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Parque Industrial de Vila Franca, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-114, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once there, the islet is wonderful- shallow warmer waters filled with fish (don't forget your snorkel!) and a natural saltwater wave pool. I would just caution that we waited THREE hours to get tickets for the ferry. Unless you have a Portuguese bank account, you...More

Thank kaimommy7
ClubeNavaldeV, Gerente de relações públicas at Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello kaimommy7! We appreciate your comment. During high season - June, July and August, the turnout is huge. However, the isllet of Vila Franca do Campo is a Protected Area. It is only possible to bring 400 pax per day and 200 visitors simultaneously. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Snorkel inside a volcano crater and see what is beneath. The sand the Sea Life and not to mention the surrounding views of Vila Franca do campo as well as the Atlantic sea is mind blowing. I got the best tan there on my tour...More

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ClubeNavaldeV, Gerente de relações públicas at Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello R C, Thanks for your avaliation! See you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You take a small boat ride from Vila Franca to the island. There are a few natural pools there and the view is beautiful. There are no change rooms in the island just a small washroom so make sure you have your bathing suit on...More

1  Thank BywaterPlace
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In summer, it is obligatory to go and take a bath in the islet of Vila Franca. The islet has an excellent inner bay for bathing. Bathing in the middle of the ocean, and enjoying the landscape of the islet and Vila Franca coast, is...More

1  Thank CarlosR9145
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We took the ferry over to the island and had a wonderful visit. The protected cove was surrounded by lava rock. The rock formations that surround the cover are breathtaking. We packed a cooler with lunch and spent the morning and early afternoon. Don't miss...More

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ClubeNavaldeV, Gerente de relações públicas at Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hello BDFD! Thanks for your avaliation. During high-season it might be hard to get ticket, because of the afluence of visitors, due to limited access of 400 pax per day. We are very happy that you enjoyed the trip to the islet. See you next...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We read several TripAdvisor reviews before coming, which made us get up extra early to secure a spot. We needn't have worried. We visited on Saturday 8th September. We arrived at the ticket office before 10am, with no queue. Tickets 16€ for two people return....More

Thank Mr-MrsTravellerToad
ClubeNavaldeV, Gerente de relações públicas at Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hello Mr-MrsTraveller Toad! We appreciate your avaliation! During high-season (june, july and august) it's hard to get ticket, but we have to follow the Protected Area's limited human access. See you soon!

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Something you have to do when in Sao Miguel. This island is a gorgeous place to spend a day and not that hard to get here. You can only buy tickets on the day as people say, the office is a small white hut right...More

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Clube Naval de V, Gerente de relações públicas at Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hello Barbs25! Thanks for your avaliation! See you soon!

Reviewed 3 September 2018

This islet is an absolute treasure in the Azores. Hard but not impossible to get in. It is an extraordinary experience to swim in a volcanic crater of which one can see plenty of fish and other sea wildlife. Googles are highly recoomended. Due to...More

Thank korodiandi
Clube Naval de V, Gerente de relações públicas at Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hello korodiandi! We appreciate your avaliation and thanks for describing the experience! It means a lot! Yes, during high season it might be hard to get tickets, that why our sales team do their best to help every client to get to the islet, acording...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the boat ride to the islet. If we were local and had prepared better it would have been more enjoyable. Bring food and drinks. The best advise is go early! This place fills up very quickly!

Thank LHK70
Clube Naval de V, Gerente de relações públicas at Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hello LHK70! Thanks for your avaliation! We always suggest our guest to check our FAQ and feel free to contact us. See you soon!

Reviewed 31 August 2018

This was a very nice place to visit. Took some pictures here as well. Was in the area and had to stop.

Thank VINCEM739
Clube Naval de V, Gerente de relações públicas at Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hello VINCE M! Thanks for your avaliation! You went inside the islet?

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Dahlia B
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Theres a place at the little harbor near the island.
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Valori H
11 June 2018|
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Response from ClubeNavaldeV | Property representative |
Hello Ryan! Yes, as Tobias B. answered, it is a protected area and it's not public entrance is not allowed. Obrigado Tobias!
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22 January 2018|
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This is the same woman who just posted that my daughter and I will be there at the same time. I just found the schedule. It starts on 6/1, so we’ll just make it. TripAdvisor is not letting me post html characters but I... More
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