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Whale and dolphin watching - half day


During this activity you will have the opportunity to watch some of more than 25 cetacean species that can be found in the Azores. Although nature offers no guarantees, whales and dolphins are regularly seen during our half day tours, along with turtles, seabirds and other marine life. Before the boat trip our biologists give you a briefing to explain which cetacean species can be observed, safety measures aboard, how we respect the animals and rules of observation at sea as well as some historical facts. During the tour each passenger is required to wear a life vest (except on our catamaran). Futurismo also provides rain coats and trousers if necessary.

Tour check-in times*: 8.30 a.m and 1.00 p.m daily. 

***The price for this activity changes: - high season -  From 1st of April to 31st of October the price is 55€ per person.  Low season - 50€.***

Check-in times for High Season:

Mornings: Catamaran - 9 a.m | Zodiacs - 8.30 a.m

Afternoon: Catamaran - 1.30p.m | Zodiacs - 1.00 p.m

* On Low-season Check-in times are subject to change according to weather conditions and number of passagers.



Ponta Delgada - south coast


Restrictions may apply for pregnant women and people with lower back problems. However, Futurismo offers different types of boats of differeng levels of comfort. Please contact us for more details.

Bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, sweater, wind shell jacket, hat, sunblock, water.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I have lower back problems but I would like to go on a whale and dolphin watching trip. Can I go on a tour?
A: We have a catamaran that is more comfortable and stable than the zodiac and fiberglass boats, but before you come you should consult your physician.


Price per person

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This program includes
  • – Pre-tour briefing
  • – Raincoat and pants
  • – Life jacket
  • – Marine biologist or nature guide aboard
  • – Refreshment after the trip
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