Category:
Whales and Dolphins

2022: the year of the Sei whale

For the joy of our passengers and crew, summer 2022 in Pico was characterised by an unprecedented high number of Sei whale sightings.

Baleen whale migration 2023: fun and science

Late March will see the official start of our baleen whale season 2023. Join us and enjoy close encounters with the biggest animals of all, while helping our scientific research activities!

The white Humpback whale

The extraordinary sighting of a white Humpback whale off the waters of Pico and Faial gives us the opportunity to explain the difference between albinism and leucism.

The spring migration of baleen whales (part 1)

Why baleen whales migrate and analysis of the data collected by CW Azores during their spring migration off Pico Island.

Swim with the dolphins in Pico

In Pico you can swim in the wild with 5 different species of dolphins. We will provide you with a mask, snorkel, wetsuit, fins and... an unforgettable experience!

The Right whale to save (not to kill!)

An update on the species status from the time when, back in 2009, we were gifted with a sighting of a North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) in Pico.

The Cuvier's beaked whale is the champion of deep diving

The Cuvier's beaked whale is the deepest diving mammal, having reached the amazing depth of 2992 metres.

Encounters with Blue whales in Pico

Have you ever wanted to see a Blue whale, hear it blow and smell its breathe? Join CW Azores on Pico Island and experience all this!

Baby sitting in Sperm whales

Social responsibility in Sperm whales entails baby sitting and suckling each other's babies, a behaviour known as allosuckling.