3 HOUR TOUR
WHALE WATCHING IN PICO
Join us for one experience that can be both educational and fun. The success rate on cetacean sighting is 98%.
Welcome to one of Portugal´s seven natural wonders. The Pico mountain offers you a delightful view and a challenge year round.
During this experience you will have the opportunity to watch some of 28 cetacean species that can be found in the Azores.
Lajes do Pico, Pico Island
Approximately 3 hours
9:00am & 2:00pm
Check In Times
8:30am & 1:30pm
Summer (June - October)
Level of Difficulty
5 years and older
- Bring comfortable clothes and shoes
- Sun-blocker, towel and hat
- Bring your backpack, water, and snacks (bring your own reusable water bottle)
- The duration of this tour can change according to the weather, species location and/or others
- This tour should not be booked if you have compromises right after it
- Pre-tour briefing
- Raincoat and pants
- Life jacket
- Marine biologist or nature guide aboard
Q: Is it possible to see whales and dolphins in every tour.
R: Every trip is different. We guarantee that if you do not see any whales nor dolphins you can reschedule your trip for free.
Q: How do I get to Pico Island?
R: There are flight connections to Pico Island from Lisbon (Azores Airlines). You can also fly from São Miguel or Terceira Island. Also, if you prefer you can fly until Faial Island and then arrive to Pico by boat – connection between Pico and Faial Island is about 30 minutes and you have boat connections year round. To book boat ferry for all the other Islands you can do it through Atlanticoline or in our shop in Portas do Mar, Ponta delgada. See more information about this.
Q: I have back problems but I would love to go on a whale watching. Can I do this tour?
R: Futurismo Azores Whale Watching in Pico Island has only a zodiac boat. This boat is less spacious than the catamarans that we have in São Miguel Island. We do recommend you to have some medical advice before this experience.
Q: I am pregnant and would like to do whale watching. Is it safe?
R: In this situation we advise the catamarans. The catamarans are more comfortable and stable boats. In Pico Island we only have a zodiac boat, so we do not recommend you to do this activity.
Species You Might See
“We had a great time on this trip! The staff were very friendly and informative, and most importantly they clearly care for and respect the wildlife and the ocean. Thank you for a fantastic experience, we will be visiting you again.”
Becky Nelson – Facebook
“THE GREAT TEAM IN PICO GAVE US AWESOME EXPERIENCE!”
“ The team is extremely knowledgeable and take the time to give lots of information, and show a massive amount of respect for the animals and nature.”
Frank Vog – Facebook