Advice on booking flights for our Ocean Giants Blue Whale Tour Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores.

Flying to the Azores has never been easier with direct flights on a Saturday (4hrs) from London Gatwick and Stansted and from Manchester on a Friday to PONTA DELGADA on Sao Miguel Island where most of our holidays are based. Alternatively you can get budget flights via Lisbon to Ponta Delgada (approx. 2hrs + 2hrs) and direct flights from other European cities and the USA and Canada.Azores map

We do not include flights in the cost of our holidays and we cannot book these for you. Please provisionally reserve your holiday with us then book your flights following the guidance below. We shall then confirm your holiday for you after taking your flight details and payment of your holiday deposit or full balance if due.

Booking flights to Ponta Delgada Airport (transfer time to hotel 15mins)

The following airlines fly to Ponta Delgada (airport code PDL):

1) Ryanair – direct weekly service from London Stansted (Saturdays) and from Manchester (Fridays) to Ponta Delgada and twice daily services from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon. Visit

2) SATA Airways provide direct services from London Gatwick (Saturdays only) and many worldwide Cities including Paris (CDG), Stockholm, Nuremburg, Toronto, Boston, Amsterdam, Brussels and Frankfurt. Visit

3) Air Portugal operate daily flights to Ponta Delgada via Lisbon from Visit

4) Budget internal flights with EasyJet ( and Ryanair ( are operated between Lisbon (mainland Portugal) and Ponta Delgada (Azores). It may be easier for you to fly to Lisbon and book one of these internal flights. It could also be cheaper to book flights via Lisbon to Ponta Delgada which may involve booking a holiday for an odd duration to benefit from cheaper flights (we can provide you with a quote for odd durations of more or less than 7 nights to enable you to take advantage of cheaper flights going via Lisbon).

Using an online price comparison portal such as or They will show you best prices with various options.

If you need stop over accommodation in Lisbon, we can organise this for you. Please ask us for details.


Many of our clients contact Emma Bailey from The Flight Centre (Brighton) for assistance with booking flights to our holiday destinations. Emma is very familiar with our holidays and the needs of our guests and can help you find the most convenient flights together with stop over accommodation if needed. If you would like to contact Emma, her details are: Emma Bailey, Account Manager, Flight Centre Business Travel, Hove. Telephone :01273 776 400 email: