COMBO TOUR
SÃO MIGUEL

FULL DAY
WHALE WATCHING + JEEP TOUR TO FOGO LAKE

Fogo Lake is one of the most pristine and beautiful natural places in São Miguel Island. Fogo volcano collapsed and created this lake of unique beauty. The lake is surrounded by endemic vegetation and its water is extremely clear. The blue has perfect gradients that create a spectacular natural view.  

This tour starts at 8:30 am in Portas do Mar, Ponta Delgada harbour in our activity center. You will go on a whale and dolphin watching tour where you can see some of the 28 different cetacean species that pass by Azorean waters.

This experience is always in the company of our team of marine biologists. In the beginning, they will explain some safety rules and how we usually approach the animals.

After the tour, it is lunchtime in Ponta Delgada in a local restaurant and in the afternoon you will be joining a jeep tour to Fogo Lake.

We will start this land tour in Ribeira Grande and its beautiful green landscapes where both sides of São Miguel Island will be shown. The viewpoints of Fogo lake are one of the most important parts of the experience. Here, on the top of the mountain, you can see the most astonishing views over the sleeping volcano and its blueish lake. This location is classified as a Conservation Reserve.

Before returning to Ponta Delgada we will stop in Caldeira Velha for a hot bath in the geothermal area. This is a true spa at open air in the middle of a lush forest.

 

Location

Ponta Delgada – Lagoa do Fogo – Caldeira Velha - Ponta Delgada

Duration

7.5 hours

Tour Rates

85€ Adult
42.5€ Children (6-12 years old)
Free for 0-5 years old)

Daily Departures

9:00 am

Check In Times

8:30 am

Availability

Year Round

Level of Difficulty

Easy

Vessel Types

Zodiac or Catamaran + Jeep Defender, Discovery or Toyota

Minimum Age

All ages. Catamaran recommended for children and seniors.

Tour Details
  • Pre-tour briefing
  • Raincoat and pants if necessary
  • Life jacket on zodiac boats
  • Marine biologist or nature guide aboard
  • Refreshment after the boat trip
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Nature guide for the jeep tour
  • Visit to Caldeira Velha
  • Drop off at the tourism office or your hotel

Recommendations

You have already done whale watching and want to do only the jeep tour to Lagoa do Fogo? Follow the guide!

 

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Jacket
  • Sunscreen, towel, swimsuit and hat
  • Backpack and water (bring your own reusable water bottle)

Q: Is it possible to have a vegetarian option for lunch?
A: Yes, we will always try to adapt to your diet. If you have any restriction, please tell us when booking the tour, at least 48h prior to the activity.

Q: Where is Fogo lake?
A: Fogo Lake is about 23km away from Ponta Delgada (14 miles).

Q: Is it possible to swim in Fogo Lake?
A: No, Fogo lake is a nature reserve and thus it is forbidden to swim in the crater.

Q: Can we take a dip in the waterfall at Caldeira Velha?
A: Yes. The water is warm year-round.

Q: What is the depth of water beneath the waterfall?
A: Not more than 80 cm.

Q: Do you have child car seats?
A: Yes, we do provide special seats for children. Please, inform us if you need one during your booking.

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