This whale watching tour in Ponta Delgada, in São Miguel Island, takes you for four hours to the ocean and is ideal for you to collect the best photos at the perfect time of the day for the very special golden hour.

If you want to learn more about the Atlantic Ocean species and enrich your photography skills, this is definitely a must!

During springtime in the Azores, you can observe some of the biggest animals in the world such as blue whales, fin whales and Sei whales. Sperm whales, common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and Risso’s dolphins live in our waters year-round, making every season unique for whale and dolphin watching tours.

With our marine biologists, you will have the possibility to analyse your cetacean photos to identify the individuals that you spotthat is what we call photo ID. You will be involved in the process of scientific research with Futurismo and you will help analysing the sightings and the behaviour of the cetaceans of the Azores.

This is definitely a unique and unforgettable experience where you can deepen your knowledge and combine it with photography. We can say that the species will emerge at the surface only for brief seconds, but we will make sure that you take the best out of every blow!

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


Ponta Delgada, South Coast


4 hours

Tour Rates

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

Daily Departures

Sunrise & Sunset times

Check In Times

30 minutes before departure



Level of Difficulty


Vessel Types

Zodiac or Catamaran

Minimum Age

From 13 years old

Tour Details
  • Pre-tour briefing
  • Raincoat and pants if necessary
  • Life jacket if operated on a zodiac boat
  • Marine biologist or nature guide aboard
  • Refreshment after the trip
  • Your personal camera
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Jacket
  • Sunscreen, towel and hat
  • Backpack and water (bring your own reusable water bottle)

Q: At what time of the day is this tour operated?
A: We will go out on the ocean early in the morning, as soon as the sun rises or at the end of the afternoon. Those are the times of the day where the light is perfect to see and photograph the giants of the sea.

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 has catamarans, which are safer and more comfortable than zodiac boats in this case. However, we recommend that you consult your physician before going on a tour with us.

Q: I am pregnant and would like to do whale watching. Is it safe?
A: In this case, we advise the catamarans. They are more comfortable and stable boats and we do recommend them for pregnant. Please inform us about any medical situation for better advise.

Q: How do I get to São Miguel?
A: There are flight connections from Lisbon, Porto and other main capitals.

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