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Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour

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    Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL™
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    The journey starts with a short informative briefing introducing to Cetacean (Whales and Dolphins) local species, their migrational and behavioral patterns, and onboard safety. Follow the Guide and Skipper to your designated boat, and go out to sea. Our lookout high inland will locate our friends, and provide directions via VHF Radio to where the boat may will travel initially at high speed. Marine Wildlife can be observed yearlong. Sperm Whales are resident alongside 3 additional cetacean species and an abundant marine biodiversity. While carefully approaching our friends your Guide will keep you informed, collect field imagery and data for local research, and is always available throughout the tour to provide answers to any specific questions - feel free to ask. Upon return to the Marina, the boat will tour around the Princess Ring Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, for a close look at the volcanic marvel and resident wildlife. Know before you go - eat light, bring your personal water supply, sunscreen and chapstick, and warm clothing. Light food is permitted , and camera is essential, especially for photography lovers - protect any personal equipment.
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    Pass by Islet of Vila Franca do Campo
You'll return to the starting point
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL™, Islands, R. da Marina 4, 9680-187 Vila Franca Do Campo, Portugal

    Traveler pickup is offered
    All pickups are charged separately, are subject to availability, and commence prior to designated time. Contact us to book and confirm your exact pickup time.

    Ports
    Ponta Delgada
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Knowledgeable Wildlife Guide
    • Experienced Skipper
    • Zodiac RIB Boat (12 or 28 pax)
    • Impermeable Top and Life Vest
    • Insurance
    • Entry/Admission - Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL™
    Exclusions
    • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
    • Personal Water Supply
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT it is not possible to control animals' behavior in the wild, or to guarantee that you will see a specific species at a specific time frame.
    • English is the official language, but our team is multinational and will do their best to accommodate your preferred language (this is not guaranteed).
    • Service animals allowed
    • No Children under the age of 4
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Starting at 9:00 a.m after a short briefing. We had no waves at all, only little wind, no clouds. Our guide Lorenzo (?) gave a lot information around whales, the island, birds and their problems. We saw common and hundreds atlantic dolphins swimming with the boat. As non-whale
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    Response from Filipe S, Public Relations Manager at Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour
    Responded 16 Nov 2019
    Dear Friend, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We hope to have you back for another good time! :)
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    We had a great time and can’t say enough good things about this company! Besides a fun day with lots of dolphins....near the end of our tour the skipper got word of distant whale sitings and extended our tour to make sure got to see them!! We also really appreciated the
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    Response from Filipe S, Public Relations Manager at Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour
    Responded 16 Nov 2019
    Dear Friend, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We hope to have you back for another good time! :)
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    I've been a few whale watching tours in the USA, Boston, Jersey, and San Diego. All were on big catamaran-type boats with over a hundred people. This intimate, 24-passenger boat with an incredibly professional and informative crew was unlike anything I've ever experienced and
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    Response from Filipe S, Public Relations Manager at Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour
    Responded 14 Oct 2019
    Dear Friend, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We hope to have you back for another good time! :)
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    Had a great time on there large rib boat, loads of dolphins, no whales this time. Totally worth it. Awesome
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    Response from Filipe S, Public Relations Manager at Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour
    Responded 14 Oct 2019
    Dear Friend, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We hope to have you back for another good time! :)
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    This tour was amazing. The guide and skipper were great and we saw sooooo much wildlife! It’s not guaranteed of course but we were thrilled with everything we got to see.
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    Response from Filipe S, Public Relations Manager at Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour
    Responded 23 Sep 2019
    Dear Friend, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We hope to have you back for another good time! :)
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    About the operator
    By: Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL
    1,341 reviews
    theturquoisetraveler
    Sliema, Malta
    9535
    A trip worth doing!
    Very well organised trip starting from Vila Franca do Campo, about 20 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. Lorenzo the
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    Annikamcs
    London, United Kingdom
    50
    Great fun! Sperm whales and common dolphins!
    Fantastic excursion, definitely recommend, you will not be disappointed! Saw five sperm whales and lots of common
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    Journey36384634672
    10
    Exciting watching
    That was a first safari in 2020.The ocean was very calm and comfortable for speed boat to change points of view.We
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    danieljernoiu
    Wuppertal, Germany
    10
    Amazing
    Good organization, friendly staff, amazing experience at the tour. The crew is always looking for us to have an
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    petrauwe2020
    Agua de Pau, Portugal
    10
    Whale watching
    Thank you, That was a nice day.👍👍👍 It was perfekt Very nice. My english is Not Good , otherwise i would
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    Sachka
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
    21
    A sunny day in January
    Safety conscious, very attentative, and they made a real effort in order for us to spot a whale (which required an
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    th72019
    10
    Nice Trip
    Great Boat Trip with respectful nearing to the Animals, have seen Common Dolphins. Everything else OK. Multi
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    DianaMouraQueiroz
    Lisbon, Portugal
    36
    I loved it, got to see whales and dolphins!
    Found the staff very nice, we were there for quite a while on the water as well, trying to spot a sperm whale, and
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    Camper619252
    10
    Whale watching
    It was really nice, we saw a lot of dolphins, turtle and 4 whales! The man explained us the main types of animals
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    itsanna_fo
    Bottrop, Germany
    40
    A special experience
    Although we didn’t had the chance to see whales, we saw a big population of a rare species of dolphins. We enjoyed
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    rhoadster91
    London, United Kingdom
    20
    Fun and informative
    We had some issues early on because of the weather because of which the tour plans changed. But we're glad with
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    NorthStar24705875869
    10
    Whale watching and Lagoa do Fago trip
    Perfectly organized and professionally conducted trip. Many thanks to all the crew members, they really have a
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    KingaCiesz
    10
    Great experience!
    I really recommend this activity. Close to nature but without interrupting! Personally I was amazed!
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    alisonw722
    Durham, United Kingdom
    276
    Great day out
    Whale watching was well organised and felt very safe. Lunch was delicious and the afternoon trip to the Princess
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    Martin G
    Leipzig, Deutschland
    154
    Great Trip!
    Starting at 9:00 a.m after a short briefing. We had no waves at all, only little wind, no clouds. Our guide
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