There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Flores and Sao Jorge operated by 1 ferry company – Atlanticoline. The Lajes to Velas ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 8 hours 15 minutes.
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 Flores Sao Jorge crossing between Lajes and Velas.
Flores is the westernmost island of the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Regarded as the most attractive island of the archipelago, Flores has a ruggedly beautiful terrain consisting of magnificent crater lakes, dramatic cliffs plummeting into the ocean and vibrantly coloured flowers blanketing the coastal plains.
The village of Faja Grande is the most westerly in Europe, set before a large natural bowl with picturesque waterfalls and plunge pools, whereas the capital, Santa Cruz is ideal for birdwatching.
Flores is a fantastic canyoning and hiking destination, too, thanks to the large number of cascades throughout the unspoilt, hilly landscape. However, there are also plenty of lovely beaches if you would prefer a more relaxed day on the island.
Flores is the only Azorean island to provide ferry crossings to Corvo, which means it offers the most routes of the island group. From the capital in the north and the village of Lajes Das Flores to the south, you can sail to anywhere in this beautiful Portuguese archipelago.
Sao Jorge is a slim stretch of land, measuring fifty-six km long and just eight km wide, in the Azores archipelago, a chain of Portuguese islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Undulating peaks, countless emerald-green craters and steep, jagged cliffs encompass some of the ever-changing landscape on this hiker-friendly strip of the Azores. At over a thousand metres, Pico da Esperanca is the highest point, affording lovely views of the surrounding Central Group islands: Faial, Pico and Graciosa. Velas, Sao Jorge’s idyllic capital, sprawls around its picturesque harbour, which dates back to the 1400s, and the town itself has a beautifully made, traditional Azorean bandstand in the main plaza.
The main port of Sao Jorge is in Velas on the northwest coast, which is easily reachable from the majority of Azorean islands by ferry, with some routes from the other Central Group lasting just a couple of hours.