Whale and dolphin watching on Pico

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Coastal, Dolphin, Speed boat, Whales

Are you ready for whale and dolphin watching on Pico island?

During this whale and dolphin watching on Pico island, you’ll have the opportunity to observe some of more than 28 cetacean species around the Azores on a zodiac. On Pico Island, we work with one of the most experienced whale watching companies of the Azores.

Come a board of this unforgettable whale and dolphin watching on Pico island that departs from Lajes do Pico. The tour takes around 3 hours, with daily departures, depending on weather conditions. The whale and dolphin watching on Pico island are 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.

This whale and dolphin watching on Pico are done on a rigid inflatable passenger boat (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 on Pico island and give live commentary on the tour and sightings.

The Azores 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.



  • This experience provides a close encounter with these wonderful mammals;

  • This experience is always a true adventure as you never know which species you're going to find;

  • We’re sure this experience is one of the most exciting and adventurous experiences during your holidays;

  • This experience is a good choice for families and groups of friends who are passionate about the ocean, nature and adventure;

  • A local marine expert will tell you everything about the birds you find along the experience;


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

  • We can't guarantee you'll see dolphins / whales. They are totally wild and not fed. Success rates are very high;

  • Please check-in 30 minutes before the start of the experience;

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

  • You'll pay a deposit to place your booking request and pay the remaining once your booking is confirmed, with the tour operator


  • 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;

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

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