Sail from island to island in the Azores archipelago

An 8-day getaway in the mythical Azores archipelago

  • Expedition / Adventure

Sail from island to island in the Azores archipelago


Still relatively unknown to tourists, the Azores are the perfect destination to get away from it all on a sailing cruise. The archipelago is made up of nine volcanic islands located 1500 km from the Portuguese coast. These islands are divided into three zones: the eastern group (São Miguel and Santa Maria); the western group (Flores and Corvo) and the central group (Terceira, Faial, Pico, São Jorge and Graciosa). You will sail between the islands of the latter group for one week (about 4 hours per day). Snorkeling, swimming, hiking and culinary discoveries will be part of the experience.

This cruise is also available in one way, from Terceira to Horta or from Horta to Terceira. Please contact us for more information.

Cruise Highlights

  • Sailing the Mid-Atlantic
  • Explore islands with unspoiled nature
  • Swimming in natural pools
5 5.0 · 7 reviews

Your Boat

  • Bavaria C45
  • 3 total cabins
  • 6 people max
  • 2 crew members

Sail in the Azores archipelago aboard a Bavaria C45. At the helm of this 14-metre sailing yacht are Sarah and Kevin, two sailing lovers who know the destination inside out. The refined design and the comfort of this monohull will allow you to spend a very pleasant cruise. You will appreciate the large galley and the large table to share convivial moments. Outside, you will find a relaxation area with cushions and a dining table. A swimming platform will also be at your disposal, making it easier for you to get back on board.

  • Outdoor dining table
  • Sun loungers with cushions
  • Bimini
  • Bluetooth speakerphone
  • 12v USB sockets
  • Swimming platform with ladder
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Paddle boards
  • Motorized dinghy
Layout

The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

The boat has 2 rear cabins equipped with a king-size bed and a shared shower room and 1 front cabin with a queen-size bed with private shower room and toilet. All cabins have opening portholes, storage, reading lamp, fan and USB (12v) plug.
The crew has its own cabin with en-suite shower room.

Itinerary of your cruise

Sarah and Kevin offer you an itinerary off the beaten track! It is a perfect combination of sailing and exploring the Azores. This archipelago will seduce all nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts.

Map
Azores

DAY 1 : Praia da Vitoria (Terceira) - Angra do Heroismo (Terceira) (about 15 nautical miles)
Sarah and Kevin will meet you at 10:30 at a café in Praia da Victoria. You will get to know the other passengers and attend a quick briefing before going on the boat. After checking out your cabin, you will be able to explore every corner of the boat. You will have lunch and cast off to set sail for Cabras. This island is perfect for playing the game of adventurers in the caves that served as pirate hideouts, or paddling along the steep cliffs. The crew will take you to spend the evening in Angra do Heroismo, a historic city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dinner is free.

DAY 2: Angra do Heroismo - Velas (São Jorge) (about 35 nautical miles)
Breakfast, then departure to the dizzying island of São Jorge. Its elongated shape and its numerous fajäs (flat geological formations advancing into the ocean) make it easily distinguishable from the others. Indeed, it is 54 km long and barely 6.9 km wide and has no less than 70 fajäs. Take advantage of this crossing to familiarize yourself with nautical terms, take part in the maneuvers, or take a nap on the deck. You may also have the chance to see dolphins, whales, or other marine mammals. At the end of the day, you will anchor on the southern coast of São Jorge. Dinner at your leisure.

DAY 3: Velas (São Jorge)
Why not start the day by watching the sunrise over the sunrise? You will have this opportunity during your stop at Velas. Take your free time to visit a local village nestled at the foot of a mountain. You will discover an elegant and soothing public garden, but also Igreja Matriz, the island's mother church built in the 15th century. The crew will advise you what to do according to your desires. We can also arrange a car rental in advance if you wish. Dinner is free.

