The eastern group offers three modern marinas that allow one to explore the island of Santa Maria from the Vila do Porto Marina and the island of São Miguel from the Vila Franca do Campo and Ponta Delgada Marinas.
The central group features three other marinas, the Angra Marina on the island of Terceira, the Horta Marina on the island of Faial and the Velas Marina on the island of São Jorge, which together with the ports of the islands of Pico and Graciosa, cover all the islands of that group.
The western group offers the Lajes das Flores Nautical Recreation Quay on the island of Flores and the commercial quay on the island of Corvo.
Let the good winds showcase the natural wonders of the Azores!
Weather, Tides and Currents
The weather is mild with average temperatures of 13°C (55°F) in the winter and 24°C (75°F) in the summer. Sea water temperature is influenced by the Gulf Stream and ranges between 18°C (64°F) and 24°C (75°F) throughout the year. The air is damp with an average relative humidity of 75%.
The great centre of high atmospheric pressure of the semi-permanent subtropical system near the Azores Archipelago, known as the Azores High, conditions the weather on the islands causing periods of calm weather during the summer and periods of bad weather and humid days during the winter season.
The average tidal range in the Azores is 1.5 metres and the current flows from the south or southeast at a low speed of about 0.5 knots.