OceanEmotion
Scuba & SnorkellingSwim with DolphinsBoat ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingNature & Wildlife Tours
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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OceanEmotion is a company specialized on Whale & Dolphin Watching, operating since 2009 on Terceira Island, Azores.
Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal
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Curlylash
Cedar City2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Joao gave an informative introduction to the world of Cetaceans, and Breno was an excellent skipper. We were fortunate to have calm air and water to make the journey even more enjoyable. To be on the ocean in such a beautiful part of the world is an experience, but adding in the sightings of 2 species of whales, humpback and Fin, and two dolphins, common and stripped, was magical. I would retake this tour in a heartbeat. Until next time Joao and Breno, be safe, and Obrigada.
Valerie/USA
Written May 2, 2022
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Mid J
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Really great 3 hours spent. A professional biologist rides on the boat and shares info . We did not see any whales but they did follow multiple pods of dolphins and let us just sit and watch them up close.
Written February 12, 2020
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Jan
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Great experience with very knowledgeable guide. Went on a large zodiac which felt very safe. Weather was beautiful which enhanced our trip. Saw a sei whale from a distance and lots of leaping dolphins. Recommended for all ages.
Written November 8, 2022
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valentina g
Groningen, The Netherlands1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Scam!!!!!!
If you want to spot a whale, search for a better place!
They pretend to have everything under control but they bring you at sea with no information about whales and they show you a couple of resident common dolphins only. Then they debrief you about how difficult it is, and it’s all about managing expectations. 200 euro completely wasted
Written December 30, 2022
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Dear customer, We always appreciate constructive reviews, as our goal is to improve day by day, with the contribution of each experience done by our customers. In this specific case you mention what we consider one distinct points: 1. “…they show you a couple of resident common dolphins only.” So, I pass the following information that is present in our website and which anytime can be requested by email, phone or directly in our OceanEmotion office. 1. OUR SIGHTING GUARANTEE In our Whale & Dolphin Watching activity, we cannot predict if it will be only whales, only dolphins or both on a single tour, since we work with wild animals, and their behavior is unpredictable. However, we guarantee to sight at least one whale or dolphin species listed for the Azores. If no whales and no dolphins species are sighted during the tour, the customer will have the possibility of another free tour, or in case of unavailability due to weather conditions, a full refund. In conclusion, please before any comments and wrong information about our procedures, customer should obtain all the information before the departure. Because it is in question the professionalism of our company and activities that we provide to give you the best experience possible, within unstable natural weather conditions and unpredictable animal behavior, which make the Azores unique as they are. Best regards, OceanEmotion team
Written December 31, 2022
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Daniel B
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Going on the tour on Feb 4th, I want expecting to see much at all. I did my homework on the migration patterns. But we wanted to get out on the ocean anyway and experience the excursion. Not only did we see Dolphin, but we were able to see 3 groups on Sperm Whales!!! Along with a Rare sighting if 3 Fin Whales! A Baleen was also spotted, but we were focused on the Sperm Whales that surprised us! This was something ive been wanting to do my whole life and I was simply amazed. The staff and crew were so much fun and genuinely nice and professional. I will definitly recommended this to anyone who visits the Azores. Thank you so much for making for such a special vacation!
Written February 4, 2018
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sacolas
Torres Vedras, Portugal2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
First we saw dolphins... Lots of them. After that the whales: 2 common whales! Amazing and 1 h just seeing these big animals. On the way back we came in the water and swam... Wonderfull! The crew was very nice and they explained very well what we were seeing. And if there was any question more they answered. I liked the detail of the safety to the children :-) What a marvellous day we had!
Written October 2, 2015
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DoctorBrian2013
Fareham, UK347 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
This was the second Whale and Dolphin watching cruise I have taken. The first was off Madeira where we were taken to the search areas by RIB. I was expecting the same sort of craft this time and was somewhat disappointed to find that we were in a much larger conventional boat. I shouldn't have been. The larger ship offered much more freedom to move around without confinement and most of us went to the front after leaving the harbour. If you wanted shade the middle of the boat was still available. We were accompanied by a very competent and knowledgeable female marine biologist.

Getting to where we wanted to be took about half an hour of slowish cruising and then we moved on from the dolphins to the whales. There were plenty of both mammals to be seen. I thought I heard that we were going to a third area but instead after some much faster running we came back to base. That meant the whole trip was over in two and a half hours.

My only regret was I had heard from a woman who had taken a similar trip how wet she had got so I didn't take any equipment which might be damaged by seawater. The woman's advice was quite inappropriate and you could easily stay dry for the whole trip if you wanted to.

Recommended.
Written September 16, 2018
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Jennie S
Murfreesboro, TN128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was such a fun trip with Ocean Emotion. We got to see fin whales and 2 types of dolphins on our trip out. The fin whale was an added bonus since they are migratory and the 2nd largest species. The boat is very comfortable and the guides are full of knowledge on the species seen. Enjoy.
Written March 20, 2018
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19Beate78
Augsburg, Germany7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
We joined two whale watching trips in May 2016 and it was amazing! We saw the blue whale and fin whales with a calf and also the common dolphins!
The team is very professional and friendly and did their very best! Thank you!
Next time we'll take the extreme whale watching package :)
Written May 25, 2016
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David C
Praia da Vitória, Portugal1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
Having spent some time in Terceira, I knew that I would want to experience the joys offered by the whale watching companies on the island. I knew of Ocean Emotion and the great reputation they enjoy with locals and tourists alike, and so decided to get my first experience of Atlantic waters in one of the world's best location to see marine creatures. I was not let down. Everyone who works at Ocean Emotion were extremely friendly and especially knowledgeable about the habits of the whales and dolphins in the surrounding waters.

During the trip, in a fantastic small boat, we saw plenty of sea creatures, and the guides gave us lots of interesting information about them. The views of Terceira and some of the other islands in the central group are spectacular and it makes for a wonderful trip, overall.

I would strongly suggest whale watching on Terceira and the people at Ocean Emotion were simply great,I would highly recommend them to anyone. Muito obrigado to all of you!
Written April 17, 2016
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