Azores Adventures – Futurismo

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Frequently asked questions

Avistamiento de Ballenas - Día completo

Tengo problemas de espalda pero me gustaría hacer una excursión de avistamiento de cetáceos. ¿Puedo hacerlo?

Tenemos un catamarán, que es más cómodo y estable que la zodiac, y barcos de fibra, pero antes de venir deberías consultar a tu médico.

¿Son las Azores un buen destino para la observación de ballenas?

Las Azores son un gran destino para la observación de ballenas, probablemente uno de los mejores del mundo. Tenemos cachalotes todo el año. Al estar en medio del Océano Atlántico, muchas especies de cetáceos pasan por nuestras islas durante su migración anual.

¿Puedo cancelar mi reserva de viaje y obtener un reembolso completo?

Sí, puede consultar nuestras políticas detalladas de cancelación y reembolso por recorrido en la página de cada recorrido, en la sección «Es bueno saberlo»

¿Puedo tocar las ballenas y los delfines?

No, nuestras estrictas reglas de observación de ballenas y delfines prohíben tocar a los animales. Son salvajes y debemos respetarlos.

¿Tienen baños en el barco?

En los catamaranes y los botes zodiac más grandes, hay un baño. Sin embargo, en los pequeños botes zodiac no hay baños.

¿Cuántas ballenas y delfines puedo ver?

Depende, cada día en el océano es una sorpresa. A veces podemos ver solo una ballena, y otras veces veremos varias especies con grupos de delfines, incluidos miles de individuos. Trabajamos con la naturaleza, los animales no están bajo nuestro control.

¿Y si no hace buen tiempo?

Si el clima no permite realizar esta actividad de manera segura, la cancelaremos y sugeriremos una fecha alternativa.

Can I swim with the dolphins and whales?

You cannot swim with whales, our strict whale watching rules forbid to touch the animals. They are wild and we should respect them. About dolphins, on our swimming with dolphins tours, you can have the opportunity to swim with them.

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.

Can I use my drone during this tour?

You cannot use a drone on our tours with other travelers. However, if you really want to fly your drone, it is possible on a private tour with us.

Can you send me photos of the tour?

Please check our blog at http://whalewatchingazores.com/blog/
Usually we upload all the photos there.

Do you sell food and drinks on the boat?

No, we do not sell anything on the boat. It is better to bring a snack and a reusable water bottle with you for the tour.

Do you sell medication for seasickness?

No, we do not sell anything on the boat. If you know that you get easily seasick, it is better to purchase the adequate medication before the tour.

Does Futurismo provide rain jackets and trousers for the boat trip?

We provide rain jackets and waterproof trousers on zodiac boats for the trip in case of bad weather. On the catamarans, you can go inside to stay dry.

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)

How long is a Whale Watching tour?

Please check each tour duration info.

How should I choose the perfect boat for my tour?

Are you an adventure and adrenaline seeker? Do you want to feel closer to the animals and don’t mind getting a bit wet with the waves of the ocean?
Then, you will have a lot of fun on our zodiac boats.
We will take you on a fast and splashy trip in the search for cetaceans, travelling close to the action right that erupts on the water surface
If, on the other hand, if you are traveling with babies, children or people with less mobility, or just want a more comfortable trip, then our our catamarans are your best choice.
They are bigger, more stable boats, with a bathroom on board and provide an extraordinary visibility from above over the magestic creatures in the sea.

I am pregnant but I would like to do whale watching. Is it possible?

In this situation, we advise to go on a tour aboard the catamarans. These boats are more comfortable and stable.

I am resident of the Azores, do I have a special discount?

Yes, residents get 25% discount on this tour!

Is there any kind of discount?

Yes, if you book several tours with us, you have a 10% discount from your second activity. For groups of 6 people or more, we offer a 10% discount only for Whale and dolphin Watching tours

Is this an adventure kind of tour?

On the catamaran, you can enjoy a nice and smooth trip, but it is still exciting when you sight your fist whale or dolphin. On the zodiac boats, you will have more adrenaline for a bouncy and splashy trip.

