3 Hour Tour
Rabo de Peixe
WHALE WATCHING TOUR
In the North Coast, we have a completely different atmosphere where we have seen this species more actively socializing.One of the most amazing stories about sperm whales
Rabo de Peixe, North Coast of São Miguel Island
From 60€ (+12 years old)
30€ Children (6-12 years old)
Free for 0-5 years old
9:00am & 1:30pm
Check In Times
8:30am & 1:00pm
June to October
Level of Difficulty
Zodiac or Catamaran
All ages (Catamaran recommended for children and seniors)
- Pre-tour briefing
- Raincoat and pants if necessary
- Life jacket on zodiac boats
- Marine biologist or nature guide aboard
- Refreshment after the trip
We operate this whale watching tour on the North Coast only during the summertime.
If you need transfer from Ponta Delgada, please inform us when booking the tour.
- Comfortable clothes and shoes
- Sunscreen, towel and hat
- Backpack and water (bring your own reusable water bottle)
Q: Is it possible to see whales and dolphins on every tour?
A: Every tour is a surprise. We are dealing with wildlife. But we offer you a guarantee: If you do not see whales either dolphins, we will arrange a new tour for you, absolutely free.
Q: Can I join this tour if I have back problems?
A: We do recommend you to have some medical advice before this experience and to book the tour on a catamaran.
Q: How do I get to São Miguel?
A: There are flight connections from Lisbon, Porto and other main capitals.
Q: Can I do this tour if I am pregnant?
A: In this situation, we advise the catamarans, which are more comfortable and stable than zodiacs. Please inform us about any medical situation for better advise.
Q: What species of cetaceans will I see during this tour and what is the best season for whale watching in the Azores?
A: There are four different resident species in the Azores: the sperm whales, Risso’s dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and common dolphins. They are present all year round. The best season for whale and dolphin watching in the Azores is Springtime – March to June – because baleen whales are migrating and passing by our waters. During this time of the year, it is possible to see blue whales, fin whales, and Sei whales among others. The summertime is also ideal to spot pilot whales, beaked whales or spotted dolphins for example.
Species You Might See
“ EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR OCEAN ACTIVITIES”
“Did half day whale watching and half day swimming with dolphins. Very well organized, good equipment and boats, nice and professional staff. Safety conscious. Marine biologists are part of each activity – knowledgeable, enthusiastic and different languages spoken. Highly recommended.”
mariannerameau – TripAdvisor