My boyfriend and I are landing in Terceira in July. I've been looking at both Atlanticoline and Transmacor for getting around the islands. It honestly seems a little bit more complicated than what I've heard. We're going for eight days and during those eight days there doesn't seem to be enough routes to allow us to get to Sao Miguel, Pico, Flores, and Faial, (which are our top islands to go to) and then back to Terceira. For instance, the only way we can get from Terceira to Pico is to take a ferry from Terceira to Graciosa, then Graciosa to Sao Jorge, then Sao Jorge to Pico. That seems a little nuts. I'm wondering if anyone knows more about the ferry services and can lend some advice. Are there other ferry lines than the two that I've heard about or are there other times that might not be listed on their online schedule?
I appreciate the help!