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Islet of Vila Franca do Campo

Parque Industrial de Vila Franca, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-114, Portugal
+351 296 582 333
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Whale Watching in the Azores - Full Day
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“every hour” (11 reviews)
“per day” (9 reviews)
“fish” (24 reviews)
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Parque Industrial de Vila Franca, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-114, Portugal
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+351 296 582 333
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"every hour"
in 11 reviews
"per day"
in 9 reviews
"fish"
in 24 reviews
"low tide"
in 6 reviews
"small island"
in 11 reviews
"sao miguel"
in 14 reviews
"nice spot"
in 4 reviews
"rent a kayak"
in 4 reviews
"ferry leaves"
in 3 reviews
"volcanic crater"
in 5 reviews
"sand bar"
in 3 reviews
"swimming pool"
in 3 reviews
"bring your own"
in 4 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"life guards"
in 2 reviews
"mini island"
in 2 reviews
"amazing island"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was undoubtedly one of the best things my partner and I did in Sao Miguel. Absolutely beautiful island which was surprisingly not that busy. The water was warm and clear. If you’re able to get snorkelling gear, there’s lots of fish to see. The...More

Thank DCannuck
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Clube Naval de V, Gerente de relações públicas at Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello DCannuck, We appreciate your comment! See you next time!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The island is beautiful, it is well watched by the local team, so visitors do not have much opportunities to enter forbidden regions of the natural reserve. The water is superclean, even without mask one can see different fish. There were crabs on the rocks....More

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Clube Naval de V, Gerente de relações públicas at Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Mariya, Thanks for your avaliation!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in May but just disappointed we couldn't go inside for an hour or two. Did a circular tour of the outside by boat after whale watching trip but didn't see the island in all its glory.

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Clube Naval de V, Gerente de relações públicas at Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Tom Overing, the islet is a Protected Area. It opens for the public during the bathing season. Thanks!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a cool spot! I want to come back and snorkel around. It's a neat place, rent a kayak or hire a boat to drive around. Just west of the island near the shore you can see air bubbles coming to the surface of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bussy place and not too much space. Life guards watching for you while you are in the water. We spend one hour for a Picknick and drove back.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While researching the Azores and our trip to Sao Miguel we came across an amazing picture of this volcanic crater in the ocean. We knew we wanted to go there and we were referred by a friend to Espirito Azul which specializes in scuba diving....More

Thank Ryan B
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We took a small boat from Azores Adventures with Filipe - it was great. and he was wonderful. Much better than the whale watching trip from Ponta Delgada.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

On a warm sunny day in February we were having a drink at the bar along the marina. I asked if there were any boats that could take us out to the island. One of the diving company boats took us out for an hour...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

My wife and I visited this location in October, 2017. It was a great place to visit and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I took the opportunity for a snorkel and was glad to get a few decent photos.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Taking into consideration that it is a volcano, it's amazing swim inside of it. Very nice place to spend a day around

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Dahlia B
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Response from FlyLow | Reviewed this property |
Theres a place at the little harbor near the island.
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Valori H
11 June 2018|
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Response from Clube Naval de V | Property representative |
Hello Ryan! Yes, as Tobias B. answered, it is a protected area and it's not public entrance is not allowed. Obrigado Tobias!
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