Our whale and dolphin watching holiday on Pico is based at the Hotel Whale’come ao Pico in Lajes right next door to the whale watching office. Five half days are spent whale watching leaving you time to explore Pico’s rugged scenery. Also included is a visit to the Lajes whaling museum and dinner on the last night (if starting the trip on a Saturday). During your free time it is possible to hire bikes or take trips to the cheese and wine factories or if you’re feeling really energetic, why not climb Mt Pico.

Your boat – Rigid Hull Inflatable (RIB – 8/12 seater). On RIBs you usually sit astride a seat which runs down the middle of the boat (your bottom on the seat and feet on the deck).

Don’t forget, if you would like more or less trips added to your whale and dolphin watching holiday, or would like to stay on Faial as well as Pico, just let us know.

Please note: To maximise the safety of visitors, our boats do not go out in adverse conditions, so days and times of outings will naturally be dependent on prevailing weather conditions.


Fly London to Pico via Lisbon. Transfer to your accommodation in Lajes (45mins). Welcome drink and briefing. Overnight at Hotel Whale'come ao Pico for 7 nights.
3 hour whale and dolphin watching trip.
3 hour whale and dolphin watching trip.
3 hour whale and dolphin watching trip.
3 hour whale and dolphin watching trip.
3 hour whale and dolphin watching trip.
Free day to explore the island. Evening meal of 'caldo de peixe' included if trip is Saturday to Saturday.
Transfer from hotel to airport for flight to London.

From £1145 per person

We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.

INCLUDED : Accommodation on B&B sharing basis, airport and ferry transfers, welcome drink and briefing, 5 x 3 hour whale and dolphin watching trips, visit to Lajes whale museum, dinner on your last night (if Saturday-Saturday), flights and airport taxes (guide price only), pre-departure information booklet. EXCLUDED : Meals (other than breakfast), excursions on free days, travel insurance. Flexible departures: it is possible to start this trip on any day of the week by flying into Faial and catching the ferry to Pico, or by flying to São Miguel and taking an inter-island flight to Pico.


You'll be based in a small friendly hotel just over the road from your whale watching boats!


On this week, you will be whale watching with our very professional and conservation minded partners in Lajes based next to your accommodation.


You will be based in the traditional whaling town of Lajes on the south coast of Pico 45 minutes drive from the airport and 40 minutes from Madalena, the capital and main ferry port on the island.

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