Ponta Delgada, South Coast of São Miguel island
Full week (8 days)
The multi-day tours are subject to availability of the presented activities.
Check In Times
Dependent on your arrival
For this activity, there is a minimum of 6 participants.
Level of Difficulty
Zodiacs, Catamarans & Van or Jeep
From 13 years old. Catamaran recommended for seniors.
DAY 1 – Arrival in Ponta Delgada and transfer to your Hotel. Free Day.
DAY 2 – Briefing about the experience (according to weather conditions) Presentation about the general Cetacean Biology. Ocean tour (3-hour trip from Ponta Delgada)
Free afternoon (we suggest swimming with dolphins)
DAY 3 – Whale and dolphin watching (6-hour trip from Ponta Delgada). This longer tour has the main focus on the identification of Sperm whales individuals, allowing you to understand their behavior in depth. We will collect scientific data and photo-identification will be taken.
DAY 4 – Visit to some of São Miguel’s lookout points.
DAY 5 – Whale and dolphin watching (3-hour trip from Ponta Delgada)
Presentation of a science research and investigation from a scientist along their carrier.
DAY 6 – Free morning (we suggest a city tour in Ponta Delgada).
Presentation about the acoustics of Sperm whales and how it can help us understand better this species.
Presentation about the Photo-ID and the best ways to identify cetaceans.
DAY 7 – Free day to get to know São Miguel Island. (we suggest a full-day van tour)
DAY 8 – Transfer to the airport and departure.
Note: if you wish, Futurismo can also arrange accommodation. For this activity, there is a minimum of 6 participants.
Picnic lunch included on day 3, 4 & 5
If you have a special diet or food restrictions, please inform us at least 24h before the tour.
- Transfer airport to hotel and hotel to airport
- Lunch included on day 3, 4 & 5
- 3 whale and dolphin watching tours
- Briefing before the experiences
- Marine biologist on board
- Transportation for the visit to the lookout points
- English or Portuguese speaking guides. If you prefer another language, please inform us about it.
- Rain jackets and waterproof pants if necessary on whale watching tours
- Life vest mandatory during all ocean tours on zodiac boats.
- Comfortable light clothes
- Walking boots or shoes
- Backpack and bottle of water to refill
Q: What can we see during this week?
A: This experience will show you some of the marine wildlife of São Miguel Island and help you understand it.
Q: What is the difficulty level of this experience?
A: It is considered to be an easy one.
Q: Which language do the biologists speak?
A: We guarantee Portuguese, English and Spanish. In case you want another language you should contact us in advance.
Q: Can children do this experience?
A: This experience is available for people above 13 years old for safety reasons.
Q: How do I get to Azores?
A: There are flight connections from Lisbon, Porto and other main capitals.
Species You Might See
“EXACTLY WHAT YOU WOULD HOPE FOR!”
“Great experience whale and dolphin watching. It seemed like a well run company with knowledgeable staff.”
tmestech – Tripadvisor
“Great experience! The staff is very kind. We saw humpback whale and many dolphins. Thank you guys! Regards from Hungary.”
Farago Zoltan – Facebook