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.
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.
Azores Choice provided a prompt, helpful service. they found us the perfect accommodation for our needs and provided superb, expert advice on how to spend our week walking on San Miguel. I would certainly use them again.
Joan from Durham
Recommended small travel company!
Great little company with friendly staff. Organisation of flights & accommodation very efficient. When problems arise they are helpful and very reasonable in their efforts to resolve them. We would definitely use them again for a return trip.
Really great! Would use again!
Very efficient, friendly, helpful. Excellent local knowledge. Everything ran very smoothly, from supplying the tickets to airport pick ups and hotel bookings. Lovely accommodation selected. No complaints!
A wonderful break in a beautiful environment!
Everything was excellent. The information and organisation, the hotel and the island itself all exceeded our expectations. Whale watching and other trips out, fantastic. We will book again!
Great honeymoon package and experience!
They provided a great package at a good price. We found them to be helpful and a quality service was provided.
Nicola and Christopher – Winchester
Top notch service. Highly recommended!
Excellent service throughout. Very informative, with lots of literature, maps and the like. Attended their offices in Ponta Delgada – very impressed with Olivia, friendly and helpful. Paul was first class.
Lynne in Welton-by-Lincoln
Great company for first time Azores visit!
Really great company, will be recommending them. We had never visited the Azores before but this company helped us decided which islands to visit.
Brilliant holiday organised by an excellent company!
Friendly, helpful, professional and completely geared to us as individuals.
John and Janice
Very helpful staff, and the trips they organised for us were excellent with knowledgeable guides.
A really wonderful holiday!
We normally travel independently, but I am go glad that we used Archipelago Choice – their insider knowledge was really helpful in making the most of our time.
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