are a very special place, and blessed with unique and magical landscapes. Did you also know that there is a lot of marine wildlife that you can find around here, and even dolphins and whales?
This Azores boat tour to the Princess Ring and whale watching will take you to get to know the mystical secret highlights of São Miguel
! This is a full-day experience, with two boat trips, on different types of boats. A must-do for ocean-lovers!
This unforgettable boat ride starts from the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo,
where you will come on board of the fast and stable RIB boat to try to spot some wild whales and dolphins.
Your friendly and experienced crew will welcome you and give you a short briefing about what to expect on the tour and how to behave when you approach the whales in the sea. During about 3 hours, you will be out at high sea around the Azores coastline to look for wild whales in their natural habitat. It is a truly magical experience seeing these special mammals having a great time and enjoying their freedom!
If you're looking for a boat trip that respects the ocean and its magical creatures, here you are! This local tour operator is certified by the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA)
– the world’s largest marine conservation partnership, assessing animal welfare, conservation, and sustainability standards. The vessels used for the tours are small expeditionary rigid inflatable boats with most consumption and noise efficient engines available – improving proximity to the whales with minimal environmental impact. Want to know more about ocean conservation? Join this tour!
After the first exciting boat trip, you will return to Marina and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant (included).
And in the afternoon, the next adventure will be the exploration of the Princess Ring islet
just outside of the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo.
At the Marina, you will be provided with your snorkeling gear, and a ticket to travel 10 minutes on a converted traditional fishing boat to the islet.
This part of the experience is self-guided and you'll be free to explore the natural reserve Princess Ring
as you wish. Enjoy the time to get to explore this unique volcanic crater and natural pool with views to the open Atlantic the region, sunbathe and swim in the crystal clear waters.
You can choose how long you'd like to stay at the Islet. Boats depart from the Islet back to the Marina on every hour until 17:30 - be sure not to miss it! You'll meet the crew at the Marina for check-out and returning your snorkeling gear after a day full of beautiful memories and new impressions.
This full-day pack to go whale watching and snorkeling at the Princess Ring is an unforgettable activity for your friends and family during your stay on the island. Join us now! This tour only takes place from June to October.
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