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Are you ready to go swimming with dolphins in Madeira?
Swimming with dolphins in Madeira is done during the whale and dolphin watching trip. You’ll come on board on one of our two Rigid Inflatable Passenger Boats (RIB). We’ll take you out to the dolphins and whales that enjoy the waters around Madeira Island!
This tour operator is a true specialist in dolphin and whale observations and takes this very seriously. One of the Marine Biologists will give you a briefing about what to expect regarding the trip and the swimming with dolphins in Madeira. We will also brief you about the species of cetaceans, whales and turtles that are observed most frequently around Madeira. It is also important to learn what to do and not do to have a great ride and to swim with these beautiful creatures. The biologist will also go on board with you and keep you updated about what’s going on. As we find some species you will be informed about the species and their behavior. If you’ve got any questions, feel free to ask us. We love to tell you about our favorite animals!
To help us find the dolphins, which are totally wild and not fed, we have observers on land. These observers, from the mountains, give us directions to easily find the animals. Once we get the GPS coordinates, we’ll speed up and head to the whales and dolphins to watch them closely. While near to the mammals, we respect a certain distance to not disturb them.
We’ll give you some time to observe the wild dolphins, jump into the water and go for a dolphin swim. You’ll always be close to the boat. With the snorkel mask that we provide, you’ll be able to observe the dolphins’ behavior underwater. If we’ve got time, we may head to a different pod of cetaceans, if not, we’ll go back to the harbor, along the coast.
This experience can be done all year round, depending on the weather and ocean conditions;
This experience is always a true adventure as you never know which species you're going to find;
This experience provides a close encounter with these wonderful mammals;
This experience will give you access exclusive areas far from the busy touristic areas;
We will do our best to find some marine mammals, and if you are unlucky to not find them on your first ride, we invite you to join us for another trip;
Detailed tour operator information, including local phone number and exact address, is included in your confirmation email;
If it is not possible to swim with the dolphins, due to a particular behaviour of the animals, you will only pay the price of the dolphin watching tour or schedule to try again;
Please check-in 20 minutes before the start of the experience;
The minimum age is 6 years old;
This experience does not include food and drinks so feel free to bring your own;
To participate in this experience, you should be able to swim and feel comfortable in the sea;
We recommend bringing sunscreen, swimming gear, a hat and a towel;
You'll pay a deposit to place your booking request and pay the remaining once your booking is confirmed, with the tour operator
A local captain will give you onboard commentary about the sights;
A safety briefing by a multilingual guide, insurance and life-jackets are included;
All you need for snorkeling is included: guide, wetsuit, full face masks, fins and valve snorkels;
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