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Azores Whale Watching Expedition Tour

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    Stop At: Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL™, Marina of Vila Franca do Campo 4, 9680-187 Islands, Portugal

    You will meet us at the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo for check-in, at the specified time.
    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 for research, and is always available throughout the tour to provide answers to any specific questions - feel free to ask.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Pass By: Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, Parque Industrial de Vila Franca 500m Offshore, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-114 Portugal

    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.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Very professional and organized and made an extra effort to educate everyone on the dolphin and whale species that we may see. Overall, a great morning outing!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Mathew J
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    I did the morning whale watching excursion and it ended up being the highlight of my trip to the Azores! We saw a pod of sperm whales, including a baby who approached within a few feet of our boat! We also followed a megapod of...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank nohandlename
    Filipe S, Public Relations Manager at Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Dear Friend, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We hope to have you back for another good time! :)

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We had a great trip out to sea where we saw three different types of dolphin and some sperm whales. The crew went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience and tracked down the whales for us. Thank you!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank JessD1205
    Filipe S, Public Relations Manager at Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Friend, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We hope to have you back for another good time! :)

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This was a fantastic afternoon trip. Safety was the first consideration, and after that the environment. The RIB boat trip was great fun and our guide Jessie was knowledgeable and interesting. We were fortunate to see two types of dolphin and also sperm whales, and...More

    Thank MartinJ190
    Filipe S, Public Relations Manager at Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Friend, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We hope to have you back for another good time! :)

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Really wonderful, organized, on time and fantastic guide/marine biologist who answered questions and made it a wonderful trip. Wish we could do it again. No whales spotted on our ride but lots of dolphins.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank cafegrl
    Filipe S, Public Relations Manager at Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Friend, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We hope to have you back for another good time! :)

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    2 August 2019|
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    Response from Purdycat | Reviewed this property |
    I’m afraid I don’t know as we had a hire car. They do offer pick ups from nearby hotels so you should contact them directly to enquire.
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    My husband and younger son are very prone to motion sickness. All of us took one tablet of Dramamine about half an hour before the trip started. None of us got sick; my husband got a bit queasy but never actually sick... More
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