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can chose between going into the ports or marinas and exploring the
islands or staying out for a beautiful night sail under the bright
stars in a fluorescent sea, caused by bioluminescent algae. Every
movement of the boat leaves a glittering trail of small stars in the
water, Dolphins coming up to the boat seem to be swimming in long
shining pipes. Islandhopping on the Azores is very pleasant sailing.
You can see the next island when you take off in the morning. However,
just a few miles off the islands you are in the deep sea, 2000-4000m
depths are normal. After a beautiful days cruise you arrive on a new
island to explore. For those who would like a longer trip or need mileage
for their Yachtmaster License there is the option
of a cruise from San Miguel to Madeira (4-5 days), back to Santa Maria
(4-5 days) and then San Miguel, altogether 1000 seamiles of mainly
there are whales there, but the right expression should be sea
watching; whales, birds, dolphins, turtles, bonitos and sunfish.
Whalehunting from small wooden sailing boats has a long tradition on
the Azores due to the great variety of whales around the
islands.Commercial whalehunting ended in 1966, however, you can still
find the traditional whaling boats around the islands, now used for
leisure. Normally you can every day expect
coming up to the
boat for a visit. Tuna and Bonitos sometimes follow the boat for days
on end. In calm conditions you can go for a swim from the boat. A
strange feeling, swimming in the ocean, knowing there are several
thousand meters of water below you. The water temperatures rise to
about 23°C in July and 24°-25° in August, the
air remains a constant 25°-27° due to the Gulf Stream.
There is no better and leisurely way to get to know sailing and the sea.
legal reasons, I must here clearly state that we do not do so called
"Whale Watching Tours". There are several licensed companies on the
Azores which do landbased whale watching daytrips.
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Size: Length 14,6m x Width 7,4m x Draft
Roland de Casenove, Architect Navale, Paris
by: Mikael Bahner and launched in 1992
sailing catamaran is ideal for cruising. Always upright and steady and
with loads of room, allowing everybody a spot of privacy where he or
she can sunbathe, read a book or just enjoy the sea. In any kind of
nice breeze this type of boat immediately picks up speed and does for
some exciting sailing. Contrary to small racing catamarans and the
like, large catamarans do not capsize. There are four spacious double
cabins on board. Two double cabin midships with double berths
two double cabins in the foreship with single berths. The galley is
outfitted with a four-flame stove, standard oven, double sink and
two fridges as in any kitchen on land giving for excellent
EPIRB, Radar, AIS, VHF with automatic emergency signal, two life rafts,
GPS, fishfinder/sonar, autopilot,
solar panels (2 x 100W), 220v generator, , inflatable dinghy
with outboard, electric
anchor winch, , towed water generator, just to mention some of
There are altogether 16
waterproof bulkheads on the boat. Cruising Catamarans are extremely
safe vessels. You can see the Catamaran on the marina's
webcam. Go to "Webcam"
/Weathercams/Vila do Porto/ and there she is! (out of order
at this moment).
Charter License: Licença
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Mikael- or Mike to
everybody on board. Born in
Sweden, is 65 years old and has been boat building, sailing and surfing
all his life. He
has logged more than 35.000 offshore sea miles sailing all over
Europe.He speaks six languages fluently (English, German, French,
Portuguese, Czech- and of course Swedish). And most important: he can
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How to Get On Board
point for the
charter is the island Santa Maria, just south of
São Miguel, the main island.
Santa Maria is probably
the most beautiful of the azoraian islands, have a look at Santa Maria
TAP, Easy Jet and Ryan Air offer flights to the
Azores, Porto and Lisbon. All airlines
offer flights out from
Lisbon to Ponta
Delgada (São Miguel, main island). Jetairfly flies
from Brussels to Ponta Delgada.
are several alternatives to get to Santa Maria:
Lisbon and then directly to Santa Maria, SATA operates
flights from Lisbon to
on Thursdays and Sundays.
directly to Ponta Delgada (main island) and then on
to Santa Maria (daily flights, 15 min).
Lisbon and Ponta Delgada (several flights per day)
and then on to Santa
Maria (the connecting
flight to Santa Maria is free). Alternatively
via Porto to Ponta Delgada.
- Yacht Charter
Four cabins, eight persons.
– March: € 2.600,-/Week.
& September+October: € 3.550,-/Week.
Prices include skipper,
harbour duties and fuel for standard harbour or mooring maneuvers.
Ask for a quotation
for longer charters or in case your crew is less than eight persons.
30% at booking, another 30% two months before the charter,
payment two weeks before the charter. Refund: full refund if
cancel the charter (has never happened), no refund if you cancel the
charter (has also never happened).
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9580-209 Vila do Porto