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

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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.


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.


  • 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).

Cancelation rules

No cancellation fee if you cancel until 72 hours prior to the activity date.

Cancellations less than 72 hours or no show, a fee of 100% will be charge.

Additional info

  • This tour requires a minimum of 15 participants.
  • Snorkeling activity is only available in the summer season. Between 13 June and 13 September.
  • The weather or sea conditions may restrict the activities.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant. You can choose a meat dish, fresh fish caught locally or a vegetarian meal (on request 24 hours prior).
  • We do not recommend this activity to pregnant women and people with back problems.
  • Be sure to wear comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, swimming suit, and towel, hat, sunblock, backpack.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Please reconfirm your pick up time and location 48 hours before the tour
  • to our email: [email protected] or by phone: +351 228 320 992.

Nearest town

Ponta Delgada

Nearest Airport

PDL - Aeroporto de Ponta Delgada


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