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Our most recommended Terceira Cruises & boat tours

Terceira: Whale and Dolphin Watching in a Zodiac Boat

1. Terceira: Whale and Dolphin Watching in a Zodiac 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 hour to 3 hour tour is the ideal situation for spotting whales and dolphins. 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).

Terceira: Half-Day Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

2. Terceira: Half-Day Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. Gain fascinating insights from a team of professional skippers, biologists, and lookouts. Look out for up to 27 species of cetaceans in the Picos de Aventura, with an extremely high success rate of sightings. Benefit from a comprehensive briefing on cetaceans, sighting methods, safety rules, and codes of ethics for observation of cetaceans in the Azores before setting out. Experience an unforgettable journey as you admire the marine mammals of the Azores roaming the seas while having fun and receiving scientific insights.

Angra do Heroísmo: Goat Islets Visit

3. Angra do Heroísmo: Goat Islets Visit

The Goat islets is the largest islet of the Azores, located 3.5 nautical miles from the city of Angra do Heroísmo. Being able to observe traces of humamization present in the islets, carrying out a route similar to an "8" between the approximately 120 meters.

Angra do Heroísmo: Sunset Cruise with Local Drinks

4. Angra do Heroísmo: Sunset Cruise with Local Drinks

Explore the waters off the southern coast of Terceira in the lush Azores Islands. On this sunset excursion, indulge yourself with the luxury and relaxation of a cruise along the crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Soak up Terceira‘s magical ambience while you toast the evening with a drink. Begin your tour as you meet your captain and cruise from Angra do Heroísmo. Set out in the late afternoon to catch stunning views of Terceira's lush greenery and the brilliant azure color of the Atlantic Ocean. If you wish, enjoy music on board while you cruise the waves. Next, your adventure continues with a pause to take a dip in the pristine waters on Terceira's southern coastline. Revel in the sun's golden beams and the colors of the sky as you swim. On deck, taste some traditional Azorean liqueur and relish the beauty of the sunset before returning to shore.

Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Guided Boat Tour

5. Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Guided Boat Tour

In this tour we will take you to see the coast of Terceira Island from a unique perspective. The tour starts at Angra do Heroísmo bay, just outside of the marina, where we can see the fortress of São João Baptista, we then go along the coast to experience a unique view of the vulcanic landscape. In the end we visit the famous Cabras Islets the biguest islets of the Azores where we can see an abudance of marine life and beautifull caves. Finaly we go back to the marina to end our tour on the same place it originaly started.

Terceira: Boat Tour and Swimming with Dolphins

6. Terceira: Boat Tour and Swimming with Dolphins

Swim with dolphins in their natural habitat in the beautiful ocean of Terceira Island. With assistance from a marine biologist, learn everything you need to know to ensure a harmonious encounter with these gentle and intelligent sea creatures. With all the necessary equipment provided, enter the water as you remain safely connected to the boat at all times. Glide along the waters and swim with the dolphins in front, below and next to you as you admire these beautiful mammals in their natural habitat and create unforgettable memories. Enjoy the rest of the observing all the incredible marine life that exists under the sea.

From Ilha Terceira: Ilhéu das Cabras Snorkeling Boat Tour

7. 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.

Terceira: Angra do Heroísmo Scuba Diving Tour with 2 Dives

8. Terceira: Angra do Heroísmo Scuba Diving Tour with 2 Dives

The Archipelago of the Azores is worldwide known for diving activities in mild temperatures and the good visibility of their crystalline waters, which makes them unique. You will be guided by a diving professional with extensive experience, who is going to accompany you to the best spots west coast and discover the undersea wildlife. This program it´s ideal for certificate divers, Begin your experience at the dive center , Sign the waiver forms before diving and have your diving qualifications checked. Next, set off to the first dive spot, about 10-15 minutes away. Meanwhile, the instructors will give you all the equipment necessary to perform your dive. Once there, explore the underwater world where visibility is up to 30 meters (98 feet) in ideal conditions. Look out for groupers, rockfish, octopuses, and other sea life. Then, move on to your second dive. Each dive will last about 45 minutes. After the fantastic adventure, we return by van to the diving center to change clothes and the service desk will fill in your logbook.

From Praia da Vitoria: 8-Day Azores Private Sailboat Tour

9. From Praia da Vitoria: 8-Day Azores Private Sailboat Tour

Ahoy, matey! Hoist the sails and let's set course for adventure on the high seas! There's nothing quite like the thrill of the wind in your hair and the salty spray of the ocean on your face. Whether you're an experienced sailor or a landlubber looking for a new experience, a sailing trip in the Azores is sure to satisfy your thirst for adventure. With stunning landscapes, crystal clear waters, and rich cultural history, the Azores is the perfect destination for anyone looking to explore the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean. So come aboard and join us on a journey you'll never forget! Day 1: Overnight passage to Sao Jorge island Embark on an overnight sailing passage from Marina Praia da Vitoria, Terceira to Sao Jorge Island, covering approximately 64 nautical miles in 11-12 hours. Enjoy stargazing, Milky Way, and the sight of dolphins playing around the boat in the glow of fluorescent plankton. Day 2: Visiting Sao Jorge island Rent a car and explore Sao Jorge Island, visiting natural parks, lighthouses, natural pools, and waterfalls. Day 3: Light sailing to Horta, Faial island Set sail in the morning from Sao Jorge Island to Marina Horta on Faial Island, witnessing amazing panoramic views of the Pico Mountain, the highest point in Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Catch some fresh tuna for lunch and enjoy the steady winds and calm seas. Day 4: Visiting Faial island Explore Faial Island at your own pace with a car rental and visit nature parks, historic lighthouses, the Volcano Museum, and the famous caldeiras. Day 5: Sailing passage to Pico island Embark on a scenic and exciting sailing passage from Horta to Pico Island, offering beautiful views of the Azorean coastline and the great Pico Mountain. Day 6: Сlimbing mount Pico Climb Pico Mountain on Pico Island, with an elevation of 2,351 meters, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and the Atlantic Ocean. Day 7: Overnight passage back to Terceira island Experience an unforgettable night passage from Pico to Terceira Island, gazing at the starry sky overhead, spotting dolphins and whales, and enjoying the peacefulness of the journey. Day 8: Exploring the beauty of Terceira Island Explore the natural beauty of Terceira Island, visiting caves, geysers, and natural pools with a car.

East Tour - Terceira by Sea and Land

10. East Tour - Terceira by Sea and Land

In a pleasant boat and van tour you will enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the East Coast of Terceira Island. In this tour you will visit the folowing places: São Sebastião, Castelinho Ilhéus das Cabras Ponta das Contendas Praia da Vitória Miradouro do Facho Miradouro da Serra do Cume Cruz do Canário Serra da Ribeirinha Monte Brasil The tour will start by boat in Angra do Heroísmo marina and it will go along the coast of the island visiting the islets and its beautifull marine life, after arriving in Praia da Vitória bay there will be a van that will take you to explore the best spots on land for a beautifull experience by land and sea.

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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

It was amazing the guide was excellent Victor will tell you what side of the boat to see the and what direction to hold your phone so you'll get the longest video when it comes up for air until the dive back down again.

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!

Great trip! We saw lots of dolphins and whales. The crew is very friendly.