We created the perfect experience for travellers with two great passions: cetaceans and photography.

In one of the top 10 best destinations for whale and dolphin watching, you will not be indifferent to observe this species in their natural habitat.

You don’t want to miss the perfect photo!
Futurismo offers responsible whale and dolphin watching experiences in Pico island since 2004.

Our biologists will brief you before going out on the ocean about the rules that Futurismo respect for the animal’s well being and for everyone’s safety.

Then, you will go on this unforgettable experience and try to take incredible pictures with the help of the staff aboard the zodiac boat. Get ready for a bouncy and fast trip, going at high speeds on the waves. This tour is operated during the sunrise and sunset times to capture the beautiful golden hour for your cetacean pictures.

Your photos will be useful for our research process. This is what we call Photo-ID: you will help our biologists to identify the individuals you spot in the ocean thanks to the pictures taken.

Note: Prices are subject to change depending on the different months.


Lajes do Pico, Pico Island


4 hours

Tour Rates

From 55€
Prices are subject to change depending on the different months

Daily Departures

Sunrise & Sunset

Check In Times

30 minutes before departure


From June to October

Level of Difficulty


Vessel Types


Minimum Age

From 13 years old

Tour Details
  • Pre-tour briefing
  • Raincoat and pants if necessary
  • Life jacket
  • Marine biologist or nature guide aboard
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Jacket
  • Sunscreen, towel and hat
  • Backpack and water (bring your own reusable water bottle)

Q: Is it possible to see whales and dolphins in every tour?
A: Every trip is different. We guarantee that if you do not see any whale nor dolphin, you can reschedule your trip for free.

Q: How do I get to Pico Island?
A: There are flight connections to Pico Island from Lisbon (Azores Airlines). You can also fly from São Miguel or Terceira Island. Also, if you prefer you can fly to Faial Island and then arrive to Pico by boat – the connection between Pico and Faial Island is about 30 minutes and you have boats year round. To book the ferry for all the other islands, you can do it through Atlanticoline or in our shop in Portas do Mar, Ponta Delgada. Check the flights to Azores.

Q:  I have back problems but I would love to go on a whale watching. Can I do this tour?
A: Futurismo Whale Watching Azores in Pico Island has only a zodiac boat. This boat is less spacious than the catamarans that we have in São Miguel Island. We do recommend you to have some medical advice before this experience.

Q: I am pregnant and would like to do whale watching. Is it safe?
A: In this situation, we advise the catamarans in São Miguel. They are more comfortable and stable boats. In Pico Island, we only have a zodiac boat, so we do not recommend you to do this activity.

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