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Half-Day Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to a tour office in Ponta Delgada, where you’ll meet your wildlife guide for a short briefing about your itinerary—the exact route varies with recent dolphin and whale activity, taking advantage of a series of observation points along the southern coast.

    Board an open boat for a trip along the coast, which will vary in duration a bit depending on the location of the wildlife.

    Keep your camera ready, because there’s a lot to see, with more than 20 different cetaceans appearing in the waters off the Azores. Scan the water for spotted dolphins and bottlenose dolphins, and try to see the distinctive features of the whales that travel through the archipelago on their yearly migration routes.

    With an experienced guide on board, you’ll learn about the animals you see, and get a fun perspective on the Azores’ distinctive nature. After your time on the water, this tour concludes with drop-off in Ponta Delgada.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Marina Pêro de Teive
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional guide
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Your tour can be on 1 of 3 different types of boats depending on availability: zodiac (speed boat); fiberglass (open boat, more stable) or catamaran (big boat, WC on board)
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I took part in a whale- and dolphin watching on the island Terceira in the end of September 2019, on a day with very good weather and a calm sea. We met in the Marina of Angra do Heroísmo at 8.30 a.m. and after a short introduction to whale watching and the explanation of safety
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    It is one of the most overestimated (also, overpriced) entertainment, maybe ever. All that you are going to do is a 3 hour long boat trip near Ponta Delgada, possibly, you’ll see a spermwhale (from the distance of 50-100 meters, so you won’t see much, huh) and a couple of
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    Response from PicosdeAventura, Diretor de Vendas at Half-Day Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear guest, Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to understand that you feel like our tour was a waste of money and time as the chance of going out on the ocean to try to spot whales or dolphins on their natural habitat is one of the main highlights of the Azores Archipelago. Please understand that we work with wild animals and we are not able to control them or their behaviour but we do guarantee that if customers don't see nothing at all (neither whales or dolphins) we will reimburse the full amount or reschedule for another day. This way, we are able to offer a guarantee to our customers so that they don't feel like they were mistold. Regarding the distance we keep from the animals, please notice that in the Azores Archipelago we have some "Code of Ethics" for the Whale and Dolphin Watching activity as a way to protect these beautiful creatures so it is mandatory by law to turn off the engines once we reach 50m from the animal and wait for them to come towards us. This way, we will keep them as wild as possible and not interfere with their regular behaviour. We apologize once again if you feel that the experience we provided was not worth the price and we hope you enjoyed your stay in the Azores anyway. Wishing you all the best,
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    Family had a great time for 2 1/2 - 3 hours on the speed boat, saw a whale at a distance and a few dolphins close up. The speedboat itself was exciting. But at over £50 per person it's an expensive few hours when theres more than one of you.
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    Great tour, we saw many dolphins and a whale!! The guides were lovely and made sure we all got to see as much as we could!
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    Response from Nomad692268, Director of Sales at Half-Day Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour
    Responded 25 Aug 2019
    Hi Sarah! Thanks a lot for your feedback!
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    We had a great experience on this half-day trip in a small, inflatable (Zodiac-style) boat from Ponta Delgada. The guides were very knowledgable and friendly. In a 3-hour trip on a clear, sunny day we saw 3 sperm whales (and a floating chunk of giant squid from their dining
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