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It is with the knowledge of former whalers that today Aqua Açores presents the cetaceans in the seas of the Azores

Services

Whale and Dolphin Watching
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Inwater dolphin encounters
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Boat Rental
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Day in Paradise
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Whale and Dolphin Watching
The Azores are in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, where it is possible to observe about 27 different species of cetaceans. Come and live close up this experience with a professional team of skippers, biologists and “Vigia”, who will guide you on this journey to meet these fascinating animals.
Low season (15/03 - 30/04 e 01/10 - 31/10)
RIB
Per person – 50,00 euros
Group ≥ 4 person – 40,00 euros
Cabin boat
Per person – 55,00 euros
Group ≥ 4 person – 45,00 euros
Medium season (01/05 - 30/06 e 01/09 - 30/09)
RIB
Per person – 55,00 euros
Group ≥ 4 person – 45,00 euros
Cabin boat
Per person – 65,00 euros
Group ≥ 4 person – 55,00 euros
High season (01/07 - 31/08)
RIB
Per person – 65,00 euros
Group ≥ 4 person – 55,00 euros
Cabin boat
Per person – 75,00 euros
Group ≥ 4 person – 65,00 euros



Includes: briefing and debriefing, whales, dolphins, sea birds, turtles and fish watching and a tour along the south coast of the island of Pico.
Do not dismiss: warm and comfortable clothing, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses with UV protection. Still, the binoculars to observe the animals the camera or camcorder.
Note: Aqua Açores will not be held responsible for any damage or loss of personal belongings or equipment. The company recommends the passengers to properly condition during the voyage on sea. Note: The whale and dolphin season starts mid-April and goes until the end of October. Aqua Açores alerts to the possibility of delaying trips, since this activity depends on the weather conditions. Therefore it is advisable to book your trip for several days and in between enjoy the island for a few days.
Inwater dolphin encounters
Aqua Açores gives you the opportunity to experience an unforgettable encounter. Fulfil your dreams and swim with the dolphins in their natural habitat. Swimming with dolphins is allowed in the Azores with only 5 species: bottlenose dolphins, Risso’s dolphin, and common dolphins, spotted and striped.
Low season (15/03 - 30/04 e 01/10 - 31/10)
RIB
Per person – 65,00 euros
Cabin boat
Per person – 75,00 euros
Medium season (01/05 - 30/06 e 01/09 - 30/09)
RIB
Per person – 70,00 euros
Cabin boat
Per person – 80,00 euros
High season (01/07 - 31/08)
RIB
Per person – 75,00 euros
Cabin boat
Per person – 85,00 euros



Includes: briefing and debriefing, swimming with dolphins, whales, dolphins, sea birds, turtles and fish watching and tour along the south coast of the island of Pico.
Do not dismiss: warm and comfortable clothing, hat, bathing suit and towel, sunscreen and sunglasses with UV protection. Still, the binoculars to observe the animals the camera or camcorder.
Aqua Açores recommendations: use mask, tube and fins to swim, all equipment available for rent at Aqua Açores (the company has shorty diving suits for rent).
Note: You have to know how to swim and have some previous experience in snorkeling. Only two persons at the time are allowed in the water, in the presence of dolphins. It is up to the skipper to decide whether all the conditions are met for swimming.
Note: Aqua Açores will not be held responsible for any damage or loss of personal belongings or equipment. The company recommends the passengers to properly condition during the voyage on sea.
Note: The whale and dolphin season starts mid-April and goes until the end of October. Aqua Açores alerts to the possibility of delaying trips, since this activity depends on the weather conditions. Therefore it is advisable to book your trip for several days and in between enjoy the island for a few days.
Boat Rental
3 hours tour, circuit and schedule by client request (South coast of Pico Island)
Aqua Açores has at your disposal a boat with crew to rent. Would you like to spend 3 hours in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and design the road whole after your personal taste? Then come aboard!
Low season (15/03 - 30/04 e 01/10 - 31/10)
RIB – 370,00 euros
Cabin boat – 600,00 euros
Medium season (01/05 - 30/06 e 01/09 - 30/09)
RIB – 490,00 euros
Cabin boat – 700,00 euros
High season (01/07 - 31/08)
RIB – 560,00 euros
Cabin boat – 800,00 euros



Includes: briefing and debriefing, whale watching, swimming with dolphins, tour along the south coast of the island of Pico and the possibility to swim in the Azorean.
Do not dismiss: warm and comfortable clothing, hat, bathing suit and towel, sunscreen and sunglasses with UV protection. Still, binoculars to observe the animals, camera or camcorder.
Aqua Açores recommendations: use mask, tube and fins to swim, all equipment available for rent at Aqua Açores (the company has shorty diving suits for rent).
Note: You have to know how to swim and have some previous experience in snorkeling. Only two persons at the time are allowed in the water, in the presence of dolphins. It is up to the skipper to decide whether all the conditions are met for swimming.
Note: Aqua Açores will not be held responsible for any damage or loss of personal belongings or equipment. The company recommends the passengers to properly condition during the voyage on sea.
Note: The whale and dolphin season starts mid-April and goes until the end of October. Aqua Açores alerts to the possibility of delaying trips, since this activity depends on the weather conditions. Therefore it is advisable to book your trip for several days and in between enjoy the island for a few days.
Day in Paradise
6 hours tour, circuit and schedule by client request (South coast of Pico Island)
A day full of emotions, where you can observe everything what nature has to offer. This activity is perfect for those, who would like to spend a calm and exclusive day with their friends and/or family in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Low season (15/03 - 30/04 e 01/10 - 31/10)
Cabin boat – 1000,00 euros
Medium season (01/05 - 30/06 e 01/09 - 30/09)
Cabin boat – 1100,00 euros
High season (01/07 - 31/08)
Cabin boat – 1200,00 euros



