Half-Day Whale And Dolphin Watching Tour In Ponta Delgada

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30am or 1pm
  • Departure Details :
    Picos de Aventura - Animação e Lazer, Marina Pêro De Teive Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover the beautiful waters of Azores in this half-day tour of watching dolphins and whales. Admire the Azores marine mammals in their natural habitat. Experience nature up close with live commentary of a Marine Biologists.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Close encounter with friendly dolphins
  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Popular choice with kids
  • See the underwater world without getting wet

Know More about this tour

The activity begins with a briefing at the office. Afterwards, embark on a 2 to 3 hour tour to see whales and dolphins. Using the technique of lookouts placed strategically on the South coast of the island, critically calculate where the best observation points are. Board a boat that departs to meet these unique animals. Begin a trip that's a blend of fun, adventure, discovery and scientific knowledge. Water proof jackets and life jackets are provided.


Live commentary on board

Professional guide

Rain Coat and Life Vest (mandatory on the small boats)


Food and drinks

Hotel drop-off

Hotel Pick-up

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Your tour can be on 1 of 3 different types of boats depending on availability: zodiac (speed boat); fiberglass (open boat, more stable) or catamaran (big boat, WC on board)

Children must be accompanied by an adult

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

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  • 01-Nov-2022

    Really fun half day out. Saw a lot of dolphins but no whales. The boat journey was worth it it itself though you will get wet if you select the the small boat. If going in the morning you may want to skip breakfast on the day - sea can be rough.

  • 30-Oct-2022

    We took the speed boat tour on October 13 and had an amazing experience. The crew was professional and our guide, a marine biologist, was very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw young Atlantic Spotted Dolphins and Bottlenose Dolphins, some got very close to our boat, and 3 young sperm whales playing around. Our boat was the first to spot and reach the sperm whales, other companies followed. It was important for us to choose a company that respects the animals and the ocean and it seems to be the case. We came close - but not too close, allowing both the dolphins and one curious sperm whale to get closer to the boat. Our guide also picked up some trash found in the ocean on the way. Highly recommended!

  • 14-Oct-2022

    We went with Moby Dick whale watching tour and it was brilliant. The owner/captain is so knowledgeable and has someone on land as well as lookouts on the boat to spot the whales. The boat has a wooden hull so can drift quietly towards the whales without disturbing them so you get great sightings. Then we headed further out to see dolphins, lots of them. The captain doesn't rush the tour, (we were out 5 Hours) I can suffer from travel sickness but took tables two hours before and wore wrist bands and was fine, so always better safe than sorry. We definitely recommend Moby Dick tours

  • 11-Oct-2022

    Absolutely wonderful. We went on 10th October and saw a momma sperm whale and her calf, as well as a pod of dolphins, and two of them came and swam right under the boat! Very knowlegable tour guide, all in all brillianht trip, would highly recommend. Make sure you take suncream and a sun hat with you - waterproofs are provided

  • 10-Oct-2022

    Fantastic experience! On this trip to the island of São Miguel, this experience was the icing on the cake! Trip to repeat!

  • 30-Sep-2022

    Great experience going out on the Catamaran to see some whales. We had a sunny morning and went 10 miles or so offshore and saw 4 sperm whales, including two tails, as they dove down. The biologists onboard were informative and friendly.

  • 30-Sep-2022

    Amazing experience! The crew (Alexandre, Margarida and Lara) was awesome and explained everything to us! We got to see dolphins and sperm whales! 5* experience! Highly recommend!

  • 24-Sep-2022

    It was nice, both tour guide Marcelo and Lara went beyond expectations and explained in details about the whale and dolphins. It was a great experience

  • 23-Sep-2022

    I had an amazing experience on this whale and dolphin tour. We managed to see three adult sperm whales and a baby. Then we moved on to see dolphins, they were very playful and one of them even jumped out of the water at least 3 meters high, putting on a show ! The staff were very friendly, helpful and informative with regards to the animals we came across. If I had to go on a tour again, this is the company that I would choose ! 😊

  • 22-Sep-2022

    We had a blast on the speed boat, our guide (a marine biologist) as well as the skipper were amazing ! Unfortunately, we had to reschedule our initial tour date due to the weather conditions. The company called us beforehand to inform us and we were able to easily choose another day that suited our trip's plan. Even though we weren't able to see the Whales (which were still seeking shelter from the past hurricane) we were able to see sooo many different types of dolphins. The marine biologist (sorry, I forgot her name) was giving us detailed explanations about the dolphins during the whole trip. We also got to tour the Islet of Vila Franca at the end of our trip which was pretty amazing ! The whole experience was just awesome ! Highly recommend booking your tour with Picos de Aventura, the whole crew is very welcoming, kind and very professional !

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