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Address: Avenida Doutor Joao Bosco Mota Amaral | Hotel Marina Atlântico, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-771, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 296 283 288
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Be very welcome to our website. Here you will learn more about our company.

Created in 2003, Picos de Aventura is a company of Touristic Entertainment that allows you to enjoy the best that the Azores have to offer.

Its activities, in sea and in land, give you the opportunity to know all the corners of Sao Miguel's island, getting you into a constant interaction with nature and all that she represents, as well as local cultural and gastronomic characteristics.

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US$60.03*
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Half-Day Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour
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US$81.86*
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Full-Day Canyoning Including Transfer and Lunch
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US$81.86*
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Swim with Dolphins in the Azores

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Great company, amazing tour! (whale watching)

We went out on a small boat and had a great trip! Our guides were informative and friendly. Would definitely use this company to go watch the whales again!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
PTTraveler89
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Atlanta, Georgia
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Picos de Aventura (PdA) was responsive to my pre-travel questions via email, allowing me to my quick decision. I chose the full-day whale watching + Ilhéu de Vila Franca de Campo package. PdA's standard policy is a deposit via wire transfer. I could not facilitate that before my travel so they made an exception allowing me to pre-reserve if I... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We went out on a small boat and had a great trip! Our guides were informative and friendly. Would definitely use this company to go watch the whales again!

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PdAventura, Guest Relations Manager at Picos de Aventura - Adventure Tours, responded to this review

Hello from the Azores, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with Picos de Aventura. It was a pleasure having you with us. Please follow us on our social media and keep up-to- date with all the wonderful things happening in the Azores. We hope to see you again... More 

Toronto, Ontario
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Even though the waters were rough, the team was fantastic and being in the wild element of the dolphins were such a great experience. Very much authentic, no cages or fences. Gave a thorough briefing before boarding the boat. I do recommend more experienced swimmers for this. Im not a strong swimmer so it was challenging but I never felt... More 

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PdAventura, Guest Relations Manager at Picos de Aventura - Adventure Tours, responded to this review

Hello from the Azores, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with Picos de Aventura. It was a pleasure having you with us. Please follow us on our social media and keep up-to- date with all the wonderful things happening in the Azores. We hope to see you again... More 

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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Picos is a great little outfit, nice boats and equipments and they have a knack for finding these dolphins (resident) and we also saw Sperm Whales, which is rare. Decent location and everything - but you need to go to Azores in July-August to make sure the weather is right. Take the SEMI RIGID boat, it is more fun and... More 

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PdAventura, Gerente de relações com clientes at Picos de Aventura - Adventure Tours, responded to this review

Hello from the Azores, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with Picos de Aventura. It was a pleasure having you with us. Please follow us on our social media and keep up-to- date with all the wonderful things happening in the Azores. We hope to see you again... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

So happy we were able to arrange a tour with Picos. The morning we went they had to cancel the tour because of weather conditions, so we were nervous about fitting this into our trip. They added us to the afternoon tour and I'm glad they did. This was such a great experience. The boat ride out was better than... More 

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PdAventura, Gerente de relações com clientes at Picos de Aventura - Adventure Tours, responded to this review

Hello from the Azores, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with Picos de Aventura. It was a pleasure having you with us. Please follow us on our social media and keep up-to- date with all the wonderful things happening in the Azores. We hope to see you again... More 

New York
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went on the half day whale watching and half day canyoning tour. Both were fun and highly recommended. The highlight of whale watching was definitely the dolphins. While we managed to catch some whale action, it was limited. Instead, we saw plenty of dolphins and it was amazing! I had chosen the semi rigid boat, which allowed us to... More 

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PdAventura, Gerente de relações com clientes at Picos de Aventura - Adventure Tours, responded to this review

Hello from the Azores, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with Picos de Aventura. It was a pleasure having you with us. Please follow us on our social media and keep up-to- date with all the wonderful things happening in the Azores. We hope to see you again... More 

Vantaa, Finland
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The staff are very passionate about nature and the company supports protection activities. We spotted a fin whale and three species of dolphins during the tour, and learned a lot from the staff.

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PdAventura, Public Relations Manager at Picos de Aventura - Adventure Tours, responded to this review

Hello from the Azores, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with Picos de Aventura. It was a pleasure having you with us. Please follow us on our social media and keep up-to- date with all the wonderful things happening in the Azores. We hope to see you again... More 

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The staff have been extremely helpful from the very first second of me entering their shop on the shore. At the beginning I looked around and told the staff I will be back as I wanted to look around and see what other companies have to offer. After an hour I was running back before it closed to book even... More 

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PdAventura, Public Relations Manager at Picos de Aventura - Adventure Tours, responded to this review

Hello from the Azores, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with Picos de Aventura. It was a pleasure having you with us. Please follow us on our social media and keep up-to- date with all the wonderful things happening in the Azores. We hope to see you again... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We where on a full day sea experience, on the 24th of August 2016. Everything was very professional and our guides Juan Marina and Miguel Moreira where outstanding. They did everything they could to give us the best experience, unfortunately we didn't see any whales.. but many dolphins and one sea turtle :o) There where only 4 guest in the... More 

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PdAventura, Public Relations Manager at Picos de Aventura - Adventure Tours, responded to this review

Hello from the Azores, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with Picos de Aventura. It was a pleasure having you with us. Please follow us on our social media and keep up-to- date with all the wonderful things happening in the Azores. We hope to see you again... More 

Aarhus, Denmark
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Amazing tours with great tour leaders. We did the following tours: Swim with dolphins, Whale watching and Canyoning. All great experiences in their own way

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PdAventura, Gerente de relações públicas at Picos de Aventura - Adventure Tours, responded to this review

Hello from the Azores, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with Picos de Aventura. It was a pleasure having you with us. Please follow us on our social media and keep up-to- date with all the wonderful things happening in the Azores. We hope to see you again... More 

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