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Full-Day Whales & Furnas Hot Springs w/ Botanic Garden Tour (incl. Lunch) provided by Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL

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Full-Day Whales & Furnas Hot Springs w/ Botanic Garden Tour (incl. Lunch)

Full-Day Whales & Furnas Hot Springs w/ Botanic Garden Tour (incl. Lunch)
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About
See Whales, Dolphins, and Furnas - enjoy the lake, village, local food, geysers, see beautiful botanic garden, exotic and rare plants, end with a hotsprings thermal bath surrounded by Nature - a Full Day!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 58075P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided Marine Wildlife Tour
  • Guided Van Tour (air-conditioned)
  • Lunch with local food, inclusive of entree, main, complimentary drinks and dessert
  • Guided Botanic Garden Tour
  • Admission to Terra Nostra Gardens & Hot Springs
  • Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - São Miguel
  • Entry/Admission - Furnas
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Terra Nostra
Exclusions
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
  • Personal Water supply
  • Personal Swimwear - Hot Springs’ mineral water will damage your swimwear.
Duration
8h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • All pickups are charged separately, are subject to availability, and commence prior to designated time. Contact us to book and confirm your exact pickup time and added pickup charges.
  • Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL™, Marina de Vila Franca do Campo 4, 9680-187 Vila Franca Do Campo, Portugal From Ponta Delgada city center by auto, head East along the coast and follow directions to Vila Franca do Campo. Once in Vila Franca do Campo, descend towards sea level and the Marina where our Base and Yellow Boats are stationed, and Free Parking can be found.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Eat light, bring your personal water supply, towel, swim suit, full change of clothing, sunscreen and chapstick. Light food is permitted, and a Camera is essential - protect any personal equipment!
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • English is the official language, but our team is multinational and will do their best to accommodate your preferred language (this is not guaranteed)
  • At the Gardens, all individuals are responsible to comply with the garden’s rules
  • Special Dietary Restrictions must be notified upon reservation for required adjustments.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guided Marine Wildlife Tour
  • Guided Van Tour (air-conditioned)
  • Lunch with local food, inclusive of entree, main, complimentary drinks and dessert
  • Guided Botanic Garden Tour
  • Admission to Terra Nostra Gardens & Hot Springs
  • Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - São Miguel
  • Entry/Admission - Furnas
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Terra Nostra
Exclusions
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
  • Personal Water supply
  • Personal Swimwear - Hot Springs’ mineral water will damage your swimwear.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • All pickups are charged separately, are subject to availability, and commence prior to designated time. Contact us to book and confirm your exact pickup time and added pickup charges.
  • Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL™, Marina de Vila Franca do Campo 4, 9680-187 Vila Franca Do Campo, Portugal From Ponta Delgada city center by auto, head East along the coast and follow directions to Vila Franca do Campo. Once in Vila Franca do Campo, descend towards sea level and the Marina where our Base and Yellow Boats are stationed, and Free Parking can be found.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Eat light, bring your personal water supply, towel, swim suit, full change of clothing, sunscreen and chapstick. Light food is permitted, and a Camera is essential - protect any personal equipment!
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • English is the official language, but our team is multinational and will do their best to accommodate your preferred language (this is not guaranteed)
  • At the Gardens, all individuals are responsible to comply with the garden’s rules
  • Special Dietary Restrictions must be notified upon reservation for required adjustments.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Oct 2021
A note from Full-Day Whales & Furnas Hot Springs w/ Botanic Garden Tour (incl. Lunch)
Breathing mask usage is mandatory at all times. Disposable breathing masks available for sale at minimum cost. If you feel sick, fever, sore throat or cough, please inform us as soon as possible.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL™
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL™
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Lagoa das Furnas
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Furnas
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Caldeira das Furnas
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Furnas
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Parque Terra Nostra
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
50 reviews
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Yvonne L
New York City, NY13 contributions
Huge disappointment, not worth so much money
Aug 2019 • Family
They should really call this tour “dolphin watching and maybe you’ll see a whale if you’re lucky”. We did not see a whale, yet it cost 227 euro for our family of 4. All we saw were dolphins which we’ve seen so many times before. Not one single whale.
Instead they took us to see the dolphins twice and they take you around the Ilha Franca do campo island, which we had seen already.
Waste of time and waste of money, not worth it
Written 3 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Yvonne, Thank you for your visit and for your review. We're sorry you were unlucky not to see Whales :/ Unfortunately, as in any wildlife tour, it is not possible to guarantee that we will see specifically Whales, or any specific species at a specific time frame. We only go out when there is good chance for sightings, but even with fast Zodiac boats and our Whale lookouts placed high inland, our friends move fast and it is not uncommon for them to dive and disappear into the deep Ocean. We hope you can verify the reviews and comments from other visitors where you can see regular whale sightings, and understand this reasoning to revise your review to a higher star rating for our service quality. We hope to have you back for another good time! :)
Written 9 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wil.V
1 contribution
Whale fish watching
Jul 2019 • Friends
We had a 3 hour ride with an rescue boat. We had a great view to see the fish, we saw 3 sites of dolphins. Unfortunely no whale fish, but the guys of the Terra Azul did everything what the got do the see them. They told very much info of the dolphins and put the boat still if we are at a scholl pf dolphins, so we gut take pictures of the dolphins.
Written 10 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Friend, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We hope to have you back for another good time! :)
Written 11 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maurice L
Moncton, Canada6 contributions
Book it! Awesome adventure!
Jul 2019 • Couples
Great morning out on the water with Terra Azul! Saw two sei whales, many dolphins and a nursing sperm whale and her calf. A bit rough at times, so if you go don't have milk or eggs before, keep looking outside the boat and you should be fine (no seasickness). The Terra Azul team, including Nuno our captain, were very knowledgeable, respectful of the sea life and sustainability-focused, which we love.
Written 4 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Maurice, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We hope to have you back for another good time! :)
Written 5 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Heather S
2 contributions
An informative and professional crew
Jun 2019 • Couples
We had an excellent experience and fun time on a half day whale watching excursion, spotting 2 types of dolphin and sperm whales. It was thrilling to be out on a 22-seater boat .Vanessa gave an excellent commentary and could answer any questions thrown at her. We would certainly recommend this company.
Written 1 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Heather, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We hope to have you back for another good time! :)
Written 2 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

