Whale and dolphin watching by speedboat from Lajes do Pico
- Witness the beauty of Lajes do Pico
- Learn about the area from your friendly guide
- Look for dolphins and whales with loved ones
- Feel a sense of adventure aboard a speedboat
All about the trip
Pico island hosts the highest mountain of Portugal: Mount Pico, rising up to 2,351m above the sea level. The island is also home to vineyards, which are classified as UNESCO Patrimony since 2004. It is definitely a place you don’t want to miss during your holidays in the Azores. There is an airport to fly from São Miguel island and other islands as well as a Ferry during the high season. Futurismo also provides boat tickets to Pico island, meet us in our shop or contact us for more information about this.
Our whale watching adventure will start in Lajes do Pico harbor, on the South Coast of the island. There, our marine biologists will do a briefing about the experience you are about to have and the species you might see as well as the whale watching guidelines we follow to respect the animals in their natural habitat.
The zodiac boat trip will last for about 3 hours before going back to the harbor.
Here in the Azores, there are 28 cetacean species you can observe during the year. Whereas Spring is the best time to observe big whales such as blue whales, fin whales or Sei whales among others, we do have resident species (sperm whales, common dolphins, Risso’s dolphins, and bottlenose dolphins), who are present all year round.
During our half-day tour, in addition to whales and dolphins, you can also see turtles, seabirds and other marine life. Each passenger is required to wear a life vest because this tour is on a zodiac boat, which is less stable than the catamarans we have in São Miguel island.Lajes do Pico Wikipedia Watch on Youtube
What is included in the price
- Entrance fees
- English-speaking tour guide
What is not included in the price
- Meals or refreshments
- Gratuities for your guides
- Additional funds for souvenirs
Restrictions may apply for pregnant women and people with lower back problems, because, in Pico Island, the tour is operated in a zodiac boat, which is less stable than our catamarans in São Miguel Island. Please contact us for more details.
Please dress according to local weather conditions.
Nature offers no guarantee. Sometimes, even though not so often, it happens that you won’t see any cetacean. In that case, we will allow you to book another tour with us for free to try your luck again.
This activity is organised by Futurismo Azores Adventures, Portas do Mar – loja 26, Ponta Delgada, 9500-771, Portugal, email@example.com.
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Do you have a question or need more information about the activity?
You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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