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Futurismo Azores Whale Watching

Marina de Ponta Delgada, Loja A, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-771, Portugal
351-296-628522
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Ranked #8 of 21 activities in Ponta Delgada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Futurismo Azores Whale Watching in Ponta Delgada offers daily trips preceded by a talk from a Nature Guide covering aspects of old whale hunting now... more » Owner description: Futurismo Azores Whale Watching in Ponta Delgada offers daily trips preceded by a talk from a Nature Guide covering aspects of old whale hunting now converted to Whale Watching. Futurismo Azores Whale Watching offers amazing 3 hour trips all year of dolphin and Whale Watching and covers biodiversity of the islands. Azores has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best Whale Watching destinations in the world. « less
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IJsselstein, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A great afternoon on a well equiped boat and - more important - with very competent and multilingual staff. Although the first ten minutes after leaving the harbour might be a bumpy ride, it was great to be on the open sea; everbody on the lookout for whales... and there they were ! To see a whale preparing for a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Very professional tour operator, high quality,friendly staff including a marine biologist on the tour to answer questions, etc. Nice boat - provided safety info before departure. Very enjoyable afternoon on the water. Saw a Sperm Whale and lots of Dolphins.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The tour was cancelled on the day we had booked it due to foggy weather, which was good, otherwise we would have ended up seeing nothing. It was rescheduled for the next day. On the trip out, it took a while before we saw any animals, but after a while, some dolphins started to appear, swimming around for a few... More

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Last 09/06/2014 me and my family decided to go take a tour of whale whatching. To this end we chose the company FUTURISMO, which has diferent types of boats, we went on the catamaran cetus. Excellent boat especially for those who have young children ... I must confess that my wife and I were very pleased with all the service... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Whale watching: We had a relatively smooth ride out and we were able to see 3 sperm whales and 4 species of dolphins. Someone described the ride on the zodiac "like riding a horse in the ocean" I would completely agree with that. We felt safe and comfortable and we were very impressed with the staff. I thought we would... More

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Randolph, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The boat had great viewing from all around. We saw dolphins Sei and Fin whales. Unfortunately, I have seen humpback whales off the coast of Massachusetts USA which rise above the water and are more exciting to view. Sei and Fin whales stay mostly beneath the surface; you only see a small portion of their back. Not so exciting. The... More

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We went on the zodiak, where it was much more intimate and the dolphines were close. The only down side was the trip home was super rough and I was sore the next day. We saw tons of dolphins... they were awesome! The whales were a fair bit off, but they work hard on getting you there. It is really... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Well equipped catamaran and knowledgeable staff. Saw many whales and dolphins. Downside was that we returned to shore quickly as we had seen them nearer the shore than normal. The trip was advertised as being 2.5 - 3 hours but was about 2 hours. It would have been sooner, but they pottered along the coast on a sightseeing tour to... More

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LE PECQ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This compagny confirmed us the tour at twelve and decided to cancel it one hour after the meeting time in the Harbor. So we went to the place with a taxi (paid 10 euros) to be on time (1 PM), canceled everything we planned before and been waiting for 2 german people who never arrived. So at 2 PM we... More

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Aylesbury, Bucks
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We went out twice - once on the RIB and once on the catamaran. The RIB trip was interesting and you were much closer to the dolphins but there were times when you were so low in the water that the whale was hidden behind the waves. From higher up on the catamaran, you could see further and more clearly.... More

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