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Swimming with wild dolphins in the middle of the Atlantic ocean is a feeling you will probably never forget. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to not miss while in the Azores.
Pro tip: don’t forget your underwater camera to keep memories of your trip with some of the most intelligent animals on Earth. Meet us in our shop at Ponta Delgada harbor to check in and get aboard one of our zodiac boats.
There, the marine biologists will do a quick briefing to explain important rules while swimming with dolphins in the Azores. Out in the ocean, you will normally be able to go into the water two to three times.
After the morning swimming with dolphins tour, we will have lunch is in a local restaurant in Ponta Delgada. Our stomachs full, we are now ready to go on our jeep experience.
We will take you to the rim of Sete Cidades’ caldeira, where you will be able to see the beautiful green and blue lakes. Sete Cidades is part of Portugal’s Seven Wonders, so make sure you don’t miss this place during your holidays in the Azores!
Later on, we will also stop at Ponta da Ferraria. This place is a magical wonder created by Mother Nature. Indeed, you can bathe in the ocean which is naturally warmed up by the volcanic activity. The volcanic fissure provides heat to this natural thermal pool in the Atlantic Ocean when the tide is low. This is a truly unique experience. Please note that the visit to Ponta da Ferraria is always weather dependent for safety reasons.
Prices for this activity: 105€ per adult, 59,25€ per child (8-12 years old).
This activity is available for children from 8 years old for safety reasons.
Check-in time: 8:30 am in our shop at Ponta Delgada harbor.
Please note that when booking for a whale watching trip, it will automatically be performed on our catamarans. If you prefer to do a whale watching tour on one of our zodiac boats, please inform it while booking.
This trip is not recommended for people with lower back problems neither to pregnant women. Please let us know if you have any of these conditions.
People wishing to undertake this activity should be confident with swimming in open water in the middle of the ocean.
Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, swimming suit and towel, hat, sunblock, backpack, water.
Lunch in a local restaurant is included.
Q:Which dolphin species can I see during the tour?
A:In the Azores, there are 3 resident dolphin species which are Risso’s dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and common dolphins. In addition to those three, it is possible to see Atlantic spotted dolphins, striped dolphins as well as rough-toothed dolphins and Fraser's dolphins on rare occasions.
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 will 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: Is there a vegetarian option for lunch?
A:Yes, we will always try to adapt to your diet. If you have any restriction, please tell us when booking the tour.
Q: When the sea tide is not low can we still bathe in the natural swimming pool in Ferraria?
A:If the sea conditions allow you can still bathe in the natural swimming pool.
Q: What is the sea water temperature?
A:: During the Summertime, it can reach 24˚C (75°F) and during the wintertime, it will not be lower than 16˚C (61°F). When the tide is low, the water temperature can vary between 30ºC and 50ºC (86°F-122°F), depending how close you are to the volcanic fissure.
Q: What can I do in the lakes of Sete Cidades?
A:: It is possible to rent a kayak or stand up paddle to enjoy the lakeside at our activity center. If you are interested please contact us.
Q: What if we don’t see any dolphin?
A: In case there is absolutely no sight of dolphins, Futurismo will offer a second trip free of charge.
Price per adult