Whale Watching & Bird Spotting
Go on this full day Whale Watch adventure. In the morning you will spot the majestic mammals and playful dolphins in the wild. We guarantee sighting!
In the afternoon you will explore a volcano that created Ilha das Cabras, two steep islets. This unique ecosystem is not only a protected bird area but also home of the Eagle Stingray.
This excursion is fairly easy but might be the natural highlight of your trip to the Azores.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Group Size Medium Group
Whale and Dolphin Watching
On our Whale & Dolphin Watching we use the same traditional methods to find whales and dolphins as it was used on the past for Whaling, since the XIX Century. This practice involves the use of a lookout (Vigia), a person who searches for whales and dolphins from a high point on land with a long-range binoculars and passes this information to our vessels by radio.
Then, we combine this ancient knowledge with our expertise on finding them from the boat and keeping them close in a safe and non-threatening way according to the Azorean conduct code to approaching cetaceans, aiming for a responsible Whale Watching.
Bird Spotting in the Cabras Islets
SPECIAL PROTECTION AREA
Due to the presence of protected seabirds like the Cory’s Shearwater, Common Tern and Roseate Tern, included on the Annex I of the Habitats Directive, Cabras Islet was classified as a Special Protection Area as well as their inclusion in the list of Important Bird Areas of the Azores, published by Birdlife International.
THE STINGRAY CAVE
The Stingray Cave is a natural volcanic structure being part of the Cabras Islet, located on the north coast of the west islet and only accessible by boat, although is limited by the type of boat or sea conditions for the day. On summer season, occasionally we observe inside this cave the Eagle Stingray what originated its name.
Adult € 70,-
Adult € 65,- for groups (4+ people)
Children € 40,- (under 10 years old)
Kids € FREE ( under 5 years old)
Activity performed by OceanEmotion Azores Whale Watching, Licence nº 19/2009
OceanEmotion has a sighting guarantee, meaning we guarantee to sight one marine mammal species listed for the Azores. However, we cannot predict if it will be only whales, only dolphins or both on a single tour. In case of any species of marine mammals are not sighted during the tour, our customers will benefit of another free tour. If the customer is not available to take another tour within seven days, we will refund the ticket price.
Briefing and training
Before we enter the see you will be briefed about the wildlife you might encounter. We will teach you about the different species and how to recognize them. Also we inform you about the current whale watch techniques, the relation to the Terceirian history of whaling and how be responsible and respectful in the natural territory of this animals.
We recommend you to wear comfortable clothing & shoes. The conditions on the ocean can be different then the conditions on land. Make sure to have an extra sweater and bring a wind / rain jacket
Always bring plenty of water with you and remember to wear sunscreen.