BLUE WHALES, FIN WHALES, SPERM WHALES
EXCLUSIVE SMALL GROUP TOURS
Horta, Faial Island, Azores
NOW BOOKING 2018
2018 dates: 6 – 13 May & 13 – 20 May
Call us for details & to check current availability on 01273 882778
- Four full day excursions at the optimum time to see Blue Whales, Fin Whales and Humpback Whales migrating past the islands and also the resident Sperm Whales – often seen in large nursery groups.
- Exclusive small group tour (max 12 guests) with expert marine biologist, Lisa Steiner on board
- Charming 4* hotel, breakfast, complimentary welcome drinks, group meal at the beginning and end of holiday and airport transfers included
“This tour was quite simply astounding….epic….beyond belief…..” certainly some very happy people!
In addition to our regular weekly whale watching holidays from March to October, we offer this special small exclusive group tour in May with a program of talks and activities led by our expert guide Lisa Steiner. The dates coincide with the annual migration of the Blue Whales and Fin Whales. During May, you can join this special small group tour for a more informative experience and get to know others in the group in a sociable way. You will be part of a small group on our sturdy catamaran which is the boat used for research, accompanied by our expert resident marine biologist guide, Lisa Steiner (renowned naturalist and Sperm Whale researcher in Horta.) Lisa guides the tours on the remote islands which offer a unique opportunity for you to come and see these Ocean Giants in their Mid Atlantic feeding grounds where the sightings have been exceptional over the last few years.
This is a comfortable and relaxed exclusive small group tour that involves 4 full day trips to sea on a Catamaran (exclusive use). You will stay in the harbour front Hotel Do Canal with breath taking views over the bay and to Pico Mountain. Your 4 full days out to sea will be on our large, well equipped Catamaran. This boat is suitable for guests of all ages and has toilet facilities and safety railings and offers a great vantage point from which to see the whales and take great photos. Ideally located, everything is within easy walking distance from where you can explore the delights of this lively harbour town which is an international port of call for transatlantic yachts.
During our last trip in May 2016 we were blessed with some exceptional sightings. The first group saw blue whales, fin whales and humpback whales on many occasions. Even when the weather was a bit challenging we were still able to replace any cancelled boat trips. The second and third groups had a week of calm seas and saw Blue Whales, so close to the boat you could smell their “exhale” which had the aroma of their over indulgent feeding on the krill. There were many excellent sightings throughout the week of other species including a large pod of Orca (killer whales)!