Half-Day Whale Watching



Half-Day Whale Watching Half-Day Whale Watching
1 Days from $64 p/p in USD Departures: Year Round

On the route of the great cetaceans and joyful dolphins, our half-day sea trips are a chance to meet and admire the marine mammals of the Azores in their natural habitat. Using strategically placed portholes technique on the south coast of the island, our boats depart to meet these unique animals, on a trip which is a mixture of fun, adventure, discovery and scientific knowledge. In just a few hours, we give you an unforgettable experience!


  • Country:
  • You will visit:
    Sao Miguel
  • Tour type:
    small group
  • Wildlife:
    Baleen Whales - Minke, Humpback, Bryde's, Blue, Fin, Sei and Northern Atlantic Right Whales. Toothed Whales - Orca, Long- and Short-finned Pilot and False Killer Whales; Risso's, Rough-toothed, Fraser's, Striped, Atlantic Spotted, Bottlenose and Striped Dolphins; Sperm Whales; Beaked Whales
  • Viewing by:
  • Getting around:
  • Arrive/Depart:
    Ponta Delgada

The Azores have the opportunity to observe about 27 species of whales and dolphins throughout the year, always in the company of a professional team of skippers, biologists and lookouts. Before leaving for the sea, we do a briefing on cetaceans, sighting methods, safety rules and the code of ethics of whale watching in the Azores. Picos de Aventura is proud of its success rate of 99% sightings.

Duration: 2.5 hours (total 3 hours)

Difficulty: Easy

Minimum age: None (up to 18 years old to be accompanied by a parent/guardian or bring written permission)

Conditions: The trip is subject to weather conditions and logistics

Essential: Comfortable shoes with rubber soles

Recommended: Windbreaker jacket, hat, water, sunscreen, waterproof bag (for phone/camera)




Day by Day

Schedules and Meeting Points

  • 08:30 / 13:00 / 16:30 - Picos de Aventura (briefing)
  • 09:00 / 13:30 / 17:00 - Beginning of the activity at sea
  • 11:30 / 16:00 / 19:30 - Arrival at Marina of Ponta Delgada, end of activity



From USD 64 / EUR 55 per person 

From USD 32  / EUR 27.50 per child (age 6-11)


  • Life jacket (mandatory use)
  • Raincoat
  • Monitoring by Picos de Aventura certified instructors
  • Insurance (Personal Accident and Liability)




  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by 'Picos de Aventura'
  • All prices are 'From' and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • 'Picos de Aventura' reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability


Available year round - contact us to discuss your dates.


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Picos de Aventura
    Marina Pêro de Teive Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral 9500-771 Ponta Delgada
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