Tours and Tickets

Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour provided by Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL

Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour

Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour
5
Book in advance
from
£47.25
per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
About
Set on an Atlantic marine migration route, the Azores are a world-class whale-watching destination. Enjoy a high chance of seeing cetaceans, such as sperm whales and/or dolphins, with the help of biologist guides supported by spotters operating from inland. Your tour is by speedy, easy-to-maneuver RIB boat—lifejackets and waterproof jackets are included—and finishes with a look at the volcanic Islet of Vila Franca do Campo.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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
Highlights
  • Look for sperm whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and more with biologist guides
  • Inland lookouts direct the boat for a high chance of cetacean sightings
  • Lifejacket and waterproof top keep you safe and snug aboard your RIB boat
  • Finish up with a look at the “Princess Ring” islet (Vila Franca do Campo)
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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.
Highlights
  • Look for sperm whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and more with biologist guides
  • Inland lookouts direct the boat for a high chance of cetacean sightings
  • Lifejacket and waterproof top keep you safe and snug aboard your RIB boat
  • Finish up with a look at the “Princess Ring” islet (Vila Franca do Campo)
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 58075P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Knowledgeable Wildlife Guide
  • Experienced Skipper
  • Zodiac RIB Boat (12 or 28 pax)
  • Impermeable Top and Life Vest
  • Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - São Miguel
Exclusions
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
  • Personal Water Supply
Duration
3h
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.
  • 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.
  • Ports:
  • Ponta Delgada
  • 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 recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT it is not possible to control animals' behavior in the wild, or to guarantee that you will see a specific species at a specific time frame.
  • English is the official language, but our team is multinational and will do their best to accommodate your preferred language (this is not guaranteed).
  • Service animals allowed
  • No Children under the age of 4
  • 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 28 travellers
Inclusions
  • Knowledgeable Wildlife Guide
  • Experienced Skipper
  • Zodiac RIB Boat (12 or 28 pax)
  • Impermeable Top and Life Vest
  • Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - São Miguel
Exclusions
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
  • Personal Water Supply
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.
  • 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.
  • Ports:
  • Ponta Delgada
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT it is not possible to control animals' behavior in the wild, or to guarantee that you will see a specific species at a specific time frame.
  • English is the official language, but our team is multinational and will do their best to accommodate your preferred language (this is not guaranteed).
  • Service animals allowed
  • No Children under the age of 4
  • 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 28 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Oct 2021
A note from Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour
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
    The journey starts with a short informative briefing introducing to Cetacean (Whales and Dolphins) local species, their migrational and behavioral patterns, and onboard safety. Follow the Guide and Skipper to your designated boat, and go out to sea. Our lookout high inland will locate our friends, and provide directions via VHF Radio to where the boat may will travel initially at high speed. Marine Wildlife can be observed yearlong. Sperm Whales are resident alongside 3 additional cetacean species and an abundant marine biodiversity. While carefully approaching our friends your Guide will keep you informed, collect field imagery and data for local research, and is always available throughout the tour to provide answers to any specific questions - feel free to ask. Upon return to the Marina, the boat will tour around the Princess Ring Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, for a close look at the volcanic marvel and resident wildlife. Know before you go - eat light, bring your personal water supply, sunscreen and chapstick, and warm clothing. Light food is permitted , and camera is essential, especially for photography lovers - protect any personal equipment.
    Read more
    Pass by
    Islet of Vila Franca do Campo
  • You'll return to the starting point
+
Popular mentions

