By Breno Toste, 28, marine biologist
“The Azores Archipelago is known throughout the world as an extremely important area along the migration route of cetaceans. A third of the world’s whale and dolphin species passes by the islands. Whale watching is possible all year round on the island of Terceira. Holding binoculars, lookouts look for whales and dolphins and relay their position to the vessels they are working with. And when you spot one of these “sea giants” in their natural habitat you become… speechless! An experience you cannot miss when you visit the island of Terceira.”
First reason, the diverse marine life. Terceira’s waters are home to a wide variety of marine mammals, including several species of whales and dolphins. This makes it an ideal location for whale watching, with the chance to see a range of species in their natural habitat.
Second reason, you will be in the same boat as the local fisherman that knows that water like no one else. The whale watching tours in Terceira are led by experienced and knowledgeable guides who are passionate about marine life and will provide insight and information about the whales and their behavior.
Third reason, the views! In addition to see this magnificent mammal, whale watching tours in Terceira offer the opportunity to see breathtaking coastal scenery and seabirds, making it a truly unforgettable experience.
Afraid of going? Don’t let rough seas scare you away from a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching experience in Terceira. With safe and comfortable boats equipped with the latest safety features and captained by experienced professionals who understand the behavior of whales, you can rest assured that your safety will always be a top priority. Embark on this amazing adventure today!
Being island people, we have a tremendous respect from our Sea/ Ocean. Therefore, whale watching tours in Terceira are designed to be environmentally friendly and respect the wellbeing of the whales and other marine life, ensuring a responsible and sustainable experience for both the animals and the visitors.