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The Marina of Horta

Horta Harbour, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Horta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Marinas
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We loved the Horta Marina.. Particularly all the sailor's paintings. There's a great array of yachts of all sizes, and it's clear why they choose to dock in Horta! I'd recommend it, but ideally not when a cruise liner docks, and floods the little town with 'cruisers'!

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York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Yeh - I'm one of those silly people who sailed across the Atlantic (on Anahita) for fun! So after eighteen days at sea it was great to enter the marina at Horta and walk on dry land again. Truthfully, I very much enjoyed our five day rest here & we painted a Betty Boo with our names on (Bruce, Bijan,... More

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Hertfordshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Choose a cafe, get your drink, get your food, sit back and watch the world go by. This is where you'll find whale watching, diving and fishing trips.

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Beautiful area and a great way to see how people from all around the world come to see this one location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Nice marina, almost compulsory stop for sailors crossing the north Atlantic. Look for the tags/paintings left by the sailing boats, all over the marina.

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Newbury, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Strangely, this busy attractive marina is also one of the most beautiful and calm places we have been. There are lots of painting to see and many trips to take (either the ferry to other islands, or whale watching, swimming with dolphins, diving , and a glass bottom boat). If you visit, go say hi to Pedro at HortaCetaceos and... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

If in Horta, you can't avoid visiting the marina. All those sailing yachts from all over the world. And the paintings on the quay walls from the people who sailed to Horta - either coming from the carib making a stop-over before they continue their voyage to "somewhere else" or from Europe, sailing to the Carib... Breathtaking!

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Somewhere along the way, sailors who are crossing the Atlantic, and stopping in Faial started painting sections of the wall along this marina. Walking all around and seeing the different paintings, where the boats were from, etc. is truly entertaining, even if you are not a sailor. A nice way to while away some time before or after having an... More

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Given the high trade from the boats the marina is distinctly lacking in decent restaurants and other facilities. The yatch club is a dirty building badly in need or refurbishment although it could be great.

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Valmorel, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Nature, nice road to get there, better to go in the morning as could be foggy or with clouds during afternoon

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