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Terra Azul Azores Whale Watching

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Address: Marina de Vila Franca do Campo, Loja 4 | Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-909, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 913 453 030
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Azores Islands Whale watching and swimming with Dolphins tours in...

Azores Islands Whale watching and swimming with Dolphins tours in Portugal.

The best whales, 2 - 5 hours away from Europe, Canada, and the US! 4 resident species, 24 sighted yearlong with 98% success rate and average 3 species per tour in the top green adventure holidays destination!

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A very well organised whale watching team

Really enjoyed the few hours we had with Stephanie and the rest of the the Terra Azul team. We were taken out in their very fast craft until we were a few miles offshore. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
Bob J
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Bedfordshire England
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257 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Not overly impressed - perfunctory briefing and information from so called marine biologists. Other people we met on the trip had been on other whale trips and said the others were much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the few hours we had with Stephanie and the rest of the the Terra Azul team. We were taken out in their very fast craft until we were a few miles offshore. The skipper of the boat was directed by a colleague on the island equipped with military binoculars. As a result we were swiftly guided towards 3... More 

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I was a little nervous about going out on this trip but Terra Azul came well recommended by our local friends as being very safe and very professional. And they were right! The company provides warm water-proof jackets (although I do suggest you wear warm clothes depending on the time of year as it is almost always cooler on the... More 

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Thank Carolyn B
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

I did this activity. I only saw Dolphins that day but got super sick due to the ocean motion. Sea sickness. I couldn't enjoy as much as I wish , but the view from the ocean on the cost are beyond belief. Amazing beautiful and the dark blue of the ocean is just a refresh feeling - very nice

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Terra Azul Azores Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear Whale Watcher, We are very thankful and glad for your review. First of all so sorry that you got sea sick! It is never good! We take very seriously what our customers have to say. We always aim to give you the best experience possible! And of course we hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra... More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I arrived on spec to book onto whale watching and booked for that afternoon. When I returned I was told I couldn't go, something about a pregnant lady who already had booked, not sure what her pregnancy had to do with anything, so I was moved to the following Friday morning. I was told it would be a better time... More 

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TerraAzulTeam, Owner at Terra Azul Azores Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear Carmo V., Thanks for your feedback. Your review has much significance for us because we aim improve our service every day. Sorry it wasn’t possible to overcome your best expectations alike most of our whalewatchers. Working with nature and marine wildlife is challenging. In a daily basis we try to deliver unique and unforgettable experiences to discover the wonderful... More 

Aachen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

You can join this company without regrets, today we encountered spermwhales. Thanks, Peter Dicks Germany. Cousin of Moby;).

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Terra Azul Azores Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear Whale Watcher, We are very thankful and glad for your review. We take very seriously what our customers have to say. We always aim to give you the best experience possible! And of course we hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We booked a whale watching trip through our hotel but arrived to find our booking missing and the boat full. We were kindly offered the swim with dolphins instead but had our hearts set on whale watching. We rebooked for the following day and thoroughly enjoyed our morning. Great guides (Stephanie and her unseen land lookout) helped us spot a... More 

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Terra Azul Azores Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear Whale Watcher, We are very thankful and glad for your review. We take very seriously what our customers have to say. We always aim to give you the best experience possible! And of course we hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

London
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Stephanie our guide was very knowledgeable about the different whales, dolphins and other sea creatures we saw. It was a fantastic experience, we were lucky to see 3 different types of dolphin and a mother and baby sperm whale! We also got a view of the ilheu de vila franca do campo on the way back in.

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Thank blondislay
TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Terra Azul Azores Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear Whale Watcher, We are very thankful and glad for your review. We take very seriously what our customers have to say. We always aim to give you the best experience possible! And of course we hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Amazing...i didnt believe but it is for real ! Worth to go good guiding amazing whale watcing...excitement...trust them!!!!

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Terra Azul Azores Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear Whale Watcher, We are very thankful and glad for your review. We take very seriously what our customers have to say. We always aim to give you the best experience possible! And of course we hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

After cancellation because of bad weather at the start of the week, we did the whale watching trip yesterday afternoon & swam with dolphins today. It is hard to find words to describe just how good these trips are. Lovely staff who know & care what they are talking about. I was very nervous about swimming in the ocean but... More 

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Terra Azul Azores Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear Whale Watcher and Swimmer, We are very thankful and glad for your review. We take very seriously what our customers have to say. We always aim to give you the best experience possible! And of course we hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

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