Swimming and Snorkeling with Dolphins in Sao Miguel, Azores
Duration: 3 hours Easy Great for Families
Why we love this tour
Jump into the ocean and make dolphins friends as you swim and snorkel with these smart, playful marine mammals off the coast of Sao Miguel Island.
- Swim with dolphins in a safe, natural environment
- Learn all about different varieties of dolphins
- Snorkel in remarkably clear waters
- Enjoy a boat ride along Sao Miguel Island
- Small groups with maximum 8 people per boat
When peering out to the bright blue ocean around Sao Miguel, it’s not uncommon to see a pod of jumping dolphins in the distance. Experience these enthusiastic creatures firsthand on a snorkel adventure in the Atlantic. Discover the natural beauty and astounding intelligence of dolphins up close and make a mammal friend.
At the marina in Ponta Delgada, you meet your guide and begin the introduction briefing. You go over the best practices to ensure both you and the animals remain comfortable and safe. With years of experience, the guide teaches you how to best respect dolphins and their environment. Enjoy the boat ride along Sao Miguel Island as you cruise towards the strategically planned lookout spot.
Once the dolphins appear, you leap into the clear ocean. Admire these smiling animals up close as they flip their fins around you. Listen to their calls underwater as they communicate via echolocation. As you snorkel in the incredibly clear water, you may even catch sight of some swimming marine life.
After a couple hours admiring these ocean mammals, board the boat and return back to the marina along the coastline. Take in the gorgeously green hills of Sao Miguel set against the blue sky. You might forget a few of the scientific terms from the day, but you won’t forget the feeling of floating alongside wild dolphins in their beautiful natural habitat.
Need to know before you go
Start times are 8:30 am and 1:00 pm
Takes 3 hours
Minimum age is 6 years old.
Children 6-18 years old must either have a parent or guardian present or written permission.
Please bring a swimsuit, casual footwear that can get wet, towel, comfortable clothing for after the activity. It is recommended that participants tie their hair (if applicable).
It's recommended to bring a windbreaker, hat, waterproof bag for storage, water, lycra shirt, and sunscreen.
This activity is not suitable for people with back problems, heart conditions or pregnant women.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement. Charge 50% of the total amount if canceled within the 24 hours
In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Picos de Aventura
Marina Pêro De Teive Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada
Provided byPicos de Aventura
Reviews for this tour
17 Sep 2021
Incredible experience, we managed to swim with dolphins 5 times. The tour group knew how to find the dolphins and get us into the water to maximise the experience. My partner bruised her body trying to climb back into the boat and they also took the time to treat the bruise upon our return to the mainland.
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