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The Marina of Horta

Horta Harbour, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Horta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Marinas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Every sailor who sails into the harbour leaves a messagenon the harbour wall, quirky and worth a look as you pass.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If you like looking at moored yachts then this place is fun. Lots of "graffiti" from visiting yachts people.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It is so fun and interesting to walk around the arena and see ALL the murals that folks have left. Some of them are so clever.

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Nice Harbour where you can walk and take in the scenery. Peter's Cafe is also in this area..nice place to sit and chat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Exciting to see all the messages painted along the dock by people from all over the world who had sailed here. Very Colorful place besides the excitement and romance of being here.

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Aurora
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

If you're a yachtsman crossing the Atlantic, Horta is a good stop. If you're a tourist, it's fun to see the boats, and (maybe) chat with the people. Other than that, there is not much to say. The harbour is best viewed from a cafe, with a beverage.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We are the second owners of the Sailing. Vessel Piano. We added our dates to the original owners painting on the sea wall. We also took cycles around the volcanic crater, and then downhill back to the base it was awesome! Horta is a great place to begin travels around the Acores. We also visited all of the other islands... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Hundreds of yachts cross the Atlantic every year. Most sailors stop in this marina on their way. They also leave a little painting to mark this moment. This is a unique marina, international, with adventurers, sailors, fishermen, whale and dolphin watchers. Unique.

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Lincs UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We sat on our balcony watching the continual activity in the marina - everything from large cargo boats, coasters, a gas tanker to children learning to sail their dinghies as well as the yachts etc.

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Fuerteventura
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

You would not come to the Azores or Faial just to see the Marina of Horta and the paintings by sailors who have docked here. But this is a must see if visiting the island. Wander along the quays and try to think about the great adventures the brave people who made these paintings had, how they gave up jobs... More

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