Water activity

Sao Miguel: Swimming with Dolphins

Sao Miguel: Swimming with Dolphins

From US$ 87.80 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

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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

4.8 /5

based on 106 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Swimming with dolphins was a great experience! We were lucky and saw a lot of animals up close. The boat ride alone was great! A lot of dolphins jumped around us and we were able to collect a lot of great memories. The guide and the captain were very nice and explained a lot. In everything, a lot of consideration was given to the dolphins, so that they could decide for themselves how much to show themselves. I would choose this excursion again at any time.

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October 29, 2022

Fantastic! Not guaranteed that you will see dolphins, but luckily we did see them. You briefly enter the water a few times in groups of three when the dolphins swim nearby. The ride in the boat was also nice with a beautiful view of the island and the dolphins that sometimes swim next to the boat. Well worth it. Good explanation of the guide

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September 28, 2022

The activity is fine, although it is true that I expected something more. The diving goggles that they leave are not clean, they fog up and they are a bit neglected, with what the activity is worth they should take better care of it. The waterproof jacket that they leave for when you come back wet smells like it stinks, they don't even clean them. it's pretty disgusting

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August 30, 2022

Product ID: 100455