Whale Watching Paradise in the mid-Atlantic

Lying in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, the Azores represent the emerging peaks of a huge submarine mountain chain known as the 'Mid-Atlantic Ridge' that divides the entire length of the ocean from North to South. Bathed in the warm waters of the Gulf stream the islands unique landscape, nature and rich marine life are tightly connected to their origin and geographic location. For all those seeking close encounters with whales and swims with dolphins, the incredibly abundant marine life will not disappoint.

More than 20 species of cetaceans either inhabit the waters around Pico Island or pass by them along their migratory routes. Known in the past as an important ground for Sperm whale hunting, since the mid 80's the Azores have become one of the best case studies of how the presence of whales and dolphins can be turned into an ecologically sustainable business with great educational value and full protection granted to the animals.

Featured Tours
Blue Whale Migration programme
BLUE WHALE MIGRATION
SEASONALITY: March
Join us on Pico Island and meet the biggest animal ever to have inhabited our planet. During their northbound spring migration Blue whales pass by the Azores and stop for a krill snack before they resume travelling towards their summer feeding grounds…
Price: € 644.00
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Giants of the Sea programme
GIANTS OF THE SEA
SEASONALITY: April, May
Fin whales, Sei whales, Humpback whales are the focus of this tour, although Blue whales are still very likely to be around in April and, possibly, in the first half of May. The Whale Watching tours are complemented by lectures and other educational activites…
Price: € 556.00
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Realm of the Sperm Whale programme
REALM OF THE SPERM WHALE
SEASONALITY: June, July
Sperm whales are the largest toothed cetaceans and have the biggest brains of all animals. The waters off Pico Island are probably the best place in the world to observe these animals and their intriguing sociality.
Did you know that female Sperm whales suckle each other's calves? Such behaviour, called allosuckling, is rarely observed in mammals…
Price from: € 487.00
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