2 independent reviews for Azores family adventure vacation, whales and dolphins

Reviews for Azores family adventure vacation, whales and dolphins

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review 23 Apr 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The boat trips were really good and we got lucky and saw Sperm whales on our third and final outing.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

The weather is pretty variable - you are in the middle of the Atlantic so the waves and wind can mean whale watching is not possible - so expect resident dolphins but whales only as a bonus in calm conditions. The island is really relaxed and food and drink very reasonable, with some great restaurants.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

There were marine biologists on all the boats whose research is supported by the company.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

A great family vacation with lots of activities without having to spend lots of time traveling around. Not the ultimate in whale watching on our trip, but overall a lovely place to be.

Read the operator's response here:

Thanks for your great review James and so sorry your sightings were not the best they can be! The migrating Fin whales, Blue whales and Humpbacks arrived later than usual this year so sadly you were unlucky with sightings of the Ocean Giants. However, great you had good sightings of other large species that are resident.

review 6 Jun 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The whale and dolphin watching trips - the full day marine biologist trip on the RIB was the best of all of the trips.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

The trips on the RIB boats were much better than on the catamaran as the boat is much smaller and closer to the water so you get closer to the animals.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was fantastic - a brilliant family vacation with two children (6 and 9)

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