Azores
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Our most recommended Azores Speed & Jet Boat Tours

  • From Ponta Delgada: Whale and Dolphin Watching Trip

    1. From Ponta Delgada: Whale and Dolphin Watching Trip

    Set off on a 3-hour whale-watching excursion to see some of the most magnificent marine mammals in the Azores. You’ll be on the lookout for mink whales, dolphins, turtles and more. The marine biologist on board will provide historical information and commentary. Begin with a briefing by a biologist, who will explain how local people have converted whale hunting to whale watching in the Azores. You’ll also receive information about safety, rules of observation and respect for the animals and an overview of what may be sighted during the tour. Leaving from the Ponta Delgada harbor, you’ll sail in style out onto the Atlantic. Qualified biologists and nature guides will provide detailed explanations and collect scientific data during the tour. Situated in the Atlantic Ocean between Portugal and North America, the Azores are a permanent home or point of passage for more than a third of the...

    All the setting were ready, boat, crew, safety guidelines once on board. Only downside was the fact we did not spot any whales. If you have the tendency to get sea sick, go prepared!

  • Sao Miguel: Swimming with Dolphins

    2. Sao Miguel: Swimming with Dolphins

    Join the ultimate swimming experience on an encounter with wild dolphins in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Head out from the Azores in a Zodiac boat for an unforgettable adventure. This 2-hour activity is carried out in small groups and led by a qualified biologists or nature guides. Each swimming tour is preceded by a briefing in which one of the biologists explains how to swim with wild dolphins while respecting them. You’ll also learn how to enter the water and behave around the dolphins, how to use the mask and snorkel and how to get the most out of your swimming experience. Masks, snorkels and wet-suits are provided.

    The staff was very professional, knowledgeable and easy going, always concerned about the customer´s wellbeing and safety, they did their best to ensure that groups of dolphins were found and created the best conditions to ensure the customers had the opportunity to swim with them. Even if took the trip beyond the set scheduled time. Boat was clean, geared with all the safety equipment and fit for the purpose.

  • São Miguel Azores: Half-Day Whale Watching Trip

    3. São Miguel Azores: Half-Day Whale Watching Trip

    Enjoy a half-day whale watching trip in the Azores, one of the ‘top ten’ whale-watching spots in the world, and get the opportunity to meet the ocean giants in their natural habitat. Meet the boat crew and get a short briefing about safety and code of ethics and then put on your life vest and head out in the ocean. Listen as the crew follows the instructions given by radio from the lookouts placed in strategic points along the coastline using military-grade binoculars to find and communicate the position of the animals. Take comfort that the crew has a 99% success rate of sightings. Once whales have been spotted it´s time to enjoy the company of these magnificent animals, always keeping a safe and respectful distance. It´s usual that more than one group of whales and dolphins are observed per trip. On the way back to the marina, observe the geological formations of the island as the ...

    The shop (and meeting point) is located on the wharf right across from Hotel Marina Atlântico. Once at the hotel look for a dive shop across the road at the street level and just walk to the left of that shop and then down the steps to the right and you will see your group milling around. If driving you should park as soon as you enter the underground public (pay)lot and find a doorway up.

  • Sao Miguel: Snorkeling in Vila Franca do Campo

    4. Sao Miguel: Snorkeling in Vila Franca do Campo

    Go on a boat and embark on a snorkeling experience in the sea. Enjoy the marine life in a supervised and relaxed way.  Receive a brief explanation of the apnea basic concepts, equipment, and swimming techniques. These are theoretical and practical sessions, where safety procedures will be explained.  This activity takes place in the Natural Reserve of Vila Franca do Campo Island, close to the wrecked cannons from the 16th Century.  Come and see what the underwater world has to offer you with the greatest comfort and safety.

