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Address: Marina de Vila Franca do Campo, Loja 4 | Vila Franca do Campo, 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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Eco-friendly experts in whale watching and swimming with dolphins

During our visit to Sao Miguel, we went out whale watching on one day and swimming with dolphins on another. I've been whale watching in several countries, but this trip gave us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

During our visit to Sao Miguel, we went out whale watching on one day and swimming with dolphins on another. I've been whale watching in several countries, but this trip gave us our best sightings of whales. The swim with dolphins was one of the highlights of my life! We dived into the open ocean, a couple of miles off... More 

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, 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! We hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

Westport, MA
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

I've been on a few Whale watching tours and this one was definitely the best. I would go a step further to say that Terra Azul is the best whale watching outfit on Sao Miguel. The inflatable boats that they use are very safe and stable. The boats themselves offer a better experience because you have unobstructed views and you... More 

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, 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! We hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

Toulouse, France
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We went whale watching in October with Terra Azul and loved every minute of our trip! More than two hours and a half of navigating the ocean in search of dolphins and whales, plus a bonus sight of a swimming turtle. We saw tens of common and bottlenose dolphins, as well as a sperm whale, who respectfully dived just long... More 

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, 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! We hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

In the end of September I went for a Swimming with Dolphins tour with Terra Azul, the team was all very nice and excited about the tour. I was expecting to only see dolphins as the crew explained but we were surprised by a BLUE WHALE!! After seeing the whale we went to swim with bottlenose dolphins, I could see... More 

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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! We hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Very well organised . Saw two types of Dolphins,Atlantic Spotted and Bottlenose and also a large male Sperm Whale. Fantastic trip and really exciting waiting for the Whale to appear.

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, 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! We hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Amazing! We initially booked the "swimming with dolphins" tour for the first day of our holidays. However, there were few dolphins that day, and they were far away, so we had the choice to try to go anyway or to rebook. We chose the latter, and I'm glad we did: two days later, we got the chance to swim with... More 

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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! We hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

We had an experience we will never forget swimming with dolphins! Our first outing was cancelled because of foggy weather & no spotting of dolphins so we rescheduled for the following afternoon (I like that this company doesn't send you out unless they spot dolphins with binoculars from the land). The following afternoon, we then went out on the boat... More 

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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! We hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

A lovely trip. Friendly staff and a great 'boat'. We were fortunate enough to see three types of dolphins at close quarters. A fantastic experience, but saw no whales. They are wild animals and we were just unlucky. The operator's records showed that about 60% of people got to see a whale during the week we visited. We received a... More 

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, 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! We hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

Ripon, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Really nice, helpful and knowledgable company located in the harbour (by a really nice cafe). We hit a bad run of weather while on holiday so had a few trips cancelled on the morning due to a combination of poor visibility or poor sea conditions. Each time we were quickly rebooked on another trip at no extra cost. They also... More 

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, 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! We hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

After having our trip cancelled because there were no whales spotted by the observer on the coast, we rescheduled for the following week and this time we whizzed out of the marina a Vila Franca do Campo on the big RIB, bouncing over the large swell. This was exciting although a bit hard on the bottom: my daughter said 'it... More 

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TerraAzulTeam, Terra Azul Team at Azores Whale Watching Terra Azul, 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! We hope to see you again some day! Best regards, Terra Azul More 

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