The family dolphin and whale holiday of a lifetime!
Special family prices from £690 (adult) £326 (child)
One of the best places in the world to see whales and dolphins
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Our flexible independent family tours can be a good option if you are on a limited budget. The simple package includes 3 boat trips out to sea, your accommodation, guides and all airport transfers. However, most of our families find the small group tours in the end provide a very affordable option with an itinerary of activities at sea and on land, as well as being part of a group with other families
We offer excellent value year-round family whale and dolphin watching tailor-made holidays in addition to Special Family Group Tours that operate during school holiday times.
“The whale and dolphin watching trips were brilliant – the trips on the RIB were great as we were close to the animals. The special tour “Be a marine biologist for a day “ trip on the RIB was the highlight and our kids loved it. We saw sperm whales, fin whales and a humpback and common and bottlenose dolphins. On the full day trip we were often the only boat around as we had more time and other trips aren’t out on the sea at lunchtime. All in all we had a fantastic time and the children absolutely loved it.” Purslow family May 2018 (children aged 7&9)
- Our attractive family prices include substantially reduced costs for children for our basic holiday package of accommodation, transfers and three whale and dolphin- watching trips to sea with local guide services and talks. You are free to create your own itinerary by adding on land tours and additional whale and dolphin watching trips to sea.
- If you are would like to add swimming with dolphins to our family whale-watching holiday, we recommend booking our family swimming with dolphins basic holiday package first. This is because as a responsible operator, we have a minimum booking requirement of three trips to sea for our swimming with dolphins holidays so you will be guided to book this holiday and then add on whale and dolphin watching trips to sea and land tours from there. Please visit our page on family swimming with dolphins holidays for more information.
These holidays are very popular during school holidays so early booking of flights is recommended.
The holidays are suitable for children 7+ and adults and are a great family experience, as the kids get to make friends while the parents relax!
During our dedicated family weeks, we offer special educational activities with activity packs that offer fun ways to learn more about dolphins and whales in the marine environment together with audio-visual presentations geared towards children. These weeks are very popular and work very well for families.
PLEASE NOTE: FLIGHTS ARE NOT INCLUDED in the cost of your holiday. Please see our section on the left for guidance on booking flights including details of Ryanair’s new cheap flights to the Azores.
The Azores is one of the best places in the world to see whales and dolphins. It is remote and the waters are rich in nutrients which attracts huge numbers of whales and dolphins. This is a very exciting opportunity and it is common on all trips to sight sperm whales and a variety of other cetaceans. There is a good chance to see blue whales (the biggest mammal on earth!) as well as fin whales and humpback whales in the spring. There are at least 15 different species frequently sighted. Our guests are blessed with seeing huge numbers of whales and dolphins throughout the season.
“The numbers of boats are well regulated and the animals are approached responsibly with minimum disturbance”
There are phenomenal numbers of dolphins and whales in the Azorean waters. The islands are a major meeting place for both humans and cetaceans and attract scientists, naturalists, international photographers and divers as well as some tourists. It is also a port of call for transatlantic yachtsmen.
Conversations on land buzz with tales of recent adventures and discoveries. In the ocean there is a similar rich exchange of communication, as the many different resident and transient species of dolphin and whale converge at what is sometimes referred to as “The Cetacean cross-roads of the world.” It is not uncommon to meet pods of dolphin of between 50 and 200, leaping with exuberance and vitality around the boats.
Some species display a delightful curiosity and are very sociable with us above and below the water. Our whale and dolphin watch company is one of the most established on the islands and offers a wealth of experience and expertise. Our local boat company have been taking people to see the whales and dolphins for 20 years and are regarded as the “experts”. The skippers have great skill and sensitivity in approaching the animals and you will learn a lot from the resident marine biologist.