigas > Ponta Delgada (São Miguel)

The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions

Prices

Contact us to receive the availabilities and prices for this offer
Price includes• Accommodation in double or twin cabins
• Crew services (skipper and hostess/cook)
• Shore guide services (provided by the skipper)
• Half board (breakfast and lunch)
• Beverages: water, tea, and coffee
• Bedding, towels, and napkins
• Snorkeling and fishing equipment, paddle, hammock, and musical instruments
• Diesel, water and electricity for the boat
• Gasoline for the annex
• Port taxes, marina, and other logistics costs
Price does not include• Flights
• Transfer between the airport and marina
• Beverages: juice and alcohol
• Personal expenses
• Optional excursions or activities
• Transfer to the excursion sites
• Single supplement
• Wifi connection according to the navigation area

FAQ

Your flight tickets can be booked by the GlobeSailor team. All you have to do is specify it to your advisor when you book your cruise.
Originally from Lisbon, Ana discovered the Azores in 2015. After exploring this magical archipelago, she decided to stay and settle in Ponta Delgada. Ana has always been passionate about hospitality, meeting new people and cooking, and will make you feel comfortable. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English and has some knowledge of French.
André grew up in Vila Franca do Campo where he started sailing at the age of 11. This sport, which was originally a hobby, quickly became a passion. In 1999, he was 2nd in the "Portugal class Optimist." Since that day, he has been sailing around the world, first as a crew member and then as a captain. Today, he has decided to return to the Azores and share his maritime and cultural knowledge with you.
During your cruise, you benefit from the half-board formula, including breakfast and one meal (lunch or dinner) per day. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included. Check the terms and conditions of your quotation carefully. On request, your advisor can send you the menus proposed on board. They are often prepared with fresh and local products. Please inform us as soon as possible if you are allergic to any food or if you are on a special diet.
A budget of about 150 € per person is recommended for meals on land, alcoholic beverages, and car rental.
To confirm your booking you should inform your GlobeSailor advisor who will put an option (hold) on the cabin for a certain time until we receive your down payment.
The booking will only be considered final once we have received your down payment (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card) which is 50% of the total amount. A 100% down payment is required for any booking made less than one month before departure.
The balance should be paid no later than one month before boarding, either to the base or to GlobeSailor. Mandatory extras and options will be payable locally. Be sure to check with your advisor or the base prior to departure.
After you have made your booking the base manager will contact you to give you more information on your cruise. Make sure you confirm what time you will be arriving and also your flight details. A taxi or minibus can meet you at the airport and bring you directly to the boat at an extra cost.
All the skippers which we offer are qualified, have the necessary professional licenses and speak fluent English. If you have any particular demands regarding a skipper make sure to let us know.
The skipper is in charge of navigation and your safety on board. Feel free to try out some of the manoeuvres with him; he will be happy to teach you the basics of sailing.
Regarding sleeping arrangements, the skipper will sleep on board, either in a cabin or in the common area (saloon).
The skipper is not in charge of cooking or washing up. A hostess (or cook) will prepare your meals, clean the saloon area and the cabins and make sure the boat is kept tidy.
If you wish to make a cancellation, you should contact your GlobeSailor advisor as soon as possible. Whatever the circumstances, you will be charged the following cancellation fees, depending on when the cancellation is made: up to 90 days before departure = 25%; 89 to 60 days before departure = 50%; 59 to 30 days before departure = 75%; 29 days or less before departure = 100% of the total cost of your booking. We recommend that you sign up for cancellation insurance with your personal insurance provider.

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