Should I book in advance?

Yes, it is always better to book in advance in order to make sure we have availability.

What animals can we see during this tour?

According to the season, you will be able to see dolphins and whales. All year round it is possible to see sperm whales, and 3 different species of dolphins, who are resident species living in the Azores.If you want to know more about

What if I am seasick?

We advise to avoid eating anything overly spicy, acidic, fatty or dairy before the boat trip. Don’t overeat but come well fed. Once on the boat, look at the horizon and get fresh air. If you feel bad, the staff on the boat will help you.

What is the average sea water temperature in the Azores?

During the Wintertime, the water temperature will be around 16-18°C (61-64°F) and during the Summertime, it will be around 22-24°C (71-75°F).

What is the best weather conditions for Whale Watching?

The best weather is when there is no or little wind in order to have small or no waves at all. A sunny day can be nice, but some fresh air is also good to not be too warm on the boat.

What is the minimum number of participants?

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

What is the price for whale and dolphin watching?

Please check our per tour detailed information.

Where are we going to go to see the animals?

Whales and dolphins are 100% free, so they go wherever they want and we are the ones to follow them, thanks to our lookouts on the coast, guiding us to them with binoculars.

Where is the meeting point for this tour?

We are in the Marina of Ponta Delgada, store 26.

Will the weather be ok?

The weather in the Azores is very unstable, it is hard to predict it. But you can always see a close-to-reality forecast on WindGuru.

Avistamiento de Ballenas - Medio día

Tengo problemas de espalda pero me gustaría hacer una excursión de avistamiento de cetáceos. ¿Puedo hacerlo?

Tenemos un catamarán, que es más cómodo y estable que la zodiac, y barcos de fibra, pero antes de venir deberías consultar a tu médico.

¿Son las Azores un buen destino para la observación de ballenas?

Las Azores son un gran destino para la observación de ballenas, probablemente uno de los mejores del mundo. Tenemos cachalotes todo el año. Al estar en medio del Océano Atlántico, muchas especies de cetáceos pasan por nuestras islas durante su migración anual.

¿Puedo cancelar mi reserva de viaje y obtener un reembolso completo?

Sí, puede consultar nuestras políticas detalladas de cancelación y reembolso por recorrido en la página de cada recorrido, en la sección «Es bueno saberlo»

¿Puedo tocar las ballenas y los delfines?

No, nuestras estrictas reglas de observación de ballenas y delfines prohíben tocar a los animales. Son salvajes y debemos respetarlos.

¿Tienen baños en el barco?

En los catamaranes y los botes zodiac más grandes, hay un baño. Sin embargo, en los pequeños botes zodiac no hay baños.

¿Cuántas ballenas y delfines puedo ver?

Depende, cada día en el océano es una sorpresa. A veces podemos ver solo una ballena, y otras veces veremos varias especies con grupos de delfines, incluidos miles de individuos. Trabajamos con la naturaleza, los animales no están bajo nuestro control.

¿Y si no hace buen tiempo?

Si el clima no permite realizar esta actividad de manera segura, la cancelaremos y sugeriremos una fecha alternativa.

Can I swim with the dolphins and whales?

You cannot swim with whales, our strict whale watching rules forbid to touch the animals. They are wild and we should respect them. About dolphins, on our swimming with dolphins tours, you can have the opportunity to swim with them.

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.

Can I use my drone during this tour?

You cannot use a drone on our tours with other travelers. However, if you really want to fly your drone, it is possible on a private tour with us.

Can you send me photos of the tour?

Please check our blog at http://whalewatchingazores.com/blog/
Usually we upload all the photos there.

Do you sell food and drinks on the boat?

No, we do not sell anything on the boat. It is better to bring a snack and a reusable water bottle with you for the tour.

Do you sell medication for seasickness?

No, we do not sell anything on the boat. If you know that you get easily seasick, it is better to purchase the adequate medication before the tour.

Does Futurismo provide rain jackets and trousers for the boat trip?

We provide rain jackets and waterproof trousers on zodiac boats for the trip in case of bad weather. On the catamarans, you can go inside to stay dry.

