There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Pico and Flores operated by 1 ferry company – Atlanticoline. The Sao Roque to Lajes ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 11 hours 30 minutes.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Pico Flores crossing between Sao Roque and Lajes.
Pico is the second largest island in the Azores, a Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean.
With a landscape dominated by exotic plants and its namesake volcano, Pico is one of the best islands in the Azores for hiking and mountain biking. Wine production also plays an important role in Pico’s culture, with UNESCO protected vineyards in the towns of Lajido, Cabrito and Madelena, which are all well worth seeing.
Pico boasts the finest natural swimming holes in the archipelago, too, and the longest lava tube in Europe, which reaches over 3 miles, so there’s plenty to enjoy whilst exploring the island.
Given Pico’s central location in the Azores, it is a good departure point for the rest of the archipelago. From the island’s main port on the north-central coast, numerous ferry routes are provided to most of the other islands.
Flores forms part of the Western Group in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, a group of small islands spread across the North Atlantic.
The island gets its name from the prevalence of wild flowers, mostly blue or pink in colour, and many other indigenous botanical species. The floral population also earned Flores a place on the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve list in 2009, so you’re guaranteed some breath-taking scenic walks.
Flores also has plenty of exciting opportunities for climbers and mountaineers. Particularly the Groto de Enxareus, a vast cavern measuring fifty metres long and twenty five metres wide. Morro Alto is the highest point, reaching over nine hundred metres, offering wonderful views of the crater lakes as well.
In terms of cultural appeal, Flores is home to the westernmost town in Europe, Faja Grande, whilst the small town of Fajazinha on the west coast is known for its pretty, ruinous water mills and white washed houses.
You can reach Flores from every island in the Azores by ferry, arriving in Lajes Das Flores on the south coast. There are slightly more sailings from the neighbouring island of Corvo to the north. Ferries on this route also dock in Santa Cruz, found just up the coast.