Azorean Whalers Heritage Tour [Oct-Jun]
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: São Miguel, Azores Islands
The tour starts with a short briefing and presentation about the local Whaling culture, then visit the authentic 1945 whaleboat “Senhora de Fátima”, the single fully operational and sea-worthy evidence of the era in São Miguel.
Take a van tour to the whaler lookout “Vigia da Furada”, and learn the ancient 1830 whale spotting techniques which helped evolve Azorean Whale Watching to one of the world’s best. Experience how searching for whales has always been yourself using specialised long-range binoculars in the lookout role!
Visit Ponta Garça’s 1957 Lighthouse, for a lighthouse keeper guided tour with interesting facts about the building, its importance for maritime activities and sea men, and to appreciate the beautiful island and ocean views.
Then it is time to head back to the Marina for check-out.
Know before you go:
Eat light, your personal water supply, sunscreen and chap-stick for the Sun, and warm clothing since temperatures may vary. Light food is permitted, and a Camera is essential, specially for photography lovers - protect any personal equipment!
NOT FOR anyone in wheelchair, in delicate health conditions, or under the age of 4.
Local Whaling Culture Briefing.
Guided Van Tour (air-conditioned)
Whaler Lookout Tour & Role-play
Does not include:
Hotel Pickup and Drop-off (available separately)
Personal Water supply