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)

How long is a Whale Watching tour?

Please check each tour duration info.

How should I choose the perfect boat for my tour?

Are you an adventure and adrenaline seeker? Do you want to feel closer to the animals and don’t mind getting a bit wet with the waves of the ocean?
Then, you will have a lot of fun on our zodiac boats.
We will take you on a fast and splashy trip in the search for cetaceans, travelling close to the action right that erupts on the water surface
If, on the other hand, if you are traveling with babies, children or people with less mobility, or just want a more comfortable trip, then our our catamarans are your best choice.
They are bigger, more stable boats, with a bathroom on board and provide an extraordinary visibility from above over the magestic creatures in the sea.

I am pregnant but I would like to do whale watching. Is it possible?

In this situation, we advise to go on a tour aboard the catamarans. These boats are more comfortable and stable.

I am resident of the Azores, do I have a special discount?

Yes, residents get 25% discount on this tour!

Is there any kind of discount?

Yes, if you book several tours with us, you have a 10% discount from your second activity. For groups of 6 people or more, we offer a 10% discount only for Whale and dolphin Watching tours

Is this an adventure kind of tour?

On the catamaran, you can enjoy a nice and smooth trip, but it is still exciting when you sight your fist whale or dolphin. On the zodiac boats, you will have more adrenaline for a bouncy and splashy trip.

Should I book in advance?

Yes, it is always better to book in advance in order to make sure we have availability.

What animals can we see during this tour?

According to the season, you will be able to see dolphins and whales. All year round it is possible to see sperm whales, and 3 different species of dolphins, who are resident species living in the Azores.If you want to know more about

What if I am seasick?

We advise to avoid eating anything overly spicy, acidic, fatty or dairy before the boat trip. Don’t overeat but come well fed. Once on the boat, look at the horizon and get fresh air. If you feel bad, the staff on the boat will help you.

What is the average sea water temperature in the Azores?

During the Wintertime, the water temperature will be around 16-18°C (61-64°F) and during the Summertime, it will be around 22-24°C (71-75°F).

What is the best weather conditions for Whale Watching?

The best weather is when there is no or little wind in order to have small or no waves at all. A sunny day can be nice, but some fresh air is also good to not be too warm on the boat.

What is the minimum number of participants?

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

What is the price for whale and dolphin watching?

Please check our per tour detailed information.

Where are we going to go to see the animals?

Whales and dolphins are 100% free, so they go wherever they want and we are the ones to follow them, thanks to our lookouts on the coast, guiding us to them with binoculars.

Where is the meeting point for this tour?

We are in the Marina of Ponta Delgada, store 26.

Will the weather be ok?

The weather in the Azores is very unstable, it is hard to predict it. But you can always see a close-to-reality forecast on WindGuru.

Be a Marine Biologist for a day - Día completo

Can my children join this tour?

Yes, we have small bikes for children as well as trail gator to pull your children. Futurismo also provides baby bike seats. Please contact us if you want to do this tour with a child so we can organize everything.

I am pregnant but I would like to do whale watching. Is it possible?

In this situation, we advise to go on a tour aboard the catamarans. These boats are more comfortable and stable.

Tengo problemas de espalda pero me gustaría hacer una excursión de avistamiento de cetáceos. ¿Puedo hacerlo?

Tenemos un catamarán, que es más cómodo y estable que la zodiac, y barcos de fibra, pero antes de venir deberías consultar a tu médico.

What animals can we see during this tour?

According to the season, you will be able to see dolphins and whales. All year round it is possible to see sperm whales, and 3 different species of dolphins, who are resident species living in the Azores.If you want to know more about

What if I am seasick?

We advise to avoid eating anything overly spicy, acidic, fatty or dairy before the boat trip. Don’t overeat but come well fed. Once on the boat, look at the horizon and get fresh air. If you feel bad, the staff on the boat will help you.

Boat Trip along the coast of São Miguel Island - Medio día

Do you sell food and drinks on the boat?

No, we do not sell anything on the boat. It is better to bring a snack and a reusable water bottle with you for the tour.

