Ponta Delgada, South Coast
From 60€ (Prices are subject to change depending on the different months)
Sunrise & Sunset times
Check In Times
30 minutes before departure
Level of Difficulty
Zodiac or Catamaran
From 13 years old
- 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
SOME TIPS FOR TAKING GREAT WHALE PHOTOS
- Have your camera ready, lens cap off, prepared to shoot – you never know the exact moment a whale might appear
- Whales and dolphins often repeat their actions so be ready for a second breach following the first
- Be patient and stay calm – we’re on whale time now so they really do call the shots
- Dolphins love to play at the boat’s bow and stern so try to position yourself there if the sea conditions and the captain allow you to do so
- Use a fast shutter speed if possible – the boat is moving, plus this will “freeze” the water spraying around the whale or dolphin
- A bit technical – if you can, close your aperture down to 1/16 for clearer, sharper shots
- Take some deep breaths and enjoy the moment
- Your personal camera
- Comfortable clothes and shoes
- 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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“THE PERFECT WAY TO SEE SÃO MIGUEL ISLAND”
“ We booked 4 full days with Futurismo. They were incredible at offering suggestions to help me build my itinerary, and were happy to accommodate my requests so we ended up booking a full day hiking Sete Cidades, a full day Whale & Dolphin Watching in the morning and a Jeep Safari to Lagoa do Fogo in the afternoon, a full day Hiking Faial da Terra and on our last full day we opted for a full day trip to Nordeste.”
Sarah270190 – TripAdvisor