If the sea and the activities it offers are your passion, it's time to discover this Atlantic paradise. Almost all sea-related activities you can imagine are possible in the deep and crystal-clear waters of the Azores Archipelago.
One of the most popular activities is dolphin and whale watching, which offers the possibility of seeing more than two dozen species of cetaceans that inhabit the seas of the Azores throughout the year. There are several companies made up of skippers, biologists and sentinels exploring this activity and many starting points on several islands, which serve as a base for anyone wanting to contact with these impressive mammals. It’s not by chance that European Best Destinations considered the Azores an authentic sanctuary for whales and dolphins, distinguishing them as Best European Destination for Whales and Dolphin Watching.
But if a boat trip along the coast, stopping for a wonderful meal, a good fishing trip or a cocktail at sunset are more of your preference, have a look at the several existing offers.
For the more adventurous, water sports such as diving, surfing, bodyboarding, windsurfing, or stand-up paddle are also widely practiced on these islands and are also available on specialized companies.
Surf lovers, above all, have come to the Azores for its mild climate throughout the year and for the various quality spots for this sport. The Azores are a unique natural destination for surf lovers and for holding one of the most important championships on the WQS world circuit, which has been held annually in Ribeira Grande, São Miguel Island. For surfers who appreciate truly magical places with incomparable tranquility, we suggest visiting Fajã do Santo Cristo, on the island of São Jorge, sought after by surfers from all over the world and considered a surf sanctuary for the unique characteristics of its wave.
If you are planning to travel to the Azores and want to practice your favorite nautical sport, you will be pleased to know that SATA Azores Airlines offers special conditions for the transport of sports equipment. Learn more here.
Visit the official Tourism of the Azores website at www.visitazores.com.