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Sao Jorge is part of the "Triangle Islands", being just 22 miles away from Horta and 17 miles away from Lajes de Pico (an interesting circuit if you don't have much time and want to see 3 completely different landscapes and traditions).

Sao Jorge is a great island for adventure, with its steep slopes and remarkable ravines ending in fertile "fajas". These are so numerous and so different that you can find unusual coffee plantations or lagoons amongst them. The island is a surfer's as well as a trekker's paradise. Its cheese production and traditional quilts are also famous.

Position 38° 40.8'N, 28° 12.17'W (marina)

Docking

Photo from http://marines.visitazores.com/

Visiting yachts used to anchor as there was only limited space alongside, however the marina now makes docking easier although there are limited berths for visitors. During the summer months this is a relatively busy port. Beware of the ferry services.

There is a jetty for bigger, commercial vessels, which protects the small quay and marina from some swells, improving the conditions for visiting yachts.

See cruisers comments below about the swell here and WiFi service.

Last updated December 2015.

Velas Marina
Rua das Caravelas , 9800 Velas, Sao Jorge
Tel:+351 295 432 118 Fax:+351 295 432 118 ,VHF Channel 16, 10
Opening hours: High Season: 08:00-20:00, Low Season: 0800-1700
Limited berths for medium to large yachts. Adequate depth throughout. Reasonable fees. Harbour Master Jose Dias. Reception quay (square, white topped building).
All facilities, fuel, laundry, bar, WiFi, ATM, yacht club, 10 ton crane, some repairs.

Yacht Clubs

Clube Naval de Velas
Cais das Velas , 9800 Velas
Tel:+351 2 9543 2169 or 2954 12945
Maurice Benichou
Maurice Benichou says:
Jun 11, 2014 11:10 PM

I agree, the harbourmaster is very friendly but I am in one of the ten visiting berths and swell is making my 34 Hanse 342 rolling hard. The wifi from the marina has to be repaired for five days.

Henning
Henning says:
Jun 01, 2014 06:04 PM

The following different communication information is listed in the brochure "Marinas dos Acores": phone +351 963 698 900, email [email protected]
In May 2014 there were about 10 berths available for visiting yachts, about 5 alongside or on hammerheads for larger boats <20m, of which about half were taken. The harbormaster was very friendly and there was little swell and no signs of bad swell. The WiFi was excellent.

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