Futurismo Whale Watching Azores specializes in whale and dolphin watching in São Miguel and Pico Islands.
The sea is our main playground at Futurismo, founded in 1990 by M. Ruben Rodrigues and based on trips to watch whales and dolphins in the Azorean waters alongside marine wildlife investigation and research.
Nature tourism is the company’s focus as a Destination Management Company (DMC) in the Azores. For almost 30 years, Futurismo has been working hard to develop all this scientific work and promote responsible whale and dolphin watching throughout the Azores.
Futurismo company was born, at the time only offeringsailboat charters between the islands
The company started operating whale watching tours in the North Coast of São Miguel, in Rabo de Peixe.
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
Futurismo started offering land activities. We opened our first activity centre in Pico Island.A new fiberglass boat was acquired.
Nortravel tour operator entered in the company’s capital. A new shop opened in Portas do Mar, Ponta Delgada harbour.
The new catamaran called “Cetus” started to operate.We opened another ticket office in Portas do Mar, Ponta Delgada.
Futurismo Azores Adventures brand was presented including the brand Futurismo Whale Watching Azores.
Futurismo was created in 1990 by Mr. Rúben Rodrigues, the current CEO of the company. The whale and dolphin watching experiences started on the North shore of São Miguel Island, in 1994.
After this, we grew bigger with the intention of operating on the south coast of São Miguel as well as on Pico Island. Over the years, Futurismo developed more experiences and packages.
Alongside the sea activities, in 2004 we introduced inland experiencesto show off the nature of the Azores.Since then, it is possible to cycle around one of the most beautiful parts of São Miguel Island: Sete Cidades lakes.We also offer the possibility to 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 Whale Watching Azores and Futurismo Azores Adventures in order to separate both land and sea experiences.
We are very proud that our journey has led to us being the largest active tourism company in the Azores.
With almost 30 years of experience and expertise, we are very proud of our reputation as an active tourism company.