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Naturalist Science & Tourism

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Largo Doutor Manuel de Arriaga | Horta Harbour, Horta, Faial Island 9900-026, Portugal
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As the sea was rough that morning they didn't went out whale watching but still took us on a free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Francisco S
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Luanda
Great Morning doing Whale Watching with friends

Got together with a small group of friends and went whale watching this morning with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tiagogousilveira
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Horta, Portugal
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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 experiences, bridging Science & Tourism. Azores Naturalist Team is based Faial, operating Faial, Pico and Sao Jorge Island where the natural history and the local culture speak for themselves. Whale watching, Bird watching, Hikings, Jeep or Van Tours, private or large groups, tell us what you have in mind, our job is to help you have a great vacation! Every ticket contributes 0,5€ for the local community (APADIF & AFAMA) Environmental data is collected on every tour (bats, sharks, seabirds, etc).
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“sperm whales” (16 reviews)
“whale watching” (27 reviews)
“great morning” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Largo Doutor Manuel de Arriaga | Horta Harbour, Horta, Faial Island 9900-026, Portugal
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"sperm whales"
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"whale watching"
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"great morning"
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"day tour"
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"these guys"
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"keep up the good work"
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"marine birds"
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"an amazing trip"
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"zodiac boat"
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"welcoming team"
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"natural history"
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"safe hands"
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"great company"
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"different species"
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"cookies"
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"interesting information"
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"portuguese man of war"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As the sea was rough that morning they didn't went out whale watching but still took us on a free trip around Horta Bay and Porto Pim to release a Turtle that was rescued the day before, trapped in plastic waste. It ended up being...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Got together with a small group of friends and went whale watching this morning with Naturalist. It was an experience to remember and to repeat again for sure! I can only say good things about them, very friendly, funny, know what they’re doing and because...More

1  Thank tiagogousilveira
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not your typical tour group! I went to Faial to volunteer with Naturalist for about a week, and wow- what a group of people running this dynamic company! Whether it was a land or water based excursion, the Naturalist team of researchers made...More

1  Thank Kfindlayshirras
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JoseNunoGP, Gerente at Naturalist Science & Tourism, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Kate! It was also great to have you here and to see you smile throughout the adventures! A great cheers from all the team!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a first this sort of type of experience for both myself and Jason. The crew did everything in order to make our morning special. Margarida and the rest of the crew (sorry forgot the names) were knowledgeable and patient and made sure we...More

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JoseNunoGP, Gerente at Naturalist Science & Tourism, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very happy to read your words! We really hope you keep these memories throughout and be sure we will keep on directing our goals towards better knowledge on the marine environment and a respectful approach to tourism with wild animals. Best of Luck!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

My husband and I took a full day tour of Faial with Gisela from Naturalist Science & Tourism. Gisela was an amazing tour guide! She took us to hidden gems on the island as well as major attractions, such as Capelinhos. We both enjoyed our...More

1  Thank Susan D
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

What a happy discovery walking into The Naturalist! I had nothing really planned for my last afternoon in Horta as it was a rainy day and quite windy for mid-February. From the moment I stepped into the shop, I was welcomed from the young staff...More

1  Thank DWoolf
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JoseNunoGP, Gestor at Naturalist Science & Tourism, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for joining us! I'm really glad you enjoyed the afternoon! As soon as I taste the BEST pizza on the island, I'll tell you if it's really good! On your next visit we'll have lunch there ;) Maggie :)

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Franz was our wonderful guide for our day tour around Faial. We were picked up from the airport to start our tour of the island with him. He had a wealth of knowledge about plants and wild life and had a very easy going manner....More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Thank you guys for such lovely morning with the whales and dolphins of the azores. wish you all the best for your projects. I will certainly recommend to my friends back home. Hope to be back soon"

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

It was not difficult to chose as we found only one company doing boat trips. We tried in Terceira but no luck. The trip was amazing relaxing, flat sea, no waves, not even cold! We were mostly off Pico Island and saw three species of...More

2  Thank stephenruth2018
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JoseNunoGP, Gerente at Naturalist Science & Tourism, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you! We are glad you had a good time :) Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Spent half a day in a classic old land rover around this rocky green cow filled island discovering great views over the ocean and a super dramatic volcano with a hidden museum. Recommended :)

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Nanner08
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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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