by wendy Bedrosian
My husband and I are contemplating a trip (sans kids) to the Azores. Of course, we'd like to see several of the islands, but we don't want to pack up every day and move. Is it possible to see several islands without moving to a new hotel or spending a small fortune. How is ferry or air service between islands? Can you just go to another island to spend the day and then get back to your home base?
Island Hopping in the Azores
Great question! If you go in the summer it is more feasible to island hop than in the winter. If you go to the central group of islands (Faial, Pico, Graciosa, Sao Jorge) there are frequent ferry rides in the summer.
Flying to an island and back in the same day is possible many days. The problem is that it is not cheap to do so.
I recommend only trying for 2-3 islands in any given trip. There is lots to see on most of the islands and it should take at least a few days to explore each one.
Let me know if you have more questions!