Azores Dolphin/Whale Watching and Tour to Vila Franca Do Campo Islet


Discover the marine species that cohabit in the island (dolphins, whales, birds, and turtles), always accompanied by an experienced biologist. Visit the Islet of Vila Franca Do Campo where you will be able to practice snorkeling

   Daily    7,30 hours

Spot several marine species with the assistance of an experienced biologist.

Visit the Vila Franca Do Campo, the former capital of São Miguel Island on board a traditional fishing boat.


Be amazed by the interior of the island where you can practice snorkeling in the summertime.


Enjoy a guided tour full of water experiences in the lovely Azores Island.

Key details


This tour is available in Portuguese and English. Other languages according to availability.


Approximately 7:30 Hours.


To be confirmed after the booking.


To be confirmed after the booking.

Full description

The perfect guided tour for fans of natural landscapes and outdoors adventure!

Start your full-day journey on the island of São Miguel with an activity in full contact with nature and wildlife. Before beginning this activity, the marine biologist will elucidate you about safety precautions on board, species that can be seen and how to respect the animals. You may catch sight of dolphins, whales, birds, and turtles. Put on your life jacket to launch into the experience with high probability to observe several sea species.  

After 3-hour on the sea, the time to visit Vila Franca Do Campo has finally come. Here in the former capital of São Miguel Island, you will have the pleasure of taste a truly traditional meal. Restore your zen to re-embark but this time, on a traditional fishing boat heading to the islet. A small paradise, classified as a nature reserve, is the result of the crater of an ancient submerged volcano. Preservers a magical spot perfect to explore the interior of the crater. Have the opportunity to practice snorkeling and explore hundreds of fish of all sizes and colors, is like swimming in an aquarium! Do not worry, we provide you with the necessary equipment.

This true gem can only be visited during the summer, more concretely between June 13 and September 13.  What do you think? Seems like a tempting experience!

Return to Ponta Delgada by boat or van.

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  • Pre-tour briefing.
  • Raincoat and pants.
  • Life jacket.
  • Marine biologist or nature guide aboard.
  • Boat trip on São Miguel Island.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Trip in a traditional fishing boat to Vila Franca Do Campo Islet.
  • Mask and snorkel.
  • Insurance (personal accident and liability).


  • Others meals and drinks.
  • Pick up and drop off service.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities (optional).

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Boat day trip in S. Miguel
we experience two types of boats on this tour. The first one was a bigger, more prepared for deep see trips on which we went to get to know the marine life of the island. On the afternon we try a fishing boat (that smeels like fish) and we could get to know how the brave fishermans of azores are still doing their daily life. If you like boats and the see, I recomend.
Trip to azores
It was a almost perfect day, except for the morning part. We went on a boat to try to see some dolphins and whales, but the sea had big waves which make it harder to see them clearly. The agitated sea also cause me some discomfort. The rest of the day went smoothly as expected and we were able to see a perfect vulcanic island near the mainland.
Delfiner och valar i Portugal
några vänner rekommenderade denna kryssning med turné i Azorerna så jag bestämde mig för att prova. Jag var så glad att se delfinerna och valarna på havet. Lyckligtvis är det en bra dag med lugna vatten som är mycket bättre för observation. Guiden berättade på engelska om många arter som lever på havet nära ön S. Miguel
Wonderfull time in Azores
Had a great time in Azores. The guide-biologist told us a lot of info about the natural life in Azores and the dolphins and whales that live or migrate near. the tour continued to Vila Franca where we eat a delicious meal and then we took a fishing boat to the islat, a round island that born from a vulcano. Delicious day with good companies.

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