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Swimming with dolphins + Jeep Safari to Sete Cidades - full day

Description

Imagine yourself floating in the deep blue ocean of the Atlantic, watching and hearing dolphins in their natural habitat. Learn more about the species, enjoy the ocean and find yourself on this invigorating trip! Before the trip we provide a general presentation about: the dolphin species, how to swim with dolphins in the wild, how to use a mask and snorkel, rules and how to behave around the dolphins and safety measures aboard. Lunch is in a local restaurant. After lunch we depart on our jeep tour. This tour takes you across the rim of the caldeira of Sete Cidades, where you can have an awesome view over the green and the blue lakes. The tour includes a stop in Ferraria where you have the possibility to bathe in the ocean in a natural swimming pool that is heated inside a volcanic fissure when the tide is low.

Location

Ponta Delgada - South coast - Sete Cidades - Ponta Delgada
Duration
Duration
7h30
Difficulty
Difficulty
Easy


Recommendations

This trip is not recommended for people with lower back problems neither to pregnant women. Please let us know if you have any of these conditions.

People wishing to undertake this activity should be confident swimming in open water in the middle of the ocean.

Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, swimming suit and towel, hat, sunblock, backpack, water.

Meals

Lunch in a local restaurant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I touch the dolphins?
A: No. Our responsible swim with dolphin guidelines forbid touching these inquisitive but wild animals.

Q: Can I hear the dolphins?
A: Yes. It is very common to hear their whistles underwater.

Q: How many dolphins can I see?
A: Sometimes less than a dozen, other times up to 50 or more.

Q: Can I swim with the whales?
A: No, swimming with whales is forbidden in the Azores. However, there are several species of dolphins that you are able to swim with.

Q: When the sea tide is not low can we still bathe in the natural swimming pool in Ferarria?
A: If the sea conditions allow you can still bathe in the natural swimming pool.

Q: What is the sea water temperature?
A: In summer water temperature reaches 24ºC and in winter it is never lower than 16ºC. When the tide is low the water temperature in Ferarria varies between 30ºC and 50ºC, depending on how close you are to the volcanic fissure



95

Price per person

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This program includes
  • – Pre-tour briefing
  • – Mask and snorkel
  • – Shorty wetsuit
  • – Raincoat and pants
  • – Life jacket
  • – Marine biologist or nature guide aboard
  • – Refreshment after the boat trip
  • – Lunch in a local restaurant
  • – Nature guide
  • – Visit to Ferraria with bathing possibility
  • – Drop off at the tourism office or your hotel
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