Sao Roque ferry port in Pico is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Horta, Velas, Ponta Delgada, Praia da Vitoria & Vila da Praia available. With a selection of up to 31 Sailings Weekly, the port of Sao Roque connects Pico with Faial, Sao Jorge, Sao Miguel, Terceira & Graciosa.
Sailing durations range from 30 minutes on the Velas service to 14 hours on the Ponta Delgada service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Sao Roque fare search.
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.
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.
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.