Sample Itinerary

Whale & Dolphin Watching, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Day 1:

Transfer to your hotel from the airport, free time to settle in and explore the town. If you have time, you can make your own way to the boat base to meet the team and discuss your whale watching schedule. Itineraries are flexible, below is a suggested itinerary only as you can choose additional activities as mentioned above.

Day 2:

Take a 10-minute walk to the boat base for an audio-visual briefing on the Azores’ whales and dolphins. Morning or afternoon boat trip.

Day 3:

Morning boat trip to watch whales. Spend the afternoon snorkelling in a lagoon or relaxing on the beach.

Day 4:

Morning boat trip to watch whales. In the afternoon, take a jeep tour around the island’s forests and lakes, or hike to famous spots in the island’s history.

Day 5:

Breakfast. Whale watching (morning or afternoon) activity or full day excursion to the geo thermal heart of the island. Bubbling hot mud, spouting geysers, see the steam rising from the rocks and sample the local cuisine cooked underground. Visit to the local botanical gardens close to the hotel. You have the opportunity to visit the vineyards with an exceptional wine tasting activity

Day 6:

Morning boat trip to watch whales. Optional half day excursion to “The Fire Lake” the biggest geo thermal crater on Sao Miguel with dramatic views from the highest point of the island of the north and south coasts from the top. Visit the hot thermal waterfalls where you can bathe in hot springs set in lush rainforest. Before going back to the city, you will visit a liquor distillery to sample the local tipple.

Day 7:

For your final day, you may like to get active with a trip up to the blue and green lakes to our activity centre where you can do some kayaking, paddle boarding, mountain biking or hiking. Alternatively, you may want to relax by the hotel pool and wander around the charming town.

Day 8:

After breakfast, you may have time for a bit of souvenir shopping in town before being transferred to the airport for your flight home.