Family Adventure Whales Dolphins & Volcanoes Azores

 

Day 1: Arrival in the Azores and transfer to your family room in our hotel. Welcome briefing and introductions, orientation in the local area.
Day 2: AM – After breakfast your schedule of whale and dolphin watching boat trips will be discussed and you will have a chance to meet the whole team.
Workshop on Sperm Whales, learning about how deep they dive and why they like the Azores, with lots of fun child friendly visuals. Children will be given their whale and dolphin activity packs.Light lunch included

PM Boat trip Whale and dolphin watching trip to sea ( 3 hours).

Day 3: AM – Breakfast. Morning boat trip 2 – Family whale and dolphin watching.

PM – The afternoon can be spent swimming in the hotel outdoor pool, on the beach or snorkelling practice together in the lagoon.

5-6pm – Workshop on one of our key Marine Biology themes

Day 4: AM – Breakfast – Morning whale and dolphin watching trip 3.

PM – Option for a tour to visit the Lakes at Sete Ciadides to our activity centre where there is a choice of activities including: Kayaking, Mountain biking, paddle boarding or hiking.   You could also join the transfer for general sight seeing and nature walks.

Day 5: AM – Breakfast.  Option of an additional boat trip  – whale and dolphin watching.

PM – Island tour to Lagoa Da Fogo to see the islands stunning scenery, the fire lake and crater. On the way home visit to hot thermal water falls where you can bathe amidst the volcanic rock in the sub-tropical forests.

5-6pm – Workshop on Marine Geology led by Russell Arnott

Day 6:
 AM – Breakfast. Relax or take an additional whale and dolphin watching trip or land tour to Furnas to see hot thermal activities, geysers, fumeroles, hot bubbling mud and swim in the hot thermal lake.
PM – Visit to the Vigia (the lookout).  Who can spot the whales from 30 km! Children can try their own spotting skills!
5-6 pm – Presentations of whale watching certificates to children and family group guide final audio visual presentation and photo sharing to group.
Day 7: AM – Breakfast. Fun presentations of whale watching certificates to children and family group guide final audio visual presentation and photo sharing to group.

PM – Late afternoon/evening – final party – dolphin disco and movement games.

Day 8:  Depending what time your flight is you could do some shopping. Depart and transfer to airport.