Water activity

Azores: Whale Watching and Islet Boat Tour

Water activity

Azores: Whale Watching and Islet Boat Tour

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From US$ 64.56 per person

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Join an exciting marine wildlife tour with biologists and naturalist guides, to see and learn more about whales, dolphins, turtles, fish, birds, and the marine biodiversity of the Azores Islands.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Be on the lookout for whales, dolphins and turtles with a marine guide
  • Admire views of volcanoes, sandy beaches and islets on an Azores boat tour
  • Learn about marine biodiversity from the professional staff on board
Full description

Begin the excursion with an introduction to cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and other marine species, their natural habitat, communication, migration, and behavioral patterns. After the briefing, board the designated boat and head out to sea. Approach the whales slowly and carefully as the naturalist guides and marine biologists on board provide commentary. Next, take a tour around the Princess Ring Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, for an up-close look at the volcano and resident wildlife. Light food is permitted on board, and a camera is essential to capture the wildlife you spot on the tour.

  • Wildlife guide
  • Experienced skipper
  • Zodiac RIB boat (12 to 28-person capacity)
  • Impermeable full suit and life vest
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (available separately)
  • Personal water supply
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The meeting point is TERRA AZUL base, Marina of Vila Franca do Campo, 4, 9680-909, São Miguel, Azores Islands. From Ponta Delgada town center by auto, head east along the coast and follow the signs to Vila Franca do Campo. Once in Vila Franca do Campo, descend toward sea level and the marina where the tour operator's base and yellow boats are located, and free street parking can be found.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Tour is subject to weather and safety conditions and may be modified or canceled without prior notice
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 481 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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The best trip at sea. Absolutely great and organised staff who explained everything perfectly, were helpful and created a great atmosphere. We enjoyed the trip 100% and if we visited the island again we would definitely do it again. Worth all the money!!

March 25, 2023

Awesome experience, I was skeptical due to the high price but it was definitely worth it. Employees were very helpful and happy to answer, always looking for the next thing to see. Also kudos for not sticking with one group of animals to let them rest and always maintaining a good distance.

March 25, 2023

Terra Azul participate in many environment protecting activities. They lookout for the safety of every person on the boat and get a lot of information for the marine species what we see. In our trip we see a lot of dolphins, but we don't have a chance to see a whale

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 123590