Ponta Delgada – Vila Franca do Campo - Ponta Delgada
90€ Adults (+12 years old)
54.25€ Children (6-12 years old)
Free for 0-5 years old
Check In Times
June 15 to September 15
Level of Difficulty
Zodiac, Catamaran or Fiberglass
The type of vessel depends on the number of passengers
All ages. Catamaran recommended for children and seniors.
- Pre-tour briefing
- Raincoat and pants if necessary
- Life jacket on zodiac boats
- A marine biologist or nature guide aboard
- Lunch at a local restaurant
- Boat trip to Vila Franca do Campo Islet (both ways)
- Refreshment after the trip
- Comfortable light clothes
- Your mask and snorkel
- Sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes
- Sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, and hat
- Backpack and water (bring your own reusable water bottle)
Q: Does Futurismo provide masks and snorkels to swim in the islet’s natural swimming pool?
A: It is better that you bring your own equipment. We do have snorkels and masks but in a limited amount.
Q: Does Futurismo provide rain jackets and trousers for the boat trip?
A: Yes, if necessary you will be given waterproof jackets and trousers.
Q: Is the boat trip between Vila Franca do Campo and the islet included in the tour?
A: Yes, the trip to the islet and the lunch are included.
Q: How long does it take to reach the islet?
A: No longer than 10 minutes from Vila Franca do Campo
Q: I am vegetarian, will the lunch be adapted to me?
A: Yes, we will always try to adapt to your diet (vegetarian, vegan, allergies). If you have any restriction, please tell us when booking the tour, at least 48h beforehand.
Species You Might See
“Unforgettable experience. This is must do activity if in Azores and we recommend Futurismo for sure. We saw 3 different species and the crew was very experienced, supporting and with a great knowledge to tell more about each mammal. […]”
El K – TripAdvisor
“REALLY GOOD TOUR”
“I originally booked the half-day whale watching only, but since it was incredibly difficult to get to Ilheu da Vila Franca […] changed the booking on the phone. Very nice and helpful staff both when I phoned and on the day of the trip itself. […] This was not my first whale-watching trip (Iceland, Tenerife,…), but by far my best so far! […] Very nice, and a high recommendation!”
Nina D – TripAdvisor
“BEST EXPERIENCE ON THE ENTIRE TRIP!”
“[…] The staff members are friendly and knowledgeable (and all speak great English). […] My favorite part of the trip was the snorkeling– it was absolutely magical! 10/10 would highly recommend.”
Rachel C – TripAdvisor
For 7 days you will have everything planned, you will see whales, you will swim in an islet in the middle of the ocean and even try the cozido meal in Furnas, a meal cooked underground.