AÇores – Atlantis 2022

An aquatic movement sailing trip flowing through the Triangle islands.

September 15th to 24th

The Art of Sailing

On board Irró, we will sail along three islands in central group: Faial, Pico & São Jorge.

Get out and explore. Hike in natural reserves, mountains, volcanic craters, wanders through villages, visit a museum, taste the gastronomy of the islands or simply take a bath in the ocean. Enjoy the magnificent ‘triangle’.

Aventure & Exploration

Unforgettable moments at sea and on land through little-known trails. Nourishing a deeper connection with nature.


Diving practices safely developed and open to different levels of experience, to explore the wonderful underwater world.

Underwater Dance

A “liquid dance” and body listening exercises, through a unique set of tools and aquatic research that help us to develop our potential and creative expression.

In a safe journey we connect with the ocean and go where the wind will take us.


The itinerary is going to be built around the weather.
We will visit stunning places where we will develop many aquatic practices.

This flow experience is a different way of traveling. It is meant for those who want the time and space to experience water dance, aquatic therapies and Freediving.

From the sailboat, we can dive all days along the trip, and to have sessions focus on relaxation, the relationship with the water and environment, We can dive more deep, depending the swell and wind.

check out Photos from last year

Irró sailboat

Robust. Safety. Comfortable. Sustainable.

Robust & trustable yacht

Irró sailboat is a 14.75m long and 4.30 m wide cutter rig sloop. As an expedition type, our boat is ready to explore any area of the world with confidence. Since we have a lifting keel, we can explore shallow anchorages and tiny docks that would normally cause problems. .

Comfortable & Spacious

A large saloon with a fully equipped galley, consisting of 2 double cabins in the stern, 1 double V-cabin in the bow, two additional single berths in the saloon, 2 heads with toilet and washbasin, a separate shower room, an external hot water shower and a technical room.

Experienced Captain

With over 20 years of sailing experience in the Azores, Captain André Branco has the ability to select the best navigation routes and activities, according to our travellers level of experience, in a region of constantly changing climate.

Technically Sustainable

By having a solar power plant at the stern of our sailboat, we can reduce the need to use fossil fuels during our trips. At the same time we have a 5.5kW 220V generator on board to ensure the sustainability of our trips.

Aquatic equipment

We carry a kayak, a super paddleboard, snorkeling and freediving equipment and different sizes of fins, a dinghy with a 5 hp engine, books, table games, hammocks and even musical instruments so that you can enjoy every moment of your trip.


The Yacht has 3 cabins, each one accommodates 2 people. In case you are not a couple, the beds will be divided in two with a tarp.




A private cabin reservation for a solo passenger is increased by a 70% surcharge

50% deposit due upon booking.
Remaining due 15 days before the trip.

What’s included?


9 nights in a double or single cabin on a sailboat (bedlinnen and shower towels included)


Half-board: Breakfasts + lunches, snacks and drinks are included (except alcoholic drinks)


Daily support by Violeta Lapa during all trip


2 professional crew members
(Captain & Assistant)


8 days of freediving and aquatic movement sessions


Kayak, stand up paddle board, hammocks, snorkeling & freediving equipment and dinghy


3G & 4G near the coast 


Port taxes, harbours and other logistics costs

What’s not included?

· Flight tickets and travel insurance (obligatory);
· Transfers on the land;
· Additional meals in the land;
· Bebidas alcoólicas ou especiais;
· Extras activities and optional visits.

Additional Informations

Before we start our trip

Flying to Açores

Kindly click on this link here to visit the ultimate guide on how to get to the 

Main companies are:

Azores Airlines
Swiss Airlines
Tui Fly


Accomodation recomendations in Faial island:

You can click on the links below to enter their website and check for availability.

Internacional Azores Boutiue Hotel: in front of harbor and view of Pico
Genuino House
Hotel do Canal: in front of harbor

Boat boarding and landing

Our meeting point

We will meet at 11am at the iconic Peter Sport Café at Horta’s Marina in Faial island.


Arrival port

The boat landing will be at 10am at Horta’s Marina in Faial Island


Farawell and boat landing

Our last dinner together will take place the night before the end of our journey at the SailZen boat, althrough we are considering dinning out so that everyone enjoys the dinner in a relaxed manner without much effort. However, we can think about organizing something different and fun, depending on the weather forecast.

What about 'Covid-19 in Açores'?

For more updated information you can visit

Covid Azores Govermental Website here 

Frequently asked questions

What means ‘Go Where The wind will take us’?

“The answer my friend is blowing in the wind” said Bob Dylan.

On board Irró we let the wind guide us in our scheduling and let Mother Nature surprise us, so we have no fixed itinerary, schedule or planed activities.

You are on vacation! So we expect you to trust us and we will decide together where and what we will do next.


Is this sailing trip for me?

If you are willing to experience life on a boat, then, yes! Learn about sailing, swim in the deep blue, eat fresh food, watch the sea life and look at the endless blue horizon – guaranteed!

Aboard a sailboat, you will share a small space with others for a long time. Common sense is therefore necessary, and in general, everyone who travels on a boat shares the same way of thinking. Respect for others is obligatory so that we can all experience a positive vibe during our trip.

Please be aware that our trips can be physically demanding and passengers must ensure that you are reasonably fit to participate fully. You must be able to walk up and down steep stairs and be able to “jump” in and out of the boat in the marinas or dinghy. If you have any physical limitations, do not give up, talk to us and together we will find a solution!


What means half-board?

Half board is the way we have found to say that you shall not expect us to serve every single meal aboard during the entire journey.

We advise you to also visit and taste the local cuisine. The fact that we are not blocked in the galley cooking each meal gives us more time to prepare and participate in the activities we organize for you.

Breakfast is always served aboard.



1 – When we serve breakfast and lunch. Then, dinner will be ashore.

2 – When we serve breakfast and dinner. Then lunch will be ashore.

3 – When we are underway navigating, all meals are cooked and served on board.

All meals served onboard are included in the price.

our Crew

Violeta Lapa

Oceans and Flow founder, Water Dance & Aquatic Therapy, Undewater Education & Artivism

Violeta organized journeys in different island locations discovering people and their water practices. Bringing together talents through dance and aquatic movement to empower dreams.

Gustavo Neves

Director & Photographer Peregrinus Studio

Filmmaker working on the production of travel and adventure cinema, with a strong focus on stories about the ocean and inspiring connection with nature.

André Branco . Rita Ferreira

Captain, Sailor & On board Assistant

André, Born in São Miguel, Açores. Sailor since he was a child, world traveler. SailZen Captain and Founder. On a mission to sail the Açores taking passengers to connect with nature, with no fixed destination and with wind as a guide.

Rita is in love with nature, ocean and people. Has ample experience in the hospitality business. On board assistant for SailZen. Caring for our nutrition and well being on board. 

Are you ready for this inspiring adventure?


If you have any question, feel free to send me an e-mail or by whatsapp:

Violeta Lapa
+351 912 605 878

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