5.0
203 reviews
Excellent
177
Very good
14
Average
5
Poor
3
Terrible
4

Anonyma
Cologne, Germany90 contributions
Wet wet wet
Oct 2021
We did see sperm whales and that was great
But we did not have nice trip. There were really high waves so the ride was unpleasant, we and all our stuff got completely soaking wet and were not prepared for that.
We would have wished that the team would have told us before that there are going to be high waves, that we will get wet und offered us to leave stuff at their place.
And I think with high waves like that you should choose a bigger boat and not if you take the zodiac to not got to the front rows.
We did not get a little splash (which I would have expected) but the waves kept hitting us right in the face.
As someone with glasses It was really sad because my glasses were so wet and I did not have one single dry spot anywhere left that I could not wipe them and so did not see that much of the whales. Shoes were wet for two days after that.
So in nice weather this might have been fun. I wished I had chosen the bigger boat instead because this was one of the most unpleasant hours of my life.
Of course the company can not control the weather, but they should have prepared us for it and give us advice on what to wear and what to expect.
Written 18 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Morgane G
1 contribution
.
Oct 2021 • Couples
We saw lot of Atlantic spotted dolphins and two sei whales. It’s was crazy. With a super guide Anna. The best experience of my life.
Thanks for all !
🐬🐳
Written 17 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Saskia
1 contribution
Fun trip even without spotting any whales
Oct 2021
We enjoyed the tour very much but were especially happy to see that the tour guide really seemed to care about the animals and enviromenment and did their best not to disturb the animals.
Written 14 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LCamps88
Uttoxeter, UK109 contributions
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 the water. I get the impression that you see dolphins the majority of the time. They’re very passionate about whales and dolphins and respect not getting too close and staying too long. Unfortunately my husband and I felt quite sick, even though we were sitting at the back. I think 3 hours was quite a long for us to be on the boat. We didn’t have any lunch beforehand but they recommend having a small sandwich before.
Written 13 October 2021
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 14 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fanny M
2 contributions
Great experience
Oct 2021 • Couples
We made the half-day Day whales watching. The staff was very kind and passionated. They explained the animals and the ocean and do all their best for us to be confortable ! We recommend !
Written 12 October 2021
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 14 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pedro B
Oeiras, Portugal8 contributions
wonderful morning in the Atlantic ocean
Sep 2021
We spent a wonderful morning in the Atlantic ocean. Although we couldn't see the whales, the company of the two species of dolphins and the tour around the islet was worthwhile. All safety measures were assured and the team was great.
Written 6 October 2021
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 7 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Thomas
Tilburg, The Netherlands3 contributions
Nice
Trip was very nice, the tour guide gave plenty of information and we saw a lot of dolphins. Unfortunately no whales. Very nice trip
Written 30 September 2021
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 4 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mike D
2 contributions
Conservation at heart
Knowledgeable guides who truly care about the animals and conservation of the ocean! Boats are fast flat bottom zodiacs and surprisingly we did not get soaked even in the front! So interesting that former whaling lookout posts have been repurposed for whale watching and conservation.
Written 17 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Mike, Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We hope to have you back for another good time! :)
Written 27 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Valerie Ray
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates50 contributions
An amazing and unique experience
An amazing morning at sea with marine biologist Lorenzo who gave us all the explanations about the cetaceans we saw : a sperm whale mother with her calf and three different types of dolphins, some of which swam and jumped alongside our boat. The whole team at Terra Azul is highly skilled and professional, you can feel their love for the sea and the animals that live in it. I will treasure this experience for many years to come and it was the best part of my week in the Azores.
Written 10 September 2021
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 15 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Matthijs v
1 contribution
Great day, great organization
Awesome day, we saw dolphins, sperm whales and other animals. The weather was perfect, the sea was calm, but more importantly, tour guide Sanne was knowledgeable and enthousiastic. She really has a heart for animals and the cause of hosting the tours in a sustainable way. Big recommend!
Written 3 September 2021
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 15 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 97
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL
Silvesga65
Silvesga65
00
Memorable Experience
The tour was well organized. It’s an experience you only see what is out at the time of day. I was surprised to see
acpohlmann
acpohlmann
00
Very good team !
We saw three different Spezies of Delphins - the Teamwork of the Crew was excellent - also the support about two pe
krokonine
krokonine
00
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.
customerszh4zfiw2021
customerszh4zfiw2021
00
Great experience
Fantastic experience. With The zodiac boat you can see dolphins very close. Sanne is a very experienced and profess
ClementePedro
ClementePedro
00
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
Juan_Castano_66
Juan_Castano_66
00
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
00
Excelent ride!
It was an extraordinary experience! The staff explain everything. They respect nature and complied with all the rul
ibergman2012
ibergman2012
00
whale watching
Whale watching excursion was excellent in September 2021. We saw many dolphins and sperm whale. It was amazing.
95d_rap
95d_rap
00
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
00
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
JanaAlexander
JanaAlexander
00
Fantastic Experience!
The whale tour and trip to the small islet was fantastic. Everyone was super nice and our guide Ana was extremely k
gmelsbach
gmelsbach
00
Whalewatching
Hi, we have seen a kind of whales, looks very funny and we have them in our hearts. The dolphins were really nice t
Christian180771
Christian180771
00
amazing whale watching tour
amazing tour in small Zodiac boat with good briefing and review by competent guide. lucky to see a lot of ssperm wh
fabian482
fabian482
00
amazing tour, informative, ecologigal educated stuff, gente approach
The TERRA AZUL crew does a geat job to show visitors the amazing oceanic life. The boat ride was quite bumpy. Nothi
tobiasr298
tobiasr298
00
Great experience and highly qualified staff!
We've been on a birdwatching tour with Lorenzo and also did a whale watching tour the day before. The guides know a
Frequently Asked Questions about Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour


Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour price starts from £48.22. Discover and book Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour on Tripadvisor

Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour on Tripadvisor

Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour is hosted by Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour on Tripadvisor