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Terra Azul

Marina de Vila Franca do Campo, Loja 4, Sao Miguel 9680, Portugal
+351 296 581 361
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Ranked #10 of 42 Activities in Sao Miguel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: The Azores are one of the 10 best places in the world to observe whales and dolphins, with 24 different species!With TERRA AZUL you will have the... more » Owner description: The Azores are one of the 10 best places in the world to observe whales and dolphins, with 24 different species!With TERRA AZUL you will have the opportunity to discover the incredible diversity of wild marine life of the Islands. Discover the wonderful world of whales and dolphins in the Azores, with Whale & Dolphin Watching and Swimming with dolphins. « less
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was a scam. 4 of us spent 57 Euros for a 2 hour speedboat ride. That is close to $300. It was clear that there were not going to be any whales to see (Oct 10). We spent 1/2 hour watching a few dolphins swimming around a fishing boat, then the pilot sped off for an hour at about... More

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Clients’ reviews have most significance for TERRA AZUL. A positive opinion rewards 14 years of experience. A negative is an encouragement to get higher standards of service, satisfaction and opportunity to improve performance. Considering Mr. James L. report we are facing two sides of same issue. One probably related with excessive self-expectations leading to personal frustration. Other, a judgment of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We went for a "swimming with dolphins" tour and enjoyed it very-very much. Although we were 8 people on the boat each could go into teh water 4 tiems to enjoy the dolphins. Briefing and explannation on the boat were clear and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had an absolutely fantastic tour with Terra Azul and our great guide (Stephanie?). The boat was great and we were lucky with the weather. We drove from Furnas in to Vila and found parking at the marina very easily. Our tour was meant to start at 9 but didn't leave until half 9. As Terra Azul use a 'spotter'... More

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Genève
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Don't hesitate to book a trip with Terra Azul to see whales and dolphins off Sao Miguel island! The boats and equipment are new and safe and the guides and drivers extremely knowledgeable and great fun!! Go for it!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went twice. Whales and dolphins are wild creatures and so seeing them can't be guaranteed, so two trips seemed like a good idea. First trip we were lucky and saw two species of dolphin, four adult sperm whales and one baby. Only thing that spoilt the trip were selfish people at the front of the boat who couldn't stay sitting... More

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Riyadh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Amazing trip. Well organised with Land based lookouts guiding the boat. Knowledgeable and lovely tour guide. Definately a must do. Saw at least a dozen sperm Whales and hundreds of dolphins to entertain us.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Don't go all the way to the azores without doing the Whale watching and dolphin swimming...this is amazing as everyone says...steph is gorgeous and a superb guide but every one is so enthusiastic...and intent on making your experience the best...the small ribs make it particularly cosy...first rate genuine find..thanks guys me and the kids had a ball!

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Thanks to Miguel and the Tera Azul team for a fantastic week in the Azores. We went as part of a University of Wolverhampton Wildlife Conservation field course and the assistance we got and the views we had were brilliant. They went that extra mile to make us feel welcome The boat rides alone were exhilarating, but when you add-in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great company !!! We booked a swimming with dolphins tour for 17th june 2014. Very easy communicating with, made the reservation over the internet and even got a reminder text message the day before the tour. Very friendly guides (Milou and Marilou) and a nice skipper (Thiago). The really made sure everybody felt comfortable on the boat and that everybody... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have just returned from three weeks in the Azores and Lisbon. Whilst in Sao Miguel, we went out three times with Terra Azul out of Vila Franco. Their boats are RIB's which makes for a great ride. I was impressed how they followed the whale watching code - their interest in and care for the animals is obvious. The... More

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