São Miguel: Watching whales half day tour from Ponta Delgada

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Enjoy a whale watching trip on the Azores island of São Miguel, accompanied by biologists. The half-day excursion takes you aboard a speedboat from Ponta Delgada to the south coast of the island and thus to the habitat of several species of whales and dolphins.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~ 3-4 hours
  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Transfer: no, not included
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  • English-speaking service
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  • Usually cheaper than at site

Azores: Whale and dolphin watching in São Miguel

Whale watching in the Azores is one of the best vacation memories and promises an exhilarating experience on the Atlantic Ocean!

Price overview

  • Whale watching Ponta Delgada (approx. 4 hours) - per person (age 12+) 60.-€
  • Whale watching Ponta Delgada (approx. 4 hours) - per person (age 4-11) 30.-€
Azores Whale Watching

Booking option: Ponta Delgada: half day whale watching tour São Miguel

From Ponta Delgada, experience a half-day whale watching tour in São Miguel. More than 25 species of whales are native to the waters of the Azores, and with a little luck can be observed in their natural habitat. The boat tour is accompanied by qualified wildlife guides who help identify the different species and ensure a respectful approach. The boat tour lasts about 3.5 hours, the route depends on weather conditions. Life jackets and also raincoats are provided if needed.


  • Duration: ~ 3-4 hours
  • Hours: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
  • Months: 17th of July - 14th of October
  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Ponta Delgada


  • Life jacket, professional guide, insurance, boat ride

Detailed description

Sao Miguel: Whale Watching in the Azores

More than 27 species of whales and dolphins are registered in the Azores, sometimes just a walk along the coast is enough to see the marine mammals. If it really gets you, take a whale watching cruise in Sao Miguel. Aboard a speed boat, you will quickly get from Ponta Delgada to the territorial grounds of bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, sperm whales. With the large occurrence of whales and dolphins is also a great responsibility for the region, which most providers want to meet with professional accompaniment at sea. This always includes a respectful approach so as not to frighten or scare away the animals, and it also includes imparting knowledge.

Biologists are on board during whale watching from Ponta Delgada to help passengers identify species and educate them about the lifestyles of these nautical giants. Although a sighting of whales and dolphins can never be 100 percent guaranteed, the chances are more than good in the Azores. Some skippers can count the tours without sightings on one hand. The best chance of whale and dolphin watching in the Azores is during the season from April to November, but basically the Azores are considered a year-round destination when it comes to whale watching. Whale watching from Ponta Delgada starts early in the morning. Safety on board is a top priority. All passengers receive a life jacket and wear windproof, warm clothing.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

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