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HortaCetaceos

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Cais de Santa Cruz | Marina da Horta, Horta, Faial Island 9900-172, Portugal
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Azores Experiences Never Fails...

My 3rd year with azores experiences...i have seen up to 10 different species of whales and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Martin W
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Pedro walks on water

If you want to see whales and nature is on your side then you can optimise the chances by going to... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
twinkle42
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Bacton, 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: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 3rd year with azores experiences...i have seen up to 10 different species of whales and dolphins, Pedro, the captain of azores experiences has never failed me and my wife each trip to the sea, we always see whales and dolhpins.If you love whales and...More

Thank Martin W
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

If you want to see whales and nature is on your side then you can optimise the chances by going to sea with Pedro and his knowledgeable team. From the initial briefing to actually locating and seeing whales, the team’s professionalism and enthusiasm for their...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Four years ago we went to the Azores and ended up being on the boat with Pedro twice. We then decided to come back one day to join the boat for a full week. And that is exactly what we did last week. Pedro is...More

Thank Dutchitaliansandwich
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Pedro F, Manager at HortaCetaceos, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Dear Vittoria and Tim, Many thanks for the kind words, they mean a lot to me and my whole team. You have known me for a few years, so you also know the way we live: real, honest, decent... And it makes me really happy...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

I must have gone whale watching with Pedro and his team 4 or 5 times. It's not only the professionalism, but also the unparalleled friendliness of this team that makes a lot of people (including me) come back for more year after year. I've met...More

Thank Grynai
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

We have been undertaking whale and dolphin watching for over 30 years. This was our first trip to Faial and we hoped for something good. We saw a range of animals but nothing extraordinary. However, the outstanding part of this experience was the way in...More

1  Thank Galle
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

They made us love the experience even though we couldn't see any whale that day. They were very honest, admitting in advance that we would have gone out to see only dolphins since no whale was spotted and they were ready to cancel if people...More

Thank pythia82
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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

We highly recommend Horta Cetaceos/Azores Experiences for their whale watching trips, they are undoubtedly the best company to use - and we say that having been on numerous trips in the Azores, Iceland and the Canaries. Pedro and his team are passionate about what they...More

Thank RockDoc666
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

We will look back with particularly good memories of our whale watching trip with Pedro and his team. They made us very welcome and were hugely informative. We could see that Pedro has enormous passion for what he does and this made the whole experience...More

Thank Greg D
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Great team, very informative briefing, safe pair of hands on the water, drove the boat confidently. Had a great trip, saw whales and dolphins. Very respectful of the creatures and environment. Great job.

Thank Charlie D
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

We had no idea what to expect. We are an adventurous family when it comes to activities but these are made all that much better by the attitude, enthusiasm and skills of those running them. If you are interested in swimming with wild dolphins and/or...More

Thank Ben T
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Kanan M
June 5, 2018|
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Response from Pedro F | Property representative |
Hello, this is Pedro, thank you for the message. Our activities are whale watching, snorkeling with dolphins, jeep tours and hiking tours. The prices vary according to the number of people. But for the whale watching... More
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Andrew B
April 3, 2018|
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Response from Pedro F | Property representative |
Dear Andrew Thank you for your message. And thank you for visiting the Azores. Let me start by letting you know you are only allowed to snorkel with dolphins, not whales in the Azores. We specialized on "whale and dolphin... More
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Billretired
January 1, 2017|
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Response from Pedro F | 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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