A MUST DO
You will be able to swim with up to five species of dolphins in São Miguel Island.
SWIM WITH DOLPHINS
Have fun swimming with dolphins in open waters. They are a very sociable species.
LISTEN TO THE DOLPHINS
You will see the animals and you will also be able to hear their sounds.
Ponta Delgada, South Coast
Approximately 2.5 hours
70€ Adult, 35€ Children (8-12)
9:00am & 1:30pm
Check In Times
8:30am & 1:00pm
Level of Difficulty
8 years old
- Bring a bathing suit, towel, hat, sunblock and water (bring your own reusable bottle)
- Only groups of 2 people at a time go to the water.
- We recommend this tour for people who know how to swim.
- Not recommended for pregnant women.
- Pre-tour briefing
- Snorkel mask
- Wet suit (short and long)
- Raincoat and pants
- Life jacket
- Marine biologist or nature guide aboard
- Refreshment after the trip
Q: Can I touch the dolphins?
R: No. Our responsible swim with dolphin guidelines forbid touching these inquisitive but wild animals.
Q: Can I hear the dolphins?
R: Yes. It is very common to hear their whistles underwater.
Q: How many dolphins can I see?
R: Sometimes less than a dozen, other times up to 50 or more.
Q: Can I swim with the whales?
R: No, swimming with whales is forbidden in the Azores. However, there are several species of dolphins that you are able to swim with.
Q: When is the best time to swim with dolphins in Azores?
R: The best time to swim with dolphins is during the summer time. The water is usually warmer during this time of the year and clearer which means more visibility underwater. Although you can swim year round if the weather conditions allow you to. In the Azores we can swim with bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, Atlantic spotted dolphins and occasionally Risso’s dolphins.
Species You Might See
“AMAZING EXPERIENCE, GREAT GUIDES, 5 STARS”
“We did this activity with our 3 kids (12, 10 and 8 years) and it was amazing. In a zodiak boot with maximum 10 people. Good explanation before we went into the Boat. Very professional and safe way of working with respect for the animals. Our guide was super, our kids trusted her. She was patience and very nice. Our youngest one went with her in the water. Thanks for this one in a lifetime experience!”
Ann L – TripAdvisor
“SIX STARS! ALL ROUND EXCELLENCE”
“Swimming with dolphins is something I’d always dreamed of doing and I feel truly blessed for having experienced it.”
Seeitforyourself – TripAdvisor