We're coming in early May. Would you recommend a catamaran trip (we've got a toddler)? Is the risk of getting sea-sick lower on a Zodiac or a catamaran? Also, have we got a fair chance of seeing a real whale at this time of year? My eldest is very keen on whales, but we have seen only common dolphins, porpoises and long-finned pilot whales so far. And we're coming on purpose to get a glimpse of a proper whale!
Thank you for your interest.
The best time to see whales here in the Azores is from March to June since the baleen whales are passing by during that period of time. We do have our resident species that can be seen during the rest of the year: sperm whales, common dolphins, Risso's dolphins, bottlenose dolphins.
During the first month of 2018 we already encountered 7 different whale and dolphin species! You can check this at our blog - azoreswhales.blogspot.pt
And you can experience a whale and dolphin tour with children of any age. For this cases we do recommend the catamaran, a more comfortable boat for them. We wait for you in May! 😊