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Pico Sport

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Address: Porto Velho | 9950 Madalena Do Pico, Pico 9950-334, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 292 622 980
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Pico Sport operates since 1996 at Pico Island. We operate Scuba Diving,...

Pico Sport operates since 1996 at Pico Island. We operate Scuba Diving, Whale Watching, Snorkel with Wild Dolphins, Kayaking and Mountain Climbing. We offer a wide range of accommodation at Pico Island for each standart. Experience the warm and family style atmosphere in our team. Pico Sport was the discoverer of shark diving in the Azores and runs a modern fleet of 10 boats.

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Whalewatching with Pico Sport

I'd read that the Azores are the best area for whalewatching in the world, so I had been mulling going on a whalewatching safari as one of the things to do during my visit. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I visited Açores with a group of friends and one of the activities we were looking forward was the whale watching. He booked a tour at Pico Sport and the experience was very poor, they need to improve a lot the customer orientation and their equipment. They were short of enough waterproof equipment (only a few of us were properly... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I'd read that the Azores are the best area for whalewatching in the world, so I had been mulling going on a whalewatching safari as one of the things to do during my visit. It turned out that the owners of my accommodation (Golphino Rooms) also run Pico Sport, so I booked a tour with them. On the day, I... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The people from Pico Sports are really nice and know exactly how to spot the whales and dolphins of the Azores. The Skippers Eduardo, Marco and Marc have years of experience and know how to provide exciting whale/dolphin watching without disturbing the animals in their natural habitat. :) Thank you for the great experience!!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The first impression was very good: After we asked when it is possible to swim with dolphins they said they make it dependant on the weather. That is why we've chosen this company. On the first try the captain was quite unlikeable, he seemed bored. We found some dolphins but there were 3 other boats and we had to wait... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Just back from visiting Pico, the diving being the reason for the visit, particularly Mobula Rays and Blue Sharks. We did two warm up shore dives, my son 13 and partner haven't dived for over 6 months. One warm is required for the Princess Alice Banks for the Rays or the Shark dive. I think this is perfectly reasonable, especially... More 

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whale999, Inhaber at Pico Sport, responded to this review

Hi from Pico. Thanks a lot for your comment. Not everybody takes the time to arite afeter a holiday and it is extremly helpfull to get comments like yours. It was a pleasure to have you here and we hope to see you again. Maybe one day at our safari Lodge in Kenya. Cheers and all the best. Frank and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

17 July we went out in the morning with Pico Sport on a hard boat for Whale watching. I'm a regular on this kind of activities and also a resident on the Azores. I have been out for this kind of activity (and other outdoor) on almost all the azores islands. .. even in corvo and Flores island. More then... More 

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Thank Nuno F
whale999, Inhaber at Pico Sport, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Nuno Its a very interesting comment and we wonder why you did not take the chance to contact the staff, the supervisor, the skipper or anybody of Pico Sport to express your complaint. Furtheron i answer that we have 99% happy clients and maybe you are one of the 1% that we can not satisfy. As you do... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I went to book a fishing trip which they said they could do no problem. I said specifically what type of fishing I wanted to do and what type of fish I was hoping to catch. I stated that I was looking for deep water fishing for small tuna and barracuda and equipment for 5 people. They quoted me a... More 

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whale999, Inhaber at Pico Sport, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. But maybe it was not clear that we do not operate fishing in our company. We operate whale watching and scuba diving. We asked another company to take you for fishing and thats what you did. The captain of the boat reported after your trip that you were happy and you had all the time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I just left Pico Island and can look back on ten great days with Pico Sport. To start off the owner of the business and the whole staff are really friendly and can help you with all questions and needs. They made a great effort to manage all trips that I booked, with sucsess! We had very good dolphin swimming... More 

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Great time with Pico Sport and their team. Nice dives, dolphins swimw, whales watching, and good advices on the island and around. Thank you !

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

We booked with Pico Sport for whale watching on the first day of expected clear weather after several days of bad weather. The group was large and was split in two: the first group went on a RHIB, and we went on a hard boat. As we went out and the ocean was very rough and practically everyone on board... More 

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whale999, Inhaber at Pico Sport, responded to this review

Dear customer. Thank you very much for your review. It matters a lot to us what pur clients say and what happens on board as even after beeing in the business for 21 years at Pico Island we are keen to improve our service whereever possible. I have investigated your case from yesterday with other passengers on board, the skipper... More 

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