Water activity

São Miguel: Glass Bottom Boat Tour with Snorkeling

4.3 / 5

22 reviews

Activity provider: OceanEye Azores

São Miguel: Glass Bottom Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Activity provider: OceanEye Azores
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From US$ 37.55 per person

On this tour you will get to see the fauna and flora around the islet of Vila Franca do Campo through a glass bottom boat. You can also snorkel and spot shoals of beautiful fish.

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Duration 1.5 - 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the bottom of the ocean arround the islet of Vila Franca do Campo
  • Get closer to the sea life by snorkeling
  • Learn about the natural world
Full description
Discover the life that lies deep in the Azores Sea from the comfort of this glass-bottom boat, with an expert crew and guide. Your adventure begins at Vila Franca do Campo Marina. A biologist will give you a briefing about the itinerary and then you can set off. Learn about the marine life, nature, and historical curiosities of Vila Franca do Campo. You can spot the unique sea life of the protected area and observe the seabirds and crustaceans that fill the islet landscape. The biologist will help you identify the species, but you can expect to see everything from colorful shoals of fish, to starfish, sea cucumbers, and underwater volcanic activity. When you want to cool off you can go for a swim and snorkel, and get closer to some of the wildlife you've been spotting.
Includes
  • Skipper
  • Tour guide
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • The trip may be canceled or changed for security reasons, weather and other irregularities.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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Our guide Sara and her boss were absolutely nice and eager to teach us about the island and it's history as well as the different kinds of fish. The tour started some minutes late, but it was possible to use the shower and changing room in their office. It was a bit difficult to find the office as the logo was not clearly visible. But I would definitely do the tour with them again!

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October 1, 2021

Amazing experience with very professional guides! Sara demonstrated an excellent knowledge of marine species and made our visit an authentic immersion in the aquatic world. The boat is phenomenal, being able to see into the water is very interesting. Detailed explanation of marine species and the history of the island of São Miguel and the Azores in general. Our skipper, also exceptional, guided us very well during the snorkeling. It took us to beautiful places with some volcanic activity and lots of fish due to the warm water currents. I only regret not being able to see the dolphins and whales with the same company because I already had my return flight. Also, they were both very friendly, smiling and thoughtful. They really wanted our experience to be the best it could be. My boyfriend speaks only English and French (all the rest were Portuguese) and both of them made a point of translating for him in English throughout the visit. I loved it and advise!

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August 31, 2021

An unforgettable experience, thanks to our wonderful guides! We learned some history about the island and flora and fauna of the islet. The snorkeling was the highlight of the trip! We saw various fishes, and sea urchins, and just simply seeing the rock structures and crevices around the islet was amazing. Better to book the morning trip because the waves are a bit stronger in the afternoon and there are fewer fish to see. We arrived early in the morning while a huge storm passed through Ponta Delgada while we were on the way to Vila Franca do Campo. It was cloudy, windy, and chilly, but was surprised it pushed through because the weather cleared up pretty quickly! Had clear skies half an hour later.

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May 19, 2022

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