Whale watching in Ponta Delgada (Sao Miguel)
There are many parts of the world to watch whales do their thing but few stand out as Ponta Delgada.
In Portugal's Azores region, you will find the city of Ponta Delgada on the island of Sao Miguel.
Sao Miguel's Ponta Delgada is the regional capital of the nine islands in the Atlantic Ocean known as the Azores Archipelago. Sao Miguel is the largest island of the nine islands and Ponta Delgada town lies on the south coast of Sao Miguel which is located at about 1,300 kilometers west of Portugal's mainland.
Aside from fishing and agriculture which is widely practiced in the area, there is very little industrialization on the islands. While tourism is developing, visitors to the Azores will find themselves in a quiet environment with the natural and beautiful scenery.
Initially discovered in the 15th century by Portuguese navigators, the islands still retain old traditions and ways of life due to their remote location. While the towns themselves may be more developed, areas outside remain very traditional.
One popular activity that holds the interest of many people from all from different races of the earth is whale watching. Little are the things that are restful and fascinating to the eyes than whale watching which is why tourists and whiteheads spend their time catching a glimpse of these gentle giants flapping their fins while at the same time sprouting fountains of water in Ponta Delgada.
Whale watching is a seasonal attraction in Ponta Delgada, with many operators offering whale-watching cruises. A reputable whale watching tour boats remain a distance of at least 100 yards from the whales, so as not to disturb them, but the viewing experience is still an amazing one.
Since Winter is the perfect time to go on holidays in the Azores, the temperature is mild and perfect for walks to explore the astonishing natural scenery and also the ideal time of year to spot some of the many species of whale often seen just off the coast. Between the months of April and September, the blue whales, orcas are spotted and striped dolphins are there en masse. In the past, there were even sightings of northern bottlenose whales, which is extremely rare.
On this island, you'll be given the rare opportunity to observe more than 25 cetacean species in their natural habitat- one-third of all known species.
To see pilot whales, Atlantic spotted dolphins and striped dolphins, Summer months are the best time whereas the spring months are the time to see migrating baleen whales such as blue whales, fin whales, and sei whales.
Some highlights you are expected to experience when you go a whale watching tour is being led by a professional biologist and nature guide with detailed explanation on whatever question about the area or the animal you want.
Even though there are no guarantees you would sight one, but of all places to watch whales, Ponta Delgada is the most dependable.
What a phenomenal and memorable experience it would be to do Whale watching Ponta Delgada
Whale watching Ponta Delgada Tours in Ponta Delgada
MobyDick Tours - Whales & Dolphins Watching
Portas do Mar - Marina | Avenida Infante D. Henrique, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9240-113, Portugal
Phone: +351 919 942 831
Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL
Marina de Vila Franca do Campo, Loja 4 | Island of São Miguel, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680-909, Portugal
Phone: +351 913 453 030
Futurismo Azores Adventures
Portas Do Mar, Loja 26, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-771, Portugal
Phone: +351 296 628 522
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