Does Futurismo provide rain jackets and trousers for the boat trip?

We provide rain jackets and waterproof trousers on zodiac boats for the trip in case of bad weather. On the catamarans, you can go inside to stay dry.

Is this an adventure kind of tour?

On the catamaran, you can enjoy a nice and smooth trip, but it is still exciting when you sight your fist whale or dolphin. On the zodiac boats, you will have more adrenaline for a bouncy and splashy trip.

What is the best season to do Boat tours in the Azores?

We only offer this activity during the summertime, when the weather is nicer and the temperatures are warmer.

What is the best weather to do a Boat tour in Azores?

The best weather is when there is no or little wind in order to have small or no waves at all. A sunny day can be nice, but some fresh air is also good to not be too warm on the boat.

Canyoning Tour to Ribeira dos Caldeirões - Medio día

Is Canyoning scary?

It is an adventurous activity with some adrenaline, but it is perfectly safe. You are not forced to jump as there are always alternatives.

What is the best weather to do Canyoning in Azores?

When it is raining, it is the best moment to do canyoning, you will get wet anyway.

Geo Tour around São Miguel Island - Día completo

¿Podremos nadar en el lago?

No se permite nadar en Lagoa do Fogo para preservar la naturaleza salvaje.

Are the entrance fees of Gruta do Carvão, OVGA, Caldeira Velha and the bill of the lunch already included in the price of the tour?

Yes, all you have to pay is the price indicated on this page, every other necessary expense is included in the price.

I am claustrophobic, is the guided visit to Gruta do Carvão really technical?

The guided visit into the cave will be approximately 30-40 minutes, covering about 200m of the lava tunnel with a guide. In this short visit, you will stay relatively close to the entrance of the cave (maximum 200m), and there will be no very technical parts during the exploration.

Hiking Serra Devassa & Nascentes do Canário - Día completo

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Hiking Tour Agrião – Full day - Día completo

What airlines fly to Sao Miguel, Azores?

Flying to São Miguel Island is quite easy and a good deal! There are low-cost companies such as Ryanair offering trips all year round. The easiest way to come, besides direct international flights, is through Lisbon (2h flight) and Porto (2h30 flight). Check the Getting Here page to learn more.

What is the best season to hike in the Azores?

This activity is good all year round due to our mild climate.

Hiking Tour Faial da Terra & Van Tour Nordeste - Día completo

Where is located Nordeste?

In Portuguese, Nordeste means Northeast, so it is located on the northeastern side of São Miguel island. It is quite far from Ponta Delgada, about 50 minutes without stopping, but the long trip is totally worth it.

Hiking Tour Sete Cidades & Back to the Roots - Día completo

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Hiking Tour to Lagoa do Fogo – Full day - Día completo

¿Podremos nadar en el lago?

No se permite nadar en Lagoa do Fogo para preservar la naturaleza salvaje.

Hiking Tour to Pico da Vara – Full day - Día completo

Where is located Nordeste?

In Portuguese, Nordeste means Northeast, so it is located on the northeastern side of São Miguel island. It is quite far from Ponta Delgada, about 50 minutes without stopping, but the long trip is totally worth it.

Hiking Tour to Ribeira Funda – Full day - Día completo

¿Podremos nadar en las piscinas naturales en Maia?

Después de la caminata tendremos tiempo para tomar un baño antes o después del picnic.

Where is the hike located?

Fenais da Ajuda is located on the North coast, 40 minutes farther East from Ponta Delgada.

Hiking Tour to Serra Devassa – Half day - Medio día

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Hiking Tour to Sete Cidades – Full day - Día completo

¿Se puede ver el cráter de Sete Cidades en este paseo?

Sí, si las nubes no nos impiden las vistas, se puede ver el cráter y caminar por parte de la cumbre.

Cuando la marea está baja, ¿todavía podemos bañarnos en la piscina natural?

Si, si las condiciones del mar lo permiten, te puedes bañar en la piscina natural.

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Jeep Tour Nordeste – Full day - Día completo

What is the Priolo?

