What a beautiful day! With sunny skies (mostly) and calm seas today was a perfect day for whale watching.

Apparently the whales agreed: we spent the whole day with a group of 11 lazy sperm whales that alternated between sleeping and travelling. All the time they stayed quite close to the surface giving us perfect views 🙂



In the afternoon trip we also had a special appearance of a group of the elusive Beaked whales that were quickly making their way to the East of the island


Beaked whales

Beaked whales


Of course that during the day our faithful dolphin friends also showed up to the delight of our passengers, we saw Atlantic spotted dolphins, Common, Risso’s and Bottlenose dolphins 🙂

Someone else was also feeling quite lazy…


Loggerhead turtle /Caretta caretta

Loggerhead turtle /Caretta caretta


Spotted near the sperm whales, this turtle saw in a floating piece of wood a good chance to have some rest 🙂

Keep tuned for more news about our tours!! 😀

Catarina Fonseca

About Catarina Fonseca

Catarina is Marine Biologist and was Main Guide and Technical & Scientific Director at TERRA AZUL from 2014 to 2017. She is dedicated, knowledgeable and a passionate friend to animals and humans. We hope she can come back soon to wildlife experiences with us. , and everyday works on ensuring the highest educational and conservation standards during spractice. She also contributes collecting Data collection for MONICET – The Azores Islands Cetaceans Research & Conservation long-term monitoring project.

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