Encountering dolphins in their natural environment is incredible. Swimming with Wild Dolphins during Azores snorkelling experience will leave you full of emotion.
If you can imagine it, you can do it – pushing off from your Zodiac boat and slipping into the cool Atlantic, you are surrounded by active curious dolphins. They circle about, whistling and sometimes even spinning in mid-air!
You adjust your snorkel and take your first look underwater at the pod – they’re looking back, just as curious about you. They even seem to be welcoming you to their spot in the ocean. It’s just you and them – like friends sharing a secret moment. No other feeling is as special as swimming with Wild Dolphins during Azores snorkelling experience.
In the Azores, there are 3 resident dolphin species which are Risso’s dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and common dolphins. In addition to those three, it is possible to see Atlantic spotted dolphins, striped dolphins as well as rough-toothed dolphins and Fraser’s dolphins on rare occasions
Our Swimming with Wild Dolphins during Azores snorkelling experience begins at the Ponta Delgada Harbor on the south shore of São Miguel Island. We use Zodiac boats, speedy inflatables that ride close to the water’s surface. The group is no more than 8 guests, giving everyone plenty of time with the dolphins.
Before we take off, our team of marine biologists will gather your group for a training session to maximize your enjoyment of the day. You’ll learn how to safely enter the water and use your snorkel and mask. Our staff will also share their expertise on how to interact with the dolphins – to be respectful of them and their habitat.
On a typical tour, you’ll get to dive two or three times with the dolphins, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to swim, observe and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. After several dives, you may even find yourself feeling like an experienced explorer and friend to these highly intelligent creatures of the sea.