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Sustainable Whale Watching & Diving Companies

We are delighted to be able to recommend the following companies for ethical and sustainable whale watching as well as other ocean based activities in the Azores. As an independent organisation we do not take any funds or payments from the companies listed.

Gold standard

“The Azores has some of the best whale watching and the most responsible whale watching companies in the world. As the patron and president I have the honour or personally recommending the following companies for their incredible commitment to the marine environment.”

– Ali Bullock, Patron & President of The Ocean Azores Foundation

All the companies listed below deserve to be on this list and are committed to the welfare of cetaceans of the Azores. That is why they are listed here. But the gold standard go above and beyond. Owners, staff, people who I am honoured to work and be around. People who inspire me every day to continue to push the foundation forwards.

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We welcome applications from whale watching, dive center or other ocean based tourism companies in the Azores. if you wish to be listed on our website please get in contact with us here and we will arrange a visit.

* Terra Azul is owned by a board member of the Ocean Azores Foundation. For transparency this is noted and listed here. The company was independently assessed and the owner had no input in the listing or approval.