Azores sailing adventure trips

Feel the freedom of following the wind

When we leave the port, you will see the different shades of blue between the ocean and the sky. The stars, the moon and the sun with the sails above you. Nothing but time to dive into the wilderness and relax.

SAIL BOAT

Crewed yacht charter

Professional captain and cook/mate

Our priority is to guide you safely around the islands and experience this adventure in a familiar environment. As we remain professionals, we do everything we can to provide you with an enjoyable experience at sea and on land.

ROUTES

Private trips & Expeditions

Explore the Islands at your own rhythm

Our crew will guide you safely to achieve your goal, either you are a family with children, a group of friends looking for fun or a group of professionals looking for wildlife photography, marine conservation or scientific projects.

Shared trips & Cabin charter

Multi-cultural sailing adventure

When you join a shared trip, you are ready to meet other like-minded travelers who enjoy sailing together, adventure, sensitivity to wildlife and respect for nature. Join them alone or with friends.

10 Days sailing adventure video

Eco-friendly island hopping holiday

Azores sustainable tourism destination

Our trips are filled with positive energy and a pleasant atmosphere. In a unique harmony with nature, this is an experience that refreshes your soul and “recharges your batteries”. A balance between full adrenaline and pure relaxation surrounded by the ocean, where dolphins, whales, turtles, mantas, sharks and other species live together in a rich ecosystem.

Visit us in the Azores or Atlantic Tour

Cruises, Long Passages & Atlantic Crossing

Our base is located in the Azores where we spend every summer season. In November 2021 we will leave for an Atlantic Tour and offer multiple-days sailing trips in Madeira, the Canary Islands, Cabo Verde, the Caribbean and Bermuda. You will also have the opportunity to sail with us during the long passages between these destinations.

Why would you join us sailing?

SailZen reviews & testimonials

You can read more reviews at Google Business, Facebook or Trip Advisor to get to know what our wonderful passengers have shared about their experiences during our trips.

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Awesome sailing trip Sailing with Sailzen was an extraordinary experience. It was my first time sailing and Andrè and Rita made it very special. It was not just the sailing trip that made it special but also the trips on land, their company and of course the best food that Rita is cooking. They are great in adjusting the trip to your needs and sailing experience. I highly recommend it to everyone who is looking for a unique and personal sailing trip.
Alicia R
Alicia R
2021-11-03
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2 beautiful people behind this boat Rita Thank you for all the morning smiles behind a smelly coffee 15 days of a wonderful experience Diving and trekking even a chance to drive the boat Be prepared for a wonderful sunrise and sunset every day
CGSharkATAK
CGSharkATAK
2021-10-07
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Superbe croisière entre randonnées et navigation Superbe croisière entre les îles des Açores. Nous avons alterné les randonnées dans des paysages verdoyants et les navigations... à la rencontre des dauphins, tortues et cachalots! André et Rita sont des gens très accueillants et aux petits soins, toujours à l'écoute de nos demandes, ajustant le déroulé du séjour selon nos envies. Nous garderons un super souvenir de cette expérience inédite ! Famille Wessbecher
LouiseWsb
LouiseWsb
2021-08-22
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magical Way above my expectations! André is a very experienced sailor and offers an enormous sense of safety on board! Rita is an amazing cook and pays attention to all details making sure you will feel comfortable and welcomed every minute of the trip! Both together make magic aboard Irró.
Bruno_Castro_Santos
Bruno_Castro_Santos
2021-08-10
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Magnifique semaine J’ai passé une semaine à bord du superbe voilier Irró de André et Rita tout début juillet 2021. Nous avons eu la chance d’inaugurer leur bateau. Après 24h à bord, tous les soucis de l’année étaient oubliés, grâce au professionnalisme et au sourire d’André, à la gentillesse et aux petits soins de Rita. Ils ont tout fait pour que nous nous sentions comme chez nous sur leur bateau. Nous avons toujours bien mangé grâce à Rita. Tous les détails sont soignés (serviettes en tissu, petits savons personnalisés...) J’ai adoré apprendre à barrer et jouer aux dames avec André :) Une semaine zen, au top, que j’espère pouvoir revivre une prochaine fois!
Justine
Justine
2021-08-06
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Crociera in famiglia con Sailzen, un’esperienza condivisa che resterà per sempre Con la mia famiglia abbiamo concluso da poco una crociera di 6 giorni con André Branco e Rita Ferreira di Sailzen. Sia io che mia moglie , che i tutti e tre i miei figli (6, 13, 17 anni) siamo tornati entusiasti! Molto del merito va ad André e Rita che lavorano con entusiasmo e passione. Il nostro unico rimpianto è di aver limitato la durata della crociera a 6 giorni, invece di 10 giorni (consigliati). L'ambiente a bordo è stato fondamentale per il successo della crociera. André e Rita, sono molto professionali, ispirano fiducia e autorevolezza per gli aspetti marinari, ma mettono a buon frutto del talento per quel che riguarda l'accoglienza degli ospiti. Sono molto sensibili e attenti, ci hanno coccolato per tutta la settimana. Come risultato, si è creato un ambiente molto piacevole e rilassato (zen?) nel quale tutti ci siamo sentiti a proprio agio. Un ultima parola riguardo al cibo, essenziale: Rita, semplicemente, sa cucinare, sul serio, ed in modo vario e fresco. Ci ha pure preparato una lasagna - un pò esotica e buonissima. Un mezzo miracolo, vista l'attrezzatura e lo spazio disponibile in cucina. Anche la colazione è stata molto apprezzata in famiglia. In conclusione: Per chi come me ama il mare e la vela ma non può contare su una famiglia "marinara", si è rivelata una soluzione perfetta. Ciascuno di noi ha trovato la sua dimensione ottimale a boro di Irrò, rilassante ed enormemente gratificante. Abbiamo condiviso un'esperienza che resterà nelle memorie della nostra famiglia. Per questo, grazie di cuore ad André e Rita di SailZen
Mirko
Mirko
2021-08-04
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Sailzen 2021 Amazing experience to visit the islands and it was an amazing way to meet new people, experience new adventures and enjoy sailing at its best. The crew is fantastic super caring and responsible and I felt safe and welcomed at all times.
Vera S
Vera S
2021-08-02
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Espetacular Viagem Maravilhosa! Obrigada Sailzen por todo o cuidado e dedicação! Foi uma experiência incrível! Lugares lindos, comida deliciosa, mergulhos inesquecíveis! Recomendo!
Beta M
Beta M
2021-07-18
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Adoramos e vamos Repetir 11 dias e noites a bordo com o Capitão André e a Incrível Rita, é algo que só indo , só sentindo o contato permanente com a natureza em completa segurança, Obrigado André e Rita ...... Até Breve
AMILCARNEVES
AMILCARNEVES
2021-06-18
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An incredible trip with a wonderful team. An incredible trip with a wonderful team. Travel during this pandemic was never going to be straightforward, and we had a few hiccups along the way, including a few of our friends finding themselves unable to travel. SailZen were remarkably accommodating and helpful; with some creative solutions we were ultimately able to sail and had an amazing trip. This was my first time in the Azores and I would highly recommend visiting; the marine life is simply incredible and there is so much to do. I would also highly recommend sailing with SailZen as a great way to explore the islands. Our Skipper was wonderful - very knowledgeable and a great teacher! I look forward to next year's sailing trip :)
FMG
FMG
2020-08-20
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