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  1. Portugal
  2. Azores
  3. Ponta Delgada
  4. Islet of Vila Franca do Campo

Azores Whale Watching Expedition and Islet Boat Tour

Product ID: 123590
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Join an exciting marine wildlife tour with biologists and naturalist guides, to see and learn more about whales, dolphins, turtles, fish, birds, and the marine biodiversity of the Azores Islands.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Be on the lookout for whales, dolphins and turtles with a marine guide
  • Admire views of volcanoes, sandy beaches and islets on an Azores boat tour
  • Learn about marine biodiversity from the professional staff on board
Full description
This 2.5-hour excursion begins with an introduction to cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and other marine species, their natural habitat, communication, migration and behavioral patterns.

After the briefing, board the designated boat and head out to sea. The boat will approach the whales slowly and carefully as the naturalist guides and marine biologists on board provide commentary.

The boat trip also includes a tour around the Princess Ring Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, for an up-close look at the volcano and resident wildlife.

Light food is permitted on board, and a camera is essential to capture the wildlife you spot on the tour.
Includes
  • Professional marine wildlife guide
  • Experienced skipper
  • Zodiac RIB boat (12 to 28-person capacity)
  • Impermeable top and life vest
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (available separately)
  • Personal water supply
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is TERRA AZUL base, Marina of Vila Franca do Campo, 4, 9680-909, São Miguel, Azores Islands. From Ponta Delgada town center by auto, head east along the coast and follow the signs to Vila Franca do Campo. Once in Vila Franca do Campo, descend toward sea level and the marina where the tour operator's base and boats are located.

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Important information
Know before you go
• English is the official language for the tour, although the team is multinational and will do their best to accommodate your preferred language (this is not guaranteed however)
• This activity is not recommended for pregnant women, people with weak backs or delicate health issues or children under the age of 4 years. All children must be accompanied by at least 1 adult
• Tour is subject to weather and safety conditions, and may be modified or cancelled without prior notice
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 162 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.8/5

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