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Whale and Dolphin Watching

Whale & Dolphin Watching Trip

A mere glimpse of a dorsal fin can have you beaming for hours. So why not hop on a Zodiac in search of cetacean activity – 24 of the planet’s 80 species of whales and dolphins have been sighted off the coast of the Azores.

From Ponta Delgada with Picos de Aventura*

Price is £50 per adult and £25 per child (4-11yrs)  - all year

From Vila Franca do Campo with Terra Azul - also recommended if staying in Caloura or Furnas

Price is £52 per adult and £36 per child (4-10yrs) – all year excluding 16Dec16- 14Feb17


  • Excursion provider: Picos de Aventura (Ponta Delgada base) or Terra Azul (Vila Franca do Campo base)
  • Meeting point for Picos de Aventura is the whaling base in Ponta Delgada departing at 08:30 (daily) or 13:00 (daily)
  • Meeting point for Terra Azul is the whaling base in Vila Franca do Campo departing at 08:30 (daily) or 12:30 (daily)
  • Duration: 2-3 hour excursion with short briefing by a marine biologist (c.10-minutes)
  • Zodiac boats (small, rigid hull inflatables carrying up to 24 people) are used
  • Minimum child age is 4 years (accompanied by a parent or guardian)
  • We cannot guarantee that you will see a cetacean but it is unlikely that you should be so unlucky
  • Pre-booking in July and August is recommended
  • Important: Children aged 3yrs or under, pregnant women or any person suffering from back problems are not allowed on the Zodiac boats.


*Note (Picos de Aventura only): Should you be unlucky enough not to see any whales and/or dolphins on your excursion, then you can book another day with the local supplier (free of charge and dependent on availability) or claim back a full refund which Sunvil will provide on your return to the UK.


To book this itinerary, or discuss a tailor-made alternative, call one of our Sunvil experts on:

020 8758 4722

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