Center of Applied Economics Studies of the Atlantic

Centro de Estudos de Economia Aplicada do Atlântico



EcoMod 2019 Conference

Social Program – July 13th 2019



PRICE AND REGISTRATION

Price/pax – 149€

Booking - juliacouto@futurismo.pt

Social Program Itinerary – Group 2

Meeting point (Futurismo Activity Center – Portas do Mar, loja 24, 9500-771, Ponta Delgada)

Whale and Dolphin Watching Experience

09:00 - Meeting point at Futurismo Activities Center to start the Whale and dolphin watching experience.

With an experience of 20 years, Futurismo is a pioneer and leader in whale and dolphin watching. We organize daily trips during all year around of about 3 hours each. Our trips are preceded by a briefing for all clients where our Nature Guide explains the historical background of whale hunting and its reconversion to Whale Watching. It’s also given information about biodiversity of the islands, species respect rules and measures of security on board. The waters around the Azores are indeed rich. We have several resident dolphins such as the Short-beaked Common Dolphin, the Common Bottlenose Dolphin and Risso’s dolphin as well as yearly summer guests like the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin. Although the Sperm whale is the one we see more often, we also have many visits from migrating Baleen whales, among them the Blue Whale, especially during early spring to late summer, as well as more rare encounters with Pilot Whales, False Killer whales and even Killer Whales.
“The isolated archipelago of the Azores has a well deserved reputation as one of the best Whale Watching destinations in the world. Lying about a third of way across the Atlantic between Portugal and North America, its permanent or temporary home of more than a quarter of all known cetacean species.” Mark Carwardine, whale watching specialist

Recommendations

Bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, sweater, wind shell jacket, hat, sunblock, water.

Lunch and Tour in Furnas Valley

12:30 - After arriving in Ribeira Quente fishing harbor we will take the bus-transfer to the Terra Nostra Park in Furnas, where we will be able to walk and see the many species that reside in this wonderful place. After this, we will proceed to have lunch in Terra Nostra Garden Hotel – Casino Room.

Typical Menu

Green Cale Soup with spicy sausage
“Cozido da Furnas” – several meats, vegetables and rice
Azores Pineapple slice
Water, soft-drinks and wine
Tea and coffee

15:00 - After having lunch, we will pass in some view points with magnificent views over Furnas Valley and the north coast of the island. We will visit the unique Tea Plantation in Europe and the factory where we can taste the local tea. Drop off at Ponta Delgada



Social Program Itinerary – Group 1

Meeting point (Futurismo Activity Center – Portas do Mar, loja 24, 9500-771, Ponta Delgada)

09:00 - We will start our tour from Ponta Delgada and go through the north coast of the Island where we will visit the unique Tea Plantation in Europe and the factory where we can taste the local tea. We will pass in some viewpoints with magnificent views over Furnas Valley until we reach the Terra Nostra Garden where we will be able to walk and see the many species that reside in this wonderful place.

Lunch in Furnas Valley

12:30 - After this, we will proceed to have lunch in Terra Nostra Garden Hotel – Casino Room.

Typical Menu

Green Cale Soup with spicy sausage
“Cozido da Furnas” – several meats, vegetables and rice
Azores Pineapple slice
Water, soft-drinks and wine
Tea and coffee

14:30 - After lunch, we will take the bus-transfer to Ribeira Quente fishing harbor to start our Whale Watching Experience.

Whale and Dolphin Watching Experience

15:00 - Meeting point at Futurismo Activities Center to start the Whale and dolphin watching experience.
With an experience of 20 years, Futurismo is a pioneer and leader in whale and dolphin watching. We organize daily trips during all year around of about 3 hours each. Our trips are preceded by a briefing for all clients where our Nature Guide explains the historical background of whale hunting and its reconversion to Whale Watching. It’s also given information about biodiversity of the islands, species respect rules and measures of security on board. The waters around the Azores are indeed rich. We have several resident dolphins such as the Short-beaked Common Dolphin, the Common Bottlenose Dolphin and Risso’s dolphin as well as yearly summer guests like the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin. Although the Sperm whale is the one we see more often, we also have many visits from migrating Baleen whales, among them the Blue Whale, especially during early spring to late summer, as well as more rare encounters with Pilot Whales, False Killer whales and even Killer Whales.
“The isolated archipelago of the Azores has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best Whale Watching destinations in the world. Lying about a third of way across the Atlantic between Portugal and North America, its permanent or temporary home of more than a quarter of all known cetacean species.” Mark Carwardine, whale watching specialist

Recommendations

Bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, sweater, wind shell jacket, hat, sunblock, water.


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