Vila Franca do Campo
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São Miguel: Glass Bottom Boat Tour with Snorkeling

1. São Miguel: Glass Bottom Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Discover the life that lies deep in the Azores Sea from the comfort of this glass-bottom boat, with an expert crew and guide. Your adventure begins at Vila Franca do Campo Marina. A biologist will give you a briefing about the itinerary and then you can set off. Learn about the marine life, nature, and historical curiosities of Vila Franca do Campo. You can spot the unique sea life of the protected area and observe the seabirds and crustaceans that fill the islet landscape. The biologist will help you identify the species, but you can expect to see everything from colorful shoals of fish, to starfish, sea cucumbers, and underwater volcanic activity. When you want to cool off you can go for a swim and snorkel, and get closer to some of the wildlife you've been spotting.

Sao Miguel: Boat Tour around Vila Franca do Campo Islet

2. Sao Miguel: Boat Tour around Vila Franca do Campo Islet

Discover the natural reserve of Ilhéu de Vila Franca, located in the south coast of São Miguel island. This small volcanic island is only situated 0.7 miles (1.2 kilometers) away from Vila Franca do Campo Marina. Circle around the island with a professional guide who will point out all the rare rock formations. Watch the nesting sites of the local sea birds such as the Garajau-comum (sterna hirundo). Take a peek inside the crater filled with turquoise water.

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What people are saying about Vila Franca do Campo

Amazing experience with very professional guides! Sara demonstrated an excellent knowledge of marine species and made our visit an authentic immersion in the aquatic world. The boat is phenomenal, being able to see into the water is very interesting. Detailed explanation of marine species and the history of the island of São Miguel and the Azores in general. Our skipper, also exceptional, guided us very well during the snorkeling. It took us to beautiful places with some volcanic activity and lots of fish due to the warm water currents. I only regret not being able to see the dolphins and whales with the same company because I already had my return flight. Also, they were both very friendly, smiling and thoughtful. They really wanted our experience to be the best it could be. My boyfriend speaks only English and French (all the rest were Portuguese) and both of them made a point of translating for him in English throughout the visit. I loved it and advise!

Wonderful staff, really friendly, knowledgeable and great with the kids. We are a family of 4 with 2 kids (5 and 7). everyone had a really enjoyable experience - specially the kids. All our questions were answered with kindness. Great photo opportunities. highly recommend!

We had a very nice time. The islet is beautiful and so unusual. We saw a lot of types of fish and Sara our guide gave us a lot of information. Our skipper Miguel was also great. The snorkeling was wonderful. We highly recommend this tour.

Excellent tour! Glass bottom boat was a very special experience as was snorkeling in the cove! Sara was an excellent guide and very welcoming and helpful. Thank you! We saw many parrot fish and a man-o-war for the first time!

The whole day was fantastic. We saw several types of dolphins and also 4-5 sperm whales. The lunch was really fresh. Don't miss it!