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Ponta Delgada Snorkeling

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Sao Miguel: Swimming with Dolphins

1. Sao Miguel: Swimming with Dolphins

Join the ultimate swimming experience on an encounter with wild dolphins in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Head out from the Azores in a Zodiac boat for an unforgettable adventure. This 2-hour activity is carried out in small groups and led by a qualified biologists or nature guides. Each swimming tour is preceded by a briefing in which one of the biologists explains how to swim with wild dolphins while respecting them. You’ll also learn how to enter the water and behave around the dolphins, how to use the mask and snorkel and how to get the most out of your swimming experience. Masks, snorkels and wet-suits are provided.

Whale and Dolphin Watching with Vila Franca Islet Visit

2. Whale and Dolphin Watching with Vila Franca Islet Visit

Take the opportunity to see some of the sea life found in the Azores including dolphins, whales, turtles and seabirds. Before the boat trip, listen to biologists explaining the safety measures aboard, the history of the area, the local wildlife and how to respect them. Then set off! After the 3-hour whale watching tour, stop in Vila Franco do Campo to enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Following lunch, board a converted traditional fishing boat and head to Vila Franca do Campo islet, a volcanic crater off the coast that encloses a natural lagoon. Take one of the provided snorkels and diving masks and see the numerous protected fish species in this natural reserve. Following the tour, transfer back to Ponta Delgada by boat or van.

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Swimming with dolphins was a great experience! We were lucky and saw a lot of animals up close. The boat ride alone was great! A lot of dolphins jumped around us and we were able to collect a lot of great memories. The guide and the captain were very nice and explained a lot. In everything, a lot of consideration was given to the dolphins, so that they could decide for themselves how much to show themselves. I would choose this excursion again at any time.

We always felt safe and the guides prepared us well. The equipment that was provided to us was also good and in good condition. They could tell us a lot and we were allowed to watch the dolphins underwater several times. I also found it good that not all 10 were allowed into the water at the same time, so you had enough time and space to watch or watch the dolphins. to admire. All participants were allowed to enter the water the same number of times.

Fantastic! Not guaranteed that you will see dolphins, but luckily we did see them. You briefly enter the water a few times in groups of three when the dolphins swim nearby. The ride in the boat was also nice with a beautiful view of the island and the dolphins that sometimes swim next to the boat. Well worth it. Good explanation of the guide

Incredible experience that I absolutely recommend. Our guide was great and managed to get everyone in our group to swim with the dolphins, which is no easy feat as these are wild animals that move very quickly. It was great to see them in their natural habitat, if you are in Ponta Delgada I absolutely recommend it.

Our guide made sure everyone had a chance to swim at least once with the dolphins.