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Majestic Encounters: Whales of São Tomé and Beyond !

Each year, the enchanting giants of the sea grace the waters near São Tomé, offering a spectacle that never fails to leave onlookers in awe. The humpback whale (scientific name: Megaptera novaeangliae) takes center stage with its magnificent presence. But that's not all—our encounters also include pilot whales (scientific name: Globicephala) and dwarf killer whales (scientific name: Pseudorca), each with its own unique charm.

While humpbacks and pilot whales are frequent visitors, the waters around São Tomé are home to a diverse range of over 25 cetacean species, making every excursion a thrilling opportunity to spot a new arrival. Our watchful eyes are always on the lookout for these remarkable creatures, ensuring a memorable and educational experience.

Depending on the area where we meet these ocean dwellers, we may even offer you a relaxing 20 mn swim stop at the idyllic Blue Lagoon or Cabras Island.

Dive into this unforgettable adventure and become a part of their world.

Poster Cetaceans

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Whales watching season : July to September

If you need transportation, taxi options are available during the checkout process.

Notice:  we provide basic life jackets. If you'd like to use a life jacket for snorkeling and swimming, please inform us in advance so we can ensure you have the best equipment

Itineraries

The Earlier the Better...

MEET WITH YOUR GUIDE

Meet with your guide and the crew at a beach located in the Capital.
We usually depart from São Pedro Chapel beach or from the airport beach Omali Lodge, Hotel Praia. But we can also arrange departure from Perigosa beach Pestana or even Praia PM near the Museum Please confirm during the check out.

EMBARK ON NEARBY BEACH

Wear a life jacket !

SCOUTING FOR THE WHALES

Based on the most recent data gathered by our experienced crew and dedicated nature watchers, we will steer our course in the direction of the observed species

STAY CALM & ENJOY

For security reasons, we cannot approach the whales too closely, especially if there is a calf present. Our presence might cause discomfort to the mother

AMAZING FORCE OF NATURE IN SIGHT

RETURN TIME

It´s time to go back to the Capital... bye bye beautiful dolphins !

END OF ACTIVITY

It is time to thank and say goodbye to the crew and to your guide !

This activity includes:

  • Boat crew & Local guide from our Agency
  • Snorkeling Equipment (mask and tubas ; fins according to availability)
  • Mineral water & Snacks
  • Life jackets

Activities do not include:

  • Transportation to location of activity (you can select a taxi service in the check-out process)
  • Tips for the Boat crew & Other Expenses