Stop, listen and look. Welcome to a unique ecosystem, where whales and dolphins cross the Atlantic.
It’s in the Azores that wild life happens naturally.
Let yourself be lulled by whale songs and take a break as the birds turn in.
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5 PLACES FOR WILDLIFE WATCHING
Be inspired by what the Azores have to offer.
In Ponta Delgada and Vila Franca do Campo, there are various operators specialising in whale watching throughout the year. Pick up your camera and start your next adventure.
Lajes do Pico
One of the places with the best visibility on the island. The depth of the sea bed to the south of Pico allows the animals to come quite close to the shore.
A place where thousands of bird species are likely to be spotted, thanks to its westerly location and the wide variety of habitats.
On the great cetacean route, Terceira is one of the best places from which to catch sight of these mammals. They can be seen all year round.
The blue whale can be seen here, practically all year round, just a few miles off the coast. If you’re visiting Faial for the first time, take to the sea for a thrilling experience.