9. From Praia da Vitoria: 8-Day Azores Private Sailboat Tour
Ahoy, matey! Hoist the sails and let's set course for adventure on the high seas! There's nothing quite like the thrill of the wind in your hair and the salty spray of the ocean on your face. Whether you're an experienced sailor or a landlubber looking for a new experience, a sailing trip in the Azores is sure to satisfy your thirst for adventure. With stunning landscapes, crystal clear waters, and rich cultural history, the Azores is the perfect destination for anyone looking to explore the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean. So come aboard and join us on a journey you'll never forget! Day 1: Overnight passage to Sao Jorge island Embark on an overnight sailing passage from Marina Praia da Vitoria, Terceira to Sao Jorge Island, covering approximately 64 nautical miles in 11-12 hours. Enjoy stargazing, Milky Way, and the sight of dolphins playing around the boat in the glow of fluorescent plankton. Day 2: Visiting Sao Jorge island Rent a car and explore Sao Jorge Island, visiting natural parks, lighthouses, natural pools, and waterfalls. Day 3: Light sailing to Horta, Faial island Set sail in the morning from Sao Jorge Island to Marina Horta on Faial Island, witnessing amazing panoramic views of the Pico Mountain, the highest point in Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Catch some fresh tuna for lunch and enjoy the steady winds and calm seas. Day 4: Visiting Faial island Explore Faial Island at your own pace with a car rental and visit nature parks, historic lighthouses, the Volcano Museum, and the famous caldeiras. Day 5: Sailing passage to Pico island Embark on a scenic and exciting sailing passage from Horta to Pico Island, offering beautiful views of the Azorean coastline and the great Pico Mountain. Day 6: Сlimbing mount Pico Climb Pico Mountain on Pico Island, with an elevation of 2,351 meters, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and the Atlantic Ocean. Day 7: Overnight passage back to Terceira island Experience an unforgettable night passage from Pico to Terceira Island, gazing at the starry sky overhead, spotting dolphins and whales, and enjoying the peacefulness of the journey. Day 8: Exploring the beauty of Terceira Island Explore the natural beauty of Terceira Island, visiting caves, geysers, and natural pools with a car.