1. Portugal
  2. Sao Miguel Island
  3. Ponta Delgada
  4. Islet of Vila Franca do Campo

Whale and Dolphin Watching with Vila Franca Islet Visit

Product ID: 100440
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See the diversity of marine life found in the Azores including whales and dolphins. Snorkel in Vila Franca do Campo Islet and get up close to the fish. Enjoy the ultimate unmissable experience if you are visiting São Miguel island.
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about and observe some of the sea life found in the Azores
  • Snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Vila Franca Islet
  • Bathe in the Atlantic Ocean waters while learning about the history of the area
Full description
Take the opportunity to see some of the sea life found in the Azores including dolphins, whales, turtles and seabirds.

Before the boat trip, listen to biologists explaining the safety measures aboard, the history of the area, the local wildlife and how to respect them. Then set off!

After the 3-hour whale watching tour, stop in Vila Franco do Campo to enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

Following lunch, board a converted traditional fishing boat and head to Vila Franca do Campo islet, a volcanic crater off the coast that encloses a natural lagoon. Take one of the provided snorkels and diving masks and see the numerous protected fish species in this natural reserve.

Following the tour, transfer back to Ponta Delgada by boat or van.
Includes
  • Whale and dolphin-watching cruise
  • Lunch in a local restaurant with a choice of meat, fresh locally caught seafood, or a vegetarian meal
  • Pre-tour briefing
  • Raincoat and pants
  • Life jacket
  • Marine biologist or nature guide aboard
  • Boat trip to Vila Franca do Campo
  • Return transfer from Vila Franca do Campo to Ponta Delgada by boat or van
  • Snorkel and diving mask
  • Refreshments after the trip
What’s Not Included
  • Transfer to and from your hotel to the local partner's shop in Ponta Delgada harbor

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Ponta Delgada Harbor Portas do Mar – Shop 26 9500-771 São Miguel – Azores – Portugal

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please bring comfortable clothes and shoes, a sweater, a wind shield jacket, a swimming suit and towel, hat, sunblock, a backpack, and water
• Usually, the return journey is by boat but if the sea conditions change drastically during the afternoon, it can be operated by van, bus, minibus or other means
• Please inform the supplier while booking of any food restrictions
• Masks and snorkeling equipment are limited

From US$ 107.66 per person

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Futurismo Azores Whale Watching

Product ID: 100440