There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Terceira and Sao Miguel operated by 1 ferry company – Atlanticoline. The Praia da Vitoria to Ponta Delgada ferry crossing operates Weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 4 hour 30 minute.
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 Terceira Sao Miguel crossing between Praia da Vitoria and Ponta Delgada.
Terceira is the easternmost island of the Central Group in the Portuguese Azores.
It was the third Azorean island to be discovered, hence its name which means ‘third’ in Portuguese, and is currently home to the second largest population of the archipelago. Also, in 2012, the island received the ‘Quality Coast Gold Award’ for its eco-tourism efforts, thanks to its immaculate beaches and crystal clear waters, ideal for scuba diving.
The capital, Angra do Heroismo dates back to the 16th Century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It played an important role in the country’s history thanks to its conveniently located port in the North Atlantic, but, today, it boasts picturesque streets and alleyways alongside impressive palaces and monuments.
The island’s main ferry terminal is in the village of Praia de Vitoria on the east coast, which offers a few sailings each week to almost every island in the Azores.
Sao Miguel, the largest island in the Portuguese Azores, measures just over seven hundred squared-kilometres in the North Atlantic.
Two volcanic ranges, three crater lakes and the largest city of the island group, Sao Miguel offers everything that makes this archipelago so wonderful. And although life moves at a gentle pace, there is plenty to excite. The vibrant capital, Ponta Delgada showcases some of the nation’s finest 17th Century architecture, museums and restaurants, whilst the award-winning Terra Nostra Park boasts some excellent walking trails. The most sumptuous views can be found throughout the Furnas valley towards the east, with its beautiful flower-lined lake, botanical garden and countless hot springs.
Sao Miguel is part of the Azorean Eastern Group, with nearly every island providing ferry routes to Ponta Delgada. The journey times can vary considerably from each island, so depending on where you depart, booking some spacious accommodation is advisable.