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Azores Whale Watching

Azores Whale-Watching | The best way to explore marine biodiversity

The Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, is known for its rich marine biodiversity and is considered to be one of the best places in the world for whale watching. Embark on a journey of a lifetime as you explore the aquatic wonders of the sea! 

Things to know before booking your tickets for Azores Whale Watching

  • Seasonal experience: The best time to go whale watching is from April to October. Plan your visit during this time. 
  • Multilingual guide: Explore the biodiversity of the Azorean Sea with your multilingual guide who is well-versed in Portuguese and English. 

Why visit Azores Whale-Watching?

  • Discover rich marine biodiversity: The Azores are known for their diverse marine ecosystem, attracting a wide variety of whale species.
  • Enjoy whale-watching all year round: Unlike some locations where whale-watching is seasonal, the Azores offer the chance to observe whales throughout the year. 
  • Stunning landscapes and seascapes: In addition to the thrill of spotting whales, the Azores boast stunning landscapes and seascapes.
  • Unleash your inner adventurer: The Azores offer a sense of adventure for travelers seeking unique and off-the-beaten-path experiences.
  • Capture memories for a lifetime: The opportunity to capture incredible moments of whales breaching or dolphins playing in their natural habitat makes the Azores a paradise for wildlife photographers.

Azores Whale-Watching highlights

Discover different species of whales

The Azores are home to a wide variety of whale species, including sperm whales, blue whales, fin whales, humpback whales, and orcas. The diversity of species makes each whale-watching excursion a unique experience.

A haven of natural beauty

The Azores offer breathtaking landscapes, with volcanic craters, lush greenery, and clear blue waters. The scenic beauty provides a stunning backdrop to your marine adventures.

Meet playful dolphins

The waters around the Azores are home to various species of dolphins. Many whale-watching tours include the chance to encounter playful dolphins as well. 

Plan your visit to Azores Whale-Watching

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Best time to visit: The best time for whale watching is from April to October. Plan your visit for the Azores whale-watching experience during this time. 

Address: Marina Pêro De Teive Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral , Marina Pêro De Teive Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral , Ponta Delgada. 

Find on maps

  • By bus: C102
    Nearest stop: Ponta Delgada

  • Guided tour
  • Life jackets 
  • Boats
  • Personal accident and liability insurance 
  • The whale watching season lasts from April to October. Plan for the Azores whale watching during this time. 
  • Your professional guide is well-versed in English and Portuguese. 
  • It is mandatory to wear life jackets and waterproof jackets when traveling to the center of the sea in the boat. 
  • It is a good idea to wear warm clothes, waterproof slippers or shoes when going for Azores whale watching. 
  • Azores whale watching is accessible for prams and strollers. 
  • To avoid delays, try arriving at the meeting point 15 minutes before the designated time of your whale-watching tour. 

  • A Tasca: Located 1 km from Azores whale watching, A Tasca is a family-owned restaurant offering seafood and meat dishes. You can also find some vegetarian dishes at the restaurant. 
  • Tasquinha Vieira: Located 1.7 km from Azores whale watching, Vieira serves delicious food, and great cocktails and offers outdoor seating and high chairs.  
  • Taberna Açor: Located 700 m from Azores whale watching, Taberna offers traditional tapas and popular dishes from Azorean cuisine. 
  • Supléxio: If you are in the mood for some delicious hamburgers, then stop at Supléxio which is only 1.6 km from Azores whale watching. 

Budget: Pé Direito (950 m), Comercial Azores Guest House (1.4 km), Azores Youth Hostels (2.6 km). 

Mid-range: Atlantic Home Azores (350 m), NEAT Hotel Avenida (500 m), Hotel Ponta Delgada (2.4 km). 

Luxury: Hotel Marina Atlântico (12 m), Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico (150 m), Azor Hotel (270 m). 

Beyond Azores Whale Watching

Portas da Cidade (City Gates)

This historic gateway, located 750 m from Azores whale watching, is an iconic symbol of Ponta Delgada. It consists of three arches and is located near the waterfront.

São Miguel Palace

Also known as Palácio de Sant'Ana, this 16th-century palace is home to the Regional Government of the Azores. The palace is located 6.6 km from the Azores Whale Watching.

Fortaleza de São Brás (São Brás Fortress)

This historic fortress, located 1.6 km from Azores Whale Watching, offers panoramic views of Ponta Delgada and the surrounding coastline. It also houses the São Brás Military Museum.

Frequently asked questions about Azores Whale Watching tickets

How much is a ticket to Azores Whale Watching?

Standard tickets for whale watching will cost around €60. 

How to book tickets for Azores Whale Watching?

The only way to book tickets for whale watching in the Azorean Sea is online. Online bookings help save time and money as well. 

Why should I book Azores Whale Watching tickets online?
  • Convenience: It is simple, quick, and convenient to book tickets online. You just need a smartphone and a strong Internet connection. 
  • Cheaper rates: Online tickets tend to be cheaper than offline tickets for the same experience. 
  • Cancellation policy: Tickets that are booked online can easily be canceled for a full refund. 
What do Azores Whale Watching tickets include?

The tickets include an activity presentation, a fiber boat or catamaran, life jackets, waterproof jackets, personal accident insurance, and liability insurance. 

What is the cancellation policy for Azores Whale Watching tickets?

These tickets can be canceled 48 hours before the experience for a full refund.

How long does it take to complete an Azores Whale Watching tour?

It will take around 3 hours to complete an Azores Whale Watching tour.