10 reasons why you should go on a tour with us
1. We are not just about tourism
During all our tours at sea, we collect scientific data that we will, later on, analyze and share with researchers from all over the world. The investigation that we do on the field is very important worldwide to better understand the behavior and territorial patterns of whales, dolphins, and all kinds of marine life. At Futurismo, we are proud of hiring promising marine biologists who keep on playing a part in the scientific world. When you join us on a tour, you contribute to the progress of our research. Help us make a difference!
2. Adreneline or Comfort?
Do you prefer an extreme adventure or a cozy one? At Futurismo, we have all kinds of land and sea fleets so we can fulfill everyone’s needs, from the youngest age to elderly people. On land, enjoy a comfy ride in a stable van with all the equipment needed to relax and have great vacations, or opt for one of our fierce 4WD jeeps for river crossing and dirt roads. At sea, we have our spacious catamarans where you can sit inside if it is too cold for you outside or you can walk freely around the deck. On our speedy zodiac boats, we are closer to the water and arrive first to the whales. Prepare to have a bumpy ride and get some splashes.
3. Proud of our professional guides
When you go on a sea tour with us, our guides are actually professional marine biologists who know what they are talking about. They know everything about cetaceans and have so much knowledge to share with you. Our experienced guides on land are experts in the environment, culture, geology, and history of our islands. If you want to know more about the Azores, they are the ones you should speak to. One thing is for sure, at sea or on land, you will learn a lot about Azorean nature.
4. We speak your language
Our sea and land staff come from all around the globe. We probably speak your language or at least a language you can understand. We can provide most of our services in Portuguese, English, French, German, Spanish, and many other languages. Ask us when you book the tour if we have a guide who speaks your language so that we can better be prepared to offer you a great and personalized experience in our company. We don’t want anyone to feel that they are being left behind.
5. 100% Guarantee of seeing a cetacean
There is a high success rate of seeing a whale or dolphin in the Azores, that is why it is the best destination in Europe to see them in the wild where they belong. At Futurismo, we guarantee at least one cetacean sighting and if you do not see any whale or dolphin (which doesn’t happen so frequently), we will give you the opportunity to reschedule another tour absolutely free of charge with us. We want to make sure that you see those wonderful wild and free animals in their natural environment.
6. 30+ years of experience
We are one of the oldest tourism companies in the whole Azores Islands, and the first whale and dolphin watching company in São Miguel. We began in 1990 as a sailboat charter but then decided to focus on cetaceans, and later on, on showing the natural beauty of the archipelago on land. Through our diverse experiences, we want to offer high-quality experiences for travelers to explore and enjoy the Azores, so much that they want to come back. We still have a long journey to do, and we will continue the project Futurismo as long as we can. Read more about our story.
7. Choose responsible
If you care about nature as much as we do, then we are made to be together, during a responsible and fun experience. We have been certified by the World Cetacean Alliance - the biggest organization for the protection of cetaceans worldwide - as a responsible whale watching company. We love our wild animals and we respect them, thanks to a strict code of conduct to approach whales. Our skippers have years of experience and we always evaluate the behavior of the animals. If they don’t feel comfortable with our presence, we will leave them alone. We do not want to harm them or make them feel scared of human presence. On land, we partner up with associations such as the project Priolo to preserve our beautiful nature.
8. Small group adventures
At Futurismo, we believe that Less is More. In that sense, less people is more intimate and you will enjoy more your experience in the Azores. We want to give you an almost private and down-to-earth adventure. Forget big buses full of people for sightseeing tours, we prefer our small vans and jeeps. At sea, you can choose with our big catamarans, accessible for all, or our small zodiac boats where only a few people can come on board. Enjoy your vacations in the Azores with us in a relaxed yet fun way.
9. Educative experience
For sure, you will have a great time filled with laughter, wonder, and awesomeness with us. But you will also learn a lot about the Azores thanks to our knowledgeable guides and educative material such as illustrated catalogs, posters, maps, and other items with lots of details about our nature. Thanks to our ongoing scientific research, we have so many interesting things to show you, that you cannot have access anywhere else. We have lots of information to share with you, for instance about all the cetacean species present around our islands. This will make your experience richer and more precious.
10. High quality experiences
Our main goal at Futurismo Azores Adventures is to offer our dear travelers the best outdoor experiences surrounded by incredible landscapes and wild animals. We want you to spend amazing holidays in the company of nice and knowledgeable guides and to love our islands. That is our special mission and we work hard to provide special moments and unforgettable sensations. Sharing our passion with you is a privilege for us, bringing emotions that will make you want to return to the Azores Islands to discover more.