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Location

Ponta Delgada, the capital of the Azores, is located on Sao Miguel, the largest of the islands and the one with the biggest population.

There are two marinas, the old one for local boats and the new one for visitors. The visitors marina lies on the west side from the harbour entrance.

Position 37° 44.2'N, 25° 39.67'W (marina)

Clearance

For full details on clearing into and out of the Azores see noonsite's Azores Formalities.

The concrete reception dock is located just behind the green and white banded tower close to a row of flagpoles and below the conical white roof of the main marina offices. Arriving yachts must stop there to be cleared in and be assigned a berth.

Yachts are normally met on the dock by an officer, who ensures that there is no contact with other boats before formalities are completed. This is normally done during office hours.

The office is open Mon-Fri 0900-1830 and Sat-Sun 0900-1730. It closes at lunch for 1½ hours. Yachts arriving outside of these times must not enter the marina, but come alongside the reception dock and await clearance.

Last updated June 2017.

Ponta Delgada
Av Infante D. Henrique (Marina) , 9500-150 Ponta Delgada , Azores
Tel:+351 296 286 623 Fax:+351 296 287 738
Clearance

Docking

This is a busy harbour and is sheltered by a massive 1500m outer breakwater.  The breakwater however continues a further 50-100m out to sea, with large rocks awash and underwater and should be given a wide berth.

This large marina with different sizes of finger pontoons provides excellent facilities for yachts visiting the Azorean capital. The range of repair facilities is also expanding and boats can be hauled out here. Water and electricity is available on all pontoons and fuel is available at the fuelling berth.

Cruisers have reported that swell can be a major problem in winds from east to south-west. Be prepared with bow, stern and spring lines. There are more protected berths, especially for bigger yachts but you will need to enquire availability.

Last updated June 2017.

Marina de Ponta Delgada
Av. Infante D. Henrique, Ap 113 , 9502 Ponta Delgada
Tel:+351 296 281 510 Fax:+351 296 281 311 ,VHF Channel 16, 09
Opening hours: High season 9 am - 6.30 pm (5.30 pm weekends), 9 am - 5.30 pm Closed on Sundays.
This is now a huge facility with the expansion into the bay to the west of the original marina.
All facilities, fuel dock, pump-out facility, laundry, WiFi, ATM, provisions, bar, restaurant, pool, yacht club. Boatyard with 25 ton travel lift, 3 and 2 ton cranes and dry docks, repairs. Security.

Yacht Clubs

The yacht club next to the marina is very helpful.

Clube Naval de Ponta Delgada (CNPD)
Apt. 4 (Calheta) , Av. Infante D. Henrique , 9500 Ponta Delgada
Tel:+351 296 308 380 / 910 516 323 Fax:+351 2 962 6383
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