The full day private tour takes about 7-8 hours and is the perfect completion of your whale watching trip. This tour shows you the sites on land which in the past played and sometimes still today play a role in our relationship with the wales. The Faial Island whaling heritage private tour leads you along the southern coast from Horta to the volcano of Capelinhos. At lunch time, we will have a rich picnic in one of the recreational parks of Faial. In the afternoon you will visit different observation posts and former launch sites of whaling boats. After returning to Horta you will visit the whaling museum.
Why a tour guide?
You might have asked yourself, why should you explore a new place with the help of a tour guide? There are not only guide books available, but the internet is full with useful information. There are some simple reasons to do so…
- Booking a tour saves time – no need to find your way
- Booking a tour is comfortable – no need to care about mobility
- Booking a tour is complete – not miss out anything
…and there are more elaborate reasons to book a tour guide…
- The guide knows the stories of Faial
- The guide knows the history of Faial
- The guide knows the people of Faial
The guide can show you the unique and interesting side of Faial.
Your Guide – Andreas Merz
Born in Switzerland, after having spent more than 20 years of my life in business in various European countries I moved with my wife and our daughter in 2019 from Budapest to Faial. Why Faial, not only because of its beauty and remoteness, but also because of the charm of the people, its society and history. It was a big decision to do so, but never since we had a minute of regret.
Besides guiding visitors, we are having an organic banana farm in Feteira, are working on the reconstruction of our house into a small bed&breakfast and enjoy becoming more and more Faialense.
Living in Faial, but coming from outside, means that I can not only show you our beautiful island, but I also know from personal experience what are the differences which are interesting for a visitor. Check out our tours, I am sure that we have something for you. If you are not sure, please drop a line and I will help.