• Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Search for whales and dolphins along the southern coast of the Azores on a 2- to 3-hour wildlife watching trip from Ponta Delgada. Traveling in a nimble, open boat with an experienced captain, you’ll have the best chance of spotting the bottlenose dolphins, sperm whales, sei whales, bearded whales, and blue whales that flock to the islands. This 2- to 3-hour whale and dolphin tour is a fun, family-friendly way to see the coast, and both morning and afternoon departures are available.


  • 2- to 3-hour dolphin and whale tour from Ponta Delgada
  • See native wildlife in a natural environment
  • Travel the coast in an open boat
  • Chance to see a wide variety of species
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

What You Can Expect

Half-Day Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour

Whale Tail

Make your way to a tour office in Ponta Delgada, where you’ll meet your wildlife guide for a short briefing about your itinerary—the exact route varies with recent dolphin and whale activity, taking advantage of a series of observation points along the southern coast.

Board an open boat for a trip along the coast, which will last between 2 and 3 hours depending on the location of the wildlife.

Keep your camera ready, because there’s a lot to see, with more than 20 different cetaceans appearing in the waters off the Azores. Scan the water for spotted dolphins and bottlenose dolphins, and try to see the distinctive features of the whales that travel through the archipelago on their yearly migration routes.

With an experienced guide on board, you’ll learn about the animals you see, and get a fun perspective on the Azores’ distinctive nature. After 2 to 3 hours on the water, this tour concludes with drop-off in Ponta Delgada.

Customer Reviews

Heather M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

This tour was amazing, we got to see '2 Fin whales and a Blue whale' along with flying fish and birds, the staff and crew were lovely , informative and passionate about what they did. Seeing the Blue whale was very emotional for everyone including the crew who don't get to see these very often, Top marks highly recommended

Ann Marie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017



5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Very enjoyable trip. Between the crew on board and the spotters on the island every effort was made to make the tour a success. We were lucky enough to see two whale dives and be escorted for a while by a group of spotted dolphins. Plus education from the on board marine biologist. Great time.


4 star rating: Recommended August 2017

We saw two types of dolphins, which was great. The tour guide was informative. Unfortunately, we did not see any whales. The tour was too long. 2 hours would have been enough. Be sure to use sun screen.

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