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Azores: Vila Franca do Campo Islet Kayaking Experience

1. Azores: Vila Franca do Campo Islet Kayaking Experience

Paddle along the beautiful coastline of Vila Franca de Campo. Choose between the morning or afternoon tour and embark on a kayaking adventure suitable for families with children. The level is appropriate for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. Your professional instructor will make sure that everyone feels safe and comfortable. Get geared with the necessary equipment for your kayak tour. Then, receive a safety briefing from your instructor before heading out onto the waters. This tour takes you on a 4.5 kilometer stretch along the beautiful Vila Franca do Campo Islet. During the excursion, you may take a dip into the refreshing waters and try some snorkeling.

São Miguel: Glass Bottom Boat Tour with Snorkeling

2. São Miguel: Glass Bottom Boat Tour with Snorkeling

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.

Vila Franca do Campo: Kayak Rental

3. Vila Franca do Campo: Kayak Rental

Paddle along the unique coastline of Vila Franca do Campo. Rent a kayak anytime you want — it's a perfect activity for the whole family. All experience levels are welcome, and all equipment is provided. The kayaks you will be renting are safe and comfortable, and very difficult to flip. This rental is valid for one hour per person. With this rental you are not allowed to swim our walk inside the islet.

Azorean Whalers Heritage Tour

4. Azorean Whalers Heritage Tour

Enjoy a van tour of the Azorean coast from Vila Franca do Campo as you discover the area's rich whaling history. Tour an old whaler lookout and lighthouse and see a historical whaling boat. Start your tour at the marina. Listen to a short briefing and presentation about local Whaling culture. Then, visit the authentic 1945 whaleboat “Senhora de Fátima.” This is the only sea-worthy example of this kind of boat still around. Next a van tour to the whaler lookout “Vigia da Furada.” Learn about old whale spotting techniques used by Azorean whalers. Experience what searching for whales is like using specialized long-range binoculars. Finally, visit Ponta Garça’s 1957 Lighthouse and take a guided tour with a lighthouse keeper. Find out interesting facts about the building and its importance and take in picturesque island and ocean views. Return to the marina at the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Vila Franca do Campo

Amazing trip! Thanks to the great captain and guide. Both made sure we got the most of the tour ☺️

It was a great tour, the guide was very knowledgeable and kind. We enjoyed it very much.

Great tour and the guide was awesome! Loved snorkeling right off the islet.

This was SO much fun!!! Absolutely gorgeous and such a unique experience!

This is a winner- easy paddle great guides super fun outing.