DAY 4: Velas - Horta (Faial) (about 20 nautical miles)
You set sail again in the morning for Faial. You will drop anchor in the south-east of the island in the very colourful Horta marina, the meeting point for yachtsmen crossing the Atlantic. It is also known for its open-air "art gallery" which collects paintings left by the crews for good luck. At the end of the day, you will have an aperitif at Peters, a cosy cafe that serves as a landmark for all passing sailors. Dinner at your leisure.

DAY 5 : Horta - Pico (about 25 nautical miles)
Your journey continues to Pico Island. To reach it, you will pass through the Faial canal (which connects Horta to Madalena). You will then walk along the south coast of the island and admire Mount Pico. It is 2351 meters high, making it the highest mountain in the Azores and Portugal. Along the way, you may encounter turtles, dolphins and sperm whales. Indeed, the southern coast is home to some twenty species of cetaceans. You will end the day in Lajes do Pico, a former whaling centre where you will find a museum retracing the history of the whalers. Dinner is free.

DAY 6 : Pico (about 25 nautical miles)
On this day, you will discover Pico and its volcano. Its volcanic rock and black lava flows have earned it the nickname "the black island". It is no less fertile for its many flowers and endemic plants (azaleas, dragon trees, fig trees, etc.). Its hiking trails will take you between the sea and the mountains in the middle of breathtaking nature. Renting a car could also be a good solution if you want to travel a longer distance. Sarah and Kevin will be able to provide you with a roadmap. Lunch at your leisure. Dinner on board.

DAY 7: Pico - Terceira (about 60 nautical miles)
You hoist the sails and begin your return journey. Don't hesitate to ask Sarah and Kevin to learn more about sailing. They will be delighted to share their passion with you. If weather permits you will stop in a quiet bay for lunch and will watch dolphins and whales (not guaranteed). Enjoy the sunset from the deck of the boat on this last evening. The crew suggests that you end this beautiful cruise in style by dining together in a local restaurant (not included in the price).

DAY 8: Praia da Vitoria (Terceira)
You will disembark at Praia da Vitoria marina after breakfast at around 10:30 am.

Please note:

  • Departures on 03/07/2023 and 21/09/2023 are only available one way in the direction of Horta > Terceira. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.


Praia da Vitoria (Terceira)  Angra do Heroismo  Velas  Horta  Pico  Praia da Vitoria (Terceira)

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

Contact us to receive the availabilities and prices for this offer

Our customers' reviews of this boat

5,0 · 7 reviews

  • 5

    A luxury sailing adventure

    On our Azorian voyage on the beautiful, spacious yacht 'Let's Sea' (Bavaria C45, model 2019) we travelled 175 nautical miles and experienced the full weather spectrum of the Azores. The itineray was very rich - sailing, anchoring in beautiful bays, whale & dolphin watching, exploring the islands. The food on board prepared by the captain was delicious. We feel very lucky to have chosen this charter company. Not only was it great to have a female captain in charge, but we really enjoyed their company and they loved to share their passion. They were wonderful hosts and it really was a memorable adventure!

  • 5

    La meilleure façon de déconnecter

    Beaucoup de soins sont apportés à l’accueil et à l’encadrement. Sarah et Kevin sont très disponibles pour répondre à toutes questions notamment celles ayant trait à la navigation. Ils nous conseillent et organisent les sorties à terre. Le bateau est très beau, très confortable et dispose de toutes les commodités nécessaires à une excellente croisière. Sarah en plus d’être une capitaine très compétente, nous a concocté d’excellents repas inspirés de la cuisine locale. Le petit plus inoubliable c’est quand notre petit déjeuner à été ramené grâce à l’annexe ( petit bateau pneumatique). Une grand merci à Sarah et Kevin pour nous avoir fait découvrir cette vie en voilier.

  • 5

    Croisière inoubliable au Açores

    Magnifique voilier, équipage adorable, un séjour de rêve, à conseiller.

