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Futurismo Azores Whale Watching

Portas Do Mar, Loja 26 Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-771, Portugal
+351 296 628 522
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Ranked #11 of 24 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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Helsinki, Finland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The whale watching is a must when visiting Sao Miguel. Futurismo is great choice to do that. They seem very professional. On my trip we went with the rubber boat and it was furious but fun. They provided us jackets and life vests. We saw the worlds second biggest whale and three different kinds of dolphins. The tour costs 55... More

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Beirut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Amazing trip, we saw only dolphins that day, no luck with the whales but that's wild life, we can still book another trip for free. The staff is friendly and experienced.

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Portugalete, Spain
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Last week we had a party organized by special aboard the catamaran of futurism with 63 people on board was headed out towards 7 pm in the village always frank off the southern coast of Sao Miguel When several of my friends realized that the captain was drinking alcohol and substances such as chestnut something never before seen on board... More

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IJsselstein, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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 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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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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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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