Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour

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Are you ready for an exciting marine wildlife tour in São Miguel?

Join this exciting marine wildlife boat tour in São Miguel - Azores Islands with Biologists and Naturalist Guides to discover the whales, dolphins, turtles and more marine biodiversity of the Azores Islands! Explore the island's scenic coastline with its velvet green volcanoes, the sandy beaches and the famous Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, one of the island's main local natural attractions. This boat tour in São Miguel takes approximately 3 hours and the boats can take 12 guests each.

If you're looking for a tour operator 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!

This boat tour in São Miguel is the only way to find all the best-kept secrets of sea life in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean. The meeting point of this boat tour in São Miguel is at the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo for check-in. The journey will start with a briefing to teach you about the local Cetaceans (Whales and Dolphins) and other species, their natural habitat, communication, migration, behavioural patterns, and onboard safety. Did you know we have a lookout high inland in the mountains to help us find wildlife?

The staff at the lookout will then locate our friends, and provide directions. We’ll approach the dolphins slowly and carefully while you’ll be informed about the species. Please feel free to ask anything at any time. We’re happy to share our passion for the sea! Upon return to the Marina, the boat will tour around the Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, for a close look at this characteristic volcanic rock formation and local wildlife.



  • 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;

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

  • We will do our best to find some marine mammals, and if you are unlucky to not find them on your first ride, we invite you to join us for another trip;

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


  • This tour is not suitable for pregnant women or people with back/neck problems;

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

  • 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;

  • We recommend bringing your camera for the greatest pics of your holidays;


  • 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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