The Azores Bullfinch is the most threatened and the second rarest bird in Europe. Its population lives only in the eastern part of São Miguel island and is estimated to be made of about 1,000 individuals, a number that increased thanks to local organizations protecting the species. Futurismo is proud to be

Where is located Nordeste?

In Portuguese, Nordeste means Northeast, so it is located on the northeastern side of São Miguel island. It is quite far from Ponta Delgada, about 50 minutes without stopping, but the long trip is totally worth it.

Jeep Tour Sete Cidades & Back to the Roots - Día completo

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Jeep Tour Sete Cidades & Lakes – Full day - Día completo

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Jeep Tour to Lagoa do Fogo – Full day - Día completo

¿Podremos nadar en el lago?

No se permite nadar en Lagoa do Fogo para preservar la naturaleza salvaje.

Is the entrance fee to go to Caldeira Velha included in the price of the tour?

Yes, it is included, you will not have to pay again to enter the pool.

Jeep Tour to Lagoa do Fogo – Half day - Medio día

¿Podremos nadar en el lago?

No se permite nadar en Lagoa do Fogo para preservar la naturaleza salvaje.

Is the entrance fee to go to Caldeira Velha included in the price of the tour?

Yes, it is included, you will not have to pay again to enter the pool.

Jeep Tour to Sete Cidades – Full day - Día completo

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

What if I don’t want to bathe at the Ponta da Ferraria’s natural pool?

It is not mandatory to swim at Ferraria, you can simply enjoy the view and explore around.

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Where is Mosteiros?

Mosteiros is located on the north-west coast of São Miguel island, about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada.

Jeep Tour to Sete Cidades – Half day - Medio día

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Jeep Tour to Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo - Día completo

¿Podremos nadar en el lago?

No se permite nadar en Lagoa do Fogo para preservar la naturaleza salvaje.

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

Is the entrance fee to go to Caldeira Velha included in the price of the tour?

Yes, it is included, you will not have to pay again to enter the pool.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Kayak & Bike Self-Guided Adventure – Half day - Medio día

Can my children join this tour?

Yes, we have small bikes for children as well as trail gator to pull your children. Futurismo also provides baby bike seats. Please contact us if you want to do this tour with a child so we can organize everything.

Do I have to wear the life jacket even if I know how to swim?

Yes, life jackets are mandatory for everyone for safety reasons.

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

I have never done Stand Up Paddle/kayak before, is it a problem?

No, paddling and kayaking on Sete Cidades lake are relatively easy and safe.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Kayaking Rental in Sete Cidades - Medio día

Are the kayaks stable? Can I fall into the water?

Our Sit-on-top kayaks are stable and easy to use. They can tip over if you move really brusquely, but if you are careful, it will not happen. Our staff will explain everything about how to navigate with the kayak before you go to the lake.

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Lagoa do Fogo Trail - Medio día

¿Podremos nadar en el lago?

No se permite nadar en Lagoa do Fogo para preservar la naturaleza salvaje.

Mountain Bike Rental Sete Cidades - Medio día

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Mountain Bike Tour in Sete Cidades & Ferraria - Día completo

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

What if I don’t want to bathe at the Ponta da Ferraria’s natural pool?

It is not mandatory to swim at Ferraria, you can simply enjoy the view and explore around.

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Sete Cidades Trail - Medio día

¿Se puede ver el cráter de Sete Cidades en este paseo?

Sí, si las nubes no nos impiden las vistas, se puede ver el cráter y caminar por parte de la cumbre.

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Stand Up Paddle in Sete Cidades | Rental 1H - Medio día

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Sunset Boat Tour – Half day - Medio día

¿Es una excursión de aventura?

Es un paseo relajante para disfrutar de la puesta de sol y de las bonitas vistas de la costa sur de São Miguel.

What if I am seasick?

We advise to avoid eating anything overly spicy, acidic, fatty or dairy before the boat trip. Don’t overeat but come well fed. Once on the boat, look at the horizon and get fresh air. If you feel bad, the staff on the boat will help you.

