Futurismo Whale Watching Azores is specialized in whale and dolphin watching in São Miguel and Pico Island. The sea is the main working stage for Futurismo, founded in 1990 by Ruben Rodrigues and based on trips to watch whales and dolphins in the Azorean seas and the component of marine wildlife investigation and research. Nature Tourism is the company’s focus as Destination Management Company (DMC) in the Azores. For over 30 years Futurismo is working hard to develop all this scientific work and promote responsible whale and dolphin watching throughout Azores. .
Futurismo company was born to operate sail-boat charters between the islands
The company started operating whale watching tours in the North Coast of Sao Miguel.
The local government supported tourism projects, mainly accommodation. A big tour operation began with Scandanavian tourists.
A new partner entered in the company’s capital
Company started offering land activities. Futurismo opened its first activity centre on Pico Island. A new fiber-glass boat is acquired.
Nortravel tour operator entered in the company capital. A new shop opened in Portas do Mar.
The new catamaran “Cetus” started to operate. 3rd ticket office opened in Portas do Mar.
Futurismo Azores Adventures brand was presented including the brand Futurismo Azores Whale Watching.
Partnership with World Cetacean Alliance – Planet Whale Program
Futurismo was created in 1990 by Mr. Rúben Rodrigues, the current CEO of the company. The whale and dolphin watching started in the North shore of São Miguel Island, in 1996. After it, we grew bigger with the intention of operating in the south coast of São Miguel Island and as well in Pico Island. Over the years Futurismo developed more experiences and packages.
Other than the sea activities, in 2006 we embraced experiences in land to show the nature of the Azores. Since then it’s possible to bike around São Miguel Island, book a jeep tour to discover some of the volcanic mountains of the Azores or even walk around some of the untouched nature of this amazing archipelago. 2011 was the year when the company registered both brands Futurismo Azores Whale Watching and Futurismo Azores Adventures in order to separate both land and sea experiences. We are very proud that our journey leads us to be now the largest active tourism company in the Azores.
With over 30 years of experience and expertise, we are very proud of our reputation in the active tourism industry.