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Swim with Dolphins in the Azores provided by Picos de Aventura

Swim with Dolphins in the Azores

Swim with Dolphins in the Azores
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11197P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Picos de Aventura - Animação e Lazer, Marina Pêro De Teive Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Guests must be able to swim in order to join the tour
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
Departure details
  • Picos de Aventura - Animação e Lazer, Marina Pêro De Teive Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Guests must be able to swim in order to join the tour
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 14 Jul 2020
A note from Swim with Dolphins in the Azores
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
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Jon
11 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
I was with my father. It was an adventure.

There was some wind, so on the way to the dolphins the ride was very bumpy. I had to push my back strongly against my seat so I wouldn't get a sore spine. It was a workout.

Really don't do this with back problems.

The boat located the dolphins and the way they swam. Then we would drive to a place in front, go into the water, see the dolphins swim by and then return to the boat to go in front of the dolphins again. We went into the water 4-5 times.

The equipment was clean and good. The crew capable.

It was cloudy, which was nice for such an activity.

I probably wouldn't do this again. It felt very hectic. But it also was interesting.
Written 24 September 2021
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Angela_Lisbon
6 contributions
We loved everything:
Skippers Pedro e Paulo we're so kind and cool, biologist Anne very nice also.
Their main attention was to create the minimum possible impact, for the animals and environment, while we're offering us the great experience in this immersive contact with dolphins.
We. were unable to stay closer to them, in the water, becouse the group we approached had cubs and adults were very protective, but they were enough curious to pass nearby the boat.
In was a very special morning to share with our sons and we hope to receive pictures from Anne ❤️
Thanks Picos. de Aventura 🐬🐬🐬
Written 19 July 2021
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Saffron Rajappan
Oxford, UK8 contributions
This was one of the most amazing activities I’ve had the fortune of experiencing. The centre was brilliant and knew exactly what they were doing - Reta was extremely informative and the manager was a delight. Would definitely come back with these guys again, and would recommend to anyone travelling to the Azores to come to Picos De Aventura for a life-changing swim with dolphins. Thank you all so much and hope to see you again soon!
Written 3 August 2021
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Nicolai M
Copenhagen, Denmark2 contributions
Sep 2021
Great skipper and guide to ensure an experience for life. Both were very mindful about respecting the regulations regarding number of dives around the dolphin group for the wellbeing of the animals.
On the way back they also stopped in order for the guide to jump into the water and collect plastics floading around. Very admirable.
Written 15 September 2021
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Charlotte L
7 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
The pod was so large! What a fantastic experience! Just the cherry on top of the cake for an amazing week in the Azores!
Written 24 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vincent D
34 contributions
Sep 2019
We were very happy with our choice to go with Picos on the Dolphing Swim! The boat is very comfortable and fast. Captain and attendent were great people and very knowledgeable of cetaceans. Spotters did a great job. We got to swim with Atlantic spotted dolphins several times and even got to see some Sperm whales and pilot whales on top!
Tip: even though the water can be warm enough no to swim with the wetsuit, bring one anyway - it can help prevent damadge to your swimgear when entering the water form the boat we learned
Written 8 September 2019
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Danigirl918
Chicago, IL29 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
This was such a cool experience. They take you out on a speedboat into the middle of the ocean, you find a pod of dolphins, slide off the boat and snorkel next to them. It was incredible. We could even hear the dolphins clicking and talking. Our boat driver & guide were both great. This was my favorite activity that we did in on our 8 day vacation on Sao Miguel.
Written 3 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Claudelfo
Aix-en-Provence, France27 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
Well organized. Take two hours. Forget your shoes... and enjoy. You receive a suit a rain coat, mask and tuba.
Written 1 October 2021
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Joana22maio
Ponta Delgada, Portugal1 contribution
Sep 2021
Fantastic adventure with Picos de aventura
Was a Dream came true!
I had a opportunity to swim with dolphins in the middle of atantic.
Picos de Aventura is the best company in the azores !
Written 23 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Xavier V
2 contributions
Great experience. Respectful with dolphins. I will recomend it toneveryonenwhixh is comming to the island.
Maybe a little bit more explanatio' about dolphins will be appreciated.
Written 14 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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