From Whale Hunting to Whale Watching
In the second half of the nineteenth century the whaling industry developed in the Azores.
Luckily, mineral and synthetic oils became more popular causing the whaling economy to suffer, and in 1984 whaling was prohibited by the IWC, International Whaling Commission.
More whale parts meant access to more products outside of the islands.
From April to June many species of whales are visitors to the Azores providing an excellent chance to view these majestic beings in their natural habitat.
We wanted to be sure that we went with a responsible tour company who are dedicated to respecting the space of the marine life, and following certain protocol to not disturb them in their home.
A very special obrigado to Futurismo for hosting us on this wonderful tour.
Our Whale Watching tour was courtesy of Futurismo, but our opinions are our own.