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Feel the Nature's Vibration

Swimming with Dolphins

Sao Miguel island Request Tour
Small groups
Insurance included
Clean & safe certified company
Exceptional & educational nature experience
Instant confirmations
Free cancellations
105 per adult

Feel the Nature's Vibration

Swimming with Dolphins & Jeep Tour Sete Cidades

Sao Miguel island

A kind and curious species, these animals make us relive ancient tales in which the seas where crossed on the back of a dolphin:

Hear the dolphin community communicate amongst itself; listen to the sound of the sea breeze as a background; immerse yourself in this saga of salt and freedom.

A pause for gastronomy and our jeep goes along the north coast of a volcanic complex that will take you to the summit; the view from the top, over grazing pastures and water mirrors, torpifies…

When descending towards the lagoons and watching them close one to the other, contrasting the green and the blue, one understands why this location was proclaimed one of the seven wonders of the world…

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Tour starts Ponta Delgada
  • Minimum age 8
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Duration 7H 30M
  • Includes

    • Pre-tour briefing
    • Mask and snorkel
    • Wetsuit (short or long)
    • Raincoat and pants (if necessary)
    • Life jacket (on zodiac & fiberglass boats)
    • Marine biologist guides
    • Regional tea after the boat trip
    • Lunch in a local restaurant
    • Guide for the Jeep Tour
    • Drop off in Ponta Delgada city center (please check the map)
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    If you want a full day of emotions, then this tour was made for you. Why choose just one amazing experience when you can combine two absolutely delighful ones? In the ocean and on land, our guides will take care of making this day special.

    Explore the deep Atlantic ocean as well as the deep countryside of São Miguel island. If you love discovering unique and less known places, book this tour!

    • 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

      – During the tour, you might swim with different dolphin species. Among them: Bottlenose dolphins, Common dolphins, Risso’s dolphins, Striped dolphins or Atlantic spotted dolphins. Some of them might be curious and get closer, others will be shy and keep a distance.

      – Unlike in other destinations around the world, we do not allow to touch the dolphins. This is because we want to keep them wild and relaxed about human interaction. The tour will be operated on our zodiac boat with a maximum of 8 participants aboard.

      – Also, there will be only two persons in the water at a time to be sure not to scare the dolphins away and respect them.

    • Lunch at a Local Restaurant

      – Experience some of the most delicious traditional dishes the Azores has to offer. We will have lunch at one of the local restaurants on the island.

    • Around Sete Cidades

      – A guide will continue the day with you and take you to the famous Sete Cidades lakes in a jeep.

      1st stop: the northern rim of the volcanic complex called Cumeeira Grande. The views and landscapes are incredible and that is why this is one of Portugal’s seven natural wonders.

    • Lomba do Vasco

      – We will stop at the viewpoint of Lomba do Vasco. From there, you can see the volcanic islets of Mosteiros emerging out of the ocean.

    • Sete Cidades village & São Nicolau church

      – We will also show you the center of Sete Cidades town with its famous church São Nicolau. You will learn everything about this wonderful place. Definitely, a must do!

    • Way back home

      – After some breathtaking views such as Vista do Rei viewpoint, we will take you back to Ponta Delgada.

    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 the original departure point or the drop of point you indicate during the checkout process

    Why Futurismo

  • 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 & Jeep Tour Sete Cidades

    What to bring?

    • Swimsuit, towel and flip flops
    • Comfortable clothes and shoes
    • Raincoat
    • Sunscreen, hat
    • Water and snacks


    • 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.
    • We don’t recommend this tour for people who don’t know how to swim, pregnant women and people with back problems
    • If you have any food restriction, please inform us at least 48h before the tour
    • For this tour, is mandatory to sign a statement of responsibility
    • The use of fins is prohibited in every swimming with dolphins tours.

    Our Policies

    Cancellation policy

    • Cancellations up to 48 hours before the tour, no penalties are applied
    • Cancellations up to 24 hours: 50% of the total amount will be charged
    • Cancellations less than 24 hours or no-show: full amount will be charged
    • If the weather conditions do not allow the activity to be done safely, we will cancel it and contact you suggesting an alternative date or provide a full refund.

    Booking confirmation policy

    • You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of successful booking.

    Reviews What people think about


    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.

    Are there any pickup and drop off locations I can use?

    Yes, please check the Departure and Return section presented on every tour.

    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 take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

    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.

    Where is located Sete Cidades?

    Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

    What can I do in Sete Cidades?

    In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

    How to go to Sete Cidades?

    The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

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