The Boats, Marine Biologist Guides and Vigia “Look Out”

The Boats

Choose from either a large stable catamaran for great vantage points, toilet facilities Catamaran Ponta Delgada v2 without logoand indoor/outdoor seating. or our faster hard-hulled rigid inflatable boat (RIB) for an exhilarating ride and to get close to boatpic with whalethe action quickly. The RIB’s have cushioned seats and almost “fly” through the water. We offer flexibility when booking these holidays to fit with your timing and preferences. You can add on more trips to your holiday as you choose. 

 


Expert Local Team

All of the dolphin and whale watching trips are hosted by our local team:  marine biologists, guides on boats and

The guide on the boat will explain about the species you have just seen

front desk team.  This means that any queries you may have can be discussed with the front desk and any extra trips can be booked directly.  Before going out to sea you will be given an informative presentation all about the marine life in the Azores from the resident marine biologists.

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The local guides will teach you about the species you might see whilst on the water

When on the boats the guides and marine biologists will ensure you get information about the sightings as well as supporting you to get the best sightings possible.

The local team love what they do with a passion and are very enthusiastic to ensure you have the best possible time.

 

 

 

 


Vigia “look out”

Whale-watching in the Azores is unique and offers some of the best sightings in the world not only because of the man with binocularslocation but also because we are assisted by the vigia tower with flap up“Vigia”, local land-based lookouts. Sighting the dolphins and whales is easier in the Azores than many other locations due to the assistance of the Vigia. These are the men who traditionally used to act as land-based lookouts for hunting whales. Now they use their remarkable tracking skills to scan the sea, identifying and locating different species and, through radio contact, direct our boats to them. We are lucky to have some of the most skilled and experienced Vigia working with

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Skipper speaking to the Lookout who will tell him where to find the dolphins and whales.

us to help find the dolphins and whales quickly. This guarantees more opportunities to encounter the animals and spend time with them. This is a very exciting – we see dolphins and whales on 99% of our trips to sea!