Last week we had the pleasure to have Mrs. Bianca from Germany on 2 of our Whale Watching trips. Bianca and her husband had already been with us in 2012, and we asked her to answer some questions about the different experiences between 2012 and 2016.



1) How is it to come back at Terra Azul and the Azores since 2012? Was it a similar or different experience for you?
“I didn’t expect much, as I know it depends on luck how much you will see. In 2012 I already knew we were lucky, very lucky, by seeing dolphins playing with the boat, followed by a group of 50-60 dolphins, seeing a turtle swimming around the boat for at least 5 minutes, and in the end seeing 3 whales, 1 resting and showing his fluke in the end. Now I know that was the perfect trip!!”

“This time in 2016 I was calmer, we saw 6 common dolphins, and 3 bottlenose dolphins. But this time I am sure to have something on my film as the animals were really calm travelling. In 2012 I didn’t manage to film” 🙂


2) Why did you choose to come to Terra Azul in 2012, and why did you decide to come back?
“I read that Terra Azul is more into ecotourism and more environmental friendly than some others. We had a flyer and a hint in a German guide. By the way, I liked the idea of going on a zodiac very much!”


3) How did you feel after the trip?
A little bit dizzy, as we had some waves. A bit more than in 2012, but my husband thinks the other way around. I feel calm and satisfied having had the perfect trip in 2012.”

Later this week, Bianca and her husband came again, and enjoyed the Spermwhales like they did in 2012!! It is so great meeting Whale and Dolphin lovers from all over the world, especially when they return to us after many years. A lot of friendships and special bonds are created between all of you and us over the years. Thank you very much Bianca, and we are looking forward to see you again next time! Stay tuned for more news and updates about our trips 🙂



Interview by Milou – Terra Azul Guide


About Milou

Milou is Marine Biologist, and was Marine Wildlife Guide at TERRA AZUL from 2010 to 2019. She is from Holland, and is passionate about being out in the ocean with wildlife, informing visitors, and collecting field imagery and data for local Cetaceans and Sea Turtles Research & Conservation projects.

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