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“Sperm whales, dolphins and a turtle!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Espaco Talassa - Whales and Dolphins of Queimada

Espaco Talassa - Whales and Dolphins of Queimada
Rua dos baleeiros, Lajes, Pico 9930, Portugal
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Owner description: Espaço Talassa the original dolphins and Whale Watching in the AzoresSince 1989, we always have in mind that Homo sapiens dream could be cetacean nightmare
Hampshire, Uk
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“Sperm whales, dolphins and a turtle!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This was a great experience, Espaco Talassa have concern for the environment at the forefront of their trips and this was reinforced by an interesting pre trip talk and slides. The day we'd booked for our trip was the greyest during our whole stay with low cloud down to the sea so the whale lookouts had no chance of seeing any - as a result we were warned that we might not see any on the trip and were given option to postpone. However, using sound equipment and as they had seen whales that morning, we set out and were rewarded by around 10 sperm whales plus loads of dolphins on the way out - fabulous! What amazing creatures, I could never tire of watching them. Also had the added bonus of seeing a loggerhead turtle which got away before they could catch it to tag it to monitor its travels. We were out for around three hours, great fun with a professional and knowledgeable team, it was a very rewarding trip. The grey weather and sea actually added to the atmosphere. Would recommend you either book a trip in advance or early on in your stay as demand was high and if you're only on Pico for a few days, you might miss out. We were recommended to book with Espaco Talassa by Archipelago Choice (the best holiday company to travel to Azores with in my opinion!) and so glad we did - thank you!

Visited July 2013
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Going for whale watching with Espaco Talassa was a wonderful experience. From the introduction to the actual boat trip everything was perfectly organized. By sheer luck we saw three times a whale breaching, The only low point, we didn't celebrate the event with champaign as promised by the owner ...

Visited July 2013
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“Brilliant! The best experience and very well organised”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Our family of 4 saw lots of dolphins and sperm whales. The trip starts with an educational talk and slide show about whales so you get a better understand of what you are hoping to see.
The trip out is fun, fast and occasionally a bit wet.
The crew know what they are doing and take an obvious pride in showing off the whales and dolphins but also there is a serious conservation side to their observations.
The experience is one to last a lifetime.
The trips ends with a drink in the shop - which is also stocked with some very nice quality goods.

Visited July 2013
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“Wow!!! an Amazing experience!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The ONLY company to go whale watching with! Excellent knowledge from the crew, great skippers, friendly, professional well worth a trip. if you have more time to spend, try to go out more than once as you never know what you will see!!!!

Visited July 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Great tour!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

You can't go wrong with Espaço Talassa! The tour was amazing! We saw whales a whale mum with his baby, dolphins... It was a great fun! Always respecting the animals, and never imposing our presence, which was important to me. We are the ones intruding in their quiet lives, so I was glad that Espaço Talassa kept some distance from them and always respecting them.
Next time I go back to Azores I intend to repeat the experience! :-)

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