Will we have dinner on the boat?

During the boat trip, you will be able to taste local specialties, but this is not a dinner, you might need to eat after the trip to your hotel or in a restaurant.

Will we see whales during this tour?

This is not a whale watching tour. We will navigate along the coast and not go far away offshore. However, we never know what can happen when you are on the sea. It is possible to spot some dolphins as they stay close to the shore, even if this is not the purpose of the tour.

Swimming with dolphins & Jeep Tour Lagoa do Fogo - Día completo

No. Nuestras directrices para una natación con delfines responsable no permiten tocar a estos animales, curiosos pero salvajes.

¿Cuántos delfines se pueden ver?

A veces una docena, otras veces más de 50.

¿Podremos nadar en el lago?

No se permite nadar en Lagoa do Fogo para preservar la naturaleza salvaje.

¿Puedo nadar con ballenas?

No, nadar con las Azores está prohibido en las Azores. Sin embargo, hay muchas especies de delfines con los que puedes nadar.

How many people can fit in the jeeps?

Our jeeps can take 7 to 9 people at the same time, including 1 guide.

What if I don’t want or am afraid to snorkel?

Snorkeling in the islet’s crater is not mandatory, you can also lay down on the shore and enjoy the landscape.

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.

Swimming with Dolphins & Jeep Tour Sete Cidades - Día completo

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Swimming with Dolphins in Sao Miguel - Medio día

No. Nuestras directrices para una natación con delfines responsable no permiten tocar a estos animales, curiosos pero salvajes.

¿Puedo cancelar mi reserva de viaje y obtener un reembolso completo?

Sí, puede consultar nuestras políticas detalladas de cancelación y reembolso por recorrido en la página de cada recorrido, en la sección «Es bueno saberlo»

¿Puedo nadar con ballenas?

No, nadar con las Azores está prohibido en las Azores. Sin embargo, hay muchas especies de delfines con los que puedes nadar.

¿Puedo oír a los delfines?

Sí. Es muy común oír sus silbidos debajo del agua.

Are the Azores a good destination to swim with dolphins?

Yes, we have several resident species all year round in addition to migratory species during the summertime. Moreover, the sea temperatures are always acceptable.

Can I use fins to swim faster?

No, in order to respect the ethic practices for this activity, using fins or any equipment other than the snorkeling mask and tube, and the swim suit, are strictly prohibited.

Do I need to be in a good physical condition for this tour?

You need to know how to swim and feel comfortable with being in the open ocean.

I am pregnant but I would like to do this activity. Is it possible?

We don’t recommend this tour for pregnant women.

Van Tour to Furnas – Thematic Tour - Día completo

Are there particular recommendations when taking a dip into the iron-rich hot pool?

Yes, avoid white or light-colored swimsuit, because they could turn orange-yellowish. Don’t wear jewelry while in the pool because it could also turn into another color due to the iron inside the water. Also, avoid getting your hair wet especially if you have dyed hair because it can become dry or change the color. Otherwise, just enjoy this extraordinary experience.

What if I don’t want to bathe in the hot spring at Terra Nostra?

Bathing in the hot pools of Terra Nostra is not mandatory. You can also enjoy the botanical garden and relax on a bench.

What is Cozido das Furnas?

Cozido is one of the most typical and emblematic dishes of São Miguel. What is special about it is that all the ingredients are placed in a pan which is buried in the hot ground next to the natural boilers of Furnas. The average cooking time is 5 hours. The recipe usually includes chicken, beef, pig leg, bacon, pork chop, potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, cabbage, kale, black pudding, chorizo, and yams. Check our video.

Where is Furnas?

Furnas is located about 43km (27 miles) away from Ponta Delgada Eastward. It takes approximately 40 minutes to go there without stopping.

Van Tour to Lagoa do Fogo – Full day - Día completo

¿Podremos nadar en el lago?

No se permite nadar en Lagoa do Fogo para preservar la naturaleza salvaje.

Van Tour to Lagoa do Fogo – Half day - Medio día

¿Podremos nadar en el lago?

