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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
Description: 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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Sperm whales

Ok, we were lucky! There were no whale sightings in the previous week and we got to spend 20mins or so with a family of 8 sperm whales. There are no guarantees but this was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Ok, we were lucky! There were no whale sightings in the previous week and we got to spend 20mins or so with a family of 8 sperm whales. There are no guarantees but this was a professional, well run trip. They advised those with bad backs where to sit, were great with the kid who got seasick and explained clearly... More 

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Kent, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had a great morning with Terra Azul on their swimming with dolphins option and made a good decision to pay extra for a private tour. Dolphins, quite rightly, have their own agenda and not having to wait in line for the chance to get in the water with them (the limit 2 persons at any one time) meant we... More 

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We booked onto a Terra Azul Dolphin and Whale watching tour last week after reading good reviews here on Tripadvisor. To be honest, from the outset everything was extremely professional; we had frequent email communication with Terra Azul staff, and as soon as we arrived to check-in it was a speedy process and everything was really simple. The guides spoke... More 

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Godalming
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Don't get me wrong, obviously there will be times when the trips don't work out, but the question is what is the right thing to do when that happens? It is the business of Terra Azul to sell whale watching, so when it turns out they guessed wrong on a given trip they should be professional and put their hands... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was a very well organised trip. Our guide was excellent and ensured that we all got to 'swim with dolphins' - an unforgettable experience.

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

Dear 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 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

First of all, this was a nice and well-organized tour. We saw several groups of dolphins and we had the opportunity to see them while in the water. The people are really nice and attentive. We were out on the ocean for 2 hours, and we were with a group of 8 (the boat can have a group of 10/12).... More 

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

Dear wstrwl, Thanks for feedback. Please note Terms & Conditions published in our website and displayed at the marina’s Whale Watching Base. Great you enjoyed your SWD experience. With 15 years’ Terra Azul is specialists in whale watching + swimming with dolphins tours. It’s licensed by the Tourism Office and Environment Agency. According Portuguese law its compulsory specific assurance for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great experience! Here is the place, where you might watch so many different whales and dolphins! In fact, there are every day whale in front of the south coast of Sao Miguel, but the boat has to manage to come in time - before the whale is gone. So sometimes you may not see a whaIe, even a whale is... 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 

Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If they know that there will be no Whales they should tell you. I did not pay 45€ to see Dolphins. I know nature calls the shots, but to see whales we must go offshore, and with that weather that was never going to happen. They knew that we would not go offshore so they should told us to see... More 

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

Mr. Bruno, Thanks for your feedback. First I would like to remind our Terms & Conditions published on the website and displayed in our whale watching Base at the Marina. I’m sure the Staff made the best efforts to explain the service conditions and the circumstances of the operation. Working with marine wildlife in the open ocean isn’t an easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had done a tour as a group of twelve last year to swim with dolphins. One of the most interesting experiences I've had on a vacation so far. We jumped in with a pod of dolphins and got amazing shots on the GoPro including the sound of dolphin sonar! Tried to return this year but our party fell apart... 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 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Went on the half day whale and dolphin watch whilst on holiday in Sao Miguel. Had an amazing time the trip was well organised and our guide and boat skipper were first class. We saw dolphins , sperm whales and a loggerhead turtle it was a remarkable trip and we would recommend it to anyone who is visiting Sao Miguel... 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 

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