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Islet of Vila Franca do Campo

Parque Industrial de Vila Franca, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-114, Portugal
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Whale Watching in the Azores - Full Day
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US$ 68.22*
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Full-Day Furnas Valley Tour Including Lunch
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Parque Industrial de Vila Franca, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-114, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An absolute marvel of nature. We picked up the ferry at the main dock. There is a hut for ticket purchases. Ferry leaves every hour on the hour. Water is shallow and there are life guards on duty. Paths are slippery so were good water...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had to wait until 1 June when this venue opened. Entry fee (for boat transfer) is modest but numbers are controlled to 400 a day to prevent over exploitation and comfort for visitors. We got out there at 12pm and stayed for 5 hours. Fascinating...More

1  Thank penboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Snorkeling in the Azores is brilliant. There are loads of fish and the water is really clear. There are two problems though. The first is that it's the Atlantic and so there can be strong currents and waves. The second is Portuguese Man of War,...More

1  Thank TristanHe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic Place! Nice Spot! Spending a morning, a day or an afternoon at this place, an authentic sanctuary of nature, has to be part of your list of places to visit.

1  Thank Miguel X
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cruised around and by the islet on a whale watching tour. Interesting and a coastal landmark. Would be interesting to rent a kayak to paddle out to and into the lagoon.

Thank rhbphoto
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Not only is it a neat little feature, but it also provides an excellent beach, snorkeling and whale watching tours

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We were cruising around this island after whale watching, it have interesting geological shape with laguna within it. In the summer time it's possible to take a tour 2-3h swimming in it.

Thank BalkanEkspres
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Its a nice island. But we didn't find the ticket shop in the first way, it is just a side the boats ( don't expect a big shop). Whit one houre you got time enough to visit the island. If you want to swim (water...More

Thank 3remyw
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Located on the south coast of São Miguel Island, Vila Franco da Campo was the capital of the island until 1522, when it suffered two strong earthquakes that destroyed it almost entirely. From there, the town became less important with regard to the city of...More

4  Thank Jorge A
Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you are in São Miguel you must visit this islet. Take material to snorkel because in the sea bottom you will find an extensive array of wildlife. There's no place to buy food in the islet, so be prepared. You will get there by...More

3  Thank PedroSilveiraFamily
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Hi :) We would like to take a boat out to see the Red Bull Cliff Diving 2016. The problem is that we can't find any... Can anybody help? :)
6 July 2016|
Response from thesoares | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late answer, I hope that you got helped.