New for September & October 2014 & for 2015! Swimming with Wild Dolphins Tours on Sao Miguel Island, Azores. Click here for further details.

Please note you are free to arrange extra activities in a way that suits you personally. The only fixed times are for the whale watching trips to sea which are a mixture of mornings and afternoons. The Itinerary below is an example of what you can do. Each day an evening presentation is offered on an interesting subject. The boat trips are fixed and you can ask for assistance in arranging other activities according to personal preferences. You can also book extra boat trips.

Horta-Panorama

There will be a talk about the jeep tour of the island and various other tours offered as well as info on climbing the volcano with a guide.

Breakfast is INCLUDED. Meals are taken in the hotel or local restaurant and evening meal costs 8-12 euros

Day1 Saturday


Arrivals, transfer from airport to hotel. Welcome briefing and introductions, complimentary drinks, orientation in the local area. You have time for a rest!

Day 2 Sunday


Breakfast

Amanda_Dolphins_low_resAM Snorkelling practice : assessment of competence in swimming and snorkelling. The Team offer extra instruction to develop confidence and competence if needed.

You will be introduced to the safety briefing and ethical protocol for boat approaches when swimming in the open sea with dolphins .

Audio-visual briefing about The whales and dolphins of The Azores, with lots of visuals and information + instruction in how to swim with wild dolphins

PM Boat trip 1 Swimming with dolphins activity followed by complimentary drinks and reflection on the sightings at sea and any questions with your guide

Day 3 Monday


Breakfast

AM Boat trip 2 Swimming with dolphins activity followed by complimentary drinks and reflection on the sightings at sea and any questions with your guide

PM Visit to the Whale museum ( optional) . A fascinating museum about the whaling history of he Azores. Or Kayaking or mountain bike riding or extra snorkelling time in the lagoon to gain more confidence. ( ask for furthur info)

Evening talk about the geology of the island, the jeep tour, climbing the volcano and exploring the caves, craters and volcanic lakes. You will meet the mountain guide and you can arrange to join a jeep tour or a climb.

Day 4 Tuesday


Breakfast

JACKIEDOAM Boat trip 3- Swim Swimming with dolphins activity followed by complimentary drinks and reflection on the sightings at sea and any questions with your guide PM Optional Jeep tour (4 hours, euros 50 per person ) to see the islands geology, the volcano and caving and climbing, Visiting famous sightseeing spots revealing the Island’s history. This tour a visit to the vineyards with an exceptional wine tasting activity included serving local culinary delicacies, a cultural museum and activities for the children.

Evening presentation on research projects in the Azores

Day 5 Wednesday


Breakfast

PM Boat trip 4 Swimming with dolphins activity followed by complimentary drinks and reflection on the sightings at sea and any questions with your guide

Afternoon optional excursion to the caves ( €7 + transfer) You are taken underground to a tolkein ‘esque land with an expert guide. ( those wanting to do a volcano climb could also fit this in to the itinerary at this time)

Day 6 Thursday


Breakfast

Vigia9[1]AM Boat trip 5 Swimming with dolphins activity followed by complimