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Address: Marina de Vila Franca do Campo, Loja 4 | Vila Franca do Campo, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-909, Portugal
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+351 913 453 030
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Azores Islands Whale watching and swimming with Dolphins tours in...

Azores Islands Whale watching and swimming with Dolphins tours in Portugal.

The best whales, 2 - 5 hours away from Europe, Canada, and the US! 4 resident species, 24 sighted yearlong with 98% success rate and average 3 species per tour in the top green adventure holidays destination!

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Stephanie our guide was very knowledgeable about the different whales, dolphins and other sea creatures we saw. It was a fantastic experience, we were lucky to see 3 different... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2015
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Stephanie our guide was very knowledgeable about the different whales, dolphins and other sea creatures we saw. It was a fantastic experience, we were lucky to see 3 different types of dolphin and a mother and baby sperm whale! We also got a view of the ilheu de vila franca do campo on the way back in.

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, responded to this review

Dear Whale Watcher, We are very thankful and glad for your review. We take very seriously what our customers have to say. We always aim to give you the best experience possible! And of course we hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Amazing...i didnt believe but it is for real ! Worth to go good guiding amazing whale watcing...excitement...trust them!!!!

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, responded to this review

Dear Whale Watcher, We are very thankful and glad for your review. We take very seriously what our customers have to say. We always aim to give you the best experience possible! And of course we hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

After cancellation because of bad weather at the start of the week, we did the whale watching trip yesterday afternoon & swam with dolphins today. It is hard to find words to describe just how good these trips are. Lovely staff who know & care what they are talking about. I was very nervous about swimming in the ocean but... More 

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, responded to this review

Dear Whale Watcher and Swimmer, We are very thankful and glad for your review. We take very seriously what our customers have to say. We always aim to give you the best experience possible! And of course we hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Ok, we were lucky! There were no whale sightings in the previous week and we got to spend 20mins or so with a family of 8 sperm whales. There are no guarantees but this was a professional, well run trip. They advised those with bad backs where to sit, were great with the kid who got seasick and explained clearly... More 

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, responded to this review

Dear Whale Watcher, We are very thankful and glad for your review. We take very seriously what our customers have to say. We always aim to give you the best experience possible! And of course we hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

Kent, England
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107 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

We had a great morning with Terra Azul on their swimming with dolphins option and made a good decision to pay extra for a private tour. Dolphins, quite rightly, have their own agenda and not having to wait in line for the chance to get in the water with them (the limit 2 persons at any one time) meant we... More 

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, responded to this review

Dear Whale Watcher, We are very thankful and glad for your review. We take very seriously what our customers have to say. We always aim to give you the best experience possible! And of course we hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

Brighton
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

We booked onto a Terra Azul Dolphin and Whale watching tour last week after reading good reviews here on Tripadvisor. To be honest, from the outset everything was extremely professional; we had frequent email communication with Terra Azul staff, and as soon as we arrived to check-in it was a speedy process and everything was really simple. The guides spoke... More 

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, responded to this review

Dear Whale Watcher, We are very thankful and glad for your review. We take very seriously what our customers have to say. We always aim to give you the best experience possible! And of course we hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

Godalming
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Don't get me wrong, obviously there will be times when the trips don't work out, but the question is what is the right thing to do when that happens? It is the business of Terra Azul to sell whale watching, so when it turns out they guessed wrong on a given trip they should be professional and put their hands... More 

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TerraAzulTeam, Owner at Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, responded to this review

Dear Fiascolio Godalming, Thank you for your 23/08 review. We give significance to your opinion. I’m very sorry TERRA AZUL wasn’t able to overwhelm your best expectations as the majority of our clients along 15 years. Sometimes it’s not humanly possible… But considering your review I’ll give you our point of view. Your headline “What's the point of spending a... More 

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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

This was a very well organised trip. Our guide was excellent and ensured that we all got to 'swim with dolphins' - an unforgettable experience.

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, responded to this review

Dear Swimmer We are very thankful and glad for your review. We take very seriously what our customers have to say. We always aim to give you the best experience possible! And of course we hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

First of all, this was a nice and well-organized tour. We saw several groups of dolphins and we had the opportunity to see them while in the water. The people are really nice and attentive. We were out on the ocean for 2 hours, and we were with a group of 8 (the boat can have a group of 10/12).... More 

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TerraAzulTeam, Owner at Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, responded to this review

Dear wstrwl, Thanks for feedback. Please note Terms & Conditions published in our website and displayed at the marina’s Whale Watching Base. Great you enjoyed your SWD experience. With 15 years’ Terra Azul is specialists in whale watching + swimming with dolphins tours. It’s licensed by the Tourism Office and Environment Agency. According Portuguese law its compulsory specific assurance for... More 

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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Great experience! Here is the place, where you might watch so many different whales and dolphins! In fact, there are every day whale in front of the south coast of Sao Miguel, but the boat has to manage to come in time - before the whale is gone. So sometimes you may not see a whaIe, even a whale is... More 

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, responded to this review

Dear Whale Watcher, We are very thankful and glad for your review. We take very seriously what our customers have to say. We always aim to give you the best experience possible! And of course we hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

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