Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island
Approximately 2.5 hours
70€ Adult (+12 years old)
35€ Children (8-12 years old)
9:00am & 1:30pm
Check In Times
8:30am & 1:00pm
Level of Difficulty
8 years old
- 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
We do not recommend this tour for people who don’t know how to swim and for pregnant women.
- Bathing suit
- 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.
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