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Azores: Vila Franca do Campo Islet Kayaking Experience

1. Azores: Vila Franca do Campo Islet Kayaking Experience

Paddle along the beautiful coastline of Vila Franca de Campo on a morning or afternoon kayaking tour. Enjoy a kayaking adventure suitable for beginners and experienced kayakers alike, including families with children. Get geared with the necessary equipment for your kayak tour, then receive a safety briefing from your instructor before heading out onto the waters with a local nature guide. Kayak 4.5 kilometers along the beautiful Vila Franca do Campo Islet. During the excursion, take a dip in the refreshing waters and try snorkeling. Paddle into the islet bay, relax on the beach, and venture into the islet for a better look at this protected landscape.

São Miguel: Glass Bottom Boat Tour with Snorkeling

2. 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.

Vila Franca Do Campo: Introduction to Scuba Diving Tour

3. Vila Franca Do Campo: Introduction to Scuba Diving Tour

Kick off your scuba diving experience with a small introduction session during which you will learn all about diving equipment, techniques and underwater communication. Then head out to the sea by boat, allowing a supervised and relaxed way to experience diving.  Your dive will take place at the Natural Reserve of Vila Franca do Campo Islet, an island formed by a volcano crater. Explore an area close to wrecked cannons from the 16th century and see how nature incorporated them into marine life.

Ponta Delgada Full Day Sailing Tour with Snacks

4. Ponta Delgada Full Day Sailing Tour with Snacks

Venha experimentar a sensação de navegar à vela a bordo de um moderno veleiro com todo o conforto e segurança. Com saída da marina Portas do Mar em Ponta Delgada, assuma o leme da embarcação ou deixe simplesmente com a nossa tripulação e desfrute da magnífica paisagem. Num passeio ao longo da costa sul da Ilha de São Miguel, passaremos pelo Ilhéu de São Roque, Praia da Caloura e finalmente pelo bonito Ilhéu de Vila Franca, você poderá explorar a beleza da Ilha vista numa outra perspetiva. Parar em alto mar e mergulhar nas nossa águas limpídas (swim-stop) ou ancorar numa baía para um belíssímo banho de mar onde poderá experimentar snorkeling são algumas das experiências ao longo do passeio. Bebidas e snacks serão servidos durante o passeio. Um passeio com saída pelas 10h da manhã e regresso pelas 6 da tarde com duração de 8 horas, embarque e desembarque na marina Portas do Mar - Ponta Delgada

Whale and Dolphin Watching with Vila Franca Islet Visit

5. Whale and Dolphin Watching with Vila Franca Islet Visit

Take the opportunity to see some of the sea life found in the Azores including dolphins, whales, turtles and seabirds. Before the boat trip, listen to biologists explaining the safety measures aboard, the history of the area, the local wildlife and how to respect them. Then set off! After the 3-hour whale watching tour, stop in Vila Franco do Campo to enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Following lunch, board a converted traditional fishing boat and head to Vila Franca do Campo islet, a volcanic crater off the coast that encloses a natural lagoon. Take one of the provided snorkels and diving masks and see the numerous protected fish species in this natural reserve. Following the tour, transfer back to Ponta Delgada by boat or van.

Azores: Swim with Dolphins Atlantic Experience

6. Azores: Swim with Dolphins Atlantic Experience

Enjoy a 2.5-hour tour to swim with bottlenose dolphins on this tour from Vila Franca do Campo. Meet your guide at the Vila Franca do Campo Marina for check-in and equipment setup. After a quick safety and responsible practices induction, board your high-speed boat and head out to sea. Your skipper will be on the lookout for dolphins throughout the journey. When the time comes, get ready to dive into the sea and wait for the friendly dolphins to approach you. On the second part of the tour, travel to one of the island's best snorkel locations. Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters and see an array of vibrant marine fauna and flora as you explore the seafloor before heading back to the marina.

Snorkeling around the small island of Vila Franca do Campo

7. Snorkeling around the small island of Vila Franca do Campo

Go on a boat and embark on a snorkeling experience in the sea. Enjoy the marine life in a supervised and relaxed way.  Receive a brief explanation of the apnea basic concepts, equipment, and swimming techniques. These are theoretical and practical sessions, where safety procedures will be explained.  This activity takes place in the Natural Reserve of Vila Franca do Campo Island, close to the wrecked cannons from the 16th Century.  Come and see what the underwater world has to offer you with the greatest comfort and safety.

São Miguel: Island Highlights Private Tour by Boat and Van

8. São Miguel: Island Highlights Private Tour by Boat and Van

Explore the beauty of the Lagoa do Fogo, Salto do Cabrito waterfall, Gorreana tea plantation and Ribeira Grande by land, and sail along the coast of Vila Franca do Campo, passing beaches and the famous Islet of Vila Franca do Campo. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in the morning and board an air-conditioned van. Sit back and relax on the drive to Lagoa do Fogo, which boasts a beach recognized as one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal in 2012. Visit the Salto do Cabrito Waterfall, a true hidden pearl of São Miguel, and admire this imposing waterfall of over 40 meters. Relax and sip tea from the oldest plantation in Europe, while admiring the lush green layered crops, before heading to the Historic Center of Ribeira Grande. Here, you will immerse yourself in the history of one of the oldest towns on the island, with the help of our certified guides. With their accompaniment, you will learn all about the formation of this city and its most important figures and landmarks. The adventure doesn't end here, as after lunch we take your experience to the next level and take you on a sailboat ride along the coast of Vila Franca do Campo, visiting several beaches, including Praia do Pedreiro. Visit the famous Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, a paradisiacal and world-renowned place, where you will have the opportunity to practice Snorkeling in its waters rich in the most varied marine species. Return to Vila Franca do Campo Marina and be picked up again by our guides, to return to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Vila Franca do Campo

The whole experience was incredible. It was the best sea kayaking experience I have had in the world thus far. Bruno was a fantastic guide throughout the entire time.

Amazing trip! Thanks to the great captain and guide. Both made sure we got the most of the tour ☺️

It was a great tour, the guide was very knowledgeable and kind. We enjoyed it very much.

Great tour and the guide was awesome! Loved snorkeling right off the islet.

Fantastic experience. We got lucky and swim with 1.000 dolphins