Water activity

Sao Miguel: Swimming with Dolphins

Sao Miguel: Swimming with Dolphins

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From US$ 87.21 per person

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Swim in the Atlantic Ocean with dolphins. Learn about the species and enjoy an encounter with the fascinating creatures in their natural habitat.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Swim in the deep blue sea with wild dolphins
  • Learn how to interact responsibly with dolphins
  • Get to know more about these creatures from the biologist on board
Full description
Join the ultimate swimming experience on an encounter with wild dolphins in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Head out from the Azores in a Zodiac boat for an unforgettable adventure. This 2-hour activity is carried out in small groups and led by a qualified biologists or nature guides. Each swimming tour is preceded by a briefing in which one of the biologists explains how to swim with wild dolphins while respecting them. You’ll also learn how to enter the water and behave around the dolphins, how to use the mask and snorkel and how to get the most out of your swimming experience. Masks, snorkels and wet-suits are provided.
Includes
  • Pre-tour briefing
  • Snorkeling mask
  • Wetsuit
  • Raincoat and pants
  • Life jacket
  • Marine biologist or nature guide on board
  • Refreshments after the trip
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Meals and drinks (other than specified)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Non-swimmers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

Meeting point

Portas do Mar shop, 26 9500-771 Ponta Delgada, Futurismo

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Flip-flops
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Touching animals
  • Jumping

Know before you go

  • This activity is not recommended for people with lower back problems or for pregnant women
  • Please let the tour operator know of any medical conditions in advance
  • You should be confident swimming in open water in the middle of the ocean.
  • This tour is subject to weather and sea conditions
  • The possibility of swimming with dolphins is subject the behavior of the animals
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 72 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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It was an all round great time we had with the marine biologist Lucas and the captain. We found dolphins but were only in the water for a short time as the dolphins weren't that keen on swimming with humans that day. The organizers respected this. They tried to make the experience possible for all participants and at the same time gave the dolphins their space. That's exactly what I expect. A reasonable approach to the animals, where nothing is forced. Later we were able to watch the dolphins from the boat. A really great experience!

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July 13, 2022

If there is an ecologically justifiable and species-appropriate way to swim with dolphins, then this is it. So, it's not a dolphin petting zoo, which was very important to us. Our guide tried very hard to meet a school of dolphins. Everyone was very friendly, informative, helpful and very competent. We were very satisfied and can only recommend this excursion from the bottom of our hearts.

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July 4, 2022

Exhilarating! Sounds amazing then there’s a nervous feeling like you’re about to jump out of an airplane before you get into that big blue ocean, then once you do your first swim you can’t wait to go back in! One of the best tours we’ve ever done! We can’t stop talking about it!

June 15, 2022

Product ID: 100455