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Dolphin and Whale Watching

October 26, 2010
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Name: Dolphin and Whale Watching

Location: Angra Marina and Praia Marina

English Speaking Staff: Yes, some companies

The Azores offer many species of marine life and many opportunities by boat for whale and dolphin watching.  This is a seasonal activity, with the summer months being ideal because there is a better chance for smooth water and no rain.  Many companies are available.  The photos featured here were taken on a trip using Graturmar, which was fantastic and the boat driver was excellent on a return trip in rough weather.  Prices vary, and children are usually cheaper.  These are small speed boats and can get close up to most species.  The companies work hard to reduce the impact on the wild animals.  if you have ever wanted to go dolphin and whale watching, do it while you are in the Azores.  Many of these companies also run inter-island trips.

Company Name and Contact Info (subject to change, collected from 2010 posted information):

Acorpraia: 295 700 216, www.acorpraia.com.sapo.pt, acorpria@hotmail.com, 4 hrs, 350 euro/trip, Praia Marina

Aguitur: 913 841 289, www.aguiaturazores.com, geral@aguiaturazores.com, 2 hrs, 45 euro/person, Angra Marina

Graturmar: 295 213 279, www.graturmar.com, graturmar@gmail.com, 2 hrs, 45 euro/person, Angra Marina, max 12 people

Lima Praia: 295 542 482, carlos.lima@lajes.af.mil, 3 hrs, 50 euro/person, Praia Marina

Marsol: 969 212 218, www.marsolter.com, marsolter@sapo.pt, 2.5 hrs, 50 euro/person, Angra Marina, min 6 people

Mar Vela e Sol: 962 926 494, diocleciano.silva@sapo.pt, 3 hrs, 40 euro/person, Praia Marina

Ocean Emotion: 962 973 736, passeiobrigatorio@gmail.com, 2.5 hrs, 40 euro/person, Angra Marina, min 8 people

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 27, 2010 3:48 pm

    ahhh i love dolphins. They are my favorite animal!!!! Have you ever watched the documentary The Cove? it’ll make you sad, mad, and wanting to help all wrapped into one.

  2. November 1, 2010 4:58 pm

    SERIOUSLY???? I think I need a beach vacation right around FEBRUARY!

    Would you be around for Presidents Weekend???

  3. November 1, 2010 4:59 pm

    Also….I am seriously considering doing a 4 night cooking school in Italy for my Birthday, in April. If you would like to come with and be my blogging partner, join up and email me

  4. November 2, 2010 6:34 pm

    So. incredibly. JEALOUS! This is #1 in my list of “want to do this before I die” — I love whales!! What great pictures, too 🙂

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