Atlânticoline provides ferry services for passengers and vehicles between the nine Azores islands in the North Atlantic.
Becoming the most successful maritime operator based in the Azores in 2009, having transported 112,000 passengers, the company consistently carries over 100,000 each year. Atlanticoline began in 2005 with the ship Ilha Azul, which was soon replaced by three modern ferries named Hellenic Wind, Express Santorini and Ariel.
Hellenic Wind and Express Santorini operate from May to September, while the Ariel sails all year round. On board the Atlantico line ships you’ll find a café/bar serving hot and cold meals as well as a shop where you can buy perfume and chocolates. Seating is available for all passengers.
The islands are spread across an area of about six hundred kilometres, roughly one thousand five hundred kilometres west of mainland Portugal and four thousand kilometres east of New York, so travelling by ferry as an ideal way to get around.
With directferries.ie you can find Atlanticoline timetables, fares and book Atlanticoline ferry tickets. Where applicable we’ll also compare Atlanticoline with alternative ferry companies.
The trip itself went relatively well. However, there were some problems with functioning of the website and for a week we could not buy the tickets because the website was not active (in May). I strongly recommend reminding/explaining foreign tourists the car license issues. While buying the ticket online for some reasons there was no option for "car registration/licence no. is unavailable at the moment" or something like this in the beginning of purchasing process. Then it appeared. When we came in a rented car to get the tickets in Madalena, the staff member at the ticket office did not ask us for the car registration number, so we went to the ferry and got to Horta with no car registration number on the tickets but, going back we experienced a big stress, when almost 5 minutes to the departure of the ferry we were told that our tickets are not valid for this car, though we had come without any problems to Horta already. Your staff at the ticket office should be careful. But generally we found this way of moving to Horta and back to Madalena very good.
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Parfait mais il faisait trop froid dans le salon
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"Trip to Santa Maria"
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Great way to get from Pico to Faial. Easy and fast, in only 30 minutes you are on the other island! I would definitely recommend it!
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