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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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What people are saying about Ponta Delgada

Wonderful trip, wonderful animals

Fantastic trip! After a briefing and roughly 20 min in a fast zodiac, we reached an area with around 100 dolphins. Four times we could get into the water to be near those beautiful creatures. Don't expect them to come and play with you - they're wild animals! Skipper Rudi and guide Iñaki were very friendly and knowlegeable. One could see that both love what they're doing and that both love the marine life. I highly recommend Futurismo and this trip!

The staff was very professional, knowledgeable and easy going, always concerned about the customer´s wellbeing and safety, they did their best to ensure that groups of dolphins were found and created the best conditions to ensure the customers had the opportunity to swim with them. Even if took the trip beyond the set scheduled time. Boat was clean, geared with all the safety equipment and fit for the purpose.

We saw a lot of animals and it was a fantastic experience to swim in the Atlantic with wild dolphins. The captain was very careful and the guide very attentive. We would do the trip again anytime. The Atlantic was still very warm at the end of September The boat trip was a lot of fun. The equipment was provided, i.e. diving mask, snorkel, wetsuit and rain jacket ... gladly again at any time.

Wow - a really great experience with a super crew. We were a group of eight people and saw a lot of dolphins up close. I would definitely do it again, thank you very much!

The whole day was fantastic. We saw several types of dolphins and also 4-5 sperm whales. The lunch was really fresh. Don't miss it!