"Western group" route
Sailing to the Azores islands

Yacht-tour on the "Western group" route

The route, which will appeal to lovers of long sea crossings. The way to the most remote island of the archipelago - western Flores, on which, by the way, pirate treasures were hidden, it will take about a day. The remaining transitions will be between the islands of the central group, located not far from each other. You visit Terceira, where every day they celebrate some holiday, Graciosa, where you cannot believe in the reality of the surrounding beauty, hospitable Faial with the most colorful marina and deserted, almost wild, but very beautiful São Jorge.
€900
Cost without additional costs for stays, fuel and provisions. Additional costs will count around 100 euros.
10 days
Duration of a trip. The starting and ending place of the journey is on the island of Terceira.
Intermediate level
The duration of the transition is 4-8 hours. Summary distance is 427 NM (770 км).

Route

Terceira
Climb deep into the volcano and find there is a clear lake. Admire the architecture of the streets of the capital, preserved since the founding of the city.
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Graciosa
Explore the uninhabited islands with a beautiful beach and look into the sulfur cave with a grotto and a lake right in the crater of an extinct volcano.
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Flores
We will contemplate the beauty of waterfalls and flowers, enjoy while looking at the playful dolphins.
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Faial
Visit the famous bar of yachtsmen and appreciate the stunning landscape and the beauty of the "blue island".
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São Jorge
Enjoy the peace and nature of the island, try the famous cheese and admire the views on the Pico and other islands.
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Terceira
And after a sea trip, it is so nice to relax in the black volcanic sand of Terceira's beaches for a few more days ...
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Travel cost

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The basic package includes:
  • Accommodation and travel on a yacht
  • Skipper Services
  • One place in a double cabin
  • Linens
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Dinghy with outboard motor
  • Cooking gas
  • Water
Ship cashbox ≈€100:
  • Ship cashbox for common expences
  • Stays in marinas
  • Fuel
  • Provisions
Personal expenses:
  • Flight tickets
  • Registration Schengen visas
  • Insurance marked active vacation
  • Catering in cafes/restaurants
  • Island Transfers
  • Excursions

Personal belongings

Clothes
Thermal underwear. Synthetic T-shirts and pants / shorts. Bike fleece. Membrane jacket. Headdress.
Additional
Shoes for the ship (white sole) and shoes for comfortable walking along the routes of the island.
Sunglasses.
Package
Hiking backpack (60-90 liters) or sports bag. Bags for clothes and hygiene items. We do not recommend using a suitcase.
Documents
Passport. Money/Credit Card.
Insurance marked active vacation.
First Aid Kit
Sunscreen. Remedies for motion sickness. Personal medication.
Hygiene
Toothbrush and paste, razor.
Flight search
It is important to understand that the Azores archipelago is located in the Atlantic Ocean, and the Azores anticyclone controls the weather in this region. Therefore, a specific route is selected based on weather conditions just before the exit. Due to the successful location of the base of Yacht.Azores on the island Terceira (the central group of the archipelago), under favorable weather conditions, we will visit 4 islands in 10 days and return to Terceira.

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