Snorkeling with dolphins in Sao Miguel

São Miguel IslandPortugal

Why we love it

  • You will have the chance to see common dolphins, Atlantic spotted dolphins, rissos and bottlenose dolphins
  • All the tours are respectful to these amazing mammals
  • Snorkeling with dolphins is an amazing experience

Activity Snapshot

Sport level : Beginner
Fitness level : Everybody welcome
Duration :from 1 half day to full day
Languages :
English, Portuguese

Opening seasons:

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Activity Description

Live a fantastic experience while in Azores - get onboard, and join Picos de Aventura for a snorkeling tour to swim with the friendliest dolphins of the Atlantic ocean. Swim with dolphins in their natural habitat - the open sea - and feel in perfect symbiosis with these unique creatures. 

Get ready for an exciting adventure in the deep blue sea. While swimming in the crystal clear waters, the dolphins of the Atlantic ocean will approach you and swim around you. Curious and smart as they are, they will try to identify you and welcome you to the open sea. 

All the tours by Picos De Aventura are respectful to the animals and respectful to the international laws for the preservation of the natural resources. 

You will see the common dolphins (Delphinus delphis), Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis), rissos (Grampus griseus) or bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).

Offers

  • Half day snorkeling with dolphins tour

    Key details

    Meeting point: Marina Pêro de Teive Av. João Bosco Mota Amaral 9500-771 Ponta Delgada (view location on map)
    Sport level: Beginner
    Fitness level: Everybody welcome
    Max people: 10
    Minimum Age: 6

    Offer Description

    - The adventure begins with a briefing in the centre on the behaviour of dolphins and how to approach them in a respectful and safe way

    - The team will make a short tour to locate the dolphins

    - Then, its time for the interaction, the whole process will be carefully evaluated to ensure that the animals are comfortable and available to share their habitat.

    - A wonderful experience to do while in the Azores.

    - Return to the centre

    Itinerary

    09:00 or 1:30 p.m. or 16.00 - Picos de Aventura (Briefing)

    09:30 or 14:00 or 16:30 - Beginning of the activity at sea

    11:30 or 16:00 or 18:30 - Arrival at he Marina of Ponta Delgada

    12:00 or 16:30 or 19:00 - End of the activity

    Activity requirements

    Basic swimming skills required

    Do not forget to bring

    • Beachwear
    • Swimming suit
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Water
    • Casual footwear that can get wet
    Included
    • included Snorkeling equipment
    • included Life jacket (mandatory use)
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  • Full day snorkeling with dolphins tour

    Key details

    Meeting point: Marina Pêro de Teive Av. João Bosco Mota Amaral 9500-771 Ponta Delgada (view location on map)
    Sport level: Beginner
    Fitness level: Everybody welcome
    Max people: 10
    Minimum Age: 6

    Offer Description

    - Picos de Aventura offers you a unique activity that allows you to discover marine biodiversity.

    - This trip starts with a briefing made by the professional team of marine biologists in the Azores.

    - You will have a briefing before getting on board on te ways to approach the dolphins. 

    - Snorkeling time. 

    - Whale observation in their natural habitat, and swimming with dolphins.

    - This day also includes passing close to land, to admire the coastal geological formations and all the natural beauty of San Miguel.

    - You can also enjoy a snack on board at sea or in one of the picturesque ports on the South coast of our island.

    Itinerary

    10:00 or 13:30 - Picos de Aventura (Briefing)

    10:30 or 14:00 - Beginning of the activity at sea

    13:00 or 16:30 - Lunch on sea or Land (if necessary)

    15:30 or 18:00 - Arrival at Marina of Ponta Delgada

    16:00 or 18:30 - End of the activity

    Activity requirements

    Basic swimming skills required

    Do not forget to bring

    • Beachwear
    • Swimming suit
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Water
    • Casual footwear that can get wet
    Included
    • included Snorkeling equipment
    • included Life jacket (mandatory use)
    Hide details

Meeting point

Reviews about this Activity

5/5
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  • Global Pro rating5
  • Global Spot rating5
Ralph
Ralph.G
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  • Activity rating5
  • Pro rating5
  • Spot rating5

Great and outstanding experience with lifetime memories

Posted
About the activity:

We had the luck to see common dolphins several times while in the water. Once there were really close and dived below us and the boat. On an earlier event we had the chance to see several whales inkl. one very big sperm whale. Two times saw the tail fin!!!

About the Pro:

Very enthusiastic and experienced crew. Careful for Dolphins, Whales and us (swimming with dolphins). Everything was well organized and explained. They respect the animals (we saw other examples of other providers during our whale watching tour).

About the spot:

Great Spot to see Whales and Dolphins during the whole year.