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Pico Island: Azores Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Pico Island: Azores Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

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From US$ 41.69 per person

Enjoy the marine biodiversity of the Azores islands on this dolphin and whale watching excursion from Pico island. Cruise along in a Zodiac boat and learn about local marine life from your guide.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Have the opportunity to look for birds, turtles, majestic whales, and dolphins
  • Be on the lookout for over 25 cetacean species that can be found in the Azores
  • Feel the excitement of exploring the Pico island coast in a Zodiac boat
  • Capture pictures of the sweeping shoreline to share with friends and family
  • Get an introduction to whales and dolphins from your marine wildlife guide
Full description

Uncover the beauty of the marine wildlife of Pico island on this dolphin and whale watching tour. Stay safe with the use of a life jacket and keep dry with the use of a waterproof top. Approach the whales slowly and carefully to ensure the well-being of the animals. 

Enjoy a short briefing before boarding the Zodiac boat in the town of Lajes do Pico. Snap some pictures of the shoreline as your cruise along. Look for birds, turtles, whales, and playful dolphins as you make your way to locations where they are most active. 

Get an introduction to cetaceans (whales and dolphins) from your guide. Hear about other marine species, their natural habitats, communication styles, migration patterns and behavioral features. Return to your starting point on Pico island. 

Includes
  • Guide
  • Skipper
  • Zodiac RIB boat
  • Waterproof top and life vest
  • Insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food or drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at the entrance of Lajes do Pico harbor. Look for "Whale Watching Center" in big letters.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • If you are susceptible to seasickness, it is recommend that you to take a sea sickness pill 30 minutes before embarking on the trip
  • Light food is permitted on board
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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We had a lot of fun and saw both dolphins and whales! The tour even went a little longer than planned, because our guide Diana saw a whale towards the end and we went out again especially for it. The guides were super nice and we can only recommend a tour with Aqua Acores!

June 19, 2022

Staff simpático, preocupados com o bem estar das pessoas, dado que se trata de um semirrígido, avistamos muitos golfinhos e 2 cachalotes, não foi o esperado mas foi o possível, pois estamos ao sabor da natureza onde não podemos controlar. Deveria haver o cuidado por parte da(s), empresas darem uma capa de plástico para não se sair da experiencia completamente encharcados . Único ponto negativo

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July 3, 2022

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