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Futurismo Azores Adventures

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“whale watching”(141 reviews)
“sperm whales”(56 reviews)
“common dolphins”(41 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 3 weeks ago

I was very lucky during this particular activity, as I was able to see so many dolphins that decided to visit the boat, racing and jumping right at the bow. I was so mesmerized, having been my first time seeing wild dolphins, that I could...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GoSetReady
Sandrina R, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Futurismo Azores Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello GoSetReady Thanks for your comment! We are really happy you enjoyed the trip and the sightings 🐋🐬 We hope to see you in the future for more adventures and experiences! All the best!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a 2 hour trip to see the dolphins and whales. Dolphins are easy to find - whales less so but this company employ lookouts on the coast to help spot them. I know they do because I've seen them and had a chat....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pete W
Sandrina R, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Futurismo Azores Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Pete W :) Thank you for your kind words! We really like what we do and your comment make us feel so happy. All the best to you 🐬🐋

Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

I don't know if we were lucky or not but I was so glad to see 2 spacies of dolphin and a sperm whale family, I was not expecting as much. We were with sea biologist who kindly explain us how cetaces are living (and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jul123fr
Sandrina R, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Futurismo Azores Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello "Jul123fr", Thanks for your comment! We are really happy you enjoyed the trip and the sightings 🐋🐬 We do our best to provide the best experiences to all our guests. We hope to see you in the future for more adventures and experiences! All...More

Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

The staff was brilliant and personable. The tour was educational and pleasant. We saw two types of dolphins and listened to a whale. The facilities and boat were fantastic. If you’re going whale/dolphin watching, this is the company to choose.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ernest R
Sandrina R, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Futurismo Azores Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello "Ernest R", Thank you so much for your comment! :) We are really happy you enjoyed the trip and the sightings 🐋🐬 All the best!

Reviewed November 21, 2018

We were traveling with our kids (4 months and 4 years) so we chose this company because they had a catamaran (big boat) with all the conditions to travel with kids. Unfortunatelly, we didn´t see any wales, but we saw dolfins and went near the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Sandrina R, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Futurismo Azores Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Raquel S, Thank you for your kind words! Yes, we always recommended our catamaran for families, a more comfortable boat for them. We do our best to provide the best experiences to all our guests. It is nice to know that you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed November 14, 2018 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.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeremie_Besson
Sandrina R, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Futurismo Azores Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Jeremie Besson, Thank you for your comment! We do our best to provide the best experiences to all our guests. We were sorry about your seasickness. We always recommend our guests to eat breakfast without dairy products, to avoid being seasick. We hope to...More

Reviewed November 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pick_jeremy
Sandrina R, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Futurismo Azores Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello "Pick_jeremy", Thank you for your feedback, It’s always important to us our guest's feedback. We do our best to provide the best experiences to all. The fact, they are wild animals, so we cannot control where they will be or if they will even...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DebonSteve59
Sandrina R, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Futurismo Azores Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello "DebonSteve59", Thank you for your kind words! 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...More

Reviewed October 25, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jana330
Sandrina R, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Futurismo Azores Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

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 October 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SusanGAurora
Sandrina R, Gerente de relações com clientes at Futurismo Azores Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

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. :)

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Joanne19
March 15, 2019|
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Response from Pete W | Reviewed this property |
No need to prebook before you arrive on the island. Best to book the day before though as you take account of the weather
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summittmann44
January 30, 2019|
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Response from Pete W | Reviewed this property |
Go for the catamaran rather than the zodiac. Half day trip is adequate and lifer jackets are provided but not sure about the sizes given you have a baby but you can sit inside iof helpful.
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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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