7 Nights
Pico Island

7 Nights
DEDICATED TO BALEEN WHALES AND SPERM WHALES

Whale watching in the Azores is one of the most enrich experiences that you can enjoy. With several years of research and investigation, Futurismo Whale Watching Azores has collected a variety of data related with the behaviour of sperm whales in our archipelago. We know for a fact that we have resident sperm whales in our waters. We do also know that we see migratory individuals, especially during summer time. Females and male sperm whales from all around the globe come to the Azorean waters to give birth or even to mate. Join us for this ultimate adventure.

Make you part of the team and be a “marine biologist” for a week. Seeing and studying whales on how they communicate and their behaviour is something very special for marine wildlife lovers, especially with the orientation of certified marine biologists whose knowledge and passion for the Azorean ocean is unique.

It is possible to see 28 different cetacean species in the Azorean waters but the best time to spot whales is from March to June when they are migrating. It is in this special season that we can enjoy the presence of baleen whales such as fin whales, blue whales and sei whales. If you are lucky enough you can also even see some minke whales and humpback whales.

Location

Lajes do Pico, Pico Island

Duration

7 Nights

Tour Rates

From 530€

Daily Departures

Weekly

Check In Times

Varies

Availability

Year round (minimum 2 people)

Level of Difficulty

Easy

Vessel Types

Zodiacs, Catamarans

Minimum Age

All ages. Catamaran recommended for children and seniors.

Tour Details

DAY 1 – Arrival to Pico Island and drop off at the Hotel. Free Day.

DAY 2 – Briefing about the experience. (according to weather conditions)

  • Presentation about the general Cetacean Biology
  • 3h ocean tour
  • Free afternoon

DAY 3 – 6 h whale and dolphin watching. This longer tour has the main focus the identification of all the Sperm whales constituents allowing you to understand their behaviour in depth. We will collect scientific data and photo-ID will be taken.

DAY 4 – Visit to some local places related to the old whaling tradition such as Museu dos Baleeiros, Fábrica de São Roque and Vigia de São Mateus.

DAY 5 – 3h Whale and dolphin tour

Presentation of a science research and investigation from a scientist along their carrier.

DAY 6 – Free morning

Presentation about the acoustics of the Sperm whales species and how it can help us understand better the specie.
Presentation about the Photo-ID and the best ways to identify cetaceans.

DAY 7 – Free day to get to know Pico Island

DAY 8 – Departure

  • Rain jacket and life vest obligatory to all ocean tours.

Q: What can we see during this week?
R: This experience will show you some of the marine wildlife of Pico Island.

Q: What’s the difficulty level of this experience?
R: It is considered to be one easy one.

Q: Which language do they speak?
R: We guarantee Portuguese, English and Spanish. In case you want another language you should contact us in advance.

Q: Can children do this experience?
R: No, this experience is an exclusive week only for adults.

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