shore excursions

SHOREX (Shore Excursions)

Melo Travel DMC provides a diversified and original range of private or shared shore excursions, captivating to all target groups. We work with certified suppliers that comply to with Melo Travel DMC high standards, with exceptional communication skills in several languages. Our local experience means exceptional knowledge of the nine islands to offer your guests the best experience possible.

Our shore excursion range caters from large cruise ships to smaller ones. We manage all the excursion logistics, from the passenger collection at the arrival terminal to their drop off at the departure terminal, always with the utmost professionalism and efficiency.

We can offer several Shorex options, such as:

Scenic Shore Excursions

Allow personal access to some of the most spectacular natural landscapes. We offer several Scenic Tours such as Furnas Lake, Sete Cidades Lake, Capelinhos Volcano, among others.

Cultural Shore Excursions

We invite you to experience the customs, heritage, and local flavor of the Azores destination. We organize several classic City Tours of important historical sites, such as Angra do Heroísmo City in Terceira, Ponta Delgada City in São Miguel Island, Horta City in Faial Island and others cultural sites.

Active Shore Excursions

Our range of active tours covers most age groups. We provide 4x4 Tours, Hiking Tours, Bike Tours and much more.

Water Shore Excursions

The Azores provide unique ways to enjoy the sea wildlife. Some of the available adventures are Whale and Dolphin Watching, Swimming with Dolphins, Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Canyoning, Coasterring and many others.

Cuisine Shore Excursions

Allow you to taste the local culinary delights. Some of our suggestions are Wine Tasting, Cheese Tasting, Local Products tasting and others.


Our team joins forces with the cruise ship representatives for coordinating a smooth operation between land and ship. Our staff provides a professional service and can handle any situations due to their excellent local knowledge and skill. We have the capacity to operate in any Azorean Port, any ship requiring turnaround in a single day.

Meet & Greet

We will meet with guests on arrival, providing any assistance and delivering a warm meet & greet service on behalf of the cruise line.


All the logistical aspects related to transfers are handled by Melo Travel DMC Turnaround team. We transfer guests to and from ports, hotels and airports, waiting until they have checked in or are being attended at the hospitality desk.

Information & Reservations

We deliver a complete service providing any requested information and shore excursions and we also help with reservations for accommodations, restaurants, rental cars and much more.