Whale’come to the Azores, the Hawaii of the mid-Atlantic, Europe’s secret islands of adventure with a diverse marine wildlife.
Embark on this eco-friendly, “off the beaten track” sailing journey with us. Departing from the famous port of Horta, we will cruise around the central group of the Azores; visiting natural wonders, hidden gems and highlights of the archipelago. Whale and dolphin watching, road trips, hiking, dramatic landscapes, waterfalls, sustainable tourism.
Ocean friends, here we come!
The best way to reach the Azores is by plane.
In addition to the increasing number of direct flights offered by companies such as TAP (Portuguese Official Airline) and SATA (Azorean Official Airline) from the main European cities, getting to the Azores has never been so easy: you just need to reach Lisbon or Porto to have frequent connections with the town of Ponta Delgada (Island of São Miguel) and Horta (Island of Faial).
If you wish to make a stopover in the Island of São Miguel, you will then need to take an internal flight São Miguel – Faial.
Horta airport is only 10 km from Horta Marina. A taxi takes about 10 minutes and costs 14 Euros or we can arrange mini bus transfer on request.
The Azores have a maritime subtropical, mild climate accross all islands. The main characteristic of the azorean weather is its unpredictability: it can be sunny and hot, windy and strong showers – all in the same day!
Clouds and rain are a possibility any time of the year, although the summer months have longer periods of sunshine and higher temperatures. The average air temperature ranges between 13.6°C (minimum) and 22°C (maximum) throughout the whole year. But the humidity can be considerably high, so it can feel like a lot hotter.
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Bringing practical clothing for all kinds of weather and activities is key to a comfortable trip, you’ll want to bring some wind-proof, quick-drying, athletic clothing. Have a bathing suit and towel with you. You never know when you’ll stumble upon a hot spring, or a perfect black-sand beach, or a crater lake. Have comfortable sneakers or hiking shoes, a light wind-proof jacket and a warm sweater.
The weather changes dramatically on different parts of the island and as you move up and down in elevation. It can be chilly, rainy and/or windy at times, so keeping layers handy is a good idea.