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Terceira: Half-Day Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

1. 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.

Terceira: Whale and Dolphin Watching in a Zodiac Boat

2. 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).

Angra do Heroísmo: Snorkeling Tour by boat

3. Angra do Heroísmo: Snorkeling Tour by boat

Snorkeling is an activity only carried out in the summer, where participants can dive into the great biodiversity of the Azores sea. This activity it's carried out in different locations on the south coast of Terceira Island, with the safety and visibility conditions being evaluated daily, in order to choose the most suitable place for the activity and safety of the participants. A snorkeling guide will be on the water for safety reasons and also to provide the best snorkeling experience possible to all the participants.

Angra do Heroísmo: Goat Islets Visit

4. 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

5. 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: Try Full Face Mask

6. Angra do Heroísmo: Try Full Face Mask

With our qualified instructors, participants can experience a new way of communicating underwater. The full face mask allows the diver to breathe normally through the nose, without the discomfort of having to bite on a traditional mask mouthpiece. In addition visibility is significantly improved, providing an even more interesting diving experience. If you're looking for an exciting and unique diving activity, don't hesitate to try the Full Face Mask. Schedule: To be arranged with the participant.

Terceira Island Whale Watching and Jeep Tour

7. Terceira Island Whale Watching and Jeep Tour

Observe magnificent whales in their natural habitat before exploring Terceira Island, either in a shared tour or with your own private group. This trip is made more comfortable by traveling in jeeps that are perfect for taking you off the beaten track so you can see the very best of what the island has to offer. This tour is ideal for those who want a bit of island exploration in the most radical way. Routes are taken along secondary roads, which are not part of usual tourist itineraries. They are narrow, beaten paths and used mostly by farmers - you'll get to see the real Terceira. The roads are lined either by blue hydrangeas (hortensia), large trees or rough walls of basaltic stone. They lead to breathtaking views and you should take the time to stop along the way, step out of the jeep and take a closer look at all the magical nature that surrounds you.

Angra do Heroísmo: SSI Try Scuba Program in a Shipwreck

8. Angra do Heroísmo: SSI Try Scuba Program in a Shipwreck

Try-Scuba It is the first step before starting the Open Water Diver course. During this training, you will learn the basics of diving. You will learn how to use the equipment for your first dive. You will learn to breathe underwater and experience weightlessness. The SSI Try Scuba program is your introduction to the underwater world. This entry-level program gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world, in a confined water environment. It lasts approximately 120 minutes. An instructor will teach you how to use your equipment, how to breathe underwater, how to move underwater, basic communication signals. Afterwards, we will provide you with the necessary equipment and take you to the Underwater Archaeological Park of Angra do Heroísmo Bay, to carry out your first dive, under the supervision of an instructor and a maximum depth of 8m and about 30 minutes. After an unforgettable experience, you will be the drop-off at the dive Center .

Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Guided Boat Tour

9. 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

10. 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.

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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

week What a wonderful experience, thank you Zeferino for your professionalism and dedication. The careful and respectful treatment with which you provide the experience means so much to anyone doing diving baptism. It was a great way to celebrate my birthday. Thank you!

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

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