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HortaCetaceos

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Cais de Santa Cruz | Marina da Horta, Horta, Faial Island 9900-172, Portugal
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Absolutely the best

I must have gone whale watching with Pedro and his team 4 or 5 times. It's not only the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Grynai
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Vilnius, Lithuania
Just excellent!

We have been undertaking whale and dolphin watching for over 30 years. This was our first trip to... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Galle
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Aylesbury, England
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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 activities, such as Jeep Tours, Hiking Tours and City Tours around Horta. Harmony within the Nature, deep and real connection with the surrounding wild, is reached by shear passion and love. At Azores Experiences, we simply do our best to surpass our customers' expectations... so don't wait anymore, take the gap leap and join us for an unbelievable adventure, in Land or out on the Ocean!
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Cais de Santa Cruz | Marina da Horta, Horta, Faial Island 9900-172, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We will look back with particularly good memories of our whale watching trip with Pedro and his team. They made us very welcome and were hugely informative. We could see that Pedro has enormous passion for what he does and this made the whole experience...More

Thank Greg D
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Great team, very informative briefing, safe pair of hands on the water, drove the boat confidently. Had a great trip, saw whales and dolphins. Very respectful of the creatures and environment. Great job.

Thank Charlie D
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had no idea what to expect. We are an adventurous family when it comes to activities but these are made all that much better by the attitude, enthusiasm and skills of those running them. If you are interested in swimming with wild dolphins and/or...More

Thank Ben T
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

We took 2 trips with Pedro and his team; the first Whale Watching on a grey, wet and windy day - the seas was rough and we were told to expect the worse. The trip on the small rib was fun on the waves and...More

Thank MrPlant7
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We had a full day jeep tour of the island which was absolutely brilliant and then the following day a morning's whale watching - dolphins, sperm whales and pilot whales. Both trips informative and fun and I would wholeheartedly recommend.

1  Thank AEA_10
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

I have been going out on Pedro's boat 'Risso' for the past 8 years. This means I have probably done nearly 100 trips with him. A few memories of mine are a Humpback Whale swimming right under the boat, 2 Humpbacks breaching at the same...More

Thank NickiB28
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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
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Billretired
1 January 2017|
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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
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Pistola56
11 May 2016|
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Response from Pedro F | Property representative |
Dear David, Thank you for your contact, my name is Pedro Filipe and I am the manager/skipper at HortaCetaceos WhaleWatching. Unfortunately, we have already reached full capacity in the morning trip. We will be having another... More
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