Blue Whale Ocean Giants Tour – Azores Sample itinerary

( You are free to plan your own free time around the boat schedule – see Other Activities around the islands)

Your guide will offer various presentations to fit around the schedule and each evening at 6 pm there will be a talk from a specialist about research projects on the dolphins and whales around the islands.

Day1

Arrivals Welcome briefing and introductions, complimentary drinks, orientation in the local area. You have time for a rest! Schedule of whale watching boat trips discussed and meeting the team.

Day 2

Audio-visual briefing about The whales and dolphins of The Azores: presentation by our resident Marine Biologist with lots of images, video and information on whale watching and the marine life in the Azores

PM Boat trip 1 Whale watching activity and complimentary drinks on return and discussion with guides on the day’s sightings.

Presentation about extra activities on the island.

Day 3

Vigia9[1]AM Boat trip 2 Whale watching activity and complimentary drinks on return and discussion with guides on the day’s sightings

PM Visit to the information centre, whaling museum. A walk to the “vigia” or lookout tower and meet the man with the binoculars who can spot the whales from 30 km, try your own spotting skills! Learn about the history of whaling in the Azores at local whaling museum and information centre.

Do some shore based whale watching and bird watching. Or extra snorkelling time in the lagoon or trip on a sea kayak

Day 4

AM Boat trip 3- Whale watching activity and complimentary drinks on return and discussion with guides on the day’s sightings

PM Optional Jeep tour of the Island (4 hours ) to see the islands geology, the volcano and caving and climbing, visiting famous sightseeing spots revealing the Island’s history. Both tours have a visit to the vineyards with an exceptional wine tasting activity included serving local culinary delicacies, a cultural museum and activities for the children, see other activities around the islands.

Day 5

Azores-Horta-164AM Boat trip 4 Whale watching activity and complimentary drinks on return and discussion with guides on the day’s sightings

PM excursion to the caves. You are taken underground in this tolkein ‘esque world with an expert guide. The lava tunnels are made from the volcanic eruptions ( those wanting to do a volcano climb could also fit this in to the itinerary at this time) Or take a mountain bike ride or explore the lagoon on a sea kayak

Day 6

AM Boat trip 5 Whale watching activity and complimentary drinks on return and discussion with guides on the day’s sightings

PM Take a nature walk on one of our trails, exploring the wildlife inland, nature reserve or free time relaxing

Day 7

Azores-Horta-7-2-EditExtra trip to sea ( or a replacement trip if any days lost due to weather)

OR possible volcano climb all day for those wanting to make the ascent!

Our whale watch base has some great souvenirs to purchase.

Final dinner at hotel with other group members

Evening Presentation slide show by local Nikon prize winning skipper/ photographer of beautiful marine photography taken in the Azores. Completion of holiday.

 

Day 8

Departures with transfer to the airport

Any other catch up activities or extra

activities

 

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