From the beginning we have differentiated our offer from all others in São Miguel, for our glass bottom boat is an exclusive product and a wonderful experience that you can only have with us. Feel the invitation to know the wonders of the bottom of the sea of the Azores around the Protected Natural Reserve of the islet of Vila Franca do Campo.
As time went on we decided to expand our sea activity and acquired Toranja, a boat adapted to weather conditions, to give you the chance of meeting the cetaceans of the sea of the Azores.
From sea we follow to land, where we have for you guided van tours around our exuberant island. In case you want to adventure a little more and take on a hiking tour we can also accompany you, with the greatest pleasure, taking you to know our private properties at Protected Natural Reserve of Lagoa do Fogo.
The Sea Bottom Azores team takes pride on its sustainable practices and will do anything to give you the best possible experience in the Azores. We are waiting for you!
Glass bottom boat tours:
Sea floor observation around the Protected Natural Reservation of the islet of Vila Franca do Campo and the beautiful beaches of this place, one of which we will stop by for a dive into the immensity of the blue of the se. (Snorkeling included)
Whale and dolphin watching:
Attune with the marine wildlife of the Azores aboard the Toranja, a boat adapted to various weather conditions.
Sea bird watching tour:
To watch sea birds is to watch the best of two worlds: the world of the sea and the world of those who fly. The Azores form an important transition zone between the tropics and the temperate region, functioning as a nidification and resting areas for many threatened bird species. (roseate tern, sandwich tern, Cory's shearwater, Barolo shearwater, Bulwer's petrel, Band-rumped storm petrel, Monteiro's storm petrel, gulls)
Exclusive private tours:
Are you looking for adventure? We have EXCLUSIVE hiking trails/tours in private property in Protected Natural Reserve of Lagoa do Fogo, allowing a closer contact with the wild nature of São Miguel island.
Rota das Nascentes: This trail follows the life phases of a spring, walking by its side. We start by hiking on flat terrain surrounded by dense vegetation, also endemic, where the pure and unpolluted air of the Azores Nature quickly takes hold of us. We climb up a hill, passing by several small creeks hidden among the wild vegetation, where crystaline water runs.
Lagoa do Fogo: If you are looking to go further and obtain a privileged view, different from what the majority gets from the beauty that is Lagoa do Fogo, then we have the perfect trail for you. From the highest point of the trail, characterized by a strong presence of endemic vegetation, beyond Lagoa do Fogo, the panoramic view includes other points of the island, like Povoação and Vila Franca do Campo. From our private properties we have access and privileged view to the Beach of Lagoa do Fogo, one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal in the category of Wild Beach.
Guided Van Tours: Are you coming to visit São Miguel island and want to see its nooks without worries? Sea Bottom Azores has the answer for your search. With our guided van tours you simply have to enjoy the unforgettable landscapes of the largest island of the Azores. Our guide will be happy to share with you curiosities, historical facts and even popular sayings of the places as you pass through them.
Local housing: Far from the city mess we have for you an ample house in Vila Franca do Campo. Be invited to wake up with a privileged view over the Protected Natural Reserve of the islet of Vila Franca do Campo and enjoy the splendor of azorean nature.