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Aqua Acores

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Rua Manuel Paulino de Azevedo e Castro 9, Lajes do Pico, Pico 9930-149, Portugal
+351 917 569 453
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Very good experience!

We enjoyed our first whale watching at Azores near pico island but we bought the tickets in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nuno B
via mobile
Average

I would have given a worst rating if it weren’t for the knowledge and that they truly drove us to... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Susana F
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Established in 1996 by a local family, Aqua Acores offers visitors a rare glimpse into the world of enigmatic cetaceans and the abundance of marine wildlife living in the Azorean waters. Aqua Acores continues as a family business and strives to offer high quality whale watching, based first and foremost on the welfare of the animals and their environment. We are passionate about our island and culture. We hope to inspire people from different cultures and backgrounds to share the wonders of our ocean so as to bring awareness in order to protect the home we share with these beautiful animals.
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Rua Manuel Paulino de Azevedo e Castro 9, Lajes do Pico, Pico 9930-149, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our first whale watching at Azores near pico island but we bought the tickets in BelaVista because they have a partnership with aquaacores and they were very helpful!

Thank Nuno B
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

I would have given a worst rating if it weren’t for the knowledge and that they truly drove us to the whales but they didn’t position the boat properly I felt cheated out of the experience. I hope they make the effort for ir is...More

Thank Susana F
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

On the spur of the moment, we booked a whale watching trip with this group. Sara, our guide, did a great job explaining everything to us. The company has spotters on land to guide the boats and we saw two different kinds of whales as...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

We went on a boat trip with Aqua Acores last week. The trip had been cancelled the day before because of the bad weather, so at first we were really pleased that the boat left the harbour that day. Looking back now, it would have...More

Thank Hilde V
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

We were very well welcomed, everyone was really nice and most of all very professional. Plus we were lucky to see 6 different species. It definitely was a good day. Highly recommendable.

Thank Marlene M
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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

We were very lucky: the sea was calm, the weather was good but not too clear (full sun would have been tough!), and we were able to see 5 whales, two manta rays and many dolphins of several different species. Our guide was Marcio, a...More

Thank Chi-Psgl
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Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Obviously this type of trip is very dependant on firstly the weather & secondly how many animals are encountered. The staff in both the office & on the boat the 'Moby Dick' were all very friendly & helpful. We were supplied with rain jackets &...More

1  Thank francophile5310
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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

What can I say 😎😊 I was welcomed with a big smile and open arms. The team was extremely professional and courtios, safety was paramount through out. I would give them 10 out of five as they are an example to be followed and it...More

2  Thank taha h
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

We made a whale watching trip with them on August 16th. Anna was our guide and briefed us on the type of whales and dolphins which live and pass by the islands, but made it also clear that the trip was a nature experience and...More

1  Thank michaelboeren
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

We asked them if the tour was suitable for elder people. The answer was yes. Just outside the harbor the water of the full packed boat (30 people like sardines!) sucked all the people. The front of the boat was weak and made so much...More

Thank Reisinkoper
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