Cruises from Velas
Velas (pop. 5400) is a portside town on São Jorge Island of the Azores in the North Atlantic Ocean. Velas is one of nine islands in the archipelago. São Jorge Island is a relatively long thin island (54 km by 6 km at its widest).
Velas on the southern coast is situated on one of the few coastal locations suitable for a town. Most of the coastline rises abruptly from the sea, with cliffs to 500 m, particularly on the north side. Much of the plateau is grazing land, and from the heights there are magnificent views of the rugged coast. The highest point is Pico de Esperança at 1053 m.