Whale & Dolphin Watching

4-5 hours

Start at 8:30

Max 12 people

€ 55 per adult, € 35 per child

What's included

Wind and waterproof jackets and trousers

Wetsuits, masks and snorkels (you are free to bring your own gear)

Marine biologist onboard

Highlights

Meet wild cetaceans in their natural environment in a respectful way

Tour with a small scale company devoted to marine wildlife conservation

Possibility of swimming with the animals if the conditions are right

Learn about the behaviour of the animals from a marine biologist

Enjoy beautiful views of São Miguel coastline from the boat

Description

This tour is an alternative and sustainable way of seeing whales, joining a small family-run company dedicated to marine life conservation. The best part is that you'll probably see more, because a respectful and quiet approach keeps the animals around the boat for much longer!

Embark on a 12-person zodiac boat and enjoy the smooth ride and views of the island, while the expert crew and land spotter search for the animals.

Experience the happiness of being up close with these incredible sea mammals! You can even get in the water and swim with the dolphins if the marine biologist on board judges it to be safe and non stressful to the animals. You'll also learn about the research and conservation project run by the crew and even participate if you wish.

If you care about observing wildlife with maximum enjoyment and minimum interference, this is definitely your pick for your whale watching tour in São Miguel island!

Meeting point

8:30 at Sea Colors office at Ponta Delgada marina

What to bring

Swim suit and towel

Light shoes (flip flops, sandals, etc)

Sunglasses, hat and sunblock (sunburns are frequent in the ocean)

Important notes

There is no way of knowing exactly what we will encounter on a specific day. In case no cetaceans are encountered you get the chance of a free second trip.

Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.

Some people experience sea sickness. We have sea sickness pills to offer you, which should be taken 30 minutes before going out at sea. Do tell us in advance if you wish to take one.

Why book with us

Small groups

We believe sustainable tourism is what is right for the Azores, not mass tourism, therefore all our tours are run in small groups, in a peacefull and relaxed way

Support the locals

We are based in the Azores and work with small local businesses, therefore your money is helping the local economy instead of international coorporations

Only the best

We offer you only the best and most unique experiences the Azores has to offer, provided by the best suppliers. We believe 100% in all our services.