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Address: Cais de Santa Cruz, Horta, Faial Island 9900 , Portugal
Phone Number: (+351) 966140608
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Amazing experience, really knowledgable staff

I really recommend this trip for anyone interested in what's going on below the surface of the ocean. The boat is unlike any that I've ever been on before and every boat goes out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
nlaguilera
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really recommend this trip for anyone interested in what's going on below the surface of the ocean. The boat is unlike any that I've ever been on before and every boat goes out with a marine biologist to explain what you're seeing. This trip would be especially great for anyone that doesn't like to snorkel or dive so that... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Marco was both pleasant and knowledgable. We very much enjoyed learning about marine biology and geology of the region. The boat ride was fun and very comfortable. Great time...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

We had a fantastic tour with the ocean eye both the skipper and the guide were marine biologist. We were given lots of information of both the geology of Faial and the marine life. The high light of our trip was seeing bottle noses Dolphins and false killer whales swim along side the boat amazing! :) :)

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Thank Tina A
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

No doubt a wonderful experience to have when you're by yourself and especially with kids. A very nice and integrating crew! A beautiful day at sea.

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Newbury, England
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a great trip out. There is the opportunity to swim in the warmer water near some undersea vents, but for us the highlight was drifting along looking at Parrot fish, various rays and listening to the very knowledgable marine biologists explain it all and point out things you wouldn't otherwise have spotted yourself. Two hours went very fast.... More 

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Monterosso Al Mare
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We experienced this tour and we found it interesting. Above all the guides who are very passionate and properly explained in a simple way about the sealife and local natural phenomena. Strongly recommended especially for non-snorklying people and families with kids.

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Horta, Portugal
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113 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Knowledgeable staff and unique boat. Saw many sea creatures and enjoyed the trip to the Monte da Guia. We stopped for thoses who wanted to swim. Would definitely recommend.

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Horta, Portugal
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

It's a really nice trip, where you will see the bottom of the sea next to the Island of Faial. They have (i think) two diferent trips. In ours, we went to see a cave in Monte da Guia, where they enter with the boat, and then we went to the other side of the bay, near the beach of... More 

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Faro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Great experience with a highly qualified team. My girlfriend and I enjoyed it so much we repeated a second trip. Surprisingly, it was even better, we got to see a dusky grouper of considerable size among other beautiful things. Just one remark regarding the previous comment. My girlfriend and I both own a PhD in Marine biology and were very... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Staff seem unknowledgeable. Very poor info is given throughout the tour. Very little of sea life is seen. You´re better off snorkeling where you´ll see the same as on the boat and save alot more money. Definitly a tourist trap.

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