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Established in 1996 by a local family, Aqua Acores offers visitors a rare glimpse into the world of enigmatic cetaceans and the abundance of marine wildlife living in the Azorean waters. Aqua Acores continues as a family business and strives to...more
Rua Manuel Paulino de Azevedo e Castro 9, Lajes do Pico, Pico 9930-149, Portugal
+351 917 569 453
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

I visited Pico at the beginning of June 2018. I was solicited at the airport with a 20% coupon to use their services. I booked myself the following morning on the 9:30 am tour. Showed up for the 3 hrs tour. 2 hrs into the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank ajpalmer91
Reviewed 18 July 2018

While staying on Pico, my husband I went on the 9:00am whale watching tour out of Lages. We were on the Oceanos inflatable, that only had nine of us aboard. We were only out of the marina maybe 10mins, when we came across a pod...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Morag V
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our first whale watching at Azores near pico island but we bought the tickets in BelaVista because they have a partnership with aquaacores and they were very helpful!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nuno B
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

I would have given a worst rating if it weren’t for the knowledge and that they truly drove us to the whales but they didn’t position the boat properly I felt cheated out of the experience. I hope they make the effort for ir is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Susana F
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

On the spur of the moment, we booked a whale watching trip with this group. Sara, our guide, did a great job explaining everything to us. The company has spotters on land to guide the boats and we saw two different kinds of whales as...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Homesliceva
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We went on a boat trip with Aqua Acores last week. The trip had been cancelled the day before because of the bad weather, so at first we were really pleased that the boat left the harbour that day. Looking back now, it would have...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HildeV558
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We were very well welcomed, everyone was really nice and most of all very professional. Plus we were lucky to see 6 different species. It definitely was a good day. Highly recommendable.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Marlene M
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We were very lucky: the sea was calm, the weather was good but not too clear (full sun would have been tough!), and we were able to see 5 whales, two manta rays and many dolphins of several different species. Our guide was Marcio, a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Chi-Psgl
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Obviously this type of trip is very dependant on firstly the weather & secondly how many animals are encountered. The staff in both the office & on the boat the 'Moby Dick' were all very friendly & helpful. We were supplied with rain jackets &...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank francophile5310
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

What can I say 😎😊 I was welcomed with a big smile and open arms. The team was extremely professional and courtios, safety was paramount through out. I would give them 10 out of five as they are an example to be followed and it...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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