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German speaking Volunteer Naturalist / Wildlife Tour Guide

  • Whale Watching TERRA AZUL
  • 05/22/21
  • Portugal
  • Full-Time
We are looking for German speaking Ocean loving people, to join an entry level Volunteer Wildlife & Naturalism Guide on our multinational guides team, from May 1st to October 31st.

This job is essentially tourism, partly science & research related - please kindly share this offer.

TERRA AZUL is a marine eco-tour operator since 2001, specialized in Whale Watching and Marine Wildlife Tours, based at the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo, So Miguel - Azores Islands, Portugal. Responsible Ecotourism with Scientific Education, Research Contribution, Wildlife Conservation, Local Culture - and the highest respect for Nature. The company also proudly supports local Cetaceans, Turtles and Birds research & conservation projects in the Azores Islands.

Role responsibilities include:

Educating visitors about Cetaceans, local species, natural habitat, behavioral patterns and onboard boat safety.
Touring visitors on Wildlife tours with an experienced Skipper, proactively informing and answering visitor questions.
Collecting field imagery and data for local Wildlife Research & Conservation projects.
Contribute to media production and feature on company's online blog, and social media.
Ensure the highest level of conservation standards at all times.
Assisting in regular business operation and collaborate with any assigned tasks.
We are looking for someone personable, presentable, dynamic, organized, with good communication skills, a strong passion for everything involving Nature, especially the Ocean.


Language: English and German
Licensing: Boat driving license

Background education in Marine Biology, Science, Education, Environment studies or related subjects.
Background experience as Naturalist or Wildlife Guide is a plus.
Photography, Video, or Social Media skills are a plus.
EU Auto driving license is a plus.
Third Language is a plus.
Offer & Benefits:

A unique working environment in a multinational team
Wildlife Guide Training & Tour Support Training
Accommodation fully subsidized
Flights partly subsidized
Pocket money for island living
Outstanding marine experiences with wild animals
Opportunity to contribute to animal research & conservation, and to educate humans.
This role is based at our headquarters in the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo, in So Miguel - Azores Islands, Portugal.

The Azores Islands are a very unique place when is comes to wildlife and marine animals. With 4 resident Cetacean species (including Sperm Whales) from a total of 28 sighted during the year, we register a 98% chance of spotting Cetaceans in an average of 3 different species per tour.

To find out more about TERRA AZUL and the Azores Islands, please visit

All applicants must include a short cover letter and an up-to-date CV in English.

All applicants will receive their due reply during selection processing.

Job Types: Temporary, Internship, New-Grad

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