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MobyDick Tours - Whales & Dolphins Watching

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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About MobyDick Tours - Whales & Dolphins Watching
Created in two thousand and three, MobyDick-Tours is a company that allows you to enjoy our beautiful Sea landscape of the Azores and enjoy the best that we have to offer. MobyDick-Tours provides the best Quality/Price Whale & Dolphin Watching trips of all the Azores. It is the largest and most comfortable whale watching boat operating on Sao Miguel Island.
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Gonçalo Leal wrote a review Oct 1
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After reading many reviews on Futurismo and MobyDick, we went with MobyDick because of the lower price and longer duration (4h vs 3h) and were not disappointed. Probably due to not many visitors these days (covid19), they were not going out every day. But we told them how long we would be there and kept in touch. They chose a sunny day to go out and we saw commong dolphins, a few sperm whales and two fin whales! Baleen whales are usually seen in spring when they stop there during migration so we were very lucky to see some in Semptember! The Futurismo boat was also around at first and saw the dolphins and sperw whales, but turned back earlier and missed the fin whales. They did, as I saw later on their blog, spend more time with the dolphins on the way back (we stopped by the dolphins only for a couple minutes and then moved on to chase the whales). MobyDick is a family-owned company and they are truly excited when they find animals and make sure people are looking the right direction. They are careful and do not get too close to the animals, so for whales you have to be lucky the whale chooses to go really near the boat. In the end thay explain what animals you saw. Definitely recommed. The boat is comfortable and in good condition though I would advise that in bad weather like any ship you cold have a bad experience if you get easily seasick, so be wary of that before going on any tour with any company!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Anna wrote a review Sep 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom17 contributions1 helpful vote
The trip was 5 hours long! We saw dolphins for about 20 min in total, which we enjoyed a lot. The smell of diesel was awful. So many sick people (including my family and after taking anti-sickness medication). The staff was very friendly and helpful. I don't recommend for families with young children. We had enough after one hour.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Victória P wrote a review Sep 2020
Porto, Portugal8 contributions2 helpful votes
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We chose MobyDick tours for an authentic whale watching experience and did not regret it! We saw dolphins and sperm whales (cachalotes). Of course, you never know what species you’ll see on each trip. Even so, this small family business with years of experience, will make your experience worthwhile. From 9:00 to ~13:00, there is pleanty of time for spotting some amazing animals (not to mention the view of sao miguel island from afar out at sea) The crew is extremely friendly, eager to explain and share some marine-wildlife stories and even a mini marine biology lecture for dummies. Would definitely recommend the experience.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Marco Finardi wrote a review Aug 2020
Milan, Italy1 contribution
We started our experience booking online, on the website of the company, where you can check the availability of expeditions. The next morning we saw the beautiful wooden boat and we did our trip. We saw two Fin Whales (mother and baby) and a lot of Common Dolphins! The trip duration is non less than 4 hours, so we also did a trip around the islet of Villa Franca do Campo. Returning in the harbour the captain told us informations about the animals we saw, and also about his personal history. The MobyDick Tours is a family business, and thanks to no advertising or selling agency can guarantee the lowest price for this kind of expeditions. The captain and the staff were very friendly and they care about the cetaceans, they know how to play with them and when to leave them alone.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Silvina wrote a review Aug 2020
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All the trip was magical, absolutely unique and irreplaceable. The atmosphere was familiar and the captain explained about the marine mammals we saw. I saw a bottlenose dolphin, pilot whale and spotted dolphin, and the day before they saw a fin whale! The price is also the best I found on the island and I met an amazing woman on board, so all I had were amazing experiences.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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