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The Marina of Horta

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Address: Horta Harbour, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
Phone Number: +351-292-391-693-+351-292-208-315
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Eclectic and wonderful

This beautiful old marina offers everything you would exspect to find there and more! Captains of ships from long ago use to paint murals for safe voyages and still today this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Lydia A
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This beautiful old marina offers everything you would exspect to find there and more! Captains of ships from long ago use to paint murals for safe voyages and still today this ever changing landscape carries on the tradition!

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Thank Lydia A
Hampshire, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The marina probably isn't worth visiting alone, but if you're in Horta a stroll along the front past all the murals painted by crews from boats stopping in the Azores on round the world trips are interesting to see as is the old fort, although it's a restaurant, rather than a museum, so you can't really explore it.

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Marchegg, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the "google" for who's Who in the sailing World. Appreciate the mural paintings left by crews from the boats ever stayed at Horta Marina. A good place to walk around and forget stress.

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Thank José F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived tired and hungry. Marina staff quickly checked my yacht in. Very courteous and efficient. The staff had good suggestions for food and beer. The Marina is very safe. Beautiful paintings on the concrete sections. Peter's Cafe Sport looks over where I was penned.

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Thank Mark M
Garstang, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drawings from boats passing through are very interesting, but apart from that it's just a Marina. The Marina cafe isn't much, although the member of staff was quite friendly. The facilities for visiting yachtsmen are clean, but very basic. Not the worst Marina I've been in by a long way, but not the best.

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Thank DickBurton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Harbour with yachts that will make the crossing. All that is happening in Horta is happening in the marina. Their are some bars (simple but nice) for nice and cheap drinks. Also most of the hotels are around the marina. It's fun to look and al the drawings in the marina. Tip: Peter Sport Cafe!

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Thank Frank V
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the marina on many occasions and it never disappoints us. Staff are helpful and courteous, facilities such as showers are adequate but need updating soon. The friendly bar at the marina offers a limited amount of food but sells ice creams and drinks and is usually pretty busy. Wifi is good.

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Thank _pennyjwheatley
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The harbour is a collection of seafarers voyages to Horta, the images telling thousands of stories. Some of the paintings border on the epic. All tell a little story. Wonderful to walk around and grab a beer at the harbour cafe after.

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Thank Maudibe
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the great marinas in the world for sailors wanting a break on the long Atlantic crossing. Drawings on the marina flagstones show boats over many years

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Thank juliantb
Sint-Amands, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Walk and just enjoy all the nice paintings on the wall and the floor. Talk to some skippers to listen to their stories.

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