Azores, Santa Maria

Very welcoming staff with very good facilities; lovely stop-over before heading south.
There are 3 large hammerheads to starboard on entering which are reserved for catamarans but often used by new arrivals as reception/first night berths.
Good fuel pontoon next to marina office.
Club Naval at harbour entrance as a local focal point and provides good food and reasonably priced drinks.
Two active dive centres in habour with good local dive sites including an excellent Manta Ray viewing site.
An active fishing harbour but the fishing boats do not adversely affect movement.
The marina office will arrange car hire to be delivered to the marina, useful as the town is a good 2km uphill.
No chandlers services in the marina.

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