Sao Roque ferries connect Pico with Faial, Sao Jorge, Sao Miguel, Terceira, Graciosa & Flores with crossings available to Horta (in Faial), Velas (in Sao Jorge), Ponta Delgada (in Sao Miguel), Praia da Vitoria (in Terceira), Vila da Praia (in Graciosa) & Lajes (in Flores). Sao Roque Ferry crossings are operated by Atlanticoline and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 13 ferry crossings weekly.
There are up to 13 ferry crossings weekly from Sao Roque with sailing durations starting from 45 minutes. Our Sao Roque ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
You can hire a car at one of the rental companies, and there is a bus system that covers the main villages. Walking is also a popular option due to the agreeable aesthetics and temperature.
The Azores are the perfect place to escape from the modern world. Verdant parks, gorgeous beaches and picturesque views form the idyllic tranquil destination, exacerbated by the relatively difficult accessibility. The fact that ferry is the only viable way to enter Sao Roque means it has remained fairly untouched by the relentless demands of the tourism industry – even in the height of summer it remains quite calm. Simplistic architecture and unscathed walking trails are a refreshing change from the increase of modernisation, and many choose to wander around the rugged coastline to bask in the charming scenery and serenity.
The accommodation is basic, but when you wake up to a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean, having a high range coffee machine suddenly pales in comparison. Sao Roque really is a nature lover’s paradise. Instead of scanning your itinerary for the next attraction, just grab a book and rejoice in the mecca of bliss.
Sao Roque is one of the islands belonging to the Azores, a Portuguese archipelago resting in the Atlantic Ocean. The port is used to connect Sao Roque with the neighbouring islands, which are a popular method of transport as ferry is the only way to move between the archipelago.