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Great time with Pedro!

I went whale watching twice with Pedro and his team during my two week stay in Horta. Booking was... read more

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Anazing Tour

Did some research online before booking my trip, and i don't regret having picked this company. I... read more

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Boliden, Sweden
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Azores Experiences is the result of a rebranding of "HortaCetaceos Whale & Dolphin Watching", island of Faial, city of Horta. Our goal is to to deliver our guests amazing life changing experiences. And, as complement we offer also land based...more
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Cais de Santa Cruz | Marina da Horta, Horta, Faial Island 9900-172, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went whale watching twice with Pedro and his team during my two week stay in Horta. Booking was a breeze, and once on the water, everyone in my group loved the experience— we saw multiple sperm whales breach, while others showed us their tale...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did some research online before booking my trip, and i don't regret having picked this company. I know it is not the cheapest, but they love (and respect) the animals. We saw both dolphins and whales but not as much as I wanted - unfortunately,...More

1  Thank Ana L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to take a tour with Pedro and his crew. It was a beautiful day! They are so knowledgeable. You truly learn while out on the tour. We had an amazing time! We saw 2 male Sperm whales (2 separate times making it 4...More

1  Thank Judd Kim F
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

My 3rd year with azores experiences...i have seen up to 10 different species of whales and dolphins, Pedro, the captain of azores experiences has never failed me and my wife each trip to the sea, we always see whales and dolhpins.If you love whales and...More

1  Thank Martin W
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

If you want to see whales and nature is on your side then you can optimise the chances by going to sea with Pedro and his knowledgeable team. From the initial briefing to actually locating and seeing whales, the team’s professionalism and enthusiasm for their...More

1  Thank twinkle42
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Four years ago we went to the Azores and ended up being on the boat with Pedro twice. We then decided to come back one day to join the boat for a full week. And that is exactly what we did last week. Pedro is...More

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Pedro F, Manager at HortaCetaceos, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Dear Vittoria and Tim, Many thanks for the kind words, they mean a lot to me and my whole team. You have known me for a few years, so you also know the way we live: real, honest, decent... And it makes me really happy...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

I must have gone whale watching with Pedro and his team 4 or 5 times. It's not only the professionalism, but also the unparalleled friendliness of this team that makes a lot of people (including me) come back for more year after year. I've met...More

Thank Grynai
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We have been undertaking whale and dolphin watching for over 30 years. This was our first trip to Faial and we hoped for something good. We saw a range of animals but nothing extraordinary. However, the outstanding part of this experience was the way in...More

1  Thank Galle
Reviewed 4 October 2017

They made us love the experience even though we couldn't see any whale that day. They were very honest, admitting in advance that we would have gone out to see only dolphins since no whale was spotted and they were ready to cancel if people...More

Thank pythia82
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We highly recommend Horta Cetaceos/Azores Experiences for their whale watching trips, they are undoubtedly the best company to use - and we say that having been on numerous trips in the Azores, Iceland and the Canaries. Pedro and his team are passionate about what they...More

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Kanan M
5 June 2018|
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Response from Pedro F | Property representative |
Hello, this is Pedro, thank you for the message. Our activities are whale watching, snorkeling with dolphins, jeep tours and hiking tours. The prices vary according to the number of people. But for the whale watching... More
Andrew B
3 April 2018|
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Response from Pedro F | Property representative |
Dear Andrew Thank you for your message. And thank you for visiting the Azores. Let me start by letting you know you are only allowed to snorkel with dolphins, not whales in the Azores. We specialized on "whale and dolphin... More
1 January 2017|
Response from Pedro F | Property representative |
Dear Sir/Madam Thank you for your contact, my name is Pedro and I am the skipper at HortaCetaceos/AzoresExperiences. We do have available places for the morning trip that day. To confirm your reservation and obtain further... More