Whale and Dolphin Watching

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During this activity you will have the opportunity to watch whales and dolphins (cetaceans) in their natural habitat. The main Whale Watch season in Faial Island goes from Abril to October. You can go on a whale watching trip regardless of your age and physical status, everybody is welcome! If you have any disability that requires special assistance, prior notice is needed.

We work with the traditional lookouts (that stem from the whaling era) located in Faial and Pico Islands. They look for whales daily, to make sure that you can see the cetaceans successfully in every trip. The one thing we cannot assure you are the weather conditions that sometimes unable us to go to sea, so it is best to book your trip in advance so we can choose the best day.

Did you know that some of the most amazing species in the World can be found in the Azores?

We have resident species that we can observe throughout the year like the Sperm Whales (Physeter microcephalus), Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis), Rissos’s Doplhins (Grampus griseus) and Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncates), as well as some migratory species that we can observe during the Spring time: Blue Whales (Balaenoptera musculus), Fin Whales (Balaenoptera physalus), Sei Whales (Balaenoptera borealis),  Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaengliae) and during the Summer, some groups of Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) and Striped Dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba).

Unpredictable sightings of False Killer Whales (Pseudorca crassidens), Pilot Whales (Globicephala) and Beaked Whales (Hyperoodontidae) can happen at any time! Also to make the trip even better, sometimes we are able to see turtles as well as some seabirds.

We have two types of trips:

 

Half Day Trips
Full Day Trips