Water activity

Sao Miguel: Swimming with Dolphins

4.9 / 5

54 reviews

Sao Miguel: Swimming with Dolphins

From US$ 96.20 per person

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

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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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
  • 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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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 54 reviews

Review summary

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

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The staff was very professional, knowledgeable and easy going, always concerned about the customer´s wellbeing and safety, they did their best to ensure that groups of dolphins were found and created the best conditions to ensure the customers had the opportunity to swim with them. Even if took the trip beyond the set scheduled time. Boat was clean, geared with all the safety equipment and fit for the purpose.

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August 10, 2021

We saw a lot of animals and it was a fantastic experience to swim in the Atlantic with wild dolphins. The captain was very careful and the guide very attentive. We would do the trip again anytime. The Atlantic was still very warm at the end of September The boat trip was a lot of fun. The equipment was provided, i.e. diving mask, snorkel, wetsuit and rain jacket ... gladly again at any time.

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September 28, 2020

Wonderful trip, wonderful animals

Fantastic trip! After a briefing and roughly 20 min in a fast zodiac, we reached an area with around 100 dolphins. Four times we could get into the water to be near those beautiful creatures. Don't expect them to come and play with you - they're wild animals! Skipper Rudi and guide Iñaki were very friendly and knowlegeable. One could see that both love what they're doing and that both love the marine life. I highly recommend Futurismo and this trip!

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October 17, 2019

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