Go whale and dolphin watching off the coast of Portugal’s Pico Island. We may see blue whales, fin whales, and sei whales, among many other species!
A DAY AT PICO
- Adult 13+ years
- Children 6-12 years
Immerse yourself in Pico Island
Discover the island’s beauty, history, culture and gastronomy in a comfortable way.
We will start our tour along the North Coast with stops in Cachorro and Lajido – ancient wine production places. There, we will find typical adegas (wine cellars) and other places associated with the golden wine age. A tasting of the local wine is included.
From here we continue in the direction of São Roque where we get to know one of the many natural pools that are also very appreciated by the local community.
Crossing the high plateau to the South Coast, we can enjoy excellent views of the ocean and the neighbor island São Jorge. Once at the top, we will visit Lagoa do Capitão, one of the most beautiful lakes in Pico. It is part of the protected landscape area of “zona central” and also a good place to observe resident and migratory birds as well as the native vegetation.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we will discover the traditional village of Lajes do Pico. It is not only the first settlement of the island, but also the Azorean whaling capital. Besides wine, whaling played a big role in the History of the Azores. Lajes is a picturesque little village. Enjoy a walk through the narrow streets and a guided visit of the whalers’ museum.
Before returning back to Madalena along the South Coast, we will stop in the vineyards of Criação Velha, the most emblematic place to understand why Pico’s vineyard landscape was classified UNESCO Heritage in 2004.
This tour has it all: interesting facts about whales, wine, beautiful landscapes, local culture and traditions. It will give you a global overview of Pico island.
- Pick-up & drop-off in Madalena. Pick-up in other areas can increase the price and is to be confirmed with our services.
- Wine tasting
- Lunch at a local restaurant
- Museum entrance in Lajes do Pico
- Insurance (personal accident & liability)
The tour includes lunch at a local restaurant. If you have any food restrictions, please inform us at least 48h before the tour.
- comfortable clothes
- waterproof jacket
- hat, sunscreen
- water and snacks
This is an extra service that needs confirmation. If you include it in your reservation, we will contact you within a maximum period of 24 hours.
Below we present the price list per person for pick-up and drop-off by zone of the island (and respective parishes covered):
• Zone 1 (Madalena) – Free
• Zone 2 (Flags, Candelária, Criação Velha, São Caetano, São Mateus, Santa Luzia, Santo António and São Roque do Pico) – 10 €
• Zone 3 (Lajes do Pico, São João, Prainha and Santo Amaro) – 20 €
• Zone 4 (Calheta de Nesquim, Piedade, Ribeiras, Ribeirinha) – 30 €
Select the area where you want us to make the pickup and tell us the exact address on the final page of your reservation.