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“Respect, honesty and passion”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of HortaCetaceos

HortaCetaceos
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Azores Experiences is the result of a rebranding of "HortaCetaceos Whale & Dolphin Watching", island of Faial, city of Horta. Our goal is to to deliver our guests amazing life changing experiences. And, as complement we offer also land based activities, such as Jeep Tours, Hiking Tours and City Tours around Horta. Harmony within the Nature, deep and real connection with the surrounding wild, is reached by shear passion and love. At Azores Experiences, we simply do our best to surpass our customers' expectations... so don't wait anymore, take the gap leap and join us for an unbelievable adventure, in Land or out on the Ocean!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
The Hague, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Respect, honesty and passion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

For the fourth time in a row, we went to Horta to see whales and dolphins. We stayed for two weeks and went out several times with Pedro and his excellent crew. Because expectations were kept low, not a single trip turned out to be a dissapointment. I may be a bit prejudiced, but this team really knows the job and a lot about cetaceans.

Their aproach to (potential) clients is personal, honest and friendly. The main arguments why this company is (i.m.h.o.) the best choice: 1. respect for the animals and their environment, 2. honesty to clients, 3. passion for what they do and the ability to share it with you.

Thanks to Pedro, Ricardo, Jorge and Hélian, we had two wonderful weeks, with magic moments. We'll be back next year.

Eddo de Leeuw, The Hague Holland

Visited September 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very nice people!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

I would definitely recommend HortaCetaceos! People there were so nice, they explained everything, we had a great briefing (whale whatching) and you really can feel that they love what they do! Nothing to complain about!

Visited August 2013
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boston
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

took a tour with Hortacetaceos on Sat Sept 14 2013. It was a bit breezy and the spotters had a hard time locating the Dolphins but once we found them we saw many. You snorkel off the large rubber boat by dropping into the water ahead of the dolphins and watch as they swim by. it is a very interesting and enjoyable experience.Pedro and Ricardo were very easygoing likeable guys who knew what they were doing and really enjoyed doing it. By the end of the tour you feel like you've known them a long time. if you are in Horta and want to see whales and swim with wild dolphins USE THESE GUYS. you won't be disappointed

Visited September 2013
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Bishops Stortford, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“One off the bucket list”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

If you ever visit the island of Faial in The Azores between April and September Pedro is your man if you're seeking the elusive 'whale tale' shot. Totally honest about managing expectations; genuine enthusiasm for the whales and their conservation; fantastic experience, one trip out wasn't enough for us.

Thank you so much guys and gals. Will return one day.

Visited August 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
“wonderful trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

I went snorkeling with dolphins and on the same trip saw a turtle and sperm whale so it was pretty amazing. Hortacetaceos are an extremely knowlegeable and friendly team and made me feel very welcome which is important when you're travelling alone. I highly recommend them to everyone.

Visited July 2013
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