Swimming with Dolphins in the Azores

Dive into the beautiful turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean and come face to face with playful dolphins their natural habitat with our two-hour dolphin swim excursion off the picturesque island of São Miguel.

FLIGHTS FROM LONDON ON SATURDAY & MANCHESTER ON FRIDAY 7 NIGHTS  4 * HOTEL ON  A BED AND BREAKFAST BASIS WITH PRIVATE RETURN TRANSFERS AND A TRIP TO SWIM WITH THE DOLPHINS.

Swimming with dolphins in the Azores

£899.00Price

The Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, are an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic. The islands are characterized by dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, green pastures and hedgerows of blue hydrangeas. São Miguel, the largest, has lake-filled calderas and the Gorreana Tea Plantation. Pico is home to the 2,351m Mt. Pico and vineyards sheltered by boulders

Highlights
- Swim with dolphins in their natural habitat 
- Learn all about their interesting behaviour and habits 
- Tick off swimming with dolphins from your bucket list! 
Embark on an adventure of a lifetime as you immerse yourself under the sea for an unforgettable and authentic dolphin swim experience.
Hop aboard and be welcomed by your friendly expert skipper, who will give you a safety briefing before setting out the unknown. Admire spectacular views of the Azores Islands as you learn about dolphin behaviour, habits and more importantly, how to respect them. Understand more about why dolphins are considered to be so similar to humans and why they are so loved by locals on São Miguel!
Swimming with dolphins is a frequent appearance on anyone's bucket list, and it's easy to understand why! And what better place to enjoy this sublime experience than the largest island of the beautiful Azores archipelago, the 'Green Island' of São Miguel? Dolphins are drawn to this island paradise due to its rich and abundant fish supply and there are more than 20 different species of dolphins and whales to be found here.
Once the perfect location is found, the refreshing Atlantic are yours for the taking. What will you see? With countless bottlenose, Atlantic spotted, Risso’s and striped dolphins, the deep blue is a magical underwater world full of surprises.Be enchanted these beautiful,

friend and happy mammals majestically glide around you as if they were dancing a ballet!
Location
Starting point: 
Marina Pero de Teive - Av. João Bosco Mota Amaral, Ponta Delgada
End point: Same as starting point
Schedule
Opening dates
08:00 - 10:00
13:00 - 15:00
Duration: 2 Hours
Requirements
Activity only available on the island of São Miguel.
Minimum Age: 7 years old.

São Miguel is the biggest island of the archipelago, with 62.1 km in length and 15.8 km at its maximum width. More than half of the Azorean population (137.856 inhabitants in 2011) occupies an area of 744.7 sq. km. Together with Santa Maria, located 81 km away, São Miguel is part of the Eastern Group of the Azores Archipelago. With an altitude of 1,105 m, Pico da Vara is the island’s highest point located at 37°48’34’’ latitude north and 25°12’40’’ longitude west.

THINGS TO DO IN THIS NATURE LOVERS PARADISE:

BIRD WATCHING

 

The Azores are internationally recognized as a bird watching destination for observing certain groups of bird species. Due to its central position in the North Atlantic Ocean, it is possible to observe several migratory species which are occasionally seen in the Azores, as the weather throws some of these species off course on their migration route. It is also possible to observe seabirds that nest in the Azores and endemic species and subspecies.

Besides the Azores bullfinch (Pyrrhula murina), one of the rarest birds in Europe and endemic to a small area of  São Miguel Island, and Monteiro’s storm petrel (Oceanodroma monteiroi), one of the rarest seabirds in Europe and endemic to the Graciosa Island Islets, Atlantic canary (Serinus canaria,) a unique species in Macaronesia, and several endemic subspecies such as the Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs moreletti), the Goldcrest  (Regulus regulus azoricus, R. r. sanctaemariae , R. r. inermis), the Azores woodpigeon (Columba palumbus azorica), and the Common buzzard (Buteo buteo rothschildi).The Azores have also the most important nesting populations in the world of Cory's Shearwaters (Calonectris Diomedia borealis), and Rosy Tern (Sterna dougallii).The archipelago boasts approximately 30 breeding species. The number of occasional species already observed and recorded in the archipelago, is approaching the 400, including some extremely rare for the Western Palearctic.

WHALE WATCHING

 

The Azores are currently one of the world’s largest whale sanctuaries. Among resident and migrant species, common or rare, more than 20 different types of cetaceans can be spotted in the Azores. It is an impressive figure and it corresponds to a third of the total number of existing species. This is an an ecosystem with unique characteristics. With majestic whales and friendly dolphins, the blue Atlantic Ocean becomes even more magic around these nine islands. And it brings to the present, when preservation is the keyword, an old cry: “How she blows!”

BIG GAME FISHING

 

The Azorean sea is one of the favourite destinations of the fans of big-game fishing. Enormous blue and white marlins swim in this part of the Atlantic, as well as dolphin-fishes and Atlantic bluefin tunas, among other species of tuna. Between the islands of the triangle (Faial, Pico and São Jorge), the challenge is always on, even though any of the remaining islands can be a point of departure for high quantity and quality fishing outings. On land, it is possible to find many specialised operators of big-game fishing. Those that prefer to fish independently may rent boats and equipment and leave in search of the coveted trophies.

HEALTH AND WELL BEING

 

The Azores have hydro-thermal resources, which have been known and exploited for centuries. There are various springs of natural carbonic water, waterfalls and iron water pools, which have been used since the sixteenth century.  The highlight goes to the thermal baths Termas da Ferraria and the iron water pools in Furnas, on the island of São Miguel, and Termas do Carapacho on the island of Graciosa.

Your choice of hotels on a bed and breakfast basis:

Hotel Apartamentos  Gaivota Sao Miguel Island- Ponta Delgada, Azores

Talisman Sao Miguel Island- Ponta Delgada, Azores

Quinta Santana  Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

Antillia Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

FLIGHTS FROM LONDON ON SATURDAY & MANCHESTER ON FRIDAY 7 NIGHTS  4 * HOTEL ON  A BED AND BREAKFAST BASIS WITH PRIVATE RETURN TRANSFERS AND A TRIP TO SWIM WITH THE DOLPHINS.

April/May/June 2019  £899

July and August 2019 £999

September 2019 £899

Other hotels and flights of equal or better quality may be offered

Single person supplement from £50.00 per night

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