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Whales and Dolphins + Vila Franca Islet (full day with lunch) provided by Picos de Aventura

Whales and Dolphins + Vila Franca Islet (full day with lunch)

Whales and Dolphins + Vila Franca Islet (full day with lunch)
4.5
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$103.88
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    30
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The trip will be a true expedition because we are invited , not only to know the natural habitat of magnificent cetaceans, as well as the islet of Vila Franca do Campo, one of the most exclusive bathing areas of the island.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Discover the magnificent South coast of the island of São Miguel, watch dolphins and whales in their natural habitat, taste the flavors of our land and visit a unique nature reserve: : this is the experience we propose. The trip will be a true expedition because we are invited , not only to know the natural habitat of magnificent cetaceans, as well as the islet of Vila Franca do Campo, one of the most exclusive bathing areas of the island (due to access by sea) and classified as a Nature Reserve since 1983. Our shelter is in Vila Franca do Campo (East of the island), for a typical lunch served at local restaurant.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Discover the magnificent South coast of the island of São Miguel, watch dolphins and whales in their natural habitat, taste the flavors of our land and visit a unique nature reserve: : this is the experience we propose. The trip will be a true expedition because we are invited , not only to know the natural habitat of magnificent cetaceans, as well as the islet of Vila Franca do Campo, one of the most exclusive bathing areas of the island (due to access by sea) and classified as a Nature Reserve since 1983. Our shelter is in Vila Franca do Campo (East of the island), for a typical lunch served at local restaurant.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11197P24
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Restroom on board
  • Boat Tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick up
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Marina Pêro de Teive, Bosco Mota Amaral,, Av. Dom João III, Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Restroom on board
  • Boat Tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick up
Departure details
  • Marina Pêro de Teive, Bosco Mota Amaral,, Av. Dom João III, Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 14, 2020
A note from Whales and Dolphins + Vila Franca Islet (full day with lunch)
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

4.5
7 reviews
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Ricardo Aguiar
Lisbon, Portugal7 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Very nice morning tour, exiting Angra do Heroísmo marina. Watching common dolphins is guaranteed. We also have been lucky to spot a family of sperm whales, the calf jumping outside the water, mama and papa much larger, amazing when they dive and show the tail. Lunch was rather modest... but after those sights, who cares? The afternoon trip was also very interesting. Very nice skipper and crew. Top!
Written August 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tania P
3 contributions
Aug 2019
Was amazing to see all those dolphins, we didn't expect it!! It was a pity because we could't see any whale, but anyway the experience worth it.
It is a complete day, lunch is nice and Ileu do Villa Franca is so nice as well I recommend it, it is a different day to spend in this amazing island.
Written September 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mun
1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Couples
Had a wonderful experience. Saw whales and dolphins. The staff members that came with us were biologists and could tell a lot about the animals and the enviroment but were also creating environmental awareness. Good job guys!
Written September 1, 2019
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Marian
1 contribution
Aug 2019
We had a great day watching whales and dolphins. Luckily and we saw many dolphins and 3 whales (1 of them rare). Afterwards we had lunch and then we visited the nice Vila Franca island where we swam and saw a lot of fish.
The "Picos de Aventura" guides were very friendly and told us a lot of interesting information about the sea creatures. They also provided schnorcheling equipment for our Vila Franca stay.
The kids were also very excited and enjoy the entire trip!
Definitely recommended!
Written August 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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well organised
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