25 April - 02 May / 02 - 09 May / 09 - 16 May / 20 - 27 July /
27 July - 03 August, 2020

Whale watching and dolphin snorkeling in Azores

is one of the best places in the world to observe the whales in their natural habitat. We will stay at the capital of Azores, Ponta Delgada, and when the weather allows we will go out to the ocean to observe whales and swim with dolphins.

Azores is the homeplace to several cetacean species. The most famous inhabitant of local waters, sperm whale, and also at least 4 species of dolphins can be observed here year-round. Each May, the great show takes place in Azores - the baleen whales come to feed in surrounding waters, following their annual migration routes. May is the perfect time to see three largest animals in the world - blue whales, fin whales and sei whales. Less likely but still possible - orcas, false orcas, humpbacks, pilot whales, bryde's whales, beaked whales. There is no other place in the world where you can meet such a great diversity of cetaceans.

Ocean always brings surprises. Sometimes we see marlins, mola mola, mantas, mobulas, turtles and much more. Expect the unexpected!

When not chasing whales, we will explore spectacular San Miguel island, fully covered with greenery and flowers, walk along the narrow streets of Ponta Delgada, visit Lake of Seven towns and the famous abandoned hotel with stunning views of the surrounding area, take a dip into the ocean heated by lava in the bay Ferraria, have a dinner in the open air with food cooked in the very mouth of the volcano!
Day 1
Arrival to Ponta Delgada, check-in to the hotel, free time.
Day 2
Ponta de Ferraria, swimming in the hot natural swimming springs, drive to the Lagoon of the Seven Cities and diner at the top of abandoned hotel.
Lecture avout cetaceans biology.
Day 3
Day long exploration of the ocean, whale watching (searching for the sightings), swimming with dolphins.
Day 4
Day long exploration of the ocean, whale watching (searching for the sightings), swimming with dolphins.
Day 5
Lagoa do Fogo, the highest observation point of the island, hot spring bathing.
Day 6
Volcano-heated cooking of the traditional local meal, Cozido, and hot volcanic thermal water bathing in Furnas.
Day 7
Leisure time.
Day 8
Flights back home
The programme may be adjusted according to the weather conditions and guest wishes.
1 200 EUR per person (25 April - 02 May /
09 - 16 May)
1290 EUR per person (02 - 09 May / 20 - 27 July /
27 July - 03 August)

25 April - 02 May / 02 - 09 May / 09 - 16 May / 20 - 27 July / 27 July - 03 August, 2020
  • Guesthouse room in Ponta Delgada;
  • Transfers according to the itinerary;
  • Whale sighting searching boat rental fee;
  • National park entrance fees;
  • Diving and snorkeling belts and weights;
  • Wetsuit rental fee;
  • Transfer to and from the airport.
Not included:
  • Flights
  • Car rental fees for those who want to get around on their own;
  • Health insurance;
  • Snorkeling gear (snorkel, mask, fins);
  • Meals
Additional information
  • The water temperature in the ocean is about 18˚C;
  • The air temperature is about 20˚C;
  • A Schengen visa (Portugal) is required, which you are expected to get in advance;
  • Currency: Euro.
  • Type of power socket: C,F, voltage 220
How to get here
Flights via Lisbon is the most common way to get to Azores from Europe. If you fly from US, use Boston airport, and Toronto airport from Canada.
Recommended equipment
  • Passport, printed tickets
  • Sunscreen
  • Headdress
  • Light tracking boots (or sneakers)
  • Pants, hoodies
  • Waterproof bag for using on the boat
Snorkeling and freediving equipment
  • Diving suit. We recommend to use 5 mm wetsuits.
  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins + boots
  • GoPro or other underwater camera
Tour Leaders
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Contact us
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Or write a message. We will answer all your questions, explain all the details and discuss your personal wishes
Deposit payment
When you are ready to book expedition, we would ask you to pay the deposit, usually it's 50% of the price. You can pay the rest later, the last payment day is 60 days before expedition start.
You got your space on the trip, it's time to buy plane tickets! By the way, we can help you with tickets and visas if needed.
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