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OceanEmotion Azores Whale Watching is a company specialized on sea activities since 2009, located at Terceira Island - Azores and with a base present at Angra do Heroísmo Marina. In 2016 we received the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for...more
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Estrada Pero de Barcelos | Marina de Angra, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-151, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky with the weather and the guide gave helpful information. Nice way to spend the afternoon.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bill J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 2 hour ride out to Cabras Islet and enjoyed it- were lucky for good weather. When we saw the boat we hesitated- it’s basically a rubber raft and the seats were not true seats- like a hump with a grab bar....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank thewhistle22
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I booked this cruise for my Feb visit to Terceria, knowing that the island's winter conditions (rain and wind) would dictate the nature of the trip. In fact, my first booking was canceled due to weather, but communication from Ocean Emotion staff was very good....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Vermont234
Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

Beautiful scenic view of Terceira Island however no whales were seen as it’s not whale watching season which is May thru July. So if you’re not here during these 3 months and you want to see the whales you’ll probably be disappointed like us. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MarilynM361
OceanEmotion, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at OceanEmotion, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2019

Dear customer, We always appreciate constructive reviews, as our goal is to improve day by day, with the contribution of each experience done by our customers. In this specific case you mention what we consider three distinct points: 1. "no whales were seen." 2. “It’s...More

Reviewed 24 November 2018

It was a really nice experience. We saw the dolphins and Cabras Isle. I would definitely recommend to go with Alba, she is a very professional guide that will make you feel comfortable on the boat and give you additional information about the island! Also,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AnaPu J
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Our favorite tour (out of four) on Terceira was the Cabras Islet Boat Cruise. We ended up being the only couple on the Zodiac, talk about personalized attention! It's post season, not as many tourists were on the island at this time. We picked the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank MusicMama
Reviewed 27 October 2018

I cannot thank Ricardo Paulo and Nono enough for a fantastic early morning trip out to sea ! We were a small group of 10 on a large type Zodiac...that was a thrill in itself! Ricardo was spotting on top of Monte Brasil..and we raced...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Diane123204
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

The Azoreans are not morning people. But they get up for this, and you should, too. As the name suggests, we saw dolphins right away -- lots of them! The ride around the southern and western coasts was lovely, but do bring warm clothing. Visiting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jane S
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience swimming with wild dolphins in Angra do Heroismo. The Ocean Emotion's team was amazing, very nice and always helping us to make the most of this experience. They were mindful of the environment, always trying to minimize the impact on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gabriëlla S
Reviewed 2 October 2018

One can feel that is not only money driving the staff. They like to share their knowledge and they do their best trying to show you the beauty of the Azores ocean.

Date of experience: April 2018
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25 August 2017|
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Response from Guilherme E | Reviewed this property |
May-July is the best season
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13 March 2017|
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Response from OceanEmotion | Property representative |
Bom dia, Considerados como um dos melhores lugares do mundo para a prática de Observação de Cetáceos, nos Açores pode-se encontrar diferente espécies de baleias e golfinhos durante todo o ano. Épocas de Observação de... More
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30 November 2016|
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Response from OceanEmotion | Property representative |
Hello Divabronx, Thank you so much for your question. Here are the best seasons for the Azores Cetaceans: Residents: Are observed throughout all year Sperm Whale (largest tooth cetacean in the world), Risso’s Dolphin... More
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