Marina at Vila Franca do Campo, south coast Sao Miguel

Marina at Vila Franca do Campo, south coast Sao Miguel, Azores Virtual Tour.

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photograph of Marina at Vila Franca do Campo, south coast Sao MiguelMarina at Vila Franca do Campo, south coast Sao Miguel, Azores.

From the marina here, you can go whale and dolphin watching (though you should book 2 or 3 days in advance) or catch the little fishing boat to the island of Ilheu Vila Franca do Campo (just turn up for this).

This ten minute boat trip cost us 3 euros return (summer 2008) and was well worth it. It sails out to the little island, which used to be a volcano, on a perpetual round trip in summer.

On the island, you can swim in the huge, sea-filled volcanic crater, which now acts as a giant swimming pool: a fantastic experience to tell the folks back home! I went on a whale watching trip too. It cost 50euros (summer 2008) and we were out for nearly 3 hours. Sadly we didn't see any whales, but we saw plenty of dolphins (Atlantic Spotted Dolphin and Common Dolphin), which was a treat. And actually, racing along in a boat, on a fairly choppy sea was pretty exciting too!

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Map of Azores showing the location of Marina at Vila Franca do Campo, south coast Sao Miguel at Latitude 37.71603 / Longitude -25.42888.
We have visited Azores on a number of occasions to produce this tour, this page was created on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:53:24 +0100.

 

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