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Terceira: Whale and Dolphin Watching in a Glass Botton Boat

1. Terceira: Whale and Dolphin Watching in a Glass Botton Boat

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).

Azores: Terceira Island Full-Day Tour

2. Azores: Terceira Island Full-Day Tour

Experience the beauty of Terceira by minibus on a full-day tour of the entire island, including lunch in a typical restaurant. Part of the 9 volcanic islands of the Azores Archipelago, Terceira is located in the central group (Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial) and, like all the islands of the Azores, boasts its own unique landscape, culture and traditions. Visit the inside of Europe's only empty volcano at Algar do Carvão, and marvel at fields surrounded by stone walls. Enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant and get acquainted with the authentic food of Terceira, known for dishes such as Alcatra de Carne (pot roast cooked in large unglazed red clay pots).

From Ilha Terceira: Ilhéu das Cabras Snorkeling Boat Tour

3. From Ilha Terceira: Ilhéu das Cabras Snorkeling Boat Tour

Embarking in Snorkeling is one of the greatest adventures of your life as well as the first step on a journey that changes the way you experience the world forever. Meet at the marina in Angra do Heroísmo and take a boat to go to the "Ilheu das Cabras". We will sail across the Atlantic towards the islets of volcanic origin that have been declared a Special Protection Zone. The great variety of birds that nest in these lands and the marine fauna and flora . Receive a brief explanation of the apnea basic concepts, equipment, and swimming techniques. Enjoy the marine life in a supervised and relaxed way.

Angra do Heroísmo: Landmarks Guided Walking Tour

4. Angra do Heroísmo: Landmarks Guided Walking Tour

Start the tour with a pickup from your hotel and drive to either Monte Brasil volcano or the UNESCO-listed High Memory Memorial for the starting point of the tour. Get an overview of the city’s historical past from your expert guide. Continue to the heart of the city and walk the streets filled with monuments significant to the history of the Azores Islands. See the Cathedral of Angra do Heroísmo, one of the most controversial catholic cathedrals, and Palacio dos Capitaes Generais, pivotal in the establishment of the first general government of the Azores. Proceed to the city hall and finish up walking by the Rua Direita, the first main street that culminates in Pátio da Alfândega, the oldest wharf in Angra do Heroísmo. From here you’ll see Angra Bay, where Vasco da Gama disembarked in 1499, establishing the island as a mandatory stop for routes passing through the Atlantic.

Half-Day Van Tour on the West Coast of the Terceira Island

5. Half-Day Van Tour on the West Coast of the Terceira Island

Discover the West zone of Terceira Island. Admire beautiful landscapes provided by viewpoints spread in several parishes and explore wonderful recreational areas. Start in Angra do Heroísmo, travelling in a comfortable air-conditioned van, passing by and visiting many places along the way. Explore Monte Brasil, bathing area of the Negrito, Church of São Mateus and enjoy cheese tasting in Queijo Vaquinha, from the oldest and most famous cheese factory on the island. Visit Cinco Ribeiras, Church of Santa Bárbara, Império das Doze Ribeiras, Serreta, Mata da Serreta and Biscoitos natural pools.

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What people are saying about Terceira

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

We loved the experience. The crew were lovely and did their best to get us to see as many species as possible. Totally recommended if you want to enjoy the sea and its surroundings.

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

Saw many dolphins, also next to the boat. And a whale from a distance. Magic. Recommended!

Excellent guide.. great tour.. beautiful sceneries..