The islands of Pico and Faïal are distanced from only 8 km. The natural way to move from one shore to the other, is the boat. The course costs 500 escudos (less than $1). The boat is safe and comfortable. About 100 seats and a TV are available. The schedule of departure is always the same for years and years. Three courses per day at 8h00, 11h00 and 17h00. The punctuality of the shuttle is legendary even in case of strong wind. With a little bit of luck maybe you could spot a dolphin or even a whale.