Among Whales And Volcanoes Full Day Tour Including Lunch - Ponta Delgada

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
  • Departure Details :
    Marina of Ponta Delgada
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Immerse in the natural beauty of theAzores on this full-day whales and volcanoes tour. Observe several varieties of whales in their natural habitat and look out for dolphins jumping in the water. Travel by boat along the coastline towards Lagoa do Fogo and Caldeira Velha, feasting on a delicious lunch along the way. Visit an active volcano and learn how scientists are using energy from the volcano to produce electricity. Dont miss this exciting opportunity to see the Azores' real beauty.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Close encounter with friendly dolphins
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level

Know More about this tour

Your Azores whales and volcanoesadventure kicks off when you meet your friendly local guide. After listening toa short briefing, take off through the Azores by coastline to the marina of Ponta delgada. Along the way, look out for a variety of wildlife including sperm whales, blue whales, humpback whales, pygmy whales, beaked whales, dolphins, turtles, flying fish and sea birds.

Feast on a delicious lunch in the area before continuing on to Lagoa do Fogo and Caldeira Velha to one of the most beautiful lakes in all of So Miguel. Head to the Center volcanic Azores to learn more about the region and hear how the islands and volcanoes were formed.

Next, head to the pond fire, which last erupted in 1563 and is home to boiling water and medicinal mud. Travel from Mount Dark to Ribeira Grande and stop along the way at Central Geothermal, which uses energy from the volcano to produce electricity. Shortly after, your tour comes to an end.

Inclusions

Buffet lunch with drinks

Boat tour

Exclusions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Subject to weather conditions

Traveler Reviews

  • 28-Oct-2019

    Went off without a hitch and didn’t disappoint! My friend and I saw a family of sperm whales and a school of very playful dolphins. Followed by an amazing lunch and volcano tour with awesome tour guide Hugo Melo. 👍❤️

  • 21-Aug-2018

    This was a very good tour. During whale watching we saw a Fin whale and a lot of dolphins. The guides on the boat were very knowledgeable about marine life. We spent the rest of the tour with our guide Nuno. He is a very experienced and knowledgeable guide. Overall, it was a great day!

  • 06-Jul-2018

    If you do 1 tour while visiting Sao Miguel,do this. We were picked up at our hotel on time by Roberto. He took us to Ponto Delgada harbour where we checked in for the whale watching tour. What a tour it was, we saw dolphins,a sei whale and a minke whale. Such beautiful creatures. The boats was clean,the crew were enthuaiastic and multilingual. They took time to speak to everyone on the boat, were keen to share their knowledge and make sure everyone got a good view of the whales and dolphins.

    After our boat trip,we met Hugo at the harbourside. What a great guy, we couldn't have asked for a better guide. We never felt rushed, stopped at all the good viewing points and with Hugo's knowledge we learnt ao much more about the island and it's attractiona than we would have. Lunch was at Marco's in Lagoa, we got a beer and tried locally caught fish, cheese from the islands and pork. Yum! We would never have found this place on our own but enjoyed a lovely lunch with a view out to see.
    After lunch Hugo drove us to see Lagoa do Fogo and stopped at brilliant points to take in the amazing scenery and take some good photos to make people back home jealous. After Lagoa do Fogo we headed to Caldeira Velha, where we saw the natural thermal spas nestled amongst the forest. After that,Hugo drove us to santa barbara beach, before driving us back to the hotel.
    I cannot recommend this tour enough,Hugo gave ua great tips on local restaurants,beer,wine and where to go for the most beautiful sunset on the island. I'd advise doing this trip early on in your holiday as it helps get your bearings and plan for other areas of interest you may not have been aware of. Also, if you're unlucky enough to miss any whales and dolphins, you can rebook for free so don't leave till your last day! Do this tour and have a day to remember.

  • 11-May-2018

    Pick up promptly in the morning by 'Hugo' our tour guide for the day and taken two the whale watching, 2 BLUE WHALES Together Believed to be a breading pair! 3 species of Dolphin, flying fish and numerous species of birds, the staff where very friendly and knowledgeable a great to our tour, Hugo meet us at the dock and took us for a lovely lunch in a great restaurant that set us up for the rest of the day. Hugo was friendly and knowledgeable and took us to all the best view points on the way to the fire lakes, nothing was rushed and time was not a problem, He made us feel like we were on a VIP tour, giving us lots of time one to one with all of us, we cant thank him enough, and we would defiantly would book this tour again when we return... He was a very good driver made the journey very comfortable and chatted all the way, His knowledge is vast and also a lot of fun, We Highly recommend this tour, it was the best day of our holiday, Top marks