111loril
10 contributions
Dolphin and Whale watching
Jun 2019 • Family
6 of us were in a group of 12 that went on the whale watching tour. The ocean was a bit rough that day but our captain and guide were great at entertaining us and keeping us safe. They truly enjoyed taking us out on the excursion, they were very friendly, polite and knowledgeable. They took us out in the ocean to the Dolphins which were jumping in and out of the waves and we also caught a glimpse of some Pilot Whales. It was a great experience.
Thanks again.
Written 10 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Friend, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We hope to have you back for another good time! :)
Written 11 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anky
4 contributions
Amazing & unforgettable tour
Jun 2019 • Couples
Thank you to the team of TERRA AZUL for this amazing trip. We went out today afternoon, after a very good briefing bevor the start.
We started with a small group of eleven people. Accompanied by a biologist, who explaniert so many things about the animals (all kind of fishes & birds).
We were so lucky to see a huge group of Common dolphins (approx. more than 200 animals).
Afterwards we found 3 Sperm Wales.
We know that we have been so lucky!!!
On the way back we also meet a flying fish directly next to the boat.
These people absolutely know what they are doing. They don‘t disturb the animals and try to protect their environment.
We got a lot of knowledge from them.
We can only recommend these guys. You will learn a lot and get un unforgettable experience.
Thank you so much!!!
Written 8 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Anky, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We hope to have you back for another good time! :)
Written 11 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

stjean11
Dorset, UK694 contributions
Sadly our trip was cancelled due to weather 1st October
Oct 2018 • Couples
Took us 40 minutes to get there from the hotel as we were staying at on the other side of the Island only to be told the trip was cancelled at 09.00 am due to bad weather and rough seas. (They were still taking money at 08.55 am) but said they were waiting for weather update, After being informed the trip was cancelled there was a long line of over 30 people waiting for refund or to re book
We had booked via Viator on line from the UK. we requested a refund and this process was easy with the money back in our account two days later.
We did book others trips and saw dolphins and 8 sperm Whales from Ponta Delgada but went on bigger boats.
We decided to go for a walk and explore the area found a lovely man carving whales and Whale tails see photos in the harbour area just to the left in the fisherman's dock. prices from 5 Euros - 25 Euros.
Written 13 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Friend, We believe you are describing an experience with a tour operator other than ourselves. We would like to invite you for a tour with us the next time you are in São Miguel!
Written 7 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

