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Santa Maria is often called "The Island of the Sun" as it tends to be warm and dry and has many fine sand beaches. The Island's traditional houses have white chimneys and blue bars which are a heritage of the first settlers here from Southern Portugal. The landscape is either dry and limestoned or luxuriant with vineyards. It is the oldest Azorean Island as well as the only one resting on the African geological plate. Famous for its handicrafts and pastry!

Position 36° 56.4'N, 25° 08.75'W (port entrance)

Clearance

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

Check-in & check-out procedures can be completed in the marina office.

Last updated June 2017.

Docking

If the ferry is manoeuvring in the harbour, it is advisable to wait outside.

The marina here is very quiet and well sheltered.

Last updated June 2017.

Marina Vila do Porto
Port of Vila do Porto, Apartado 42 , 9580 Vila do Porto
Tel:+351 296 882 782 Fax:+351 296 882 766 ,VHF Channel 16, 10
Opening hours: High Season: 08:00-20:00, Low Season: 0800-1700 (closed Sundays).
All facilities, laundry, fuel dock, pumpout, ATM, yacht club nearby. Free Wi-Fi. Very helpful staff and officials. Completely sheltered inside the marina.
Boatyard with 75 ton travel lift, 7 ton crane. Yacht repair shop inside the boatyard.

Yacht Clubs

Clube Naval de Santa Maria
Opening hours: Closed Mondays
Located in the light blue building at the head of the harbour.
Welcomes viviting yachtsmen. Bar and terrace.
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