SWIM WITH DOLPHINS IN PONTA DELGADA
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
“What a great trip! The guides are really good at getting people into the water when and where they will have the best chance of seeing dolphins. We spent the morning with a school of common dolphins and it was an amazing experience. […] These are wild dolphins that are amazing to watch swim by when you’re in the right place.”
tbjb2018 – TripAdvisor
“It was one of the most exciting things I’ve done. I never swam in the open ocean before, so at first it was scary, and the first time I entered the water I panicked and went back immediately to the boat. But I decided to try again, and that’s was the best decision I made!!! I saw so many dolphins, it was amazing. […]”
karpada – TripAdvisor
“EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR OCEAN ACTIVITIES”
“Did half day whale watching and half day swimming with dolphins. Very well organized, good equipment and boats, nice and professional staff. Safety conscious. Marine biologists are part of each activity – knowledgeable, enthusiastic and different languages spoken. Highly recommended.”
mariannerameau – TripAdvisor