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Sao Miguel: Western Tour with Whale Watching and Lunch

Sao Miguel: Western Tour with Whale Watching and Lunch

From US$ 107.48 per person

Explore the highlights of Sao Miguel on a full-day tour by land and sea. Take a whale and dolphin watching excursion by boat, then explore the island's volcanic crater lakes in an off-road vehicle. Lunch and round-trip transportation is included.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 8 hours
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Portuguese, English


  • Take a whale and dolphin watching boat trip
  • Stop to admire the scenery from the Vista do Rei viewpoint
  • Explore the village of Sete Cidades to learn about local life
  • Drive off-road along the rim of a volcanic crater
  • Visit a pineapple plantation to see how this fruit is farmed
Full description
Head out to sea on a morning whale watching excursion. Listen to a short safety briefing and the rules of observation before the boat sets sail, as well as some historical information. Cruise along the coast and look out for the more than 25 cetacean species that can be found in the Azores. Whales and dolphins are regularly seen during this half-day trip, along with turtles, seabirds and other marine life.  Once you're back on dry land, a picnic lunch will be served. After lunch, head away from Ponta Delgada  towards the most western part of the island, where the mountains and lagoon of the Sete Cidades are located. Stop at the Vista do Rei viewpoint to see one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the island, over the famous lagoon inside a volcanic crater.   Visit the village of the Sete Cidades for an authentic portrait of rural Micaelense life. Drive along the northern rim of this gigantic crater in an off-road vehicle along a fantastic, winding path. Enjoy the outstanding view of the island's largest lake, known for its contrasting colors. Return to Ponta Delgada, stopping off at a pineapple plantation to learn about the peculiar way this fruit is grown in the Azores.
  • Full-day tour
  • Whale watching
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver and guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Water and snacks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at Marina Pêro De Teive, Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada for the whale watching experience. The local partner will have your name on a list. Your picnic lunch will be delivered after the boat trip. By 2:10 PM, clients must be at the Tourist Office in Ponta Delgada, Avenida Infante D. Henrique, 9500-769, to continue the tour to Sete Cidades.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Animal sightings cannot be guaranteed
  • During the whale watching tour each passenger is required to wear a life vest
  • Visibility at the viewpoints depends on the weather conditions which can be unpredictable
  • The itinerary is subject to change
  • If the minimum of 10 guests is not reached, the excursion will be made in a van
  • Water and snacks are not included
Customer reviews

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Outstanding whale watching experience and Sete Cidades tour. The whale watching tour was cancelled due to bad weather, it was promptly and efficiently reprogrammed the next day according to our availability. The afternoon tour to Sete Cidades was performed as planned as the afternoon weather was better. Both activities are unmissable highlights of the island: we enjoyed every bit of them. Henrique has been a professional, likeable, available, knowledgeable guide. The tour is very family friendly: a short, easy hike to enjoy the scenery is walkable by children. 100% recommended! Olga, Alex and Luna

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August 26, 2021

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