Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Return Details :
    NOT FOR anyone pregnant, with weak back, in wheelchair or any delicate health conditions, or under the age of 4. DOES NOT INCLUDE HOTEL PICKUP. Meet us at the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo for check.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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 with its velvet green cloaked volcanoes, the sandy beaches and Princess Ring Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, along with all the best kept secrets of sea life in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean.


The journey starts with a short informative briefing introducing to Cetacean (Whales and Dolphins) local species, their migrational and behavioral patterns, and onboard safety. Follow the Guide and Skipper to your designated boat, and go out to sea. Our lookout high inland will locate our friends, and provide directions via VHF Radio to where the boat may 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 carefully approaching our friends your Guide will keep you informed, collect field imagery and data for local 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. Know before you go - eat light, bring your personal water supply, sunscreen and chapstick, and warm clothing. Light food is permitted , and camera is essential, especially for photography lovers - protect any personal equipment.


  • Zodiac RIB Boat (12 or 28 pax)
  • Impermeable Full Suit and Life Vest
  • Knowledgeable Wildlife Guide
  • Experienced Skipper
  • Insurance


  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off (available separately)
  • Personal Water Supply

Additional Info

Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health

Service animals allowed

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT it is not possible to control animals' behavior in the wild, or to guarantee that you will see a specific species at a specific time frame.

English is the official language, but our team is multinational and will do their best to accommodate your preferred language (this is not guaranteed).

NOT FOR anyone pregnant, with weak back, in wheelchair or any delicate health conditions.

Traveler Reviews

  • 25-Jun-2023

    Well organised, with a very experienced guide and a Skipper making the trip as comfortable as possible for everyone. It's a fast boat, where everyone is sitting front looking. It can be a really bumpy ride in case of big waves, so be aware, however nothing which would make the trip less enjoyable for anyone attending it. I strongly recommend it for anyone visiting Azores: the "resident" sea creatures are really not to miss. And if you are lucky to get also the "migrating one" it's clearly a bonus. Well done, guys! Keep the good work going!

  • 25-Jun-2023

    We brought our three kids (6, 4, 4) on the whale watching tour. Miguel and Ricardo were outstanding guides and treated our kids to a very special experience. We would highly recommend this tour and specifically these two guides for families looking for an educational and memorable trip!

  • 24-Jun-2023

    Amazing people and so much fun! Especially loved that they were respectful of the animals and did not approach too closely, scaring them.

  • 24-Jun-2023

    The trip was great! The staff was very passionate, skilled and professional. We have enjoyed it and recommend it to people we know heading this firection. Gino & Angela

  • 23-Jun-2023

    What an adventure! We had a very rainy day, but the tour continued. If you are going to be unhappy in bad weather then make the decision not to go for yourself. Despite constant rain, we had a blast. Saw incredible close ups of multiple dolphins species and sperm whales in the distance. Astrid was an excellent guide. The boats are so cool and really add to the adventure.

  • 21-Jun-2023

    Great experience! The briefing was very good and informative. The boats were good and you have a good view from the seats. We saw 2 groups of dolphins. Unfortunately no whales, but we were warned from the beginning there was a chance that we were not gonna see some. Overall it was a very good experience.

  • 15-Jun-2023

    Pod of sperm whales. Two schools of dolphins. Enjoyable ride, excellent crew, first class experience

  • 15-Jun-2023

    We saw many beautiful creatures on our trip into the Atlantic Ocean (off the coast of Vila Franca). Astri, our guide, was friendly and knowledgeable! The boat ride was really fun and the best part of the afternoon was seeing so many dolphins swimming in their natural habitat! Amazing!

  • 15-Jun-2023

    This trip was a highlight of our trip to Sao Miguel. The captain, Miguel and guide, Astrid were wonderful. We saw several sperm whales and countless common dolphins. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

  • 14-Jun-2023

    Tour was canceled one day and 2 hours late (unnecessarily) the next day, ruining dinner plans. Don’t plan this with the expectation that it will happen on time