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Whale Watching Expedition & Vila Franca Do Campo Islet Boat Tour

★★★★★ 5 / 5 5 Reviews
Join a Marine Expedition to discover the secrets of Wildlife in the heart of the Atlantic! Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
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Join an exciting Marine Wildlife Expedition with Biologists and Naturalist Guides, to see and learn more about Whales, Dolphins, Turtles, Fish, Birds, and the season’s marine biodiversity of the Azores Islands!

This 2-3 hour boat tour unlocks the island’s scenic coastline and the Princess Ring Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, along with all the best kept secrets of sea life in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean!

- What To Expect

You will meet us at the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo for check-in and equipment setup, at the specified time.

The​ ​journey​ ​start​s with​ ​an informative briefing​ ​introducing to​ ​Cetaceans and​ ​local​ ​species. You will then board​ a Zodiac​ ​boat, and our​ ​lookout​ ​high​ ​inland​ ​will​ ​provide​ ​directions​ ​via​ ​VHF​ ​Radio​ ​to​ ​where​ ​the​ ​boat​ ​will​ ​travel - initially at high speed.

While​ ​approaching​ ​our​ ​friends - slowly and very carefully, a knowledgeable guide will keep you informed on​ ​what is being observed,​ ​and​ ​is​ ​always​ ​available for questions throughout​ ​the​ ​expedition.

Upon​ ​return​,​ ​the​ ​boat​ ​will​ ​​tour​ ​around​ ​the​ ​Princess​ ​Ring​ ​Islet​ ​of​ ​Vila​ ​Franca do​ ​Campo,​ ​for​ ​a​ ​close​ ​look​ ​at​ ​the​ ​volcanic​ ​marv

- What Is Included

Knowledgeable Marine Wildlife Guide
Experienced Skipper
Zodiac RIB Boat (12-28 pax)
Impermeable Top and Life Vest
Sightings Guarantee - if your tour does not see a Cetacean (a Dolphin or a Whale), we welcome you back for another tour free of charge within 30 days

- What Is Not Included

Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
Personal Water Supply

- Transfers

Hotel pickups are charged separately, are subject to availability, and commence prior to designated time. Contact us to book and confirm your exact pickup time.


Is this tour appropriate for pregnant, with weak back, in wheelchair or in delicate health condition?
Is it always possible to see Whales?
It is Important to understand that, although our data shows 98% spotting chance for cetaceans in an average of 3 species per tour, 4 resident species (including Sperm Whales) from up to 28 sighted in a year, and even though we only go out by indication from an inland high lookout, it is not possible to control their behavior, or to guarantee that you will see specifically Whales, or any other species at a specific time frame.

Customer Reviews (5 reviews)


★★★★★ Reviewed by Roger on 2019-03-27
A fantastic experience, with knowledgeable biologist and experienced skipper. We were out in the ocean for just a few moments before the radio sounded and a mother and calf blue whale were just swimmy by, having a feed. Highly recommended!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Talita on 2019-03-02
Wonderful and breathtaking beauty!! We were very lucky to have Deen 2 whales and many dolphins. Top!

Whale/Dolphin watching in small group

★★★★★ Reviewed by Joahna on 2018-11-04
Even if we do not see any whales (that's nature ;-), but only a lot of Dolphins and birds, the trip was well organized, the location not crowded and the personal gave interesting information


★★★★★ Reviewed by Ingrid on 2018-09-17
From the day I made my booking I received great personal support and the process of booking was made very easy. On the day we had a great experience. Common Dolphins at play and feeding and two turtles was a good outcome but as the weather took a turn for the worse we made back to the shore at pace. Better than any roller coaster but the organisers had ensured we had been provided with good waterproofs to keep our bodies at least dry. Then we had the fantastic experience of the humpback breaching over and over again. Everyone onboard concluded that it was well worth the trip and at the end the Skipper showed us all how well he knew his boat. I fully recommend this trip to anyone prepared to expect the unexpected.

Amazing experience

★★★★★ Reviewed by Joseph on 2018-09-15
Even with a rough sea, skipper Nuno and guide Vanessa were amazing. Explaining everything perfectly, making great efforts for the trip to be amazing and it culminated with an amazing Humpback Whale jumping into the air!

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Experience Info

- Best price guarantee
- Duration: 3 hours
- Printed tickets are accepted
- Mobile tickets are accepted
- We speak: PT language flag EN language flag DE language flag ES language flag FR language flag IT language flag NL language flag

Meeting Point

Vila Franca do Campo
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