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It is possible to spot dolphins, humpbacks and sperm whales on the horizon; June to September is the best time to see them.

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    Sea mammals
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    Whale watching

    In the Azores, it is not unusual to see dolphins and whales swiiming off the coast.

    © Lisa Steiner / age fotostock
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    A whale off the coast of the Azores

    The Azores are one of the best places in the world to see cetaceans throughout the whole year, although summer is the best time to do this.

    © Lisa Steiner / age fotostock
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    A whale plunging into the water off the coast

    In September, many documentary makers visit the Azores to film and photograph these amazing cetaceans.

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    Sea mammals, the Azores

    By travelling only a little way off coast of the archipelago, visitors can catch a glimpse of at least 24 different species of cetaceans, from the blue whale to the dolphin.

    © Anthony Pierce / age fotostock
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    A whale watching tower in Pico

    This observation point is one of the most popular places in the Azores for observing large cetaceans.

    © Manuel Ribeiro / age fotostock
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