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Whale Watch Azores

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Exceeded expectations, made all the more enjoyable by Lisa’s infectious enthusiasm

This was our second trip with Whale Watch Azores, and again it exceeded expectations. Lisa... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2018
Barry B
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
An absolute must if visiting the lovely Horta in the Azores.

Lisa Steiner is a great host both on the catamaran & each evening exploring different restaurants... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2017
maureen s
Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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Horta Harbour, Horta, Faial Island 9900-017, Portugal
+351 292 293 891
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

This was our second trip with Whale Watch Azores, and again it exceeded expectations. Lisa Steiner’s enthusiasm is infectious and we were fortunate to once again have Jairo’s skill and keen-sightedness as skipper. On our first trip we booked through a specialist travel agent, but...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Lisa Steiner is a great host both on the catamaran & each evening exploring different restaurants in the town. Lisa is knowledgeable & informative with such a love of the amazing whales & dolphins you will see. Each day, as this is wildlife at its...More

2  Thank maureen s
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Whale watching is a must do in Horta and this is a very friendly and knowledgeable operator. Highly recommend but be sure to dress for the weather as you are out at sea for 4 hours!

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Reviewed November 1, 2016

The Azores in the middle of the Atlantic are stunning. Local planes hop you around in half an hour or less. Very friendly local people. Amazing scenery. Plenty of history and space to relax. Would recommend to everyone to enjoy the culture, bubbling swimming pools...More

Thank metquest
Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had the tour with "MobyCick-Tours" The captain was determined to see not only dolphins but also whales, and after 2 hours he finally found them. All other small speed boats have given up by then, but not the captain Jose Costa! It was the...More

3  Thank knygl
Reviewed June 5, 2015

If you love whales, dolphins and sea life in general, then this is one trip that you must not miss under any circumstances. I have just returned from doing a full 9 night excursion with WWA booked through Archipelago Choice based in Kendal (who provided...More

4  Thank BelisariusUK
Reviewed May 28, 2015

Went on a full day trip with Lisa. Great sightings of humpback whales, Sei whales, and fin whales. A little rough on the seas but no problems when you see such great animals!!! Thank you Lisa!

1  Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed June 2, 2014

I found myself thinking back to this holiday recently, and have to encourage anyone with an interest in whales to try this. the guide was fantastic. She can identify so many whales from their individual markings,l and narrate their visits to the area over the...More

4  Thank Helen K
Reviewed June 10, 2013

I stayed in Faial for a few days and spent 4 days whale watching with Whale Watch Azores. You can choose betwen daytrips and half-day trips. We had many sightings (sperm whales, pilot whalescommon dolphins, risso's dolphins, bottlenose dolphins,...). Chance of sightings with Whale Watch...More

2  Thank 2275Chris
Reviewed June 10, 2013

I spent last week on the best holiday ever on the beautiful island of Faial . The purpose of the holiday was to go whale & dolphin watching on the catamaran. From the first moment we were made so welcome , shown to our comfortable...More

5  Thank maureen s
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