Sailing Holiday Azores
Sailing holiday Azores, yacht charter Azores. To those who take a liking to sailing in the Azores, euroboatcharter.com can offer assistance with not only finding a suitable yacht charter but also with providing you with information on this destination. Azores is known for its Yacht Charter potential and the fact that many skippers come here with their crews to enjoy a holiday on the water.
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All the nine islands of the Azores Archipelago are volcanic origin and are located roughly between 37° and 40° north latitude and 25° and 31° west longitude, with the island of Flores marking the westernmost border of the European continent. 244,780 people (2008 data) live in the 2,325 sq. of this island territory, which is part of the Portuguese state and constitutes the Autonomous Region of the Azores.
The islands of the archipelago
The islands of the archipelago are divided in three geographical groups: the Eastern Group, comprising Santa Maria and São Miguel, the Central Group, including Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial, and the Western Group, composed by Corvo and Flores. The Azores, along with the archipelagos of Madeira, Canary Islands and Cape Verde, constitute the biogeographic region of Macaronesia, a name which means “fortunate islands” for those who live there and visit them.
Do you want to experience of having a whale next to your yacht? The Azores are currently one of the world’s largest whale sanctuaries. Among resident and migrant species, common or rare, more than 20 different types of cetaceans can be spotted in the Azores. It is an impressive figure and it corresponds to a third of the total number of existing species. This is an an ecosystem with unique characteristics. With majestic whales and friendly dolphins, the blue Atlantic Ocean becomes even more magic around these nine islands. And it brings to the present, when preservation is the keyword, an old cry: “How she blows!”
The climate of the Azores is mild, with a high degree of humidity and frequent rain. During winter there is a strong wind. The average temperature in the winter on a generous 14ºC. The rainy periods, though frequent, are generally short. Summer is hot and sunny, with temperatures that are on average around 24ºC. The sea remains an inviting temperature between 17ºC and 23ºC.
Booking your sailing holiday in the Azores. To find all the available yachts, you can use the search tool at the top of the page, select your the period and press show boats. In the overview you can select your perfect yacht. Would you like to contact us for more information you can call us daily between 10am and 10pm on the number +31 050 82 00 200, or contact us via our contactform.