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Naturalist Science & Tourism

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Best day ever!!!!

Me and my group went whale watching with this amazing company, and it was totally worth it!!! They... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ana M
Olhao, Portugal
via mobile
Really great time swimming with dolphins and whale watching tour

I did two tours with the Naturalist and they where both amazing. Swimming with the dolphins was an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emilio S
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We are a team of Researchers, Field Biologists from the Univ. of Lisbon and the Azores and local Nature Guides, working on land and marine environments for more than 10 years. We found a way to stay close to wildlife, and improve tourism...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Largo Doutor Manuel de Arriaga | Horta Harbour, Horta, Faial Island 9900-026, Portugal
+351 968 327 633
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my group went whale watching with this amazing company, and it was totally worth it!!! They are researchers for the university (Algarve and Azores) and the outings are used not only to entertain, but also to collect samples for their research. They explain...More

1  Thank Ana M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did two tours with the Naturalist and they where both amazing. Swimming with the dolphins was an experience that I will recommend to everybody. They help you every time to reach them and get the best pictures. The whale watching was also fantastic. We...More

1  Thank Emilio S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience with Naturalist was amazing. I made several activities with them and the team is excellent both on land and in the sea! Very professional and helpful for booking the different activities and on the field. With the whale watching, they give us some...More

1  Thank Eve_Otj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was amazing to go out with Gisela and José researchers from Naturalist! I did 2 ocean trips and 1 night walk. During the ocean trips we saw sperm whales, spotted dolphins and hammerhead sharks, all with a lot of information explained about the species...More

1  Thank Nomad788516
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These highly knowledgable guides let us not only find the animals to see them in their natural habitat, but they also taught us about their behaviour and characteristics. Also their team of whale spotters are doing an incredible job to find them. There is a...More

1  Thank gibsonwushu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Naturalists combine scientific sampling expeditions with whale watching trips. So by joining them you are supporting marine research and conservation. The guides are very knowledgeable and helpful and you really feel like you are part of an expedition. We saw four sperm whales and a...More

1  Thank Niels d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a day’s tour of the island with Pedro; we are a family of four with boys aged 18 and 21. Pedro rose to the challenge of keeping everyone engaged and interested, having huge amounts of knowledge about the history and geology of the...More

1  Thank FionaGB
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

The package offered by the crew of Naturalist is beyond a doubt an incredible experience: the crew is composed of marine biologists or students of other related themes, who excel at explaining which animals you see, how they live in their habitat and how we...More

1  Thank Robin D
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We booked a full day tour of Faial Island and we have to admit it was great. Pedro, our guide who is a biologist, came to pick us up from our hotel and drove us around the whole island. Pedro is a really well prepared...More

1  Thank SilviaUs
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience for Whale Watching in Faial: Naturalist is not your typical tour operator, but it’s a start-up founded and operated by university researches, meaning that they fund the researches also through tourism! Whale watching is a must-see experience itself, but with this super professional...More

1  Thank Petruska P
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March 13, 2018|
Response from JoseNunoGP | Property representative |
Hi! Thank you for your question! Yes, Azores Naturalist provides waterproof clothing for boat tours in Faial and Pico – jackets and trousers. Going on a zodiac is like going on a convertible car, even if in land is warm, we... More
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