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Van Tour Sete Cidades + Lagoa do Fogo Full-Day
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Van Tour Sete Cidades + Lagoa do Fogo Full-Day

By Picos de Aventura
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The tour begins in Ponta Delgada towards Sete Cidades. It includes a few stops at different viewpoints and the chance of visiting the most beautiful and unknown areas of the west and central parts of our island. After a stop at Vista do Rei viewpoint, we will descent the road that leads us into the interior of this valley to visit Sete Cidades parish. After admiring the Church of St. Nicholas, we will continue on our way towards Lagoa, through the South Coast of the Island, to have lunch at a local restaurant. Then, the tour continues towards Lagoa do Fogo, with stop at Caldeira Velha with some time for a visit. Before returning to Ponta Delgada, we will make a short stop to admire Lagoa do Fogo, from the top of Pico da Barrosa.
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Ages 0-105, max of 8 per group
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: Portuguese, English
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  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We provide pick-ups in any hotel in Ponta Delgada.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11197P27

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        • Picos de Aventura
          1,643
          Ponta Delgada, Portugal
          Joined in May 2012
        • AlbertoJPeligro
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent whale and dolphin watching
          I've done many whale watching tours around the world, and this was probably the best. Whales and dolphins of course are wild animals, and unlike land animals they live in the water where you can't see them very well, so whale watching is always hard. We saw four species in our tour. The boat is fast and agile and was driven expertly. The biologists on board identified the animals and explained what we were seeing. And they have folks on land who do the spotting and radio the boat. The boat is very fast and fun but a little adventurous, wouldn't recommend for thr very faint of heart or people with mobility problems. Excellent tour
          Written May 23, 2024
        • 518yvonnej
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Sperm whales and blue whales
          We saw 2 sperm whales and 2 blue whales (we were told we were very lucky) and two types of dolphin. Crew were friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend. .
          Written May 22, 2024
        • Relax37253975694
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Limit your own expectations
          Think the experience should be titled whale spotting and dolphin watching. Dolphins everywhere and very interactive, as usual. Because, understandably, they have set a minimum distance of 50m from whales, unless one pops up next to the boat, you will have to take the guides advice on what you are seeing. I should have limited my expectations of the experience. Having said that, the guides on the boat were brilliant in terms of the knowledge they had about what we saw (common dolphins, bottle-nose and Risso's (had never heard of those before) dolphins, sperm whales. No point in sharing photos because they are of a whale tail, that i could have just as easily uploaded from google. Non-sighting guarantee is a nice touch. Can't fault them as an operation.
          Written May 19, 2024
        • _M9995NY
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          :)
          Great Experience! We saw both dolphins and whales. Guide was very knowledgeable. You will get wet. Hot tea after was a great touch.
          Written May 17, 2024
        • Deannabishop
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Whales & Dolphins
          Excellent adventure. We saw a few species of dolphins and humpback whales. The staff is amazing and very friendly and safe!
          Written May 16, 2024
        • Andydjp
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience - so good we did it twice.
          We had such an amazing time on our first whale and dolphin watching tour that we booked it again and then had a second amazing half day out. We went out on the RIB (speed boat) rather than the big boat as we wanted the thrill of being low down and close to the water. Staff are fantastic, knowledgeable and extremely respectful of the welfare of the whales and dolphins. The rib got us to sightings pretty quickly and then enabled us to sit back and watch as the dolphins played around us and we could watch the whales feeding and diving in a safe environment. We saw three species of whales in total and three species of dolphins, getting some amazing photos. The RIB ride on the way back was a thrill as well. I would recommend using the waterproof jackets provided, as you are highly likely to get wet. If you get sea sick or have a medical issue or injury then I would avoid the RIB and go for the bigger boat, either will give you an incredible time out watching these amazing animals in their natural environment. I would highly recommend Pico de Aventura for whale and dolphin watching.
          Written May 15, 2024
        • N2576LOsusanb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Had a blast on this Dolphin/Whale Watching Tour!
          We had originally planned on taking the catamaran for this tour but were notified a few days before that there weren't enough people for the boat. The guide offered to put us on the speed boat tour -- to which we agreed. Looking back on it, I'm glad that we went with the speed boat -- we had a great time! The RIB (rigid inflatable boat) is very low to the water so you have a much better view of the dolphins who swam alongside and dived under the boat. Although we didn't get as close to the whales, we had a good view of them as well. The boat ride was bumpy but a lot of fun. And yes, we saw two types of dolphins (and lots of them!) -- common dolphins and bottle-nose and saw one type of whale (Sei whales). The guide was very knowledgeable and the driver very skilled. This was a lot of fun!
          Written May 8, 2024
        • miroslavao279
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The unforgettable experience
          We were so lucky to see 5 species of sea mammals - bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, humpback whales, sei whale and a family of orcas.
          Written May 5, 2024
        • andreaswM1444FH
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Saw Dolphins and Humpback whales
          We Had a fun Trip in a speedboat. Chances of seeing a dolphin are high, they are everywhere in the lagoon. Two whales also appeared, but unfortunately there were other organisations chasing them and getting too close. Picos respected the animals more and retreated from the crowd of boats. Riding the small boat at full speed is also a lot of fun!
          Written May 2, 2024
        • RajHa13
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great guides, super fun!
          Unexpectedly incredible experience thanks to our guides, Hugo and Gonçalo. The area is stunning and the experience was unique and exciting, but their patience with taking up our small group was spectacular. They were patient, kind, and infinitely fun! Highly recommend!
          Written April 29, 2024
        • Angelica P
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Whale watching
          My time with Picos de Aventura was phenomenal! Beatriz and Francisco were incredibly welcoming and helpful. Francisco's expertise during the whale-watching tour was really interesting—he provided insightful commentary in multiple languages (also in English, of course), and we were lucky to spot dolphins and a blue whale! Both Francisco and Beatriz also shared valuable local tips, from places to visit to restaurants for traditional food. Following their recommendations led us to delightful hidden places away from the tourists. I highly recommend it!
          Written April 28, 2024
        • T8582GGdaniellel
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommend!
          The views were amazing! We were even able to dunk our GoPro camera under water and capture 3 common dolphins swimming under our boat! The guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It was also our kids ( 11 & 13 yrs old) favorite part of our trip!
          Written April 26, 2024
        • Sam H
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Dolphin watching NOT whales
          Really disappointed by the experience. I flew out from England, for my birthday, saved up for ages to see whales but the team targeted Dolphins I’ve seen in England.
          Written April 10, 2024
        • sophiatravelswell
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          It was magical!!!
          The tourguide and marine scientist was WONDERFUL !!! I hoped to see dolphins. And we saw more dolphins than usual during off season. It was magical!!! we even saw a black dolphin - one in a million !!! feeling super blessed.
          Written March 24, 2024
        • Paradise49339964749
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Worth to purchase
          We had a chance to observe a migrating blue whale female with a baby, 1st seen since October. The crew was kind: Simon, Jose and Mark who was also very narrative. The approach towards the animals was very respectful without bothering them too much. That is a big plus grom me.
          Written March 21, 2024
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        Giulia
        Brussels, Belgium5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023 • Solo
        Had a great day with the group and our guide Thiago. He was funny and friendly and was able to answer all our questions about the island. The tour itself was very intense, with a lot of stops and "hidden gems" and I really enjoyed going a bit out of the beaten track.
        Written March 31, 2023
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