Whale and dolphins watching expedition in Sao Miguel

São Miguel IslandPortugal

Why we love it

  • 99% success rate in sightings
  • Sao Miguel island is ideal for whale watching and dolphin watching
  • Lunch included in a traditional restaurant so you can try the local delicacies

Activity Snapshot

Sport level : Beginner
Fitness level : Everybody welcome
Duration :from 1/2 day to full day
Languages :
English, Portuguese

Opening seasons:

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Activity Description

In Azores you will have the opportunity to observe 27 different species of whales and dolphins all year round.

Join Picos de Aventura on a whale and dolphins tour so you can take a closer look to this magnificent mammals. The team of local skippers and marine biologists will help you recognise the different species, always respecting the beautiful catacean.

Before getting on board you will have a brief at the company's centre, to explain you the characteristics of the whales and dolphins. You will be explained as well the sighting methods you will use to take a look on these animals and the code of ethics.

There is a 99% success rate in sightings. 

Offers

  • Full day whale and dolphin watching

    Key details

    Meeting point: Marina Pêro de Teive Av. João Bosco Mota Amaral 9500-771 Ponta Delgada (view location on map)
    Sport level: Beginner
    Fitness level: Everybody welcome
    Max people: 10
    Minimum Age: 6

    Offer Description

    - Explore the magnificent South coast of the island of São Miguel, watch dolphins and whales in their natural habitat, taste the flavours of our land and visit one of the main fishing villages on the island. 

    - The trip is a true expedition to take a closer look at the magnificent cetaceans.

    - You will visit the Ribeira Quente parish, known for fresh fish and for Fogo beach, where you will have the opportunity to go snorkeling.

    Itinerary

    08:30 - Picos de Aventura (Briefing)

    09:00 – Beginning of the activity at sea

    12h00 – Stop at Ribeira Quente for lunch at local restaurant

    13h30 – Visit to parish and Fogo beach

    16:00 – Return journey along the coast till Ponta Delgada

    17h30 – Arrival at Ponta Delgada and end of activity

    Activity requirements

    Basic swimming skills required to go snorkeling

    Do not forget to bring

    • Comfortable shoes with rubber soles
    • Hat
    • Water
    • Sunscreen
    • Towel
    • Beachwear
    • Swimming suit
    Included
    • included Raincoat
    • included Lunch
    • included Life jacket (mandatory use)
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  • Half day whale and dolphin watching

    Key details

    Meeting point: Picos de Aventura, Animação E Lazer, S.A. Avenida Dom João III, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada, Portugal (view location on map)
    Sport level: Beginner
    Fitness level: Everybody welcome
    Max people: 10
    Minimum Age: 6

    Offer Description

    - On the route of the great cetaceans and joyful dolphins, this half-day sea trips is a chance to meet and admire the marine mammals of the Azores in their natural habitat.

    - Using strategically placed portholes technique on the south coast of the island, the boats depart to meet these unique animals, on a trip which is a mixture of fun, adventure, discovery and scientific knowledge

    - The activity lasts 2,5 - 3 hours

    Itinerary

    08:30 or 13:00 or 16:30 - Picos de Aventura (Briefing)

    09:00 or 13:30 or 17:00 - Beginning of the activity at sea

    11:30 or 16:00 or 19:30 - Arrival at Marina of Ponta Delgada and end of activity

    Activity requirements

    Basic swimming skills required to go snorkeling

    Do not forget to bring

    • Comfortable shoes with rubber soles
    • Hat
    • Water
    • Sunscreen
    • Towel
    • Beachwear
    • Swimming suit
    Included
    • included Raincoat
    • included Lunch
    • included Life jacket (mandatory use)
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