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Futurismo Azores Adventures

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“whale watching”(128 reviews)
“sperm whales”(53 reviews)
“common dolphins”(39 reviews)
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Futurismo is a big reference in the whale watching in the Azores with about 30 years of knowledge. We are dedicated to science and research. Between 2008 and 2017 we have registered more than 11 thousand sightings in a universe of more than 20...more
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| Portas Do Mar, Loja 26, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-555, Portugal
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Reviewed today via mobile

A family of sperm whales was the highlight. However, never again! We spend almost 3 hours on a rough sea before we found the whales. I was terribly sick because of the house high waves.

Thank Jeremie_Besson
Reviewed 6 days ago

as long as your expectations are tempered, and you are okay with merely seeing some dolphins, then, I suppose this tour is okay. but just okay. it is billed as a "whale-watching tour", and most often, one doesn't see whales, merely dolphins. So it's all...More

Thank pick_jeremy
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the recommendation of our hotel owner we had a spontaneous booking for the trip. The weather was set fair and had time to pop down to the booking office to sort things for our afternoon trip. We arrived in good time and boarded the...More

Thank DebonSteve59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a tour to Nordeste, which is the most green part of the island. The tour guide told us a lot of interesting things about the island, its history, people and habits. Great 3 course lunch with drinks included.

Thank Jana330
Sandrina R, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Futurismo Azores Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear "Jana330", Thank you for your feedback! It is nice to know that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you in the future for more adventures and experiences, maybe a tour at the sea ;) Regards,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took 2 half day jeep tours combined in one day. One was to Sete Cidades and the other was to Lagoa do Fogo. Both of these locations are wonderful, but what made the experience better was our tour guide Dina. She was very knowledgeable,...More

Thank SusanGAurora
Sandrina R, Gerente de relações com clientes at Futurismo Azores Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello "SusanGAurora", Thank you for your feedback! We do our best to provide the best experiences to all our guests. It is nice to know that you enjoyed your time with us. :)

Reviewed October 7, 2018

We went on a half day boat cruise, on one of their large catamaran boats, in the afternoon. from the start the tour was run professionally and smoothly with a twenty minute presentation covering health and safety issues and a history of the islands of...More

Thank dutch1000
Sandrina R, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Futurismo Azores Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello "dutch1000" Thank you for your feedback! We do our best to provide the best experiences to all our guests. It is nice to know that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you in the future for more adventures and experiences!...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

My husband and I were really hoping to see whales but unfortunately we didn't. We did see multiple pods of dolphins - both bottlenose and common - who all put on a great show for us with their jumping and swimming up close to the...More

Thank jielstsh
Sandrina R, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Futurismo Azores Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello "jielstsh" Thank you for your feedback! It is nice to know that you enjoyed your time with us. :) If you want to see whales, we recommend the springtime. The best time to see whales here in the Azores is from March to June...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We booked it directly with futurismo with one of their agents on the shoreline. Communication was clear and so was the boat specification (catamaran). In the presentation it was well explained what to expect and that as the animals are wild their is no guarantee...More

Thank Karen Z
Sandrina R, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Futurismo Azores Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Karen, Thank you for your feedback! It was our way of working. We do our best to provide the best experiences to all our guests. It is nice to know that you enjoyed your time with us. :) We really like what we do...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018

We had a great afternoon watching a family of sperm whales ... about 8 in total with a couple of young ones, plus a loggerhead turtle. It was a great afternoon. You always think you are going to be lucky ... but we were!

Thank frances882018
Sandrina R, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Futurismo Azores Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello "frances882018" Thank you for your feedback! It is nice to know that you enjoyed your time with us and got to see a family of sperm whales :) We hope to see you in the future for more adventures and experiences! Regards,

Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

We booked 6 days program in vans or jeeps and were unpleasantly surprised when Futurismo combined our tour to Furnus with 25 other people. Just pick up from hotels took 1.5 hours! Numerous attractions of this tour were missed due the wait for whole group...More

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Mafalda F, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Futurismo Azores Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Valeria, Thank you so much for your feedback. All our client's opinions are very important to us. We are very sorry our services did not meet your expectations. It was indeed a day that we had a lot of requests to the full day...More

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Elisandra1980
February 8, 2018|
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Response from Sandrina R |
Dear Elisandra, Thank you for your interest. The best time to see whales here in the Azores is from March to June since the baleen whales are passing by during that period of time. We do have our resident species that can... More
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TasmanianRed
January 30, 2018|
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Response from SandrinaR25 | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest. You can experience a whale and dolphin tour with children of any age. For this cases we do recommend the catamaran, a more comfortable boat for them. The best season to sail with kids would be... More
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Zeinab J
June 11, 2017|
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Dear Zeinab, Thank for your question. Yes, of course you can. Special Sperm Whales. And you can have more: our guarantee that you will see whales on North side of the Island. If not you have free tours til you see a Whale... More
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