Azores’
Finest Fleet

SAIL, EXPLORE, BIKE & KAYAK
WE HAVE THE FLEET FOR FUN

The Azores Islands are year-round fun – incredible whale watching, swimming with the dolphins, Jeep tours of mountains and lakes, and active water sports.

At Futurismo, we have the vehicles you need to maximize that fun whether you’re looking for outrageous thrills or simply outrageous comfort. 

Our big catamarans are roomy with comfy indoor seating and spacious outdoor viewing decks for watching the whales and dolphins.

Want to get closer to the action? How about skimming the waves on one of our speedy zodiacs?

Back on land, our 4 x 4 Jeeps will carry you to emerald mountain lakes and off-roading up volcanic peaks. But we also offer smooth-riding vans for a more relaxed holiday tour.

Care to sightsee using your own power? Hop on one of our rugged mountain bikes to ride in the hills or journey to pristine lakes. 

And if you desire to explore dramatic volcanic lakes, slip into one of our kayaks for an adventure sailing through Sete Cidades on São Miguel. 

Whatever your plans in the magical Azores, we’ve got the gear to suit your desire. 

CATAMARAN “CETUS”

This is our big boat for whale watching tours – room enough for adventure seekers to sit out on the bow but plenty of indoor seating for seniors, children, pregnant women or those just looking to relax. Bathrooms and other amenities onboard ensure a comfortable tour.

Specifications

Size: 1 7.6m x 6.8 m
Weight: 24 tons
Passenger Capacity: 76 people + 4 crew members

  • Spacious viewing decks.
  • Comfortable (suitable for elderly people, people with disabilities and families with children).
  • Enclosed cabin and full toilet facilities.
  • Great top view of the animals, perfect for watching whales from above and dolphins bow riding directly beneath you.

 

CATAMARAN “QUATRO VENTOS

Our catamaran “Quatro Ventos” (Four Winds) is another comfortable touring ship that features indoor seating, plus lots of outdoor seating on the second deck. Enjoy great topside views of the whales and bow-riding dolphins directly beneath you. The enclosed cabin includes full bathrooms. 

Specifications

Size: 1 7 m x 5.3 m
Weight: 24 tons
Passenger Capacity: 60 people + 4 crew members

  • Spacious viewing deck and interior.
  • Comfortable (suitable for elderly people, people with disabilities and families with children).
  • Enclosed cabin and full toilet facilities.

ZODIAC BOATS

Looking for more adventure and thrills? Hop aboard one of our lightning Zodiacs and get even closer to the whales. Or go swimming with the dolphins on these speedy Zodiacs. You’ll ride safely just above the water with a front-row seat to all the action. 

Specifications

Size: aprox. 8 m
Number of Vessels: 6 in São Miguel, 1 in Pico Island.
Passenger Capacity: 10-27 people (our zodiac boats have different capacities)

  • Fun, splashy and bouncy (best for adventurous whale watchers)
  • This type of boat is used for swimming with dolphins as well as whale watching
  • Not recommended for pregnant women, children under 8 years old, people with back or neck problems and elderly people.
  • Traveling close to the water puts you eye to eye with the dolphins.
  • No toilet facilities aboard.
  • Life jackets and waterproof clothing are provided and required to be worn.

MID-SIZE BOAT “SONG OF WHALES”

Not as big as our catamarans but larger than the water-hugging Zodiacs, our “Song of Whales” provides a comfortable but still adventurous ocean experience. If you take our full-day tour of the intriguing Vila Franca do Campo Islet, this fun, mid-sized boat could be your ride. 

Specifications

Size: 11.8m x 3.5m
Passenger capacity: 30 people + 2 crew members

  • Fun, splashy and bouncy (good for adventurous whale watchers).
  • Seating is more comfortable than in the zodiacs and therefore it can be used by most people, with the exception of pregnant women and people with back or neck problems.
  • Traveling close to the water puts you eye to eye with the dolphins.
  • More spacious than the zodiac boats, with the possibility of walking around.
  • Enclosed toilet aboard.
  • Life jackets and waterproof clothing are provided and required to be worn.

4 x 4 OFF-ROAD JEEPS

Hop into our all-terrain jeeps for a journey to a mountain lake or volcanic caldera. You’ll travel on and off-road, creating your own unique adventure.

Specifications

  • 3 Land Rover Defender Jeeps for 8 people each (4 people on the back seats)
  • 1 Land Rover Discovery Jeep for 6 people
  • 2 Toyota Land Cruiser Jeeps for 6 people

PASSENGER VANS

Here’s a comfortable way to tour São Miguel’s villages, lakes, and windswept vistas. The vans’ large picture windows afford stunning views of our pristine island while your expert driver/guide shares local lore, history, and any questions. No need to rent a car when you have a professional driver to oversee your journey. 

Specifications

  • 6 Ford Transit vans
  • Each van has capacity for 8 people

MINIBUS 

Larger than a van, this longer bus is a comfortable way to tour sites such as Furnas, Sete Cidades, Fogo Lake and more. A state-of-the-art vehicle, it features a smooth ride and large windows to view our untouched landscapes and the ocean beyond. 

Specifications

  • 1 Mercedes Sprinter 5 16 TDI for 18 people

MOUNTAIN BIKES

Our big tire, multi-gear mountain bikes make cruising and hill-climbing a fun way to see the island. Take it slow or push yourself up the steepest terrain – either way, you’ll be immersed in sites and feelings of the natural world around you. 

Specifications

  • Number of Bikes Available: 48
  • Road bikes available on request 

KAYAKS & STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDS

Ever kayak across a volcanic lake? At our activity centre at Sete Cidades, on São Miguel Island, you can rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard and send yourself across a heavenly lake. Both activities are easy to master, and life jackets are always included. 

Specifications

  • 1 Kayak for 2 adults + 1 child up to 25kg.
  • Number of Kayak available: 10
  • Number of SUP available: 3

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