Islet of Vila Franca do Campo
One of the Best Places to watch Whales around the World
Certainly, an in-touch-with-nature experience, organised by a passionate-about-nature, warm & caring team. This was, undoubtedly, the best experience of our trip to the Azores.
With only 20 participants you get the feeling that you are on an adventure and not just another trip with the masses of tourists.
The team at Terra Azul are knowledgeable and expert in their field. Trips are well organised and value for money.
The staff were friendly, knowledgeable of the marine life and even named the different whales and dolphins in all the different languages of the guests.
Great experience!!! Very fair people who only go out when the chance is almost 100% for spotting animals.
One of the 10 Best Whale Watching Destinations
Amazing trip. Well organised with Land based lookouts guiding the boat. Knowledgeable and lovely tour guide. Definitely a must do.
… passion, fascinating information, commitment to sustainability and the environment, always with a sense of humor! I loved every minute!
… couldn’t ask for a better experience enjoying nature and conservation efforts to protect and respect these ocean creatures. Will never forget this tour.
Approximately 8 hours
See Whales & Dolphins
Taste Local Food
Explore a Natural Reserve
Great for Family & Friends
|JUN 1ST TILL OCT 14TH|
Enjoy a Whale Watching tour, local food lunch at a village restaurant, and ferry on a traditional fishing boat to explore the Princess Ring Islet – a Full Day!
The day starts with a short informative briefing introducing you to Cetaceans (Whales and Dolphins), local species, their natural habitat, communication, migration, behavioral patterns, and onboard safety.
Everyone will board their designated boat for an approximately 3-hour Whale Watching tour. You will then return to the Marina for lunch local food at a local seafront village restaurant – at walking distance from our Marina.
Then travel 10 minutes on a converted traditional fishing boat to the islet, now self-guided and free to explore the natural reserve Princess Ring, just outside the our Marina. A volcanic crater & natural pool with views to the open Atlantic, perfect for bathing, swimming and snorkeling – what a wonderful World!
Boats departure from the Islet back to the Marina on every hour until 17:30 – be sure not to miss it! We’ll be waiting for you at our Base for check-out.
We recommend you to be at the specified time registration and briefing. Eat light, and bring your personal water supply, swimsuit, towel, and warm clothing, sunscreen and chap-stick for the Sun. Light food is permitted, and a Camera is essential, specially for photography lovers – please protect any electronics and personal equipment.
Special Dietary Restrictions must be notified upon reservation for required adjustments.
This tour is inappropriate and inadvisable for anyone pregnant, with weak back, in wheelchair, in delicate health condition, or under the age of 4.