Water activity

São Miguel Azores: Half-Day Whale Watching Trip

4.8 / 5

11 reviews

São Miguel Azores: Half-Day Whale Watching Trip

From US$ 62.16 per person

Experience the thrill of seeing whales and dolphins in their natural habitat on a half-day cruise led by a team of expert skippers, biologists, and lookouts.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Azores, one of the ‘top ten’ whale-watching spots in the world
  • See whales and dolphins in their natural habitat at a safe and respectful distance
  • Learn interesting facts about marine life from the knowledgeable crew
  • Admire the impressive geological formations on the island’s coastline
Full description
Enjoy a half-day whale watching trip in the Azores, one of the ‘top ten’ whale-watching spots in the world, and get the opportunity to meet the ocean giants in their natural habitat. Meet the boat crew and get a short briefing about safety and code of ethics and then put on your life vest and head out in the ocean. Listen as the crew follows the instructions given by radio from the lookouts placed in strategic points along the coastline using military-grade binoculars to find and communicate the position of the animals. Take comfort that the crew has a 99% success rate of sightings. Once whales have been spotted it´s time to enjoy the company of these magnificent animals, always keeping a safe and respectful distance. It´s usual that more than one group of whales and dolphins are observed per trip. On the way back to the marina, observe the geological formations of the island as the boat sails close to the coastline.
Includes
  • Life jacket
  • Raincoat
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

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Meeting point

Board the boat in the Marina across from Hotel Marina Atlântico.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Reusable water bottle

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The type of boat used depends on the number of people booked on that day
  • The tour is very weather dependant and rescheduling or cancellation will be offered in case of extreme weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    3/5

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The shop (and meeting point) is located on the wharf right across from Hotel Marina Atlântico. Once at the hotel look for a dive shop across the road at the street level and just walk to the left of that shop and then down the steps to the right and you will see your group milling around. If driving you should park as soon as you enter the underground public (pay)lot and find a doorway up.

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June 28, 2021

IT was great, we saw a lot of dolphins (2 different kinds),a sea turtle,but the icing on the cake was a family of spermwhales,who were flopping in the water. Great experience and very good explanation of the species from the very enthusiastic Maria!!

October 1, 2021

Highly recommended. They assure you to see whales or dolphins. The instructor who touched us was charming and explained many things to us and also answered all our questions.

August 23, 2021

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