Are you ready for whale and dolphin watching in São Miguel?
During this whale and dolphin watching in São Miguel you’ll have the opportunity to watch some of more than 25 cetacean species around the Azores Islands on a super-fast zodiac. On São Miguel, we work with one of the most experienced whale watching companies of the islands of the Portuguese Azores Archipelago.
Come a board of this unforgettable whale and dolphin watching in São Miguel that departs from Ponta Delgada, the main Marina of São Miguel Island. The tour takes around 3 hours, with daily departures, depending on weather conditions. The whale and dolphin watching in São Miguel is preceded by a briefing in which one of the qualified biologists explains the importance of how the whale hunting converted to whale watching in the Azores.
You can chose to explore the ocean by zodiac or catamaran
. This whale and dolphin watching in São Miguel is done on a super-speedy and agile zodiac
. Before departure, but already onboard, you will be briefed about safety, rules of observation and respect for the local fauna and flora. The experienced staff will provide an overview of what may be sighted during the whale and dolphin watching in São Miguel and give live commentary on the tour and sightings.
São Miguel is located in the Atlantic Ocean, about a third of the way between Portugal and North America. The Azores islands are home or point of passage for more than a third of the world’s whale and dolphin species. Given this special location, you can find many species, such as sperm whales, common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and risso’s dolphins, and more. Summer months are the best time to see Atlantic spotted dolphins, pilot whales and striped dolphins, whereas the spring months are the time to see migrating baleen whales such as blue whales, fin whales and sei whales.
- All our tours are led by qualified biologists and nature guides who provide detailed explanations and collect scientific data during the tour;
- Grab this unique chance! Azores islands are home or point of passage for more than a third of the world’s whale and dolphin species;
- Before the whale and dolphin watching in São Miguel, biologists will give you a briefing to explain which species can be observed, safety measures aboard, how we respect the animals and rules of observation at sea as well as some historical facts;
- Raincoats and lifejackets can be provided if needed;
- Drink a cup of thee, to relax after your whale watching tour at out nice offices.
- Although nature offers no guarantees, whales and dolphins are regularly seen during these half day tours, along with turtles, seabirds and other marine life.
- During the tour each passenger is required to wear a life vest (except on our catamaran);
- Food and drinks are not included; feel free to bring our own;
- Check-in should be done at the location provided on your ticket 20 minutes before departure;
- Detailed operator information, including local telephone numbers and addresses, are included on your confirmation email