karpada
haifa203 contributions
Very exciting
Sep 2018 • Couples
A great experience, we saw both dolphins and whales, multiple times and several types.
Was very exciting, the ride on the boat and the animals.
The team was very patient and they were experts in "hunting" wales and dolphins.
During our trip we were the first boat to spot and approach all of the animals.
Written 11 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Friend, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We sincerely hope to have you back for another tour :)
Written 11 September 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Twaimz
Ludwigsburg, Germany2 contributions
very nice experience
Aug 2018 • Family
I really like the tour we did.
Before going on the boat the guide did a quick briefing about what we could expect to see and what not.
Our tour guide was very good in explaining everything: about species, what they eat, how or if they sleep, etc.
I learned something very useful in those roughly 2.5 hours about marine life and the ocean as well.
definitly worth seeing.
Written 23 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Friend, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We hope to have you back for another tour! :)
Written 25 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PITI e
4 contributions
AMAZING EXPERIENCE
Aug 2018 • Family
Amazing experience watching and swimming with dolphins, as well as observing two shy whales (baleia de pico) and two tortles (caretta caretta).

All the he staff is magnificent, very professional and very kindly .

The kindness of the reception staff, the expert explanations of Vanessa and enjoy the navigation with Nuno was magnificent, but above all the best was see how Timo was thrilled watching swimming and jumping dolphins: the Big Boss, Mum and Baby !!!
Timo, thank you very much for your explanations and your kindness.

Undoubtedly, we will recommend our friends to go with Terra Azul.

The three trips sailing with Terra Azul were possibly among the highlights of our vacation.

Thanks to Terra Azul.
Written 21 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Friend, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We hope to have you back for another tour! :)
Written 25 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL
acpohlmann
acpohlmann
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Very good team !
We saw three different Spezies of Delphins - the Teamwork of the Crew was excellent - also the support about two pe
529morganeg
529morganeg
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We saw lot of Atlantic spotted dolphins and two sei whales. It’s was crazy. With a super guide Anna. The best exper
krokonine
krokonine
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Excellent experience: fun and informative
Though we weren't lucky enough to see whales (but many bottlenose dolphins really close) we enjoyed our trip a lot.
671saskiaw
671saskiaw
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Fun trip even without spotting any whales
We enjoyed the tour very much but were especially happy to see that the tour guide really seemed to care about the
LMaia88
LMaia88
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Dolphins up close
We saw a couple of different packs of dolphins swimming next to us which was great, especially as we’re so low to t
Fanny_Iza
Fanny_Iza
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Great experience
We made the half-day Day whales watching. The staff was very kind and passionated. They explained the animals and t
customerszh4zfiw2021
customerszh4zfiw2021
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Great experience
Fantastic experience. With The zodiac boat you can see dolphins very close. Sanne is a very experienced and profess
ClementePedro
ClementePedro
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Great experience with Terra Azul
We had a lovely morning with Terra Azul, the staff was great and very helpful, we were with our 5 year old son, and
pedrobX4288RB
pedrobX4288RB
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wonderful morning in the Atlantic ocean
We spent a wonderful morning in the Atlantic ocean. Although we couldn't see the whales, the company of the two spe
Juan_Castano_66
Juan_Castano_66
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A wonderful experience!
The best experience in Açores.Terra Azul has a group of skilled professionals, who believe in the wildlife protecti
d_rioh976
d_rioh976
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Excelent ride!
It was an extraordinary experience! The staff explain everything. They respect nature and complied with all the rul
GoPlaces22856325182
GoPlaces22856325182
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Nice
Trip was very nice, the tour guide gave plenty of information and we saw a lot of dolphins. Unfortunately no whales
ibergman2012
ibergman2012
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whale watching
Whale watching excursion was excellent in September 2021. We saw many dolphins and sperm whale. It was amazing.
95d_rap
95d_rap
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Do not miss it
It was the best choice to go with Terra Azul. Our guide was kind, communicative and has a positive athmosphere, he
Rike_Lukas
Rike_Lukas
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Perfekt weather, sperm whales
Very nice and competent team. We were lucky enough to see sperm whales, dolphins and a turtle in perfect weather. T
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