Terceira Water activities

Our most recommended Terceira Water activities

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 Island Whale Watching and Jeep Tour

2. 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.

Terceira: Whale and Dolphin Watching in a Glass Botton Boat

3. 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).

Angra do Heroísmo: SSI Try Scuba Program in a Shipwreck

4. 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 .

From Ilha Terceira: Ilhéu das Cabras Snorkeling Boat Tour

5. 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.

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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.