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Tour of Whale Watching at Azores Islands & Islet Boat Tour

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Join an exciting Marine biodiversity tour in the heart of Portugal, the Azores Islands. Discover information about the animals, and try to spot the resident Sperm Whales!

Highlights

  • Join an exciting Marine Wildlife tour with biologists and naturalist guides.
  • Learn more about whales, dolphins, turtles, fish, birds, and the season's marine biodiversity.
  • Unlock this island’s scenic coastline, sandy beaches, and the Princess Ring Islet of Vila Franca do Campo.
  • Uncover the best-kept secrets of sea life in the heart of the Atlantic.
  • Get the chance to spot the resident Sperm Whales, along with 3 additional cetacean species, and abundant marine biodiversity.

Inclusions

  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Islet round tour
  • Experienced skipper
  • Zodiac RIB Boat (12 or 28 people)
  • Impearable full suit & life vest
  • Insurance

Exclusions

  • Audio guide
  • Hotel transfers (available at an extra charge)
  • Meal inclusions
  • Personal water supply

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Unquestionably one of the most exciting Portugual adventures

Start your journey with a short, informative briefing introducing you to whales, dolphins, and local wildlife species. You will learn about their natural habitat, communication, migration, behavioral patterns, and also your onboard safety. Follow your guide and Skipper to board your assigned Zodiac boat, and head out to sea. With the help of Lookout, locate your friends and communicate via VHF, in order to get directions to where you will need to travel, initially at a high speed.

While marine wildlife can be observed year long, there are over 25 cetacean species that you will come across. Try to spot the resident Sperm Whales and other species on this ride! As you approach your friends carefully, snap as many shots as you can to preserve this memory. Upon your return, stop at the Protected Nature Reserve of Princess Ring Islet of Vila Franca do Campo to get a close look at the volcanic marvel and resident wildlife. This is definitely a trip of a lifetime!

Important Information

  • The tour will primarily take place in English but is also available in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Dutch. However, these languages cannot be guaranteed.
  • It is advisable to wear warm clothing as weather conditions may alter during the tour.
  • Hotel pickups are charged separately and are subject to availability. It is advised to contact the operator to book and confirm your pickup time.
  • Guide dogs are allowed on this tour.
  • Outside food and drinks, and photography are permitted on this tour.
  • It is recommended to carry sunscreen and chapstick for protection from the sun.

Restrictions

  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, persons with weak backs, or delicate health conditions.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • This tour is not available for children under the age of 4 years.

Timings

  • Daily: 8:30am & 12:30 pm
  • From May to September, daily tours are also available at 3:40pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.
  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL™.
  • Address: Marina de Vila Franca do Campo 4, 9680-187, Portugal.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Vila Franca Do Campo - Terminal. It is a quick 6-minute walk to the meeting point.
  • Board buses C315, C316 and C318 to get you there.

By Car

  • If you're driving to the meeting point, take head East along the coast and follow directions to Vila Franca do Campo.
  • Once you reach Vila Franca do Campo, descend towards sea level and the Marina where our Base and Yellow Boats are stationed.
  • Free Parking is available.
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