Private boat tour in São Miguel with whale and dolphin watching

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Charter, Dolphin, Family, Groups, Whales, Speed boat

Are you ready for a private boat tour in São Miguel with whale and dolphin watching?

If you would like to explore the coastline around Vila Franca do Campo in São Miguel at your own pace and observe some whales, dolphins and other marine wildlife in their natural habitat, this private boat tour in Azores is the best option for you! You can even go swimming with wild dolphins!

On this custom tailored zodiac boat tour, you'll have the boat for your own group and a private skipper and guide will take you to the best spots. a private boat tour is a great relation builder for groups, celebrations and private occasions! You'll be taken to watch wildlife and cruise the island's scenic coastline, discover hidden beaches, snorkel the island’s sea bottom, or… It's up to you!

Come on board of our Zodiac RIB Boat, that has capacity for up to 12 or 28 people! You can book this private boat tour in São Miguel with whale and dolphin watching for about 3 hours. Our experienced guide will welcome you on board at the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo. Before we start, our marine experts will give you a brief security briefing as well as as some information about the local marine wildlife. Then we will take you out on a real adventure! We will show you the most secret and beautiful spots along the coastline! And of course we will keep our eyes open to find whales, dolphins and other marine wildlife!

Usually, we find around 3 different species on these tours! Marine wildlife around the Azores can be observed yearlong. Sperm Whales are resident species, for example. From March to June it is the passing of many species of the migratory Baleen Whale giants. Exclusively between June and September it is possible to swim with any of 4 different species of dolphins! In fact, if all conditions are right and the crew considers it safe, you can go for a swim with dolphins! We'll include 2mm short-sleeved wetsuits and snorkeling gear (for up to 8 swimmers).

To maximize chances of finding wildlife, our​ ​lookout​ ​high​ ​inland​ ​will​ ​assist the Skipper in finding wildlife and provide​ ​directions​ ​via​ ​VHF​ ​Radio. Onboard, a knowledgeable Wildlife Guide is happy to keep you informed, and ensure the best environmental and conservation standards on tour. If you're looking for a whale watching tour 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.

This private boat tour in São Miguel with whale and dolphin watching can be designed just right for your needs! Just let us know if you have any special wishes and we will make our best to make it an unforgettable experience for you and your favourite people!

Our rates for 2023:

From 9am | 1pm | 4pm
  • Up to 12 people: October to April 595€ | May to September upon request
  • Up to 28 people: October to April 1385€ | May to September 1850€
  • Up to 68 people: upon request



  • Extremely high chance of spotting wild dolphins with the experienced crew;

  • Search for and observe wild dolphins and other marine life in their natural habitat;

  • Enjoy the view over the amazing coastline from a unique perspective;

  • Smart, young and skilled staff, willing to provide you an unforgettable experience;


  • This experience does not include food and drinks so feel free to bring your own;

  • Please check-in 15 minutes before the start of the experience;

  • All sea experiences are subject to the weather and sea conditions. In case of bad conditions, we'll contact you to reschedule or arrange a refund;

  • Detailed tour operator information, including local phone number and exact address, is included in your confirmation email;

  • We recommend bringing sunscreen and comfortable clothes;


  • The dolphin watching tour will be accompanied by a marine expert who can tell you all the secrets about the animals and other life in the sea;

  • We have gear onboard to try some snorkeling;

  • A safety briefing by a multilingual guide, insurance and life-jackets are included;

  • A local captain will give you onboard commentary about the sights;

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