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The Magical Atlantic Adventure

Whale Watching

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60 per adult

The Magical Atlantic Adventure

Whale Watching in Ponta Delgada – Sao Miguel

Sao Miguel island

The Azores: an oasis of sea life, both for scientists, specimens, and enthusiasts.

A journey planned by biologists and guides and programmed to provide the most significant moments. An experience meant for gathering and knowledge on the ocean and on species.

Eternal moments engraved in the memories that witness the authentic freedom! The blow of the blue whale or the dolphins’ springs, as close as the beating of one’s heart inside the chest…

A toast to life in the ocean, in this path of foam, surprise, and intensity!

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Tour starts Ponta Delgada
  • Minimum age 8
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Duration 3H
  • Includes

    • Free Entrance for Children up to 5 years old
    • Pre-tour briefing
    • Raincoat and pants (if necessary)
    • Life jacket (on zodiac & fiberglass boats)
    • Marine biologist guides
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    #1 Tour in the Azores

    This is our most popular tour and for a good reason! Whale and dolphin watching is an absolute must-do during your stay in Ponta Delgada. From the Azorean capital, we will sail towards the dee ocean to find migratory and resident whales and dolphins, living or passing by our island’s coast.

    A Once in a Lifetime Experience

    Every single whale and dolphin watching tour is unique, we never know what species we will see. Working with nature is amazing, and our professional marine biologists know it well!

    • Harbor of Ponta Delgada

      – This great adventure starts at the Marina of Ponta Delgada, in our shop. Our staff will welcome you for the check-in.

    • Setting sails

      – After the check-in, you will be directed to the boat where our marine biologists will give a briefing. They will tell you about the species that you might see, whale watching history in the Azores as well as how we respect the animals.

      – Then, we are ready to navigate and look for cetaceans in the wild. On the way, have a look at the coast of our beautiful island, full of magical landscapes.

    • The Deep Atlantic

      – That is where you will encounter the biggest animals. Whales are living in the deep ocean. Some of them simply pass by our waters during their migration.

      – Prepare for awe-inspiring moments where time suddenly freezes and natural magic happens right in front of your eyes.

    • Welcome Back to Land

      – Back to Ponta Delgada harbor, we will remind you of all the species you saw.

      – Inside our shop, you can see some curiosities about cetaceans that we keep with us such as krill or also keratin plates from baleen whales.

    Departure Point

    Portas do Mar, Shop 26 Ponta Delgada Harbor São Miguel Island, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada

    Departure Time

    Please select a date on the calendar on the top right hand side of this program page and check the available schedule.

    Return Point

    Returns to original departure point

    Why Futurismo

  • Leaders in Whale Watching

    1st Whale Watching Company in São Miguel (1990) and largest tour operator in the Azores.

  • 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

  • Best Fleet in Azores

    Comfortable catamaran or fierce zodiac boats, you choose the kind of experience you want.

  • Free Cancellations

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

  • Multicultural Team

    Our guides speak several languages, including English, Spanish, French and German.

  • Plan your Whale Watching in Ponta Delgada – Sao Miguel

    What to bring?

    • Comfortable clothes and shoes
    • Jacket
    • Sunscreen, towel and hat
    • Backpack, water and snacks (we don’t sell food onboard)

    Advisory

    • Babies: 0-5 years old – free of charge | Children: 6-12 years old 50% discount
    • Minimum of participants: 2 people when integrated in regular activity schedule, otherwise on request.
    • We don’t recommend this tour for people who don’t know how to swim, pregnant women and people with back problems

    Our Policies

    Cancellation policy

    • Cancellations up to 48 hours before the tour, no penalties are applied
    • Cancellations up to 24 hours: 50% of the total amount will be charged
    • Cancellations less than 24 hours or no-show: full amount will be charged
    • If the weather conditions do not allow the activity to be done safely, we will cancel it and contact you suggesting an alternative date or provide a full refund.

    Booking confirmation policy

    • You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of successful booking.

    Reviews What people think about

    F.A.Q.s

    Are the Azores a good whale watching destination?

    The Azores are a great whale watching destination, probably one of the best in the whole world. We have sperm whales all year round. Being in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, lots of cetacean species pass by our islands during their annual migration.

    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 touch the whales and dolphins?

    No, our strict whale and dolphin watching rules forbid to touch the animals. They are wild and we should respect them.

    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.

    Do you have toilets on the boat?

    On the catamarans and the bigger zodiac boats, there is a toilet facility. However on the small zodiac boats there is no toilets.

    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.

    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 many whales and dolphins can I see?

    It depends, each day on the ocean is a surprise. Sometimes we can see one whale only, and other times we will see several species with pods of dolphins including thousands of individuals. We work with nature, the animals are not under our control.

    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.

    Are the Azores a good whale watching destination?

    The Azores are a great whale watching destination, probably one of the best in the whole world. We have sperm whales all year round. Being in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, lots of cetacean species pass by our islands during their annual migration.

    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 touch the whales and dolphins?

    No, our strict whale and dolphin watching rules forbid to touch the animals. They are wild and we should respect them.

    Do you have toilets on the boat?

    On the catamarans and the bigger zodiac boats, there is a toilet facility. However on the small zodiac boats there is no toilets.

    How many whales and dolphins can I see?

    It depends, each day on the ocean is a surprise. Sometimes we can see one whale only, and other times we will see several species with pods of dolphins including thousands of individuals. We work with nature, the animals are not under our control.

    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.

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