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Azores whale watching & Islet boat tour

Availability: Everyday
Duration: Flexible
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Do this because
  • See and learn more about Whales, Dolphins, Turtles, Fish, Birds, and the season's marine biodiversity of the Azores Islands
  • Explore the island's coastline on a 2-3 hour boat tour
  • Enjoy the volcanic views and resident wildlife
What to expect

Join an exciting Marine Wildlife tour with Biologists and Naturalist Guides, to see and learn more about Whales, Dolphins, Turtles, Fish, Birds, and the season's marine biodiversity of the Azores Islands!

This 2-3 hour boat tour unlocks the island's scenic coastline and the Princess Ring Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, along with all the best kept secrets of sea life in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean!

What you can expect:

The journey starts at the specified time with an informative briefing introducing to Cetaceans and local species. You will then board a Zodiac boat, and our lookout high inland will provide directions via VHF Radio to where the boat will travel - initially at high speed.

While approaching our friends - slower and very carefully, a knowledgeable guide will keep you informed on what is being observed, and is always available for questions throughout the expedition.

Upon return, the boat will tour around the Princess Ring Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, for a close look at the volcanic marvel and resident Wildlife.

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What's included
  • Knowledgeable Marine Wildlife Guide
  • Experienced Skipper
  • Zodiac RIB Boat (12-28 pax)
  • Impermeable Top and Life Vest
  • Sightings Guarantee - if your tour does not see a Cetacean (a Dolphin or a Whale), we welcome you back for another tour free of charge within 30 days
  • Insurance
What's not included
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
  • Personal Water supply
Where

TERRA AZUL Base: Marina of Vila Franca do Campo 4, 9680-909, São Miguel - Azores Islands GPS: 37.715793, -25.429659

From Ponta Delgada city center by auto, head East along the coast and follow directions to Vila Franca do Campo. Once in Vila Franca do Campo, descend towards sea level and the Marina where our Base and Boats are stationed. Directions from Google Maps: http://maps.google.com/?saddr=Current+Location&daddr=Azores+Whale+Watching+Terra+Az ul

Meeting point:

TERRA AZUL Base: Marina of Vila Franca do Campo 4, 9680-909, São Miguel - Azores Islands GPS: 37.715793, -25.429659

What to remember

Know before you go:

  • Remember to eat light, and bring your personal water supply, sunscreen and chap-stick for the Sun, and warm clothing since temperatures may vary. Light food is permitted onboard, and a Camera is essential, specially for photography lovers.
  • This tour is inappropriate and inadvisable for anyone pregnant, with weak back, in wheelchair, or in delicate health condition.
  • Hotel pickups are charged separately, are subject to availability, and commence prior to designated time. Contact us to book and confirm your exact pickup time.
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When
  • Everyday at 08:30am 12:30pm
  • May-Sept 3:40pm
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Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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