Azores Whale Watching TERRA AZUL Wins Sustainable Tour Operator of the Year
Winners in the LTG Global Awards 2020/21TERRA AZUL is a marine eco-tour operator established in 2001, specialised in whale watching and wildlife tours, operating from the marina of Vila Franca do Campo in São Miguel, one of Portugal’s Azores Islands. Each tour offers a scientific approach to marine exploration and wildlife observation, and adventure. As well as enjoying whales and wildlife observation while learning about marine biodiversity, guests can swim with dolphins, climb a volcano, and bathe in hot springs. All of their expedition-themed educational tours are guided by qualified marine biologists and naturalists who aim to impart knowledge about marine life conservation and inspire action to help protect sea life.
The judges praised TERRA AZUL for creating a sustainable tour experience that focuses on responsible wildlife observation and supporting local wildlife research. With every whale, bird, or turtle they encounter, TERRA AZUL keeps a respectful distance, and conducts data collection to aid conservation projects, which guests can participate with. As well as learning about marine conservation, guests also get the opportunity to immerse in the unique and exciting Azores landscape of the green volcano island. The guides even incorporate traditional local culture with authentic Azorean techniques used for whaling until 1986, now providing guests with an even better chance to see wildlife.
“TERRA AZUL creates sustainable adventure experiences that focus on responsible whale watching and wildlife observation, while supporting local wildlife research.”
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