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Naturalist Science & Tourism

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Horta, Portugal
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About Naturalist Science & Tourism
We are a team of Researchers, Field Biologists from the Univ. of Lisbon and the Azores and local Nature Guides, working on land and marine environments for more than 10 years. We found a way to stay close to wildlife, and improve tourism experiences, bridging Science & Tourism. Azores Naturalist Team is based Faial, operating Faial, Pico and Sao Jorge Island where the natural history and the local culture speak for themselves. Whale watching, Bird watching, Hikings, Jeep or Van Tours, private or large groups, tell us what you have in mind, our job is to help you have a great vacation! Every ticket contributes 0,5€ for the local community (APADIF & AFAMA) Environmental data is collected on every tour (bats, sharks, seabirds, etc).
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Naturalist - Science & Tourism combines nature and cultural tours with research data collection. Working on Land and Marine environments for more than 10 years, we offer Nature Tourism guided by Field Researchers.

Join our Biologist on a tour through Faial secrets with two major stopping locations: Central Caldeira and the Capelinhos Volcano.

​From volcanoes to endemic forests, breathtaking lookouts and landscapes, enjoy short walks or adapt to fit your interests in direct contact with the real Nature and Culture of the Azores.
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Chloé H wrote a review May 2021
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Great whale watching, We saw 6 spermwhales and 3 humback whales very close ! The team is really nice and passionnate, they do their best to make sure you can see whales, respecting them as much as possible. Very confortable and fast boat, around 8 People on the boat. 65 euros per person. An amazing experience !! Thank you !
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Miguel Achega wrote a review Oct 2020
Lisbon, Portugal6 contributions
We went on a morning trip to see dolphins and whales. The weather was excellent and we had the most incredible experience since we had rhe chance to see four different species (two whales and two dolphins). We were lucky to see a sperm whale but, after that we spotted a large group of false killer whales, which was incredible. The guides were both biologists and were very friendly and kind and gave us lots of appropriate information. Definitely an experience worth repeating.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Bruno O wrote a review Sep 2020
Braga, Portugal6 contributions1 helpful vote
The sea tour was nice and we saw sperm whales, dolphins and a turtle. Not very explanatory but that was similar to other tours. The land tour was awesome on the other hand. Our guide (Pedro) was incredibly knowledgeable on the island and its formation, fauna and flora, it made for a very interesting tour and gave us a much better appreciation of the Azores in general!
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Oscar D wrote a review Sep 2020
Stockholm, Sweden4 contributions2 helpful votes
I went on a half day land tour around Faial with Naturalist and it was the best way to see the island. Among many places we visited the breathtaking Caldeira and were lucky to see it almost completely clear. And we also visited the Capelinhos volcano, which is a unique place. Pedro, the tour guide is a biologist, which brought the experience to a whole new level, since he is an expert on the island biodiversity and geological formation and happily answered all my questions about it. He is very passionate and was really excited to show me the best places of the island, which made up for a great experience. Also the whole Naturalist staff is very friendly and are very enthusiastic about the biodiversity of Faial. Amazing experience!
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Margarida M wrote a review Aug 2020
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Travel in the insightful companionship of biologists to discover the natural wonders of Azores, while supporting local scientific research. A beautiful team, I keep coming back :)
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Date of experience: August 2020
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