Whale Watching and Dolphin Watching Excursion in Sao Miguel, Azores
Duration: 3 hours Super Easy See blue whales
Why we love this tour
Cruise along the bright green coast of Sao Miguel Island to spot graceful giant whale fins and happy jumping dolphins in the blue waters of the Atlantic.
- High chance of spotting whales and dolphins
- Unique possibility to see large species including the blue whale
- Learn about marine mammals
- Get your best photographs of these magnificent creatures
- Admire the bright green island landscape from the water
- Enjoy a boat ride out on the blue ocean
The islands of the Azores support thriving ecosystems both on land and in the water. Thanks to its rich fish supply and position along migration routes, the archipelago hosts up to 25 whale and dolphins species. Join a whale-watching excursion out to sea to witness these fantastic sea mammals for yourself.
At a marina in Ponta Delgada, you meet your guide and receive your life jacket to board the boat. With expert knowledge, your guide offers scientific knowledge of the cetacean group as he scans the water. With years of strategically placed lookouts, you’ll be in good hands to spot some fins.
In total, about 25 species of whales or dolphins populate the waters around the Azores. Some pass by on their migration routes, like the fin whale or the famous blue whale. Four species live in the waters year round, the common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, Risso's dolphin, and sperm whale, so your chances of spotting one of these friendly faces are high.
The 2.5-hour boat ride takes you out along the south coast of Sao Miguel, where you can admire the sloping green landscape. Between the bright blue Atlantic Ocean, the shining island sun, and the sites of whales or dolphins, you can’t help but step off the boat with a smile.
Need to know before you go
The minimum age for this activity is 6 years old.
Children aged 6-18 must have a parent or guardian with them or written consent.
Please wear comfortable shoes with a rubber sole.
It's recommended to bring a windbreaker, hat, waterproof bag for storage, water, a camera, and sunscreen.
This activity is not suitable for people with back problems, heart conditions or pregnant women.
Please bear in mind that whales and dolphins are wild animals and we cannot guarantee sightings of whales or even specific species on each tour. However, in most cases we see whales, dolphins or other cetaceans.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement. Charge 50% of the total amount if canceled within the 24 hours
In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Picos de Aventura
Marina Pêro De Teive Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada
Provided byPicos de Aventura
Reviews for this provider
17 Sep 2021
Incredible experience, we managed to swim with dolphins 5 times. The tour group knew how to find the dolphins and get us into the water to maximise the experience. My partner bruised her body trying to climb back into the boat and they also took the time to treat the bruise upon our return to the mainland.
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