If you are looking for a different way to explore the islands, then a sailing holiday is just what you need.

During your Sailing week from Faial you’ll find the three islands of Faial, Pico and São Jorge were made for sailing. Each is a day’s sail apart but every day will be full of adventure and great sailing opportunities! Sailing in a skippered Dufour Grand’ Large 375 you leave the colourful yacht marina of Horta and sail to São Jorge.

Depending on the weather you may sail around Faial or take a shorter route through the channel between Faial and Pico. São Jorge is a delightful island and for those wanting to stretch their sea legs, there are some good walks. Pico lies before you and there are several small marinas to choose from and depending on conditions you may use a couple of them during your time there. Your sailing holiday from Faial finishes back on Faial where you can sit in Peter’s Café with other hardy sailors and tell tales of your Atlantic adventures!

Please note that the itinerary may well vary due to weather conditions.


Fly London to Faial. Transfer to yacht in Horta marina.
Sail to São Jorge (Horta to Velas - 22 miles).
Sail around São Jorge.
Sail São Jorge to Pico (Velas to São Roque - 15 miles).
Sail around Pico.
Free day on Pico.
Sail to Faial (São Roque to Horta - 20 miles).
Transfer to airport. Fly Faial to London.

From £1177per person

We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.

INCLUDED : Yacht charter based on 4 people sharing, skipper, life jackets, harbour fees (except Pico and São Jorge), cleaning, insurance, airport transfers, flights and airport taxes (guide price only), pre-departure information booklet. EXCLUDED : Meals (guests can buy provisions (or catch fish from the boat) and cook them on board or eat out at a restaurant if appropriate), fuel (2 euros per litre), excursions on free days, travel insurance. Skipper - we have assumed the skipper will sleep on board. If you prefer that he/she doesn't then there is an additional charge.


Your home for the 7 nights will be a very comfortable Dufour Grand' Large 375. This 37 foot boat has 3 cabins (sleeps 6) and is designed for unprecedented cruising comfort and also benefits from all the Grand’ Large range features: elegant lines, easy manoeuvring, dynamic sailing performance and a high level of detail in the finish. It also benefits from twin wheels and sail controls which are led to the cockpit.


Sailing in the Azores gives you another perspective on the islands and also gives you the chance to see whales, dolphins, turtles and the ever present Cory's Shearwater as you go.


Starting from your base in Horta marina on Faial, the aim of the week is to visit the islands of São Jorge and Pico as well although the itinerary may vary due to weather conditions at the time.

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