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Into the Dolphins Kingdom

Swimming with Dolphins

Sao Miguel island Book now
Small groups
Insurance included
Exceptional & educational nature experience
85 per adult

Into the Dolphins Kingdom

Swimming with Dolphins in Sao Miguel

Sao Miguel island

There are some experiences that give us wings, that sustain our souls and inflate life into our lungs; there are activities that fulfill our desires and inspire us.

Take part in this interview with wild dolphins, reserved to small groups, with the magnificence of their natural habitat as the scenario – the ocean.

Our guide-biologist will rehearse the gestures and the security actions with you to ensure a magical, mute dance, an absolute interaction with the purity of such beings.

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Tour starts Ponta Delgada
  • Minimum age 8
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Duration 2H 30M
  • Includes

    • Pre-tour briefing
    • Mask and snorkel
    • Wetsuit (short or long)
    • Raincoat and pants (if necessary)
    • Life jacket
    • Marine biologist guides
    • Regional tea after the boat trip
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    Because choosing to swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat, instead of captive dolphins in a swimming pool is just the right decision to make. Those curious animals are so much happier in the ocean, they need space and their family in order to live a long and good life.

    Also, at Futurismo, we care about the well-being of the animals. That is why we respect strict rules given by the World Cetacean Alliane, the biggest organization in the world for cetaceans preservation. That allowed us to receive their international certification as a responsible tour operator.

    • Harbor of Ponta Delgada

      – This great adventure starts at the Marina of Ponta Delgada, in our shop. Our staff will welcome you for the check-in.

    • Before heading to the Atlantic

      – Before hopping on the boat, our team of marine biologists will explain everything you need to know for this experience. They will tell you how to get into the water and how to interact with the dolphins. And of course, how to use the snorkel and the mask. Those are important information to take the most out of this experience.

      – After the briefing, you will be guided to a zodiac boat. These small and fast boats are perfect to reach the animals easily.

    • Out in the sea

      – There, you will probably have one of the most amazing experiences of your life. The dolphins can get very curious sometimes!

      – Usually, we go to the ocean with a maximum of 8 people and only two people will go in the water at the same time. This is how we guarantee that everyone enjoys the experience. In each tour you can dive two to three times. We promise you a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and a lot of knowledge about these super intelligent creatures of the ocean.

      – Please don’t forget to check the Advisory section in order to enjoy this experience at the fullest.

    • Back to shore

      – On the way back to the harbor, take your time to contemplate the amazing landscapes. Try to spot some of the most beautiful sights of the island.

      – Enjoy the peaceful and positive energies this magical island has to offer.

    Departure Point

    Portas do Mar, Shop 26 Ponta Delgada Harbor São Miguel Island, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada

    Departure Time

    Please select a date on the calendar on the top right hand side of this program page and check the available schedule.

    Return Point

    Returns to original departure point

  • WCA Certified

    We are certified by the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA), the world’s largest marine conservation organization

  • Marine Biologist Guides

    All our sea tours are operated by experienced Marine Biologists who also participate in scientific investigations

  • Investigating the Atlantic for 30 Years

    With over 21.000+ sighting records, we collaborate in investigations for 20+ international universities

  • Free Cancellations

    You’ll receive a full refund if you cancel at least 48 hours in advance

  • Plan your Swimming with Dolphins in Sao Miguel

    What to bring?

    • Swimsuit, towel and flip flops
    • Sunscreen, hat
    • Water and snacks (we do not sell food aboard)

    Advisory

    • We don’t recommend this tour for people who don’t know how to swim, pregnant women and people with back problems
    • For this tour, is mandatory to sign a statement of responsibility
    • The use of fins is prohibited in every swimming with dolphins tours.
    • You must feel comfortable swimming in the open ocean and know how to use a mask and snorkel. Children from 8 years old can participate accompanied by a responsible adult as long as they fulfill these requirements.

    Good to know

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    F.A.Q.s

    Are the Azores a good destination to swim with dolphins?

    Yes, we have several resident species all year round in addition to migratory species during the summertime. Moreover, the sea temperatures are always acceptable.

    Can I hear the dolphins?

    Yes. It is very common to hear their whistles underwater.

    Can I touch the dolphins?

    No. Our responsible swim with dolphin guidelines forbid touching these inquisitive but wild animals. Just breathe, relax and enjoy this unforgettable moment

    Can I use fins to swim faster?

    No, in order to respect the ethic practices for this activity, using fins or any equipment other than the snorkeling mask and tube, and the swim suit, are strictly prohibited.

    Do I have to wear the life jacket even if I know how to swim?

    Yes, life jackets are mandatory for everyone for safety reasons.

    Do I need to be in a good physical condition for this tour?

    You need to know how to swim and feel comfortable with being in the open ocean.

    How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

    I am pregnant but I would like to do this activity. Is it possible?

    We don’t recommend this tour for pregnant women.

    What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

    What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

    Are the Azores a good destination to swim with dolphins?

    Yes, we have several resident species all year round in addition to migratory species during the summertime. Moreover, the sea temperatures are always acceptable.

    Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

    Can I hear the dolphins?

    Yes. It is very common to hear their whistles underwater.

    Can I swim with the whales?

    No, swimming with whales is forbidden in the Azores. However, there are several species of dolphins that you are able to swim with.

    Can I touch the dolphins?

    No. Our responsible swim with dolphin guidelines forbid touching these inquisitive but wild animals. Just breathe, relax and enjoy this unforgettable moment

    Can I use fins to swim faster?

    No, in order to respect the ethic practices for this activity, using fins or any equipment other than the snorkeling mask and tube, and the swim suit, are strictly prohibited.

    Do I need to be in a good physical condition for this tour?

    You need to know how to swim and feel comfortable with being in the open ocean.

    I am pregnant but I would like to do this activity. Is it possible?

    We don’t recommend this tour for pregnant women.

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