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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
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Martin S wrote a review Sep 2020
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Whilst keeping enough distance with the boats to not stress the animals we had the privilege to swim with couple of dolphins. The information provided and service by Futurismo was great. There is nothing to complain. The chance to swim with dolphins was amazing and we can
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from futurismoazores, Guest Relations Manager at Swimming with dolphins in Ponta Delgada - half day
Responded 1 Sep 2020
Hello,
 Thank you for your kind words! We work hard to provide the best experiences to all our customers. It is nice to know that you enjoyed your swimming with dolphins experience with us.
 We hope to see you in the future for more adventures and experiences in the Azores! Best regards
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AniaMaciejAla wrote a review Aug 2020
Poznan, Poland94 contributions58 helpful votes
You get a thin wetsuit, a windbreaker (you'll love it when you're wet and your zodiac boat is running) and a mask+snorkel set. The zodiac boat captain is trying to spot the dolphins, overtakes them, crosses their route, stops the boat, and then it's your turn to jump into the
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from futurismoazores, Guest Relations Manager at Swimming with dolphins in Ponta Delgada - half day
Responded 24 Aug 2020
Hello AniaMaciejAla, Thank you for your review! We do our best to provide the best experiences to all our customers. It is nice to know that you enjoyed your time with us.
 Indeed, we work with wild animals. Unlike in a swimming pool, they are free to do whatever and go wherever they want. If they want to get close, they will, but if they are not in the mood, they have the control of the situation. We hope to see you in the future for more adventures and experiences in the Azores! Best regards
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Jonathan M wrote a review Aug 2020
Malta6 contributions
It was an excellent experience. A very dedicated team who explained clearly the procedures especially due to the current pandemic. We met loads of friendly dolphins and saw them close-by underwater in the Atlantic Ocean. Will surely be back.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from futurismoazores, Guest Relations Manager at Swimming with dolphins in Ponta Delgada - half day
Responded 12 Aug 2020
Hello, Thank you for your review, it is very important to us! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your swimming with dolphins experience with us. It is indeed a unique moment shared with wild dolphins in their natural habitat :) We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay and to see you again soon for more Azores adventures! Best regards
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Madeleine W wrote a review Aug 2020
18 contributions4 helpful votes
Awesome. Dolphins swam past me, swam towards me, swam beneath me, and it was one of the best things I ever saw. The sea was so blue, the dolphins so tolerant of our presence, and the staff on the boat were very helpful with explaining how to be respectful of the dolphins and
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from futurismoazores, Guest Relations Manager at Swimming with dolphins in Ponta Delgada - half day
Responded 11 Aug 2020
Dear Madeleine, Thank you for your kind words! We do our best to provide the best experiences to all our customers. It is nice to know that you enjoyed your time with us.
 Swimming with wild dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean is indeed a unique experience that we hope you will keep a good memory for a long time. We hope to see you in the future for more adventures and experiences in the Azores! Best regards
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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 31 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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Victoria_Gry
Victoria_Gry
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Dolphins watching
My husband and I went on a tour on 22 October 2020. Unfortunately due to weather conditions and safety measures we
cjullian91
cjullian91
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Did not see a whale.
Went on a whale watching tour, and did not see a single whale. Not even a splash. We saw different species of dolp
robert092
robert092
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Very good company to go whale watching
Been whale watching ( from land) in South Africa and California ....and yes, all you see is a few squirts of water
N4846PYrichardg
N4846PYrichardg
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I saw a dolphin!
The tour company were really good and very ethical, our guide was knowledgeable, we saw three species of dolphin an
natalidelconte
natalidelconte
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Successful whale and dolphin watching day!
This was a great tour! We saw huge schools of dolphins and four sperm whales! The guides were friendly and cautious
AniaMaciejAla
AniaMaciejAla
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Met sei whales and dozens of spotted dolphins
Professional, well organized tour, narrated by an experienced marine biologist. It's always hard to expect what wil
Guga1979
Guga1979
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Tourist trap...
They cliam that they have give you money back if there are no conditions, not true. It was raining a lot and they f
vicckiy1
vicckiy1
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Best dolphin experience ever!
Myself and my friend went on a morning trip with Futurismo to swim with wild dolphins in the Atlantic. I was a litt
chrisedin78
chrisedin78
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Swimming with dolphins
We booked the three hour tour. Great guides and wonderful encounters with this beautiful creature. We hit a pack of
MikeandBuster
MikeandBuster
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yET TO GO
If anybody is thinking about going whale watching in August I have just found this company and have been in communi
SofiaEgito
SofiaEgito
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Nice experience but could've been better
We went to see cetaceans during the pandemic and the company complied with the safety measures. We left at around 9
kpote84
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,
RicardoKozsda
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
epili23
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
mrsb112
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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