7 Nights
Pico Island

7 Nights
GIANT WHALES PICO ISLAND

In Azores, there are records of 28 different cetacean species sightings. The best season to see whales is during springtime, March to June. This season is what we call the Baleen whale season and it’s when you can see: Blue whales, Sei whales and Fin whales migrating.

There are also humpback whales and minke whales around that time of the year.

In the summertime, it’s the sperm whales we see the most on our whale and dolphin experiences in Pico Island.

This is a special package designed for those who want to know the giants of the Azores! Every day will be different and exciting.

Futurismo Azores Whale Watching collects data, investigates and studies the behavior of the cetaceans for over 10 years now. Our main goal during the week is to get to know more and more about the cetaceans and their migratory routes.

Location

Lajes do Pico, Pico Island

Duration

7 Nights

Tour Rates

From 460€

Daily Departures

Weekly

Check In Times

Varies

Availability

Year round (minimum 2 people)

Level of Difficulty

Easy

Vessel Types

Zodiac + Jeep or Transit Van

Minimum Age

8 years old

Tour Details

DAY 1 – Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free day.

DAY 2 – Whale and dolphin watching (3-hour trip). Free afternoon for other activities (we suggest a half day jeep safari to the lakes).

  • Before the boat, our biologists give you a briefing to explain which cetacean species can be observed, safety measure trip s aboard, how we respect the animals and rules of observation at sea as well as some historical facts. During the tour, each passenger is required to wear a life vest. Futurismo also provides raincoats and trousers if necessary.

DAY 3 – Whale and dolphin watching (3-hour trip). Free afternoon for other activities.

DAY 4 – Jeep tour or van tour around Pico Island. Lunch is included. (full day).

  • Visit Torres caves classified as Azores Natural Monument. This is a lava tube with a length of 5 km located in Criação Velha, Madalena.
  • Visit the vineyards in Crianção Velha classified as UNESCO World Patrimony.
  • Visit an old wine production house from the local wine “Verdelho do Pico”
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • After lunch, we will continue our tour around Pico Island. We will see some of the lakes, enjoy the nature and go through some of the old harbors and villages.

DAY 5 – Whale and dolphin watching (3-hour trip). Free afternoon for other activities.

DAY 6 – Whale and dolphin watching (3 hour trip) and van tour to “Ponta da Ilha”. Lunch included. Return to the hotel.

  • After the whale watching trip, we stop to have lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, we go along the southern coast and visit the small natural swimming pools formed by lava in the sea (swim possibility), visit the ancient lighthouse in “Ponta da Ilha” and continue to the north part of the island. Stops in the best sights spots including great views of São Jorge Island.

DAY 7 – Whale and dolphin watching (3-hour trip). Free afternoon for other activities (we suggest a visit to the Museum of Arts and Science and the Whalers Museum in Lajes).

DAY 8 – Transfer to the airport and departure.

  • Transfers airport, hotel & airport
  • Five whale and dolphin watching trips;
  • Pre-tour briefing;
  • English speaking biologist or nature guide;
  • Full day tour around Pico Island with lunch included;
  • Half day tour to “Ponta da Ilha” with lunch included.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Bring comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, swimming suit and towel, hat, sunblock, backpack and bottle of water to refill.

MEALS

  • Lunch in local restaurant on days 4 and 6 – starter, fish or beef, dessert and drinks included.

*Vegetarian options on request (24h before the trip)

Q: How do I get to the Azores?
R: There are direct flights from Lisbon and Porto. Europe, EUA and Canadá. 

Q: Which level should I expect from the activities planned during the package?
R: They are easy level.

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