No se permite nadar en Lagoa do Fogo para preservar la naturaleza salvaje.

Van Tour to Nordeste - Día completo

What is the Priolo?

The Azores Bullfinch is the most threatened and the second rarest bird in Europe. Its population lives only in the eastern part of São Miguel island and is estimated to be made of about 1,000 individuals, a number that increased thanks to local organizations protecting the species. Futurismo is proud to be

Where is located Nordeste?

In Portuguese, Nordeste means Northeast, so it is located on the northeastern side of São Miguel island. It is quite far from Ponta Delgada, about 50 minutes without stopping, but the long trip is totally worth it.

Van Tour to Sete Cidades – Full day - Día completo

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

What if I don’t want to bathe at the Ponta da Ferraria’s natural pool?

It is not mandatory to swim at Ferraria, you can simply enjoy the view and explore around.

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Van Tour to Sete Cidades – Half day - Medio día

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Ver Ballenas en Ponta Delgada – Sao Miguel - Medio día

¿Cuántas ballenas y delfines puedo ver?

Depende, cada día en el océano es una sorpresa. A veces podemos ver solo una ballena, y otras veces veremos varias especies con grupos de delfines, incluidos miles de individuos. Trabajamos con la naturaleza, los animales no están bajo nuestro control.

¿Puedo cancelar mi reserva de viaje y obtener un reembolso completo?

Sí, puede consultar nuestras políticas detalladas de cancelación y reembolso por recorrido en la página de cada recorrido, en la sección «Es bueno saberlo»

¿Puedo tocar las ballenas y los delfines?

No, nuestras estrictas reglas de observación de ballenas y delfines prohíben tocar a los animales. Son salvajes y debemos respetarlos.

¿Son las Azores un buen destino para la observación de ballenas?

Las Azores son un gran destino para la observación de ballenas, probablemente uno de los mejores del mundo. Tenemos cachalotes todo el año. Al estar en medio del Océano Atlántico, muchas especies de cetáceos pasan por nuestras islas durante su migración anual.

¿Tienen baños en el barco?

En los catamaranes y los botes zodiac más grandes, hay un baño. Sin embargo, en los pequeños botes zodiac no hay baños.

¿Y si no hace buen tiempo?

Si el clima no permite realizar esta actividad de manera segura, la cancelaremos y sugeriremos una fecha alternativa.


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Visit to Santa Maria Island – Full day - Full day

¿Puedo cancelar mi reserva de viaje y obtener un reembolso completo?

Sí, puede consultar nuestras políticas detalladas de cancelación y reembolso por recorrido en la página de cada recorrido, en la sección «Es bueno saberlo»

¿Y si no hace buen tiempo?

Si el clima no permite realizar esta actividad de manera segura, la cancelaremos y sugeriremos una fecha alternativa.

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 drive the Van?

No, this is not a rental vehicle, our professional guide will drive you safely during our tours.

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)

How long is a Van tour?

Please check each tour duration info.

Is there any kind of discount?

Yes, if you book several tours with us, you have a 10% discount from your second activity.

Is this an adventure kind of tour?

It is a great adventure, but not physically demanding.

Should I book in advance?

Yes, it is always better to book in advance in order to make sure we have availability.

What is the best weather to do a Van Tour in Azores?

It is better to go on a van tour when there are few clouds in order to have a good visibility at the different viewpoints. However in the Azores, the weather can change quickly and even on a cloudy day, the clouds can disappear to let you enjoy the views.

What is the minimum number of participants?

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

What kind of van do you have?

Please check our «Fleet» specific page and get to know all our vehiacles

Whale & Dolphin Watching & Jeep Tour to Sete Cidades - Día completo

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

Whale Watching & Islet Vila Franca do Campo Tour - Día completo

¿Cuánto se tarda en llegar al islote?

No más de 10 minutos

¿Futurismo proporciona máscaras y tubos para nadar en la piscina natural del islote?

Aconsejamos que traiga su propia máscara, ya que Futurismo tiene un número limitado de máscaras y tubos de snorkel.

Is it possible to swim in the islet’s crater?