  • 5

    Une croisière dans un écrin de paradis

    Une croisière inoubliable dans les Açores avec un magnifique voilier qui nous a permis de découvrir des îles magiques au milieu de l’océan Atlantique. L’équipage au top, adorable, professionnel et toujours à l’écoute. Merci pour cette belle et profonde découverte!

  • 5

    Une croisière avec un voisin les Azores

    C’est parfait 💖

  • 5

    Croisière inoubliable

    Nous avons découvert grâce à SARAH & KEVIN un mode de vie totalement différent du nôtre. Dépaysement total à bord de LET’S SEA: paysages à couper le souffle, la compagnie des dauphins lors des traversées, petits déjeuners et brunchs à bord avec des produits locaux … Initiation à la navigation, …baignades du ponton, visites des îles réussies grâce aux bons plans de SARAH & KEVIN. LET’S SEA: voilier splendide de 14 mètres, neuf et très confortable, rendant la navigation encore plus agréable … LES AÇORES, îles volcaniques regorgeant d’une végétation exceptionnelle, un bel endroit préservé sur notre planète. SARAH & KEVIN: jeune couple très agréable et expérimenté, prévenant et prêt à tout pour que chacun passe un agréable séjour. Très belles rencontres au sein du bateau avec les autres hôtes, venant d’horizons différents. Nous recommandons vivement cette expérience inoubliable. Un grand merci à SARAH & KEVIN pour cette belle découverte.

  • 5

Frequently asked questions

  • What documents are required for a trip to the Azores?

    All French nationals can enter freely with a valid national identity card or passport (for any stay of less than 30 days).

    Please note: national identity cards issued to adults between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2013 will still be valid 5 years after the expiry date (indicated on the back). Nevertheless, we strongly recommend that you use a passport rather than an identity card whose expiry date has passed.

    This information is subject to change by the authorities of the country visited. It is not uncommon for border crossing rules to change. We therefore strongly advise you to refer to the "travel advice" section of the France Diplomatie website: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/.
    Nationals of other countries should enquire about formalities at the consulate of their home country.
  • Who's in charge of flights to the island of Terceira?

    Your plane tickets can be booked by the GlobeSailor team. You just have to specify it to your advisor when you book your cruise.
  • How are your transfers between the airport and the boat organized?

    Your transfers are not included in your package. However, they can be organized by your Globe Sailor advisor and the base manager by taxi or minibus. The payment of this service is generally to be made with Globe Sailor at the time of the payment of the balance or directly on the spot in cash. Don't forget to inform your adviser of your arrival time.
  • How does a cruise with a skipper and a hostess/cook work?

    All the skippers we propose are registered and have the necessary professional certificates. They speak English fluently. If you have any special requirements regarding the skipper, please let us know. The skipper is in charge of the navigation and your safety on board. Do not hesitate to take part in the manoeuvres with him, he will be happy to teach you the basics of navigation. Concerning the organization, the skipper and the hostess sleep on the boat, in a cabin.
  • How are meals on board organized?

    During your cruise, you benefit from the half-board package, including breakfasts and lunches per day. Softs and alcoholic beverages are not included. Please check the terms and conditions of your quotation. Your adviser will be able to send you the menus proposed on board on request. They are often prepared using fresh local produce. Please inform us as soon as possible if you are allergic to certain foods or if you are on a special diet.
  • What payments do I have to make to confirm my reservation?

    To confirm your booking, you must inform your GlobeSailor advisor who will make an option for you while you collect your deposit. The reservation will only be considered final once your deposit has been received (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card), from 30 to 50% of the amount of the reservation. A deposit of 100% will be required for any reservation made less than one month before departure. The balance is due 45 days before departure at the latest.
  • What happens in case of cancellation?

    In case of cancellation, you must notify your GlobeSailor consultant as soon as possible. Whatever the cause, the following cancellation fees will be due: up to 90 days before departure: 30% /// from 89 to 60 days: 50% /// from 59 to 30 days: 75% /// from 29 days to departure: 100% of the amount of your reservation.
    We advise our clients to take out cancellation insurance with Ouest Assurance.