Includes: briefing and debriefing, whale watching, swimming with dolphins, tour along the south coast of the island of Pico and the possibility to swim in the Azorean.
Do not dismiss: warm and comfortable clothing, hat, bathing suit and towel, sunscreen and sunglasses with UV protection. Still, binoculars to observe the animals, camera or camcorder.
Aqua Açores recommendations: use mask, tube and fins to swim, all equipment available for rent at Aqua Açores (the company has shorty diving suits for rental).
Note: You have to know how to swim and have some previous experience in snorkeling. Only two persons at the time are allowed in the water, in the presence of dolphins. It is up to the skipper to decide whether all the conditions are met for swimming.
Note: Aqua Açores will not be held responsible for any damage or loss of personal belongings or equipment. The company recommends the passengers to properly condition during the voyage on sea.
Note: The whale and dolphin season starts mid-April and goes until the end of October. Aqua Açores alerts to the possibility of delaying trips, since this activity depends on the weather conditions. Therefore it is advisable to book your trip for several days and in between enjoy the island for a few days.
“The waters around the nine islands of the Azores are great places to see 20 or more species of dolphins and whales.”
Victoria Homewood, in Sunday Telegraph,
“Whale watching: 10 of the best”


The Azores have been considered, by the Sunday Telegraph, the second best spot for Whale Watching.

Our Boats

Moby Dick
Capacity: 12 people
Type: 13 meters cabined boat

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Little Boy
Capacity: 16 people
Type: 8,5m RIB/zodiac

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Oceanus
Capacity: 30 people
Type: 12m RIB/zodiac

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Amadeus
Capavity: 6 people
Type: 6,15m Fiberglass boat with cabin

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Moby Dick
It is equipped to offer the guests maximum comfort and safety.
Bathroom facilities are offered on board, two bedrooms, a large living room and a dry place for personal belongings.
Out of all the Aqua Açores boats, Moby Dick is the most stable and comfortable one, offering you the best conditions inside and out, and also benefits from a walk-around and a fly bridge, where you can enjoy the wide and wonderful view, and a swim platform.
Suitable for up to 12 guests, excluding crew.
Little Boy
This RIB is suitable for up to 16 guests, excluding crew.
Little Boy is perfect for those who seek a fast, open boat experience.
It has as well excellent fendering, which makes RIBs almost unsinkable and suitable for use in all sorts of conditions. RIBs are some of the most versatile boats available and are used as rescue boats and by the military.
Little Boy is ideal for swimming with dolphins.
Oceanus
This zodiac has the capacity for 30 persons, excluding the crew.
Oceanus is ideal for groups, of friends or families that look for fun and adventure.
It is the first RIB in the Azores with sanitary installations.
Zodiacs are very safe and almost unsinkable because of their excellent fendering in the sea, and therefore very suitable for use in all sorts of weather conditions.
They are some of the most versatile vessels available and are used as rescue boats and by/in the military. Oceanus is intended to be for bigger groups, and therefore not suitable for swimming with dolphins.
Amadeus
Amadeus is the ideal choice for smaller groups of up to 6 guests excluding crew, for Sea Tours activity. The cabin has a dry storage area for personal belongings.
Amadeus ensures you an exhilarating and unforgettable voyage.

Species

Spermwhale - Physeter macrocephalus
© Jaime de Brum
False killer Whale - Pseudorca crassidens
© Hugo Marques
Orca - Orcinus orca
© Aqua Açores
In the Azorean sea it’s possible to observe 27 species of whales and dolphins of the over 80 officially known in the world. Aqua Açores classifies the sightings of the cetaceans, in the south coast of the island of Pico, in three categories: frequent sightings, less frequent sightings and rare sightings. Know more
There are over 80 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively known as “cetaceans”) found throughout the world.
Of these, twelve belong to the group of the Mysticeti; they do not have teeth and are commonly known as the baleen whales. Their group contains all the large whales, except for the sperm whale which is a toothed whale. Instead of teeth they have long flexible plates of keratin (same material of which are made our nails and hair), set in two rows on the upper jaw, those are used to filter the little crustaceans and fishes, which are the staple food of these whales. Mysticeti have two blowholes (external nostrils), throat grooves and females are generally larger than males.
All the others belong to the group of the Odontoceti, the toothed whales. Except for the sperm whale, all are medium sized to small. This group feed mainly of fish and squid. The teeth of an Odontoceti can be of all shapes and sizes, but not all are used for feeding. All the Odontoceti have a single blowhole and males are usually larger than females.
The impact of commercial whaling resulted in the fact that many of the large whales are now endangered or vulnerable. Many of the species never recovered after decades of intense hunting. Pollution and climatic changes are another menace for these animals.

Last Sightings