  • Lajes de Pico: Small-Group Swim with Dolphins

    5. Lajes de Pico: Small-Group Swim with Dolphins

    Enjoy a swim with the Azores' resident dolphins on an ethical and sustainable tour. Get the opportunity to swim with Risso’s dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and common dolphins in their natural habitat. You may also have the opportunity to spot Atlantic spotted dolphins, striped dolphins, and rough-toothed dolphins. The dolphins you will see during the tour are 100% free and living in their natural habitat. Start your tour with an important briefing from your marine biologist guide. This briefing will help ensure your safety in the water whilst also giving you an understanding of how to protect the dolphins during your swim. Then, simply dive in and follow your guide's instructions to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • Sao Miguel: Vila Franca Do Campo Islet Scuba Diving

    6. Sao Miguel: Vila Franca Do Campo Islet Scuba Diving

    Kick off your scuba diving experience with a small introduction session during which you will learn all about diving equipment, techniques and underwater communication. Then head out to the sea by boat, allowing a supervised and relaxed way to experience diving.  Your dive will take place at the Natural Reserve of Vila Franca do Campo Islet, an island formed by a volcano crater. Explore an area close to wrecked cannons from the 16th century and see how nature incorporated them into marine life.

  • Ponta Delgada: 4-hour Half-Day Sport Fishing Adventure

    7. Ponta Delgada: 4-hour Half-Day Sport Fishing Adventure

    The spectacular coastline of São Miguel Island is lined with reminders of his volcanic past, including caves and stunning rocky formations. As you cruise along the coast, be on the lookout for dolphins and whales as you learn about local fish species or work on improving your fishing skills. This half-day fishing program was created so that participants can learn different techniques and learn about fish species that live in the waters off the island. Several types of fishing are on offer, including deep-sea fishing, jigging, and trolling. There are many classes of fish in the area, such as barracuda, bluefish, greater amberjack, blacktail comber, red sea bream, chub mackerel, grouper, Atlantic bonito, and others. Before heading out your skipper will tell you a bit about the area where you’ll be fishing and about the various species you may find there. All are welcome on this fishing t...

  • Sao Miguel: Boat Tour around Vila Franca do Campo Islet

    8. Sao Miguel: Boat Tour around Vila Franca do Campo Islet

    Discover the natural reserve of Ilhéu de Vila Franca, located in the south coast of São Miguel island. This small volcanic island is only situated 0.7 miles (1.2 kilometers) away from Vila Franca do Campo Marina. Circle around the island with a professional guide who will point out all the rare rock formations. Watch the nesting sites of the local sea birds such as the Garajau-comum (sterna hirundo). Take a peek inside the crater filled with turquoise water.

  • Sao Miguel Island: Scuba Dive for Certified Divers

    9. Sao Miguel Island: Scuba Dive for Certified Divers

    Delight in a diving experience off the south coast of the island of São Miguel for certified divers. Discover the abundant sea life with fantastic visibility and enjoy a comfortable water temperature. After making your way to the meeting point, hop in a boat and get briefed as you head to one of the best dive sites on the south coast. Then, explore the underwater world in the company of your local scuba guide. A washing and drying station and equipment storage are at your disposal for greater convenience. As well as a dive guide, the price includes a 12-liter 200-bar scuba tank and a weight belt. All other equipment is available for hire, or you can take your own.

  • São Miguel Island: Open Water Diving Course

    10. São Miguel Island: Open Water Diving Course

    Experience the underwater world up close with one of the most recognized diving courses. Go deep with four open diving sessions and learn the skills to dive down to 18 meters anywhere in the world. Open water diving allows you to go deeper than scuba diving and this beginners course teaches you all the essentials. Across five modules, your qualified teacher will equip you with everything you need to dive beneath the waves. Learn the know-how on equipment and techniques, communication, planning and problem-solving. Get to grips with the basics with five confined water sessions and take an exam to prove you're now qualified to dive.

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What people are saying about Azores

The staff was very professional, knowledgeable and easy going, always concerned about the customer´s wellbeing and safety, they did their best to ensure that groups of dolphins were found and created the best conditions to ensure the customers had the opportunity to swim with them. Even if took the trip beyond the set scheduled time. Boat was clean, geared with all the safety equipment and fit for the purpose.

Wow - a really great experience with a super crew. We were a group of eight people and saw a lot of dolphins up close. I would definitely do it again, thank you very much!

Very nice, although we didn't see any whales. The guide is just as enthusiastic as the passengers when she sees the dolphins. Very nice!

The travel was very enjoyable, we saw some dolphins and whales and had a great time!

It was simply excellent. We’ve saw two species of dolphins and sperm whales.