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Picos de Aventura

#2 of 7 Nature & Parks in Ponta Delgada Features Animals
Avenida Doutor Joao Bosco Mota Amaral | Marina Pero de Teive, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-771, Portugal
+351296283288
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US$85.19*
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Swim with Dolphins in the Azores
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US$62.47*
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Half-Day Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour
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US$79.51*
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Canoeing and Mountain Biking in Furnas from Ponta Delgada
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Be very welcome to our website. Here you will learn more about our company. Created in 2003, Picos de Aventura is a company of Touristic Entertainment that allows you to enjoy the best that the Azores have to offer. Its activities, in sea and in land, give you the opportunity to know all the corners of Sao Miguel's island, getting you into a constant interaction with nature and all that she represents, as well as local cultural and gastronomic characteristics.
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  • Average5%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Avenida Doutor Joao Bosco Mota Amaral | Marina Pero de Teive, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-771, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The trip itself was excellent. We saw right whales and a humpback whale and dolphins. The humpback sighting felt magical. We made advanced reservations, and somehow they got lost. It was quite frustrating, as it wasted time and energy trying to resolve the issue.

Thank Darlyne J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as family on a three hour dolphin and whale watching tour with Picos de Aventura. Already when booking on the phone we met a very friendly and helpful member of staff. The option of going on a smaller boat was offered but becauses...More

Thank Tete47_70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to book from the kiosk, friendly and knowledgeable staff. 4 hour boat ride which was quite cold in the morning breeze so would recommend you bring a wind breaker jacket. Lucky to see several pods of dolphins and four fin whales.

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

While companies cannot be expected to predict the weather, they must be able to keep track of conditions and how passengers react. We went out on a zodiac in questionable weather...5 of the 20 or so passengers were very sick...impossible for them or others to...More

Thank Sally D
PicosAventura, Gestor at Picos de Aventura, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Dear Sally, We are really sorry to hear that you had a bad experience during one of our whale watching tours. In reality the ocean conditions were determinant on this day, as well as the animals behavior. As you probably remember, the whales on this...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

I have never posted a negative review on TripAdvisor, but today's outing leaves me no choice. We paid 55 euros apiece for a cold, soaked-to-your-underwear wet, bouncy (to put it mildly), and ultimately unproductive morning. We had a few (no more than 3) split second...More

Thank Kristen M
PicosAventura, Gestor at Picos de Aventura, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Dear Kristen, We are really sorry to hear that you had a bad experience during one of our whale watching tours. In reality the ocean conditions were determinant on this day, as well as the animals behavior. As you probably remember, the whales on this...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Picked up by my local guide , Hugo, the morning at my hotel. Little did I know that I was the only one who signed up for the activity that day. So glad it was not cancelled because of that. While driving to the Furnas,...More

Thank gohikers1
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Disappointing whale watching experience - guide didn't prepare us for for rough water. Wish I hadn't taken this tour.... More information up front would have been helpful. I felt herded - moooooooo!

Thank 2016msm
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Excellent morning of adventure for myself (43) and my two teenager daughters (14 and 15). Always felt safe and entertained as we ventured down the canyon at Ribeira dos Caldeirões. Thiago and Gonsalvo were engaged and provided a great sense of support while not pushing...More

Thank jdrspam
Reviewed 23 April 2017

After arriving to Ponta Delgada, I booked our half day whale watching on Picos De Aventura's website for the following day's morning trip. I received an automatic email (Portugese), with the details of my booking. We left the hotel in the morning right after their...More

Thank Westar o
Reviewed 18 April 2017

we had full day tour with Hugo- amazing guide! we started with biking around the lake , saw the thermal activity, the best view points, the village, had typical good meal in the best restaurant in town, had a guided walking tour in the gardens...More

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