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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.
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.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
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
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