Azores
September 23-30 / September 30 - October 07/ 07 - 14 October, 2018

Whale watching and dolphin snorkeling in Azores


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. September-October is the perfect season to meet sperm whales - the weather is calm, the whales are relaxed and caould be seen in great numbers. Less likely but still possible - baleen whales, 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!
Itinerary
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.
Price: 1 200 euro per person

Dates: September 23-30 / September 30 - October 07/ 07 - 14 October, 2018
Included:
  • 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 22˚C;
  • The air temperature is about 26˚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
Snorkeling and freediving equipment
  • Diving suit. We recommend to use 5 mm wetsuits.
  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins + boots
  • GoPro or other underwater camera
Tour Leaders
It's easy to book with us!
The process of booking becomes easy with Whale Watching Russia.
1
Contact us
However you like: phone or WhatsApp +79163114469, email info@whale-expeditions.com, using Facebook or fill the application form below
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We will call you back
Or write a message. We will answer all your questions, explain all the details and discuss your personal wishes
3
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.
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Done!
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.
Book expedition!
Contacts
+7 999 721 01 84
info@whale-expeditions.com

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