10 Tips to enjoy Whale Watching Trip and make it wonderful !

Whale Come aboard!

What to expect when you book a Whale Watching trip? You have many different compagnies, associations or way to meet Cetaceans. Some tips to help to choose!

You can have as many experiences as many people.
I am used to always say to the passengers:

” That’s your Trip, So just Enjoy the Ocean & Let see what Mother Nature will offer us Today” 


  1. It’s about education and awareness, not about an adventure.
  2. Choose the way you want to live this privilege time: from a boat, from a sailing boat (not in the Azores), from land, from a kayak (not in the Azores), …
  3. Do your citizen homework, start by choosing a good operator that is aligned with your values.
  4. Don’t push anything, be peaceful, then the animals will be too and less stressed.
  5. It’s about being sensible, and feel the Nature, not about getting closer and closer.
  6. Always keep your distance and move on if needed. Respect the animals and the environment.
  7. Stay on board, that’s more than enough. No need to always want to see more and appreciate what you have, it is already a lot!
  8. Keep Dolphins and whales wild, that’s why you are on the boat. They are not yours, do not feed them.
  9. Meet them, don’t eat them.
  10. Share your experience for the others to know where are the precious people to share this memorable time.
  11. Bonus: Never expected anything and let the surprise guiding you for a few hours ! Be aligned with Nature !


Follow you intuition and everything will be good during your experience!

We hope seing soon on board !


About Marylou

Marylou is a Marine Biologist and Master in Oceanography. She is one of our Marine Wildlife Guide and is responsible for Science Education at TERRA AZUL. Originally from France, she studied in Canada and Belgium and loves being out to sea to share her knowledge with you.

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