Yes, you will be able to take a dip into the clear waters of the islet, which is one of the most beautiful places to swim around São Miguel.

What if I don’t want or am afraid to snorkel?

Snorkeling in the islet’s crater is not mandatory, you can also lay down on the shore and enjoy the landscape.

Whale Watching & Jeep Tour to Lagoa do Fogo - Día completo

¿Podremos nadar en el lago?

No se permite nadar en Lagoa do Fogo para preservar la naturaleza salvaje.

Whale Watching from Rabo de Peixe – Half day - Medio día

What animals can we see during this tour?

There are three resident dolphin species in the Azores: Risso’s dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and common dolphins. These species are present all year round. Other than that, migratory dolphins pass by our waters. We can see for example Atlantic spotted dolphins during the summertime! Check this article to learn more.

Whale Watching Pico & Van Tour – Whaling Heritage - Día completo

¿Cuántos delfines se pueden ver?

A veces una docena, otras veces más de 50.

I am pregnant but I would like to do whale watching. Is it possible?

In this situation, we advise to go on a tour aboard the catamarans. These boats are more comfortable and stable.

Agrião

What airlines fly to Sao Miguel, Azores?

Flying to São Miguel Island is quite easy and a good deal! There are low-cost companies such as Ryanair offering trips all year round. The easiest way to come, besides direct international flights, is through Lisbon (2h flight) and Porto (2h30 flight). Check the Getting Here page to learn more.

What is the best season to hike in the Azores?

This activity is good all year round due to our mild climate.

Furnas

Where is Furnas?

Furnas is located about 43km (27 miles) away from Ponta Delgada Eastward. It takes approximately 40 minutes to go there without stopping.

What is Cozido das Furnas?

Cozido is one of the most typical and emblematic dishes of São Miguel. What is special about it is that all the ingredients are placed in a pan which is buried in the hot ground next to the natural boilers of Furnas. The average cooking time is 5 hours. The recipe usually includes chicken, beef, pig leg, bacon, pork chop, potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, cabbage, kale, black pudding, chorizo, and yams. Check our video.

Are there particular recommendations when taking a dip into the iron-rich hot pool?

Yes, avoid white or light-colored swimsuit, because they could turn orange-yellowish. Don’t wear jewelry while in the pool because it could also turn into another color due to the iron inside the water. Also, avoid getting your hair wet especially if you have dyed hair because it can become dry or change the color. Otherwise, just enjoy this extraordinary experience.

Lagoa do Fogo

¿Podremos nadar en el lago?

No se permite nadar en Lagoa do Fogo para preservar la naturaleza salvaje.

Mosteiros

Where is Mosteiros?

Mosteiros is located on the north-west coast of São Miguel island, about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada.

Nordeste

Where is located Nordeste?

In Portuguese, Nordeste means Northeast, so it is located on the northeastern side of São Miguel island. It is quite far from Ponta Delgada, about 50 minutes without stopping, but the long trip is totally worth it.

Ponta da Ferraria

What if I don’t want to bathe at the Ponta da Ferraria’s natural pool?

It is not mandatory to swim at Ferraria, you can simply enjoy the view and explore around.

Ribeira dos Caldeirões

Is Canyoning scary?

It is an adventurous activity with some adrenaline, but it is perfectly safe. You are not forced to jump as there are always alternatives.

What is the best weather to do Canyoning in Azores?

When it is raining, it is the best moment to do canyoning, you will get wet anyway.

Sete Cidades

Where is located Sete Cidades?

Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

What can I do in Sete Cidades?

In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

How to go to Sete Cidades?

The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

Vila Franca do Campo

¿Futurismo proporciona máscaras y tubos para nadar en la piscina natural del islote?

Aconsejamos que traiga su propia máscara, ya que Futurismo tiene un número limitado de máscaras y tubos de snorkel.

¿Cuánto se tarda en llegar al islote?

No más de 10 minutos

Is it possible to swim in the islet’s crater?

Yes, you will be able to take a dip into the clear waters of the islet, which is one of the most beautiful places to swim around São Miguel.

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