2 Days
São Miguel Active Weekend Escape

Who is this package for?

If you are staying on the island just for a week-end, but still want to discover the best wonders of São Miguel, then this is the ideal package for you. Between land and sea, you will visit the highlights of the island in only 2 days. Not only you will be able to see whales and dolphins, but also two of the most beautiful regions on São Miguel: Lagoa do Fogo and Sete Cidades. 

ON THE PROGRAM
Whale Watching

Each whale and dolphin watching tour is a surprise, we never know what species we will see.

The tour starts in our shop in Ponta Delgada harbor. At the beginning, our marine biologists and guides will do a briefing about the species that you might see during the tour. They will also talk about the whale watching rules we have to respect while approaching a cetacean for the animals’ well being. After the briefing, we are ready to go on an offshore adventure. The staff will warn you when they see something and give some explanations and details about the specific species.

Nature offers no guarantee, it happens sometimes that we don’t see anything. But no worries, in case you don’t see any cetacean, you will be able to book another tour for free with us on another day! 

You will stay on the ocean looking for aquatic life for about three hours before going back to the harbor. We will welcome you back in our shop with some local tea. That’s right, we have tea plantations in São Miguel!

Our biologists will edit the photos that they took during the trip and you will see them on our blog later in the day. If we have spectacular pictures, they might also be on our Facebook Page and Instagram account.

ON THE PROGRAM
Van Tour to Lagoa do Fogo

If you are looking for a half-day comfortable trip to see some of the most magnificent highlights of São Miguel Island, then this is a tour that we will recommend. You will be able to see the beauty of the Nature Reserve of Fogo.

During this van tour, you will witness secondary volcanic activity, bathe in the natural warm waters of Fogo volcano and also know more about the electricity production in São Miguel. 

On this van tour, we take you first to the top of the mountain Serra da Água de Pau, also called Pico da Barrosa, as well as the viewpoint of Lagoa do Fogo, where some awesome open views over Fogo Lake await you. From up there, you will be able to admire the volcano’s crater as well as the island and on the back, the ocean. 

The vividly colored blue lake is known as one of the most beautiful lakes of the island. Once up there, you will truly understand why.

On the descent, we will drive you to Caldeira Velha where you can take time to bathe and relax in a thermal pool with a waterfall, surrounded by endemic fauna and flora.

The last stop will be the beautiful waterfall of Salto do Cabrito, where sometimes, people go canyoning. To end this tour, we pass by the center of Ribeira Grande. 

The visit to Salto do Cabrito can be done by foot due to the road and weather conditions.

ON THE PROGRAM
Sete Cidades Active Jeep & Lakes

This is an active tour that combines dirt paths with kayak and bicycle activities at Lagoa das Sete Cidades.

Enjoy this wonderful landscape from a different perspective in a jeep.

We will take you to the top of Sete Cidades caldera stopping at some points of interest such as Pico do Carvão, Pico da Cruz and Lomba do Vasco viewpoint. A small stop will be made in the center of Sete Cidades, followed by a passage next to the Peninsula and then we will stop at the famous viewpoint of Vista do Rei.

The other part of the day is to enjoy Sete Cidades by bike and kayak! This is an excellent way to explore nature for those who enjoy active holidays. Our guide will give interesting information about Sete Cidades and also explain how to go kayaking.

We also have bikes for children, but we advise you to inform us about the size and weight of the child in order to provide the necessary equipment.

This activity requires a minimum number of 4 people.

Location

São Miguel Island

Duration

2 days

Tour Rates

On request

Daily Departures

Weekly

Check In Times

Depending on your arrival

Availability

Year round (minimum 2 participants)

Level of Difficulty

Easy

Vessel Types

Zodiac or Catamarans + Jeep and Van

Minimum Age

All ages. Catamaran recommended for children and seniors.

Tour Details

The chronological order of the tours can change according to the weather conditions and availabilities.

Whale and dolphin watching tours:

  • Pre-tour briefing
  • Raincoat and pants (if necessary)
  • Life jacket (on zodiac and fiberglass boats)
  • Marine biologist or guide aboard
  • Regional tea after the boat trip
  • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

Van Tour to Lagoa do Fogo: 

  • Guide
  • Visit to Pico da Barrosa
  • Visit to Fogo lake viewpoint 
  • Visit to Caldeira velha, bathing possibility
  • Pick up and drop off in the center of Ponta Delgada, spots to be designated. Other areas can increase the value of pick up to be confirmed with our services
  • Insurance (personal accident & liability)

Sete Cidades Active Jeep and Lakes: 

  • Guide
  • Visit to Sete Cidades village
  • Visit to the volcanic complex of Sete Cidades
  • Lunch at a local restaurant*
  • Pick up and drop off in the center of Ponta Delgada, spots to be designated. Other areas can increase the value of pick up to be confirmed with our services
  • Insurance (personal accident & liability)

  • *
    Vegetarian options on request. If you have a special diet or food restrictions, please inform us at least 48h before the tour. 

 

Note

The whale watching experience and the van tour to Lagoa do Fogo will be operated on the same day, with included lunch. In the case of multi-day experiences, the whale and dolphin watching will be operated in a catamaran or a zodiac boat, depending on your preference and availabilities.

Please contact us if you are traveling with children in order to provide child seats. 

Whale and dolphin watching tours:

– Comfortable clothes and shoes
– Jacket
– Sunscreen, towel and hat
– Backpack, water and snacks (we do not sell food onboard)

Van tour to Lagoa do Fogo: 

– Comfortable light clothes
– Walking boots or shoes
– Sweater, raincoat, backpack
– Swimsuit,  towel, hat, sunscreen
– Water, snacks

Sete Cidades Active Jeep and Lakes:

– Comfortable light clothes
– Walking boots or shoes
– Sweater, raincoat, backpack
– Hat, sunscreen
– Water, snacks

Q: How do I get to the Azores?
A: There are direct flights from Lisbon and Porto. Europe, USA and Canada.

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

Q: Can my children do this package?
A: This package is available for all ages. If you are travelling with children under 8 years old,  we strongly recommend the catamaran for the whale watching tours and on the van tour, we do provide children seats.

Q: In which language is this tour?
A: Mainly Portuguese and English. If you do prefer other language, please contact our travel experts.

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