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Swimming with dolphins in Ponta Delgada - half day provided by Futurismo Azores Adventures

Swimming with dolphins in Ponta Delgada - half day

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Departure Point
Futurismo Azores Adventures, Portas do Mar, Shop 26 Ponta Delgada Harbour São Miguel Island, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • In the Azores, we can swim with bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, Atlantic spotted dolphins and occasionally Risso’s dolphins.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age 8 years old
  • You need to know how to swim and be comfortable with the idea of snorkeling in open waters.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • We do not recommend this tour for people who don’t know how to swim and for pregnant women.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
35Reviews
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Sophie J wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom13 contributions
My father and I went out in mid August using this company. We had the morning slot and on arrival the forecast was wet and windy. Those working there said that it would be fine. It was not! The safety briefing was exactly that, brief. Basically saying don’t splash and keep your
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from MelissaFuturismo, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Swimming with dolphins in Ponta Delgada - half day
Responded 30 Oct 2019
Dear Sophie, First of all, thank you for your review, your feedback is important to us and we will take it into consideration. Then, we are glad you got to see dolphins and spend a magical moment underwater with them, hearing them communicate and seeing them swim. This is such an unforgettable moment and we hope you will cherish this memory for a long time. Also, we do cancel our tours when the weather conditions don't allow to go out, in case of strong wind or big waves. It happens that the sea conditions are not the best, but if going to the ocean can be dangerous or not safe in some way, we will automatically cancel the experience. Safety is our priority, with the wellbeing of our guests and the animals. We regret that you didn’t enjoy your experience at 100%. We do hope that you enjoyed the Azores and that you can return in the future. We would love to have a second chance for you to try our experiences in the best condition. Best regards
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Guillaume C wrote a review Sep 2019
21 contributions4 helpful votes
It was a rainy morning, we never wore wetsuits before and we ended up dripping wet before arriving to the spot... And there they were! A huge pod of dolphins, something like a thousand according to our guides. We barely took the time to make a try swim that they were upon us.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from MelissaFuturismo, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Swimming with dolphins in Ponta Delgada - half day
Responded 29 Oct 2019
Hello Guillaume, Thank you for your kind words. Your experience looked incredible and we are glad you enjoyed it. We hope that you will keep this beautiful memory forever in your mind. Dolphins are always a great pleasure to see when they begin to jump and swim close to the boat. We would love to welcome you here again in the future for more amazing experiences in the Azores. Best regards
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Henrik S wrote a review Sep 2019
Maeloev, Denmark3 contributions
Really good introduction - wearing a lifevest all the time on which you can decide yourself, how much air you want to have in it, until you feel comfortable being in the Atlantic Ocean. I really liked that. Marinebiogolist explained which Dolphins we saw and gave clear
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from MelissaFuturismo, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Swimming with dolphins in Ponta Delgada - half day
Responded 30 Oct 2019
Hello Henrik, Thank you so much for your review and kind words. Indeed, swimming with wild dolphins in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is really different compared to swimming with them in a pool. We are glad you got to spend this magical underwater moment with us. It is so sad to see the impact of plastic pollution, but also a good reminder of the reality. Thank you for choosing to see these wild animals in their natural habitat, where they belong. We hope to see you again in the future for more Azores adventures. Best regards
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Coco wrote a review Sep 2019
Montreal, Canada16 contributions8 helpful votes
We watched any animals this afternoon when we left the cost in zodiac for three hours far from Ponta Delgada. Anyway, it is nature and we can't be sure that animals will be there. The thing is that there was
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Sandrina R, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Swimming with dolphins in Ponta Delgada - half day
Responded 16 Sep 2019
Thank you for your feedback, it’s always important to us. Our guarantee is that if you do not see any whales nor dolphins we do give you the chance to reschedule your tour. We were pitty that you gave us an only two-star rating :( We do hope that you enjoyed the Azores and that you can return one day in the future and we would love to have a second chance for you to try our experiences. Regards,
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Akj112 wrote a review Aug 2019
New York City, New York5 contributions4 helpful votes
Our experience was mostly good. The staff members were super friendly but the weather was a bit cold and unpredictable. We rode around on the small boat for several hours and saw huge pods of dolphins. But, whenever we frantically jumped into the water, we did not see a single
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from MelissaFuturismo, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Swimming with dolphins in Ponta Delgada - half day
Responded 30 Oct 2019
Hello, Thank you for your feedback, it is very important to us. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience overall. Indeed, swimming with wild dolphins in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is very different than in a swimming pool. The dolphins are free to do what they want, some days they like to get closer and other they are just living their life. Thank you for choosing to see these smart animals in their natural habitat, where they belong. Best regards
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By: Futurismo Azores Adventures
kpote84
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Massive disappointment!
We spent one week in Sao Miguel, and 'to going for whale & dolphin watch tour' was in our bucket list. Like always,
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RicardoKozsda
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Waste watching
With my friends we had high expectations, and the whale watch boat trip was failing in every aspect. No whale(s) to
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epili23
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Fun morning out on the boat looking for wild whales and dolphins
Futurismo kept in good contact about changes in plans due to the unpredictable weather. They were also flexible whe
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mrsb112
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Whale watching!
We went on the whale watching catamaran trip. The crew was very friendly and helpful and there were a couple of nat
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MandMLow2
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Exciting
Our second time to Ponta Delgada and 3rd time our with Futurismo dolphin and whale watching. Although we were think
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Amama C
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Dolphin and whale watch
Really nice we loved it. All the ziologist were very very helpful. We watched dolphins and turtle. We couldnt find
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cpm5041
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Excellent City Tour!
I was able to do the whale watching tour and Ponta Delgada city tours through Azores Getaways. Unfortunately, we di
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NancyM1961
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Good fun
We have had several outings with Futurismo and they have all been good. The guides have been very informative and a
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ichriscrabtree
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Excellent guides.
We did a few tours with them and all their guides were sharp, friendly, and knowledgeable. They have many tours to
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richardpJ9718ML
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We did 4 tours with Futurismo and all were excellent.
The whale watch was beyond our expectations. The boat was fast and stable, the crew helpful, friendly, and profess
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alexsilva07
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Unprofessional behavior
I took a tour with your company in the summer of 2018 with some family from the States, we enjoyed it and we were w
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Keithbw1
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Whale watching
A great experience with a very knowledgeable staff. We took the more stable catamaran and saw Bottlenose and common
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Vacationplannerone
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Dolphin and Whale watch.
They probably should not have run. There were no whales or dolphins, said we could rebook however, when you are on
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Mona N
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On the lookout for dolphins and whales
Weather was on the positive side, calm and quiet, and very soon we had contact with the first group of dolphins. Be
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Nacky3
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Wonderful tour with whales and dolphins
I went with the Zodiac, which is the smaller and "bumpier" boat. It was quite a fun, even with the rain we get duri
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
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