There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Sao Miguel and Santa Maria operated by 1 ferry company – Atlanticoline. The Ponta Delgada to Vila do Porto ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 3 hours.
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 Sao Miguel Santa Maria crossing between Ponta Delgada and Vila do Porto.
Sao Miguel is the largest island in the Portuguese Azorean archipelago, situated in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Known locally as ‘the green island’, Sao Miguel’s landscape is characterised by rolling hills, vast green plains and towering mountains. It also boasts beautiful crater lakes, sandy beaches, blue ocean waters and an award-winning national park.
The bustling capital of Ponta Delgada offers both a cosmopolitan and historical atmosphere, with a great number of fascinating monuments and century-old buildings found alongside upmarket restaurants and a variety of shops.
As the most populated island in the Azores, Sao Miguel offers numerous ferry connections to many locations in the archipelago. The routes are operated by a popular local ferry company, but, given the sparseness of the islands, the journey times can vary greatly.