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Boa Vista: Full-Day Whale Watching Tour

4.7 / 5

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Activity provider: Boa Vista Tours

Boa Vista: Full-Day Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: Boa Vista Tours

From US$ 206.59 per person

Get closer to humpback whales than ever before on this 7-hour whale watching tour. From March until May, take the chance to see some of the most amazing animals in the world up close. Find out more about the whales with an onboard marine biologist.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Pickup optional
Please wait at the barrier of your hotel 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with the name of the local partner's company on it. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. If you are in private accommodation, the local partner will arrange a separate pick-up point with you.


  • Admire and spot humpback whales in their natural environment
  • Experience an unforgettable natural spectacle in small groups
  • Learn more about the humpback whales from the onboard marine biologist
  • Get goosebumps as you feel the thrill of seeing wildlife up close
  • Benefit from the best views of the whales from a comfortable yacht
Full description
Boa Vista is a hotspot for whale activity and impressive humpback whales stay around the island from March until May to mate or give birth to their babies. Embark on this full-day cruise for an unforgettable experience spotting these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Marvel at the gargantuan adult whales that can grow up to 15 meters (49 feet) long. After pickup from your hotel, your driver will take you to the port of Sal Rei. From there, transfer by dinghy to your yacht for the day. Aboard the yacht called “Simply No Stress,” a crew with over 12 years of experience in whale watching tours awaits you. Receive a detailed briefing with many interesting facts about humpback whales, and ask any questions you have to the local biologist onboard. Once you've been briefed, start your adventure to find the whales. Your experienced crew and biologist will do their best to find them for you. You need patience and, of course, a bit of luck — after all, this is a natural spectacle. But when you do see them, the yacht's height and its comfortable flybridge will give you the best of the whales. There is no such thing as a typical whale watching tour on Boa Vista, as the whales are always in charge. Let them lead the way, and follow as they swim, play, and put on dazzling acrobatic shows. There is a high chance of seeing whales but it's not guaranteed. After about 7 hours, return to the port at Sal Rei and get driven back to your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Snacks
  • Sandwiches
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Marine biologist guide
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Please wait at the barrier of your hotel 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with the local partner's company name on it. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Jacket
    • Hat
    • Rain gear

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • If you are staying at Hotel Riu Touareg, please choose the pickup at Touareg option
    • If you are staying in private accommodation, rather than a hotel, the local partner will arrange a separate pickup point with you
    • In the case of bad weather or very high waves, the local partner may have to cancel or postpone a tour at short notice. In this event, you will, of course, be offered an alternative date or a full refund
    • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience
    • Depending on wind and weather, you should have a jacket with you on the tour.
    • You should also be prepared to get a little wet
    • Protect yourself against the sun
    • Headgear (fixed) is also recommended
    • Don't forget your camera
    • If you are not sure about your seaworthiness, take a travel tablet before the start of the tour. If you have no travel tablets with you, just ask for one when you start the tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 3 reviews

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    The crew is fantastic and when a whale is spotted on the return trip, all the time is taken again and that happened three times on our trip and that was after we had already seen six whales, a really super crew

    March 25, 2022

    The and the guides were great. Great introduction to the life of humpback whales. Everyone tried really hard. Unfortunately, we only saw whales for a short time without spectacular actions. But nobody can do anything about that. That's just nature.

    May 13, 2022

    Product ID: 349686