Half Day
PONTA DELGADA

HALF DAY
SWIM WITH DOLPHINS IN PONTA DELGADA

Swimming with wild dolphins in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is an incredible experience.

We start this tour from Ponta Delgada harbor, São Miguel Island, on a zodiac boat with a group of around 8 people. Before the adventure, our team of marine biologists or nature guides will explain everything you need to know about this experience: how to get into the water, how to interact with the dolphins and how to use the snorkel and the mask. All of this is very important information so you can take the most out of this experience.

Normally, in each tour you can dive two to three times. We promise you a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and a lot of knowledge about this super intelligent creatures of the ocean.

Location

Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island

Duration

Approximately 2.5 hours

Tour Rates

70€ Adult (+12 years old)
35€ Children (8-12 years old)

Daily Departures

9:00am & 1:30pm

Check In Times

8:30am & 1:00pm

Availability

Year round

Level of Difficulty

Easy

Vessel Types

Zodiac boats

Minimum Age

8 years old

Tour Details
  • Pre-tour briefing
  • Snorkel and mask
  • Wetsuit (short or long)
  • Raincoat and pants if necessary
  • Life jacket
  • Marine biologist or nature guide aboard
  • Refreshment after the trip

Recommendations:

We do not recommend this tour for people who don’t know how to swim and for pregnant women.

  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Flip flops
  • Sunblock and water (bring your own reusable bottle)

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: When is the best time to swim with dolphins in Azores?
A: The best time to swim with dolphins in the Azores is during the Summertime. 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 do so. In the Azores, we can swim with bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, Atlantic spotted dolphins and occasionally Risso’s dolphins.

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