Whale Heritage Site: Azores

Choose from our list of vetted and committed whale watching and experience companies. Good for you, good for the environment and the cetations that call the waters around the Azores home.


Whale Heritage Sites (WHS) recognise outstanding destinations for responsible and sustainable whale and dolphin watching. They provide the travel industry with a clear marker to identify and support sustainable practice, and create a platform for communities to engage with marine culture, heritage and biodiversity.

The Whale Heritage Sites certification programme was established by the World Cetacean Alliance and is currently run in partnership with World Animal Protection. WHS formally recognises destinations around the world that support and demonstrate the importance  of cetaceans through culture, education, research and conservation..

WHS members

Supported By

With thanks to the following volunteers, companies, organisations and photographers who help to make the Ocean Azores project a reality.