Swim with Dolphins Tour
Go on this full day Whale Watching adventure.
In the morning you will spot the majestic mammals and playful dolphins in the wild. We guarantee sighting!
In the afternoon we let you swim between the dolphins in the wild.
This might be the highlight of your trip to the Azores.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Whale and Dolphin Watching
On our Whale & Dolphin Watching we use the same traditional methods to find whales and dolphins as it was used on the past for Whaling, since the XIX Century. This practice involves the use of a lookout (Vigia), a person who searches for whales and dolphins from a high point on land with a long-range binoculars and passes this information to our vessels by radio.
Then, we combine this ancient knowledge with our expertise on finding them from the boat and keeping them close in a safe and non-threatening way according to the Azorean conduct code to approaching cetaceans, aiming for a responsible Whale Watching.
Swimming with Dolphins.
Responsible, in their natural habitat.
Through our experience of whale watching and an adaptation of professional diving techniques, we have created an easy-to-learn method for everyone. Before we expose you to real wildlife we simulate the technique, in order to maximize safety and not disturb the behaviour of the dolphins -according to the legislation of the Azores for a responsible swimming with dolphins.
For the ones who decide not to go into the water, and for children under ten years old, we offer you the Buddy option. This allows you to stay on the boat during the tour and watch the dolphins and other marine life from above the surface.
Adult € 105,-
Adult € 100,- for groups (4+ people)
Buddy € 85,-
Children € 60,- (under 10 years old)
Kids € FREE ( under 5 years old)
Activity performed by OceanEmotion Azores Whale Watching, Licence nº 19/2009
OceanEmotion has a sighting guarantee, meaning we guarantee to sight one marine mammal species listed for the Azores. However, we cannot predict if it will be only whales, only dolphins or both on a single tour. In case of any species of marine mammals are not sighted during the tour, our customers will benefit of another free tour. If the customer is not available to take another tour within seven days, we will refund the ticket price.
Briefing and Training
Before we enter the see you will be briefed about the wildlife you might encounter. We will teach you about the different species and how to recognize them. Also we inform you about the current whale watch techniques, the relation to the Terceirian history of whaling and how be responsible and respectful in the natural territory of this animals.
To swim with dolphins requires a certain technique, not to disturb the animals. We will train you and together we make a ‘test swim’ to practice.
We provide equipment like wetsuit, mask and snorkel.
We recommend you to wear comfortable clothing & shoes. The conditions on the ocean can be different then the conditions on land. Make sure to have an extra sweater and bring a wind / rain jacket
Always bring plenty of water with you and remember to wear sunscreen.