Based in Vila Franca, the historical capital of São Miguel, with its small harbour and cobbled streets, you will stay at the wonderful Convento São Francisco just 10 minutes walk from the seafront during your whale and dolphin watching holiday. You will be based half way along the south coast in the old capital of São Miguel, Vila Franca do Campo.
When you’re not busy out whale and dolphin watching, this is an excellent base for exploring the island. We have included 4 x 2½ hour whale & dolphin watching trips as well as an island tour, an afternoon with a marine biologist who will tell you about their current research on Azorean cetaceans and a talk about the history of whaling in the Azores.
Don’t forget, if you would like more or less trips to see the whales, just let us know.
Transfer from the Convento to the airport for your flight home.
Price Per Person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED : Accommodation on B&B sharing basis, airport transfers, 4 x 2½ hour whale and dolphin watching trips, 1 x full day island tour (lunch included), afternoon with marine biologist and Azorean whaling history expert, flights and airport taxes (guide price only), pre-departure information booklet.
EXCLUDED : Meals (other than breakfast and 1 lunch), excursions on free days, travel insurance.
Staying in the cloisters of this elegant Convent conversion, you are just 10 minutes walk from the marina and lots of lovely restaurants and cafés.
Azores Choice provided a prompt, helpful service. they found us the perfect accommodation for our needs and provided superb, expert advice on how to spend our week walking on San Miguel. I would certainly use them again.
Joan from Durham
Recommended small travel company!
Great little company with friendly staff. Organisation of flights & accommodation very efficient. When problems arise they are helpful and very reasonable in their efforts to resolve them. We would definitely use them again for a return trip.
Really great! Would use again!
Very efficient, friendly, helpful. Excellent local knowledge. Everything ran very smoothly, from supplying the tickets to airport pick ups and hotel bookings. Lovely accommodation selected. No complaints!
A wonderful break in a beautiful environment!
Everything was excellent. The information and organisation, the hotel and the island itself all exceeded our expectations. Whale watching and other trips out, fantastic. We will book again!
Great honeymoon package and experience!
They provided a great package at a good price. We found them to be helpful and a quality service was provided.
Nicola and Christopher – Winchester
Top notch service. Highly recommended!
Excellent service throughout. Very informative, with lots of literature, maps and the like. Attended their offices in Ponta Delgada – very impressed with Olivia, friendly and helpful. Paul was first class.
Lynne in Welton-by-Lincoln
Great company for first time Azores visit!
Really great company, will be recommending them. We had never visited the Azores before but this company helped us decided which islands to visit.
Brilliant holiday organised by an excellent company!
Friendly, helpful, professional and completely geared to us as individuals.
John and Janice
Very helpful staff, and the trips they organised for us were excellent with knowledgeable guides.
A really wonderful holiday!
We normally travel independently, but I am go glad that we used Archipelago Choice – their insider knowledge was really helpful in making the most of our time.
Valerie – Brighton
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