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HortaCetaceos

#2 of 12 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Horta Features Animals
Cais de Santa Cruz | Marina da Horta, Horta, Faial Island 9900-172, Portugal
+351 965 251 322
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Whale watching

4 amazing whale watching trips with Pedro and his lovely crew. Everyone worked really hard to find... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
luenandtomo
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Leigh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Wow...what an incredible birthday present!

I whole heartedly endorse the other reviews here. This was a trip that my husband organised as a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rachel Y
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Azores Experiences is the result of a rebranding of "HortaCetaceos Whale & Dolphin Watching", island of Faial, city of Horta. Our goal is to to deliver our guests amazing life changing experiences. And, as complement we offer also land based activities, such as Jeep Tours, Hiking Tours and City Tours around Horta. Harmony within the Nature, deep and real connection with the surrounding wild, is reached by shear passion and love. At Azores Experiences, we simply do our best to surpass our customers' expectations... so don't wait anymore, take the gap leap and join us for an unbelievable adventure, in Land or out on the Ocean!
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cais de Santa Cruz | Marina da Horta, Horta, Faial Island 9900-172, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 amazing whale watching trips with Pedro and his lovely crew. Everyone worked really hard to find the whales and dolphins and give us an incredible once in a lifetime experience. We saw a number of species on every trip including sitings of blue whales....More

Thank luenandtomo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I whole heartedly endorse the other reviews here. This was a trip that my husband organised as a 50th surprise and boy was I suprised, excited and in awe! Pedro, Andrea, Mark and Ana are so enthused with what they do that their love of...More

Thank Rachel Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whale watching is always expensive and can be frustrating. So, it's important to go with a good company. Horta Cetaceos were recommended to us by a friend who works on whales in Faial, and we were not disappointed. The visit starts with a short briefing...More

Thank TristanHe
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

I would say this is the best whale watching trip of all the ones i have been on. We had 2 trips out with Pedro. Both were amazing. He maximises the chances of seeing whales by using spotters in land. If it is unlikely that...More

Thank Jessica R
pfzeca27, Owner at HortaCetaceos, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Dear Jessica It was great having you with us, and I am so glad you enjoyed the trips. Thank you for the kind words, they mean a lot to me and the whole team working here. I look forward to seeing you guys again, soon....More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

The main reason my wife and I came to visit the Azores was to experience the incredible marine life around the islands, and we are so happy that we chose to spend our time on the water with Pedro, Ana and Andrea from Horta Cetaceos...More

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pfzeca27, Owner at HortaCetaceos, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Dear Kelly and Richard, I could say that it is not everyday we meet people as commited as you two, when it comes to whale watching. Your motivation and desire to always try and go out, drove us to some of the best sightings of...More

Reviewed 20 November 2016

we were in Faial in September and chose HortaCétaceos because of their good rate, and they deserve it! Before you go, they tell you honestly how much chance you have to actually see something. It is up to you to choose whether you go or...More

1  Thank Xenfie
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Pedro and his team gave us a fantastic trip. Despite conditions initially not looking good due to poor visability we quickly found the pod of 40 false killer whales that had been seen by the spotters. Then Pedro and Nacho used the hydrophone and found...More

1  Thank Yvette G
Reviewed 24 August 2016

On the day that we went out, the crew had not spotted a whale so far. They were completely honest and open with us and told us the chances of seeing one were very very slim. They even offered to cancel the tour if we...More

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

If you happen to find yourself on this gorgeous island of Faial and you want to go snorkelling with dolphins or whale watching then there is only one place to go...these guys are passionate, caring, hilarious, professional and above all else true to their word....More

1  Thank Gasflash
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We went on 3 whale watching trips when we were in the Azores. This was by far the best. We started with a briefing that was incredibly informative. then out on a rib, accompanied by a marine biologist. We were unlucky on the north side...More

1  Thank Christine S
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Billretired
We arrive on the Zuiderdam at 10 am on 26/4/2017 departing at 6 pm. Do you have space for two adults on that day for Whale watching?
1 January 2017|
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Response from pfzeca27 | Property representative |
Dear Sir/Madam Thank you for your contact, my name is Pedro and I am the skipper at HortaCetaceos/AzoresExperiences. We do have available places for the morning trip that day. To confirm your reservation and obtain further... More
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Pistola56
Pedro. We will be coming to Horta by cruise arriving on Monday 23rd May at 8.00 am. there will be just the two of us. Do you have any other booking for that day. Our ship departs at 6.00 pm so we need to be back on board by 4.30pm. Kindly let me know whether you can orgnaise something for my wife and l (there are just two of us). Kind regards David Bueno de Mesquita Arriving on the Oceania Marina 23.05.2016 at 8.00am
11 May 2016|
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Response from pfzeca27 | Property representative |
Dear David, Thank you for your contact, my name is Pedro Filipe and I am the manager/skipper at HortaCetaceos WhaleWatching. Unfortunately, we have already reached full capacity in the morning trip. We will be having another... More
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Stan456
We will be in Horta about October 7-10. We have 8 people interested in going out. Is it a good time for whale watching? Approximate duration of the trip? Approximate cost for the group?
1 May 2016|
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Response from pfzeca27 | Property representative |
Hello from Faial! Thank you for the contact, my name is Pedro and I am the skipper at HortaCetaceos WhaleWatching. October is still a good time to come to Faial with a big chance to see SpermWhales, since they are residents... More
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