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Guided Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

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Explore the marine biodiversity of the Azorean sea with biologists and naturalist guides on different boats, to discover whales, turtles, dolphins, fish, birds, and more marine life.

Highlights

  • Experience the magnificent views on a half-day tour of the Azorean sea and discover marine wildlife sightseeing.

  • Sit back and relax on your preferred boat (Catamaran or Zodiac) and gain perspectives on volcanoes, sandy beaches, and islets, while you search for whales, dolphins, and turtles.

  • Get in-depth knowledge about marine biodiversity from your onboard professional staff.

  • You'll have the opportunity to see whales and dolphins in their natural habitat with a team of expert skippers and biologists.

  • Most spotted whales on your day tour include the beautiful striped dolphin, sperm whale, bottlenose dolphin, sei whale, fin whale, common dolphin, pilot whale, minke whale, Atlantic spotted dolphin, and Risso’s dolphin.

Inclusions

  • Activity presentation

  • Fiber boat or catamaran

  • Life jackets

  • Waterproof jackets

  • Insurance (Including Personal Accident and Liability)

Exclusions

  • Water

  • Food

  • Personal expenses

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Azores Whale Watching: What’s Exciting Over There!

On your half-day trip to the sea, get the opportunity to know more about what's hidden beneath the crystal clear blue water of the Azores. Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to admire the marine wildlife of the Azores in their natural habitat. With the help of different boats available on board, you’ll have the chance to reach the center of the sea (i.e, south of the island) and meet these animals, on your journey full of fun, adventure, and discovery.

What to Expect On Your Half-day Visit

Following a quick briefing about whales, board the designated boat for the excursion out to sea where you will learn more about whales, other marine species, their natural habitats, communication patterns, migration patterns, and behavioral patterns. On the tour, you will get a close-up look at the volcano and resident wildlife while marine biologists and naturalists provide commentary. Make sure to capture moments with your camera when you see the wildlife.

Important Information

  • The tour is conducted in English and Portuguese.

  • The experience is suitable for a pram/stroller.

  • Life jackets are mandatory for semi-rigid and fiber boats.

  • Individuals must wear waterproof jackets while riding the speed and fiber boats.

  • It’s advised to wear warm clothes, waterproof shoes or slippers during the summer.

Timings

Whale Watching Half-day - Catamaran

  • Daily: 9am or 1:30pm

Whale Watching Half-day - Zodiac Boat

  • Daily: 8:30am or 1pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Boarding Point

  • Board your cruise at Marina Pêro De Teive Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral

  • Our office is located in the Marina in front of the Casino in Ponta Delgada. There is a large yellow sign with "Picos de Aventura"

  • Address: Bosco Mota Amaral,, Av. Dom João III, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

Get Directions to the Boarding Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Ponta Delgada - São Pedro - Avenida Marginal - Grand Hotel. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses C102 to get you there.

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