Azores Swim With Dolphins And Snorkel Tour - Ponta Delgada

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    TERRA AZUL™ Base at the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Join a fantastic and unique Wildlife Experience! Swim with wild Dolphins in the open ocean, and snorkel the atlantic underwater scenario of the Azores Islands!This 2:30 hour boat tour provides the best connection to Nature, along with a glimpse to the seasons coastal marine fauna and flora in the heart of the Atlantic.

Know More about this tour

You will meet us at the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo for check-in and equipment setup, at the specified time.

The journey will start with a short briefing introducing you to local species, responsible practice on activity, onboard safety, and snorkeling equipment usage.

Everyone will follow the Guide and Skipper to board their designated boat, and go out to sea. Our lookout high inland will then locate our friends, and provide directions via VHF Radio to where the boat will travel - initially at high speed, so hold on and enjoy the ride!

While approaching our friends slowly, and very carefully, your Guide will evaluate if favorable conditions are met to allow the activity proceeding.

You must be always be prepared to go into the water! 2 swimmers will alternate in the water during limited periods of time - and you do not want to miss an opportunity in which Dolphins eventually can come close by their friendliness and curiosity.

On the second part of the tour, the boat will travel to a coastal location for snorkeling, to discover the characteristic marine fauna & flora in the islands sea bottom.

Know before you go:

  • Eat light, and bring your personal water supply, towel, swim suit, a full change of warm clothing, sunscreen and chap-stick for the Sun. Light food is permitted onboard, and a Camera is essential, specially for photography lovers - please protect any electronics and personal equipment.
  • This tour is inappropriate and inadvisable to anyone pregnant, with weak back, in wheelchair or other delicate health conditions.

Inclusions

  • Wetsuit 2 mm short-sleeved, snorkeling Mask and Tube
  • Professional and knowledgeable Marine Wildlife Guide
  • Experienced Skipper
  • Zodiac RIB Boat (8 pax)
  • Impermeable Top and Life Vest
  • Coastal Snorkeling tour
  • Sightings Guarantee - we can only guarantee sightings. If your tour does not see Dolphins, we welcome you back for another tour free of charge within 30 days.
  • Insurance

Exclusions

  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
  • Personal Water supply

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

It is important to understand that, in the wild, it is not possible to control animal behavior, and proximity or interaction can never be guaranteed.

This is a high conservational risk activity: A qualified Guide in Biology (or related area), will always be present to ensure the best environmental & conservation standards during the activity. If your swimming with dolphins activity has to be stopped, by signs of behavioral disturbance or avoidance, or if in any way it becomes stressful for the animals, your tour will proceed to the coastal snorkeling tour included.

It is not permitted to: use fins, touch, feed, be too noisy, make abrupt movements, or swim too fast in their direction.

Minimum age is 4 years, and children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant women