Water activity

Sao Miguel: Swimming with Dolphins

Water activity

Sao Miguel: Swimming with Dolphins

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From US$ 102.22 per person

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Swim in the Atlantic Ocean with dolphins. Learn about the species and enjoy an encounter with the fascinating creatures in their natural habitat.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Swim in the deep blue sea with wild dolphins
  • Learn how to interact responsibly with dolphins
  • Get to know more about these creatures from the biologist on board
Full description
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.
  • Pre-tour briefing
  • Snorkeling mask
  • Wetsuit
  • Raincoat and pants
  • Life jacket
  • Marine biologist or nature guide on board
  • Refreshments after the trip
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Meals and drinks (other than specified)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Non-swimmers

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Meeting point

Portas do Mar shop, 26 9500-771 Ponta Delgada, Futurismo

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Flip-flops
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Touching animals
  • Jumping

Know before you go

  • This activity is not recommended for people with lower back problems or for pregnant women
  • Please let the tour operator know of any medical conditions in advance
  • You should be confident swimming in open water in the middle of the ocean.
  • This tour is subject to weather and sea conditions
  • The possibility of swimming with dolphins is subject the behavior of the animals
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 107 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Exhilarating! Sounds amazing then there’s a nervous feeling like you’re about to jump out of an airplane before you get into that big blue ocean, then once you do your first swim you can’t wait to go back in! One of the best tours we’ve ever done! We can’t stop talking about it!

March 25, 2023

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.

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March 25, 2023

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!

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 100455