Whale Watching in the Azores
… couldn’t ask for a better experience enjoying nature and conservation efforts to protect and respect these ocean creatures. Will never forget this tour.
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.
… passion, fascinating information, commitment to sustainability and the environment, always with a sense of humor! I loved every minute!
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.
One of the Best Places to watch Whales around the World
Great experience!!! Very fair people who only go out when the chance is almost 100% for spotting animals.
Amazing trip. Well organised with Land based lookouts guiding the boat. Knowledgeable and lovely tour guide. Definitely a must do.
One of the 10 Best Whale Watching Destinations
Approximately 3 hours
A Main Local Attraction
Whale Lookouts inland
Great for Family & Friends
Free Islet Round Tour
|12:30 Early Afternoon|
|15:40 Mid Afternoon [May-Sep]|
Whale Watching in the Azores Islands is unquestionably one of the most exciting and unforgettable Adventures!
Join an exciting Marine Wildlife tour with Biologists and Naturalist Guides, to see and learn more about Whales, Dolphins, Turtles, Fish, Birds, and the season’s marine biodiversity of the Azores Islands!
Unlock the island’s scenic coastline, the sandy beaches and the Princess Ring Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, along with all the best kept secrets of sea life in the heart of the Atlantic.
The journey starts with a short informative briefing introducing to Cetacean (Whales and Dolphins) local species, their natural habitat, communication, migration, behavioral patterns, and onboard safety.
Everyone will follow the Guide and Skipper to board their designated boat, and go out to sea. Our lookout high inland will then locate our friends, and provide directions via VHF Radio to where the boat will travel – initially at high speed.
Marine Wildlife can be observed yearlong. Sperm Whales are resident alongside 3 additional cetacean species and an abundant marine biodiversity. While approaching our friends carefully, your Guide will keep you informed, collect data and photography for research, and is always available throughout the tour to provide answers to any specific questions – feel free to ask.
Upon return to the Marina, the boat will tour around the Princess Ring Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, for a close look at the volcanic marvel and resident wildlife.
We recommend you to be at the specified time registration and briefing. Eat light, bring your personal water supply, sunscreen and chapstick for the Sun, and warm clothing since temperatures may vary. Light food is permitted onboard, and a Camera is essential, specially for photography lovers – please protect any electronics and personal equipment.
We do not recommend this to anyone pregnant, with weak back, in delicate health condition, nor to children under the age of 4.