Get to know the Island from different perspectives. In the fastest and most comfortable way.
Normally we easily find pods of dolphins close to the shore. The activity takes around two hours and a half.
SEA AND LAND
Swimming with dolphins and a jeep tour to one of the most pristine places in the Island, Fogo Lake.
Ponta Delgada – Lagoa do Fogo – Caldeira Velha - Ponta Delgada
95€ Adult, 52,5€ Children (5-12)
Check In Times
Year round. Subject to weather conditions
Level of Difficulty
Zodiac, Catamaran + Jeep Defender, Discovery or Toyota
8 years old to swim with dolphins
- This tour is not recommended for people with lower back problems neither to pregnant women. Please let us know if you have any of these conditions.
- People wishing to undertake this activity should be confident swimming in open water in the middle of the ocean.
- Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, and raincoat, walking boots or shoes, swimming suit and towel, hat, sunblock, backpack, water.
- Pre-tour briefing
- Mask and snorkel
- Shorty wetsuit
- Life jacket
- Raincoat and pants
- Marine biologist or nature guide aboard
- Refreshment after the boat trip
- Lunch in a local restaurant
- Nature guide
- Visit to Caldeira Velha – an iron-rich warm waterfall
- Drop off at the tourism office or your hotel
Q: Can I touch the dolphins?
A: No. Our responsible swim with dolphin guidelines forbid touching these inquisitive but wild animals.
Q: Can I hear the dolphins?
A: Yes. It is very common to hear their whistles underwater.
Q: How many dolphins can I see?
A: Sometimes less than a dozen, other times up to 50 or more
Q: Can I swim with the whales?
A: No, swimming with whales is forbidden in the Azores. However, there are several species of dolphins that you are able to swim with.
Q: Can I go for a dip in Caldeira Velha waterfall?
A: Yes. The water is warm year round (38ºC).
Q: What is the depth of the water beneath of the waterfall?
A: Not more than 80cm.
Species You Might See
“We had the most wonderful adventure ever! We took the Jeep Safari tour and saw so many breathtaking views, swam in the hot springs.”
Aleksandra Kłopotowska– Facebook
“ Over the course of a week we swam with dolphins (common and bottlenose), went whale watching (Risso and more bottlenose dolphin, blue, fin and sperm whales) and did a Jeep safari (in the fog but still fun :)).”
Jo Pybus – Facebook