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Picos de Aventura

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Address: Avenida Doutor Joao Bosco Mota Amaral | Marina Pero de Teive, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-771, Portugal
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+351296283288
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08:00 - 18:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Be very welcome to our website. Here you will learn more about our...

Be very welcome to our website. Here you will learn more about our company.

Created in 2003, Picos de Aventura is a company of Touristic Entertainment that allows you to enjoy the best that the Azores have to offer.

Its activities, in sea and in land, give you the opportunity to know all the corners of Sao Miguel's island, getting you into a constant interaction with nature and all that she represents, as well as local cultural and gastronomic characteristics.

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USD 60.74*
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Half-Day Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour
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USD 77.30*
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Canoeing and Mountain Biking in Furnas from Ponta Delgada
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USD 82.82*
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Swim with Dolphins in the Azores

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While I was here for the scuba diving with Best Spot, the communication between the two companies brilliantly allowed me to squeeze in more activities than I thought I would be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
libbylou2017
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While I was here for the scuba diving with Best Spot, the communication between the two companies brilliantly allowed me to squeeze in more activities than I thought I would be able to do. Excellent help from Margarida in the kiosk also. Canyoning was great fun and the guides were brilliant, whale watching was bumpy, but we did manage to... More 

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Thank libbylou2017
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The employee of the box office along the street was really kind and helpful. Unfortunately this was not the case for the other employees taking us on the tour. We felt like we were only cash cows, no information about the animals and their behavior. There was also no final summary or send off at the end of the tour.... More 

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Thank Joachim B
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My daughter wanted badly to see whales and dolphins in the wild so we took her on this beautiful and exciting tour/ expedition. We were not lucky enough to see whales but we saw a reasonable number of dolphins that made my daughters day. Service beside very professional were also very much safety oriented crew. Great job and great boat... More 

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Thank Luis L
PicosAventura, Gestor at Picos de Aventura, responded to this review

Hello, Luís. Thank you for the feedback, we are glad you and your daughter had fun. Hope to see you soon, maybe to see the whales or try other activities ;) More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Two of us did the canyoning trip with Picos de Aventura. It was amazing, our guides had fantastic English and were super knowledgable and funny!! They tried to make it the best trip possible considering it was in the offseason! I would recommend our Guide leader Tiago for anyone looking for this trip! If you are a little Adventurous and... More 

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1 Thank Kaitlin C
PicosAventura, Gestor at Picos de Aventura, responded to this review

Hi Kaitlin! Thank you for the Kind words and we are very glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again at the Azores :) More 

New York City, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Picos de Aventura (PdA) was responsive to my pre-travel questions via email, allowing me to my quick decision. I chose the full-day whale watching + Ilhéu de Vila Franca de Campo package. PdA's standard policy is a deposit via wire transfer. I could not facilitate that before my travel so they made an exception allowing me to pre-reserve if I... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We went out on a small boat and had a great trip! Our guides were informative and friendly. Would definitely use this company to go watch the whales again!

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Thank PTTraveler89
PdAventura, Guest Relations Manager at Picos de Aventura, responded to this review

Hello from the Azores, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with Picos de Aventura. It was a pleasure having you with us. Please follow us on our social media and keep up-to- date with all the wonderful things happening in the Azores. We hope to see you again... More 

Toronto, Ontario
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Even though the waters were rough, the team was fantastic and being in the wild element of the dolphins were such a great experience. Very much authentic, no cages or fences. Gave a thorough briefing before boarding the boat. I do recommend more experienced swimmers for this. Im not a strong swimmer so it was challenging but I never felt... More 

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Thank Fionaxo
PdAventura, Guest Relations Manager at Picos de Aventura, responded to this review

Hello from the Azores, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with Picos de Aventura. It was a pleasure having you with us. Please follow us on our social media and keep up-to- date with all the wonderful things happening in the Azores. We hope to see you again... More 

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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Picos is a great little outfit, nice boats and equipments and they have a knack for finding these dolphins (resident) and we also saw Sperm Whales, which is rare. Decent location and everything - but you need to go to Azores in July-August to make sure the weather is right. Take the SEMI RIGID boat, it is more fun and... More 

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Thank flamingyak
PdAventura, Gerente de relações com clientes at Picos de Aventura, responded to this review

Hello from the Azores, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with Picos de Aventura. It was a pleasure having you with us. Please follow us on our social media and keep up-to- date with all the wonderful things happening in the Azores. We hope to see you again... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

So happy we were able to arrange a tour with Picos. The morning we went they had to cancel the tour because of weather conditions, so we were nervous about fitting this into our trip. They added us to the afternoon tour and I'm glad they did. This was such a great experience. The boat ride out was better than... More 

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Thank Jeanette G
PdAventura, Gerente de relações com clientes at Picos de Aventura, responded to this review

Hello from the Azores, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with Picos de Aventura. It was a pleasure having you with us. Please follow us on our social media and keep up-to- date with all the wonderful things happening in the Azores. We hope to see you again... More 

New York
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went on the half day whale watching and half day canyoning tour. Both were fun and highly recommended. The highlight of whale watching was definitely the dolphins. While we managed to catch some whale action, it was limited. Instead, we saw plenty of dolphins and it was amazing! I had chosen the semi rigid boat, which allowed us to... More 

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PdAventura, Gerente de relações com clientes at Picos de Aventura, responded to this review

Hello from the Azores, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with Picos de Aventura. It was a pleasure having you with us. Please follow us on our social media and keep up-to- date with all the wonderful things happening in the Azores. We hope to see you again... More 

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