The Azores are a volcanic Portuguese archipelago located in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. The creation of these islands started more than 8 millions years ago. Due to numerous volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, some islands have been formed and other have disappeared.

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Nowadays the archipelago counts nine islands spread in three natural geographic groups.

Nowadays the archipelago counts nine islands spread in three natural geographic groups.

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A breathtaking coastline

All together the islands count more than 800km of coastlines. From one island to the other, the landscapes change. Some uninhabited and inhospitable coasts impress by their verticality. Others, results from landslides or lava flows respectively form the «fajãs» and «mistérios», particularities of the archipelago.


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Between land and sea

The coastline is dotted with small fishing villages and vestiges of the industrial whaling era. The coves and bays are numerous but can sometimes be too exposed as to spend the night, in this case, charming marinas are at our disposal.
You will also have the opportunity to explore coastal hiking trails that give way to sumptuous panoramas and overabundant vegetation.


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Between land and sea

The coastline is dotted with small fishing villages and vestiges of the industrial whaling era. The coves and bays are numerous but can sometimes be too exposed as to spend the night, in this case, charming marinas are at our disposal.
You will also have the opportunity to explore coastal hiking trails that give way to sumptuous panoramas and overabundant vegetation.

Fauna and Flora of the Azores

Its geology, fauna and flora attract nature lovers as renowned scientists.
Because of its geographical position in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and at the junction of three tectonic plates, the Azores have one of the richest geodiversity and biodiversity of Europe.

Placed on the migratory route of several birds’ species, the archipelago becomes a place of safe rest, nesting and breeding. Moreover, due to its isolation, many endemic species are also observable.
From a geological point of view, the Azores are rich in volcanic characteristics: craters, caves, lava tunnels, caldeiras and hot springs.

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Whale and dolphin watching

With a total of 28 species of cetaceans referenced, the Azores are undoubtedly one of the best destination for the observation of dolphins and whales. Thanks to the large number of resident and migratory species present in the Azorean waters, it is possible to observe them throughout the year.
During the Summer months, the sperm whales, pilot whales, spotted dolphins and several other types of dolphins are the most frequently encountered. Dolphins love to play with the bow of the sailboat!

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Whale and dolphin watching

With a total of 28 species of cetaceans referenced, the Azores are undoubtedly one of the best destination for the observation of dolphins and whales. Thanks to the large number of resident and migratory species present in the Azorean waters, it is possible to observe them throughout the year.
During the Summer months, the sperm whales, pilot whales, spotted dolphins and several other types of dolphins are the most frequently encountered. Dolphins love to play with the bow of the sailboat!

Climate of the Azores

Located in an area tempered by the ocean, the climate is mild with slight temperature variations from one season to the other. In terms of rainfalls, they are particularly frequent during the winter months but become more rare and less abundant in the summer months: green landscapes are a certainty!

With average temperatures of about 24°C (75.2°F), summers are pleasantly warm and sunnier than the rest of the year. During the winter, mercury oscillates around 12°C (53.6°F).

For swimming, the water temperature can reach up to 24°C (75.2°F) during August and September. As for the more sensitive to the cold, no worries, we have Neoprene wetsuits on board!

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Ecotourism

It is no longer a secret, the Azores are a European, maybe even worldwide, reference when it comes to ecology and eco-friendly tourism! In addition to being a political will, local people and businesses, aware of their treasure, fight every day to preserve it by reducing their ecological footprint and opting for sustainable methods and solutions. We commit ourselves to do the same and to foster interactions with local and isolated populations.

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Eco-Tourism

It is no longer a secret, the Azores are a European, maybe even worldwide, reference when it comes to ecology and eco-friendly tourism! In addition to being a political will, local people and businesses, aware of their treasure, fight every day to preserve it by reducing their ecological footprint and opting for sustainable methods and solutions. We commit ourselves to do the same and to foster interactions with local and isolated populations.

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