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Jeep Tours

Nature makes us acknowledge what once seemed prohibited, and the intimate relationship with the hidden points of the island unveils all of its mysteries.

About Jeep Tours

Feel the rush, surprise, and emotion in an all-terrain vehicle, this adventure will take you to the core of secrets. We will take you where nobody has ever reached before.

Experience moments of adrenaline in our jeep tours. The adventure through the interior of the islands will begin!

The trips are made in 4×4 vehicles properly equipped, capable of taking you to places little explored. It is intended for those who want to discover new perspectives and unusual scenarios on the Azores Islands in a more adventurous way.

We pass on secondary roads, which are not usually found in the usual tourist routes. They are narrow paths, dirt paths, called “canadas” in Azorean, and are mostly used by farmers.

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Moments with happy cows

One of the very special moments on these tours is to find herds of dairy cows on the roads. They are used to grazing outdoors, and many of them graze on agricultural land along the regional roads, and therefore, farmers need to move them at two different times of the day.

The journey is made with one person in front to warn drivers of what they are going to encounter and another at the end of the herd, to ensure that no animals are lost. And we can guarantee that happy moments are more usual than rare.

The spectacularity of our roads

During the summer, especially between mid-July and early September, the roads are full of hydrangeas. It is beautiful to see these flowery paths. In fact, São Miguel has one of the most beautiful and flowery roads you can imagine. It is stunning how a simple route for cars can be so magnificent and colorful!

And throughout the year we can find large trees and basalt stone walls that divide the green pastures, it makes us remember patchwork blankets!

Enter virgin nature that remains untouched

Take advantage of the stops along the routes to take pictures and contemplate the surrounding nature. We pass by untouched places, where you are really able to feel the power of nature, which has created incredible lagoons in the middle of volcanic calderas.

And there are other mystical places where the water in the Atlantic Ocean is naturally heated by a volcanic fissure.

Half-day or full-day tours

All jeep trips are accompanied by an experienced guide, who better than anyone knows how to show you the usual places of interest.

Futurismo Azores Adventures has jeep tours for half a day or a full day with guaranteed passage through both the most iconic and secret sights in the Azores. These are exceptional tours for those who want to connect with nature and learn more about the Azorean traditions.

Why Futurismo

  • WCA Certified

    We are certified by the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA), the world’s largest marine conservation organization

  • Marine Biologist Guides

    All our sea tours are operated by experienced Marine Biologists who also participate in scientific investigations

  • Investigating the Atlantic for 30 Years

    With over 21.000+ sighting records, we collaborate in investigations for 20+ international universities

  • Free Cancellations

    You’ll receive a full refund if you cancel at least 48 hours in advance

  • Tours Jeep Tours in Azores

    The Basics

    How do you locate the dolphins?

    Futurismo has more lookouts than any other tour operator in the Azores so we always know where the animals are. Lookouts are people on the coast looking for cetaceans with binoculars.
    Apart from this ancestral method, we can locate dolphins based on acoustic data thanks to our directional hydrophone which will allow us to hear and record sounds emitted by cetaceans audible to the human ear.

    What if we don’t see any dolphin?

    In case there is absolutely no sight of dolphins, Futurismo will offer a second trip free of charge.

    What is the best season to Swim with Dolphins in the Azores?

    All year round, we have 3 resident species of dolphins: Risso’s dolphins, common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins. During the summertime, we also have the migratory Atlantic spotted dolphins, when the sea temperatures are warmer.

    Will the dolphins come to me?

    It depends on the individuals we meet. Some of them are very curious, others will keep their distance

    The Experience

    There are some places in the world that offer swimming with captive dolphins in pools, but be aware that those animals are not happy. They are not meant to be kept in a swimming pool. Contribute to their freedom, come swim with wild animals!

    Unforgettable moments

    For sure, this is a moment you will not forget. Once you are in the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by free dolphins, you will feel a lot of different emotions. It is not something that can be described, so let’s experience it together!

    Need more?

    Check our detailed list of arguments on the right side of this page (“Why Us”) that will help you understand our path and what we do differently, all to make your experience the most fulfilling possible.

    Safety first

    Before jumping on the boat toward the deep ocean, our staff will give a complete briefing of what species we can see, how to safely swim with wild dolphins, and how we respect the animals. You will have all the necessary information to enjoy your trip.

    Fun ride

    On our zodiac boats, you will have a bouncy and splashy trip. But don’t worry about being cold, we provide a wetsuit and a raincoat! The ride is fun, enjoy the views over the beautiful São Miguel island and keep your eyes open for dolphins!

    Knowledgeable staff on board

    Let’s learn more about the animals you see. Curious ones will be satisfied by the extensive knowledge of our marine biologists and guides accompanying you during the trip. Don’t hesitate to ask questions.

    Into the blue

    Once you found the dolphins, our skipper will give the signal to get into the water. With your mask, all you are going to see at first is blue. Indeed, you are now in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, you will not see the bottom, nor the coast inside the water. This is an incredible feeling, worth the trip.

    And all of a sudden…

    Boom! Your first wild dolphin will appear in front of you. Look around, there will be more! You will have the opportunity to go into the water 2 to 3 times to make sure you had a good look at those majestic animals.

    1. Find the perfect tour for you and book it

    Choose between our 60+ spectacular activities on the amazing Azores and book it online or in any of our stores.

    2. Email confirmation

    Receive a confirmation email with the reservation details.

    3. “The Day”

    Enjoy your experience with us. We will be pleased to welcome you and to make your tour the most fullfilling and memorable to you.

    Note: Unexpected limitations

    Keep calm. You can cancel absolutely for free your bookings until 48h before the activity date*and, if the weather conditions don’t allow us to do the activity safely, we’ll cancel it and contact you suggesting an alternative date or provide a full refund.

    * Check the Cancelations Policy within every tour page for additional info

    Plan your Jeep Tours tour

    I have lower back problems but I would like to do this tour. Is it recommended for me?

    We don’t recommend this activity for people with back problems.

    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware your material will be under your responsibility. Waterproof cameras are also interesting for underwater shootings.

    Is there anything I need to bring with me for this tour?

    Please check the “What to bring” section on each tour program. There you’ll find all the recommendations we have for you, specifically for that program.

    I travel with children and/or seniors. Is this activity indicated for families with kids?

    For Seniors, it depends on their physical capabilities. Swimming with dolphins is, by default, an active adventure that requires some swimming skills and physical preparation so we would recommend only for a senior if being in top physical conditions
    Kids: The minimum age is 8 years old. They can participate accompanied by a responsible adult and as long as they feel comfortable swimming in the open ocean and knowing how to use a mask and snorkel.

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    F.A.Q.s about Jeep Tours

    Are there any pickup and drop off locations I can use?

    Yes, please check the Departure and Return section presented on every tour.

    Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

    How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

    What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

    What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

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