This skippered Sailing weekend on Santa Maria trip is available on most weekends and can be added to most holidays. Sailing on a Dufour 40, you depart Vila Franca marina on São Miguel on a Friday evening for an exciting 6 hour night crossing to the island of Santa Maria (around 54 miles). You have a full day on the Saturday on Santa Maria to explore the island with a hire car (included).
On your last day you have a mid morning sail back to São Miguel arriving back around 6pm on the Sunday evening.
Meals are not included except for one meal on each of the two sailing days.


Join yacht in Vila Franca marina at around 8pm. Night sail to Santa Maria island (54 miles, approximately 6 hours).
Free day on Santa Maria to explore the island in your hire car (included).
Sail to São Miguel arriving around 6pm.

From £458 per person

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

INCLUDED : Price is based on 4 people sharing and includes skipper, life jackets, one meal on each sailing day, hire car for the day on Santa Maria, yacht charter, harbour fees, fuel, cleaning, insurance (20,000 euros per person), pre-departure information booklet EXCLUDED : Meals and drinks except for two meals during sailing days (guests can buy provisions (or catch fish from the boat) and cook them on board or eat out at a restaurant if appropriate), excursions on free days, travel insurance. Transfers to and from the yacht.


Your home for the 2 nights will be a very comfortable Dufour 40.


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.


Departing from the old capital of São Miguel, the pretty town of Vila Franca, you'll travel to Vila do Porto, the capital of Santa Maria - a sleepy town on the south west coast with some nice restaurants.

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