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We are a team of Researchers, Field Biologists from the Univ. of Lisbon and the Azores and local Nature Guides, working on land and marine environments for more than 10 years. We found a way to stay close to wildlife, and improve tourism...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Largo Doutor Manuel de Arriaga | Horta Harbour, Horta, Faial Island 9900-026, Portugal
+351 968 327 633
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Naturalist offers nature and cultural tours and they match really well science and tourism. They are a university startup and they work in partnership with MARE (Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, University of Lisbon) and other university programmes. I did two tours with Naturalist. One...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank diogo_cochat
Reviewed 23 November 2018

We've been lucky enough to go on several whale-watching trips all over the world, and this was the best of all. First of all, being on a zodiac is way more fun that on a larger boat, and gives you a more personalized experience. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TravellerNotTourist
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This was not our first whale watching tour but was definitely the best. Naturalist has the best staff ever: hanging out with marine biologists makes the experience more interesting and unforgettable. Hope to visit you next year! :) *

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank franciscapmeneses
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We loved the morning with Naturalist. It´s the best whale watching tour you can get, as not only you get to see these amazing animals but also learn a lot with the professional researchers that guide the tour. Naturalist is one of the best examples...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Antonio C
Reviewed 10 October 2018

My boyfriend and I were traveling to the Azores and wanted to see as much as possible while we were in Faial. Our top priority was to schedule a whale watching tour since we had heard this was one of the best islands for whale...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Kelsey L
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Me and my group went whale watching with this amazing company, and it was totally worth it!!! They are researchers for the university (Algarve and Azores) and the outings are used not only to entertain, but also to collect samples for their research. They explain...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ana M
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

I did two tours with the Naturalist and they where both amazing. Swimming with the dolphins was an experience that I will recommend to everybody. They help you every time to reach them and get the best pictures. The whale watching was also fantastic. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Emilio S
Reviewed 10 September 2018

My experience with Naturalist was amazing. I made several activities with them and the team is excellent both on land and in the sea! Very professional and helpful for booking the different activities and on the field. With the whale watching, they give us some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Eve_Otj
Reviewed 8 September 2018

It was amazing to go out with Gisela and José researchers from Naturalist! I did 2 ocean trips and 1 night walk. During the ocean trips we saw sperm whales, spotted dolphins and hammerhead sharks, all with a lot of information explained about the species...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank José Ricardo P
Reviewed 28 August 2018

These highly knowledgable guides let us not only find the animals to see them in their natural habitat, but they also taught us about their behaviour and characteristics. Also their team of whale spotters are doing an incredible job to find them. There is a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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14 March 2018|
Response from JoseNunoGP | Property representative |
Hi! Thank you for your question! Yes, Azores Naturalist provides waterproof clothing for boat tours in Faial and Pico – jackets and trousers. Going on a zodiac is like going on a convertible car, even if in land is warm, we... More
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