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Cais de Santa Cruz, Horta, Faial Island 9900 , Portugal
(+351) 966140608
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Ranked #9 of 14 attractions in Horta
Type: Boat Tours
Most recent review
- Sep 3, 2013
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Newbury, England
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a great trip out. There is the opportunity to swim in the warmer water near some undersea vents, but for us the highlight was drifting along looking at Parrot fish, various rays and listening to the very knowledgable marine biologists explain it all and point out things you wouldn't otherwise have spotted yourself. Two hours went very fast.... More

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Monterosso Al Mare
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We experienced this tour and we found it interesting. Above all the guides who are very passionate and properly explained in a simple way about the sealife and local natural phenomena. Strongly recommended especially for non-snorklying people and families with kids.

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Horta, Portugal
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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Knowledgeable staff and unique boat. Saw many sea creatures and enjoyed the trip to the Monte da Guia. We stopped for thoses who wanted to swim. Would definitely recommend.

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Horta, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

It's a really nice trip, where you will see the bottom of the sea next to the Island of Faial. They have (i think) two diferent trips. In ours, we went to see a cave in Monte da Guia, where they enter with the boat, and then we went to the other side of the bay, near the beach of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Great experience with a highly qualified team. My girlfriend and I enjoyed it so much we repeated a second trip. Surprisingly, it was even better, we got to see a dusky grouper of considerable size among other beautiful things. Just one remark regarding the previous comment. My girlfriend and I both own a PhD in Marine biology and were very... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Staff seem unknowledgeable. Very poor info is given throughout the tour. Very little of sea life is seen. You´re better off snorkeling where you´ll see the same as on the boat and save alot more money. Definitly a tourist trap.

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