Prices 2017

Dive into our site and find out about: the whales and dolphins of the Azores

THE ITINERARIES

Tours operate from March to October and are of either 5 or 9 nights duration. No two tours have the same itinerary since we go where the whales and dolphins are! No two days are the same. And sometimes we are restricted by the weather. We try to visit different areas around the coasts of the islands during the tour and would expect 3 to 6 full days whale watching and 1 to 2 shore days, depending on the tour. We leave port at 09:00 each morning and get back around 4pm each day, so you will have a chance to explore on land before and after dinner, as well as on shore days.

DATES & PRICES 2017 

Date Cost (€) Duration in nights Tour Type
WE 15 – FR 24 MAR €1,695 (special offer)  9  BALEEN WHALE BONANZA
FR 26 MAR – SU 4 APR €1,850  9 Whale and Dolphin Tour
MO 6 – WE 15 APR €1,850  9  Whale and Dolphin Tour
FR 17 – SU 26 APR €1,850  9 BALEEN WHALE BONANZA
TH 27 APR – SA 6 MAY Fully Booked  9 BALEEN WHALE BONANZA
SU 7 – SU 14 MAY Reserved  7  Whale and Dolphin Tour
Su 14 – SU 21 MAY Reserved  7  Whale and Dolphin Tour
SU 21 – TU 30 MAY €1,850  9  Whale and Dolphin Tour
WE 31 – FR 9 JUNE €1,850  9  Whale and Dolphin Tour
SU 11 – TU 20 JUNE €1,850  9  Whale and Dolphin Tour
WE 5 – FR 14 JULY €1,995  9  Whale and Dolphin Tour
WE 16 – FR 25 AUG €1,995  9  Whale and Dolphin Tour
FR 8 – SU 17 SEPT €1,850  9  Whale and Dolphin Tour
WE 20 – FR 29 SEPT €1,850  9  Whale and Dolphin Tour
Date Cost (€) 5 Night Short Break Tours Tour Type
SU21 – FR 26 MAY €1,025   5    Whale and Dolphin Tour 
TH 25 – TU 30 MAY €1,025  5   Whale and Dolphin Tour 
WE 31 MAY– MO 5 JUNE €1,025  5  Whale and Dolphin Tour
SU 4 – FR 9 JUNE €1,025  5   Whale and Dolphin Tour 
SU 11 – FR 16 JUNE €1,025  5   Whale and Dolphin Tour 
TH 15 – TU 20 JUNE €1,095  5  Whale and Dolphin Tour
WE 5 – MO 10 JULY €1,095  5  Whale and Dolphin Tour
SU 9 – FR 14 JULY €1,095  5  Whale and Dolphin Tour
WE 16 – MO 21 AUG  €1,095   5  Whale and Dolphin Tour
SU 20 – FR 25 AUG  €1,095  5  Whale and Dolphin Tour
 FR 8 – WE 13 SEPT  €1,025  5  Whale and Dolphin Tour
 TU 12 – SU 17 SEPT   €1,025   5  Whale and Dolphin Tour

If you will just be in Horta for a few days, give us a call or send us an email.
We offer day trips from 9am until around 4pm. Price - €100 per person or €190 for 2.

Full details of our holidays are given in our brochure (please email us for a copy) but above prices include en-suite accommodation for the tour, six days whale and dolphin watching (and 2 shore days to explore the islands), all meals from dinner on day one to breakfast on day ten (excluding 2 evening meals and 2 lunches on shore days), tea and coffee, Horta airport transfers, slide show, local whale watch taxes and Lisa's services as tour guide. On Short Break Tours we include 3 days whale and dolphin watching (and one shore day) and all meals except 1 evening meal and shore day lunch.

Flights are not included in the tour price or things of a personal nature such as sightseeing on the islands, souvenirs, personal laundry, gratuities and canned and bottled drinks. As a guide, return flights from UK are generally between £290 and £370 pp including taxes. As soon as you have reserved a space with us, you should contact Tap Air Portugal to book these (+351 296209720 or at www.sata.pt ). We are based at Horta and the airport code is HOR. As well as return flights from the UK with TAP via Lisbon, it is also now possible to book the UK to Lisbon section with Easy Jet (www.easyjet.com - Luton, Gatwick, Liverpool and Bristol) or BMI Baby ( www.bmibaby.com - Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester), and then use TAP from Lisbon to Horta, which will save some money. Make sure you allow time for the transfer in Lisbon. Occasionally an overnight stop is needed in Lisbon but most tours have same day flights connections.

If you would like us to try and match you with another guest to share a room, again please tick the relevant choice on the tour booking form. We will have to charge you the supplement if this is not possible but in most cases we are able to find someone for you to share with. The deposit is £150 pp and can be made by bank transfer or VISA. We can email you our bank details if you would prefer to do an online bank transfer. Your tour balance is due 70 days before departure. Your booking will be confirmed within 21 days of receipt of your deposit.

During 9 night tours we average 6-7 species (4-6 on the Short Break Tours) of whale and dolphin, including sperm whales and several species of dolphin. Air temperatures range from 17-26C during the season with mainly sunshine but occasional rainy days should be expected throughout the summer. We are at sea for around 7 hrs each sea day. It is a condition of travel with us that all clients must have insurance that covers them for personal accident and death (the latter to an equivalent of £15,000 UKP/ 20,000€), repatriation and health expenses.
Other cover such as loss of bags, cancellation, delays, missed connection etc. is strongly recommended. 

 

BOOKING A TOUR

The process is very easy. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check availability with your chosen tour dates and number of people.
Once we have answered and sent you a booking form, please confirm you want space(s) held and then you can go ahead and book your flights. 
Please then return the booking form (either by email or post) together with your deposit (bank transfer or VISA) of €150 pp and we will confirm the holiday and send you our extensive pre departure information booklet.
The balance cost of your tour is due 70 days before you join us.

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