Whales and the boat
Choose from either a large stable catamaran for great vantage points, toilet facilities and indoor/outdoor seating, or our faster hard-hulled rigid inflatable boat (RIB) for an exhilarating ride and to get close to the action quickly. The RIB’s have cushioned seats and almost “fly” through the water.
We offer flexibility when booking these holidays to fit with your timing and preferences. Most people take a 7-day package with three whale and dolphin watching trips to sea, but you can add more trips as you choose. Just let us know at the time of booking how many nights and trips you require. Land tours can be booked with our boat base when you are there.
Vigia “look out”
Whale-watching in the Azores is unique and offers some of the best sightings in the world not only because of the location but also because we are assisted by the “Vigia”, local land-based lookouts. Sighting the dolphins and whales is easier in the Azores than many other locations due to the assistance of the Vigia. These men who traditionally used to act as land-based lookouts for hunting whales. Now they use their remarkable tracking skills to scan the sea, identifying and locating different species, and, through radio contact, direct our boats to them. We are lucky to have some of the most skilled and experienced Vigia working with us to help find the dolphins and whales quickly. This guarantees more opportunities to encounter the animals and spend time with them. This is a very exciting – we see dolphins and whales on 99% of our trips to sea!