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Terceira: Whale and Dolphin Watching in a Glass Botton Boat

4.9 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: Water4fun

Terceira: Whale and Dolphin Watching in a Glass Botton Boat

Activity provider: Water4fun

From US$ 70.11 per person

Take the opportunity to see the whales and dolphins in their natural habitat in the Azores Islands. Learn about these marine creatures and their behavior while taking in beautiful views of the Terceira Island coastline.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Portuguese, English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the stunning Terceira Island Coastline
  • See whales and dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Learn about the whales, dolphin, and their environment
Full description
The Azores are considered one of the best places for whale watching in the world. 28 species of whales and dolphins have been spotted there over the years. This unique 2.5-hour tour is the ideal situation for spotting whales and dolphins. The vessel has the capacity for 14 people, a glass bottom, and a 300 horsepower engine. With a 90% sighting success rate, the tour is assisted by a whale spotter located at the top of Monte Brasil. With long-range binoculars, they'll be able to guide the Skipper via radio, helping you to find the whereabouts of cetaceans (the animal family that these marine mammals belong to).
Includes
  • Whale and dolphin watching tour
  • Insurance
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Quiosque nº5 da Marina de Angra do Heroísmo. 9700-154 Angra do Heroísmo.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Great experience! Small group in a fairly comfortable but small boat We were amazed: lots of dolphins and whales less than 20 meters from us and the luxury of having been able to observe dolphins underwater thanks to the glass bottom Small downside: too short … the excursion was supposed to last 3 hours but only lasted 2 hours (“good since we observed 3 species we can return to port”) But very professional and expert group

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August 22, 2022

The glass bottom in this boat is pretty much useless for whale and dolphin watching as the animals don't get "run over". And wild animals are not as trusting and playful as dolphinarium bottlenose dolphins. Nevertheless, the boat has an invaluable advantage. As the booking price is higher than that of the open dinghy, it is quite understaffed and you can walk back and forth on one boat while on the other boat even just getting up is a challenge.

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July 27, 2022

Boat much sturdier and nicer than the other companies. Guides were nice, thoughtful and smart. You will get wet so wear suitable clothing and provided gear

August 12, 2022

Product ID: 398738