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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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Faial Island - Jeep or Van Tour - Half Day

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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4 hours
from $68.79

Whales and Volcanoes - Full Day Whale watching and Faial Island Tour!

The Best of the Azores Ocean and Land - with Local Biologists!

Two expeditions:

1. A Marine Quest for Cetaceans, Seabirds and Turtles, with Whale spotters on land, experienced Skippers and a Marine Biologist onboard.

2. A Land Quest through the volcanic luxurious green Faial with our Biologist with two major stopping locations: the Nature Reserva of the Central Caldeira and the Natural Monument of Capelinhos Volcano (a 1957 volcano), passing through endemic forests, plants and birds, breathtaking landscapes, a tour flexible to fit your interests through the unique Nature and Culture of the Azorean Archipelago with the explanations of a local biologist.

(By default one trip in the morning, the other trip after lunch)
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7 hours
from $143.35
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In May 2019, myself and my girlfriend had four days of whale watching with the Azores Naturalist group. In the first three days we saw hundreds of common, bottlenose and risso dolphins. We also saw leatherback turtles, and sperm whales. In the fourth day, in addition to all
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1 Imagine an island with only one lightsign on it. Imagine a place, where all visitors are talking about which paths they have hiked or what tours they have made. Imagine a time to relax, to enjoy the nature around and people who welcome you with open hearts and minds.Well
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I am a very happy woman. I am very traveled and I enjoy great moments in naturem so I had a great animation with whales,Turtles, sperm whales and dolphins. i look for the best island to see whales, so I think Faial has a very large bay, with several boats that leave around Faial
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Azores weather with rain but also sun, and we go in the afternoon tour whale watching was amazing, two varieties of whales , also next to the boat, maybe what our kids loved were even the many many dolphins! everyone was so happy, the love of the ocean blessed by the perfect
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Had a wonderful day tour of Faial with Pedro. He explained where we’d be going and the sites we’d see before taking us round the beautiful island of Faial, and made sure we were always comfortable and engaged with the stunning and varied sights we stopped at along the way. The
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