The Azores’ Best
Whale Watching Adventures

Year-Round
WHALE & DOLPHIN WATCHING EXPERIENCES WITH FUTURISMO

The Azores are blessed with whales and dolphins throughout the year. Some of these beautiful creatures make our islands their home. Others pass by on their migration routes, stopping to feed on the abundance these deep channels provide. 

At Futurismo, there’s always something to see – for instance, our resident species of whales and dolphins delight our guests. You’re likely to spot sperm whales, common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and Risso’s dolphins. 

Would you like to see the largest whales on the planet? Then join us in the Spring – from March to June – when the giants pass through our waters. We’ll be exploring for the great fin, blue, and Sei whales as they visit the Azores on their migration journey.

 

WE ARE THE EXPERTS

You’ll have an onboard marine biologist or nature guide on every Futurismo tour to enhance your whale watching fun. They’ll share with you all the details of these fascinating giants who roam our oceans. 

Have your choice of tours – Futurismo offers departures from São Miguel and Pico Islands. Choose from trips leaving the ports of Ponta DelgadaRabo de Peixe or Lajes do Pico. 

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DEPARTURES
SÃO MIGUEL

Choose to start your adventure from Ponta Delgada on the island’s South Coast, or from Rabo de Peixe harbor, on São Miguel’s North Coast. 

From 60€ | Year round

WHALE WATCHING PONTA DELGADA

HALF DAY

WHALE WATCHING PONTA DELGADA

HALF DAY

Don’t miss this ultimate whale watching journey. Take a morning or afternoon tour for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. 

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From 90€ | June to September

WHALE WATCHING & VILA FRANCA ISLET

FULL DAY

WHALE WATCHING + VILA FRANCA ISLET

FULL DAY

A full day of Azores’ discovery. Whale watching and a trip to Vila Franca do Campo islet – a natural reserve for snorkeling and more. 

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From 60€ | Summer

WHALE WATCHING RABO DE PEIXE

HALF DAY

WHALE WATCHING RABO DE PEIXE

HALF DAY

This is the North Coast of São Miguel Island where the whales swim close to the shore. You are practically guaranteed a whale sighting. 

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114€

BE A MARINE BIOLOGIST FOR A DAY SÃO MIGUEL

FULL DAY

BE A MARINE BIOLOGIST FOR A DAY SÃO MIGUEL

FULL DAY

This is a special full day of intense research and learning about the giant cetaceans of São Miguel Island.

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DEPARTURES
Pico Island

Look to Pico Island for the highest point in the Azores. We’ll depart for tours of exciting whale watching from Lajes do Pico harbor, on the island’s South Coast. 

From 55€ | June to September

WHALE WATCHING FROM PICO ISLAND

HALF DAY

WHALE WATCHING FROM PICO ISLAND

HALF DAY

Whales galore! This 3-hour trip will give you opportunities to view many of our 28 species. An unforgettable experience. 

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100€

WHALES AND THE WHALING HERITAGE

FULL DAY

WHALES AND THE WHALING HERITAGE

FULL DAY

During this tour, you will have the opportunity to discover the deepest secrets of this practice and how it ended.

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