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São Miguel: North Coast Whale Watching Cruise

4.4 / 5

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Activity provider: Picos de Aventura

São Miguel: North Coast Whale Watching Cruise

Activity provider: Picos de Aventura

From US$ 73.79 per person

Embark on a whale-watching boat cruise along the North Coast of São Miguel. Search for the majestic giants of the ocean aboard a semi-rigid boat.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English


  • Admire the sight of gigantic whales breaching the ocean
  • Discover the beauty of the north coast of São Miguel
  • Learn about the behavior and feeding habits of whales
  • Benefit from the expertise of a spotter and crew
  • See the gigantic tailfins of the whales descend beneath the surface
Full description

Discover the whale population of the Azores Islands on a boat cruise along the northern coast of São Miguel. Observe these majestic giants of the ocean in their natural habitat, at a respectful distance.

Set off from the fishing village of Rabo de Peixe on the north coast of São Miguel. Explore the sea north of the island, known for its strong tides and whale population. Explore on a semi-inflatable craft, and observe the whales from a respectful distance so as to not disturb the whales.

With the help of your onboard spotter, identify the whales as they breach the ocean surface. Be amazed by their grandeur and grace as the whales frolic in the ocean. See their gigantic tailfins, and hear the sound of the blowholes.

As you cruise through the ocean, learn about the behavior and feeding habits of the whales with your expert crew. Afterward, return to the port in Rabo de Peixe.

  • Boat cruise
  • Crew
  • Spotter
  • Life Jacket
  • Water-resistant coats
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 16 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People over 60 years
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the Naval Club in Rabo Peixe.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Waterproof bag

Not allowed

  • Feeding animals

Know before you go

  • The activity is subject to favorable weather conditions and the approval of the activity provider
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

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We had a very good time! The team was nice and super helpful, they do everything so you wan see different species. We saw two different species of dolphins, in big pack, while they were hunting. And we also saw several sperm whales, amazing! I recommend to do the North cruise: we were the only boat to take the sea from here!

June 14, 2022

Unfortunately we didn't see a whale, once a few dolphins. But the ride in the speedboat was really great!

June 27, 2022

Unfortunately we didn't see a whale. Luckily there were a few dolphins. I was rebooked from the speedboat to a catamaran, which I also thought was a pity. Otherwise everything went very professionally.

June 22, 2022

Product ID: 418811