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  1. Portugal
  2. Sao Miguel Island
  3. Ponta Delgada
  4. Lagoa das Sete Cidades

Sao Miguel: Western Tour with Whale Watching and Lunch

Product ID: 229652
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Explore the highlights of Sao Miguel on a full-day tour by land and sea. Take a whale and dolphin watching excursion by boat, then explore the island's volcanic crater lakes in an off-road vehicle. Lunch and round-trip transportation is included.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take a whale and dolphin watching boat trip
  • Stop to admire the scenery from the Vista do Rei viewpoint
  • Explore the village of Sete Cidades to learn about local life
  • Drive off-road along the rim of a volcanic crater
  • Visit a pineapple plantation to see how this fruit is farmed
Full description
Head out to sea on a morning whale watching excursion. Listen to a short safety briefing and the rules of observation before the boat sets sail, as well as some historical information. Cruise along the coast and look out for the more than 25 cetacean species that can be found in the Azores. Whales and dolphins are regularly seen during this half-day trip, along with turtles, seabirds and other marine life. 

Once you're back on dry land, a picnic lunch will be served. After lunch, head away from Ponta Delgada  towards the most western part of the island, where the mountains and lagoon of the Sete Cidades are located. Stop at the Vista do Rei viewpoint to see one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the island, over the famous lagoon inside a volcanic crater.  

Visit the village of the Sete Cidades for an authentic portrait of rural Micaelense life. Drive along the northern rim of this gigantic crater in an off-road vehicle along a fantastic, winding path. Enjoy the outstanding view of the island's largest lake, known for its contrasting colors. Return to Ponta Delgada, stopping off at a pineapple plantation to learn about the peculiar way this fruit is grown in the Azores.
  • Full-day tour
  • Whale watching
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver and guide
  • Picnic lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Water and snacks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at Marina Pêro De Teive, Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada for the whale watching experience. The local partner will have your name on a list. Your picnic lunch will be delivered after the boat trip. By 2:10 PM, clients must be at the Tourist Office in Ponta Delgada, Avenida Infante D. Henrique, 9500-769, to continue the tour to Sete Cidades.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle
Know before you go
• Animal sightings cannot be guaranteed
• During the whale watching tour each passenger is required to wear a life vest
• Visibility at the viewpoints depends on the weather conditions
• The itinerary is subject to change
• The BIGTRUCK capacity is 24 people. If the minimum of 10 number of 10 guests is not reached, the excursion will be made in van
• Bring comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear
• The weather can be unpredictable, so it is recommended that you bring a raincoat
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InAzores Tours & Transfers

Product ID: 229652