São Miguel – Azores Whale Watching Expedition and Islet Boat Tour

Take a whale watching boat trip guided by experts and tour the Princess Ring Islet of Vila Franca de Campo to get up close with the wildlife.


  • The chance to see cetaceans in the wild
  • Learn about wildlife native to the area
  • See Vila Franca do Campo from the water


This 2.5-hour excursion begins with an introduction to cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and other marine species, their natural habitat, communication, migration and behavioural patterns.

After the briefing, board the designated boat and head out to sea. The boat will approach the whales slowly and carefully as the naturalist guides and marine biologists onboard provide commentary.

The boat trip also includes a tour around the Princess Ring Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, for an up-close look at the volcano and resident wildlife.

Light food is permitted on board, and a camera is essential to capture the wildlife you spot on the tour.

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