Whale watching Sao Miguel island
One of the must things to do during your holidays in the Azores is whale watching in Sao Miguel. There are 24 species of dolphins and whales that you can see around the islands of the Azores. If you want to go whale watching, you can book a whale watching tour at all the islands of the Azores. We went with Moby Dick on Sao Miguel island and it was a beautiful experience!
Of course it depends on the season if you are lucky enough to see whales. The best time to spot whales is around spring and summer (April, May, June and July). Four species swim in the waters around the Azores all year long. The common-dolphin, the bottlenose dolphin, the Riso’s dolphin and the sperm whale. Orcas, humpbacks, Fin whale and the Blue whale can also be seen here, but the chances are very small and you need to visit in April, May to have the biggest chance. Read everything about whale watching in the Azores in this blog post.
Getting there: Go to the pier with your own transport where you will board the boat for the whale watching experience.
Best time for photos: The morning light will give a subtile and soft glow to your photos. Also the morning might be the best option to spot whales because they are active in search of food.
Price: Between $35 en $55 depending on the company you book with.
Photo tip: It is very important to shoot with a fast shutter speed. The whales and dolphins may move pretty quick, and you don’t want blurry pictures right? Also a telelens will be your best friend during this activity as the whales or dolphins might be a bit far away.