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Whale Watching in Azores: When is the best time?

The answer depends on which species you would like to see. Whale Watching is undoubtedly the most popular experience in the Azores, so you can’t miss it by any chance.

Find out more about these festivities in an article by Futurismo's Marine Biologists team.

In general, the best time to do whale watching in the Azores is during the Springtime, with April and May being our strongest months.

During this time we have many fin whales, blue whales, and sei whales passing the Azores on their annual migration.

The biggest whales in the world will definitely impress you with their huge size. The blue whale is the largest of all animals, and the biggest one discovered was about 33m long!

In addition to dozens of migratory species, here we also have 4 resident ones: Sperm whales, Risso’s dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, and Common dolphins. Those are present around our islands all year long and we normally can find them easily.

We occasionally also encounter minke whales and humpback whales, although they are not as common as the other 3 baleen whale species.

If you want to see our iconic whale species, the sperm whale, you could visit any time of the year, although during the summer months you have a higher chance of seeing them.

Read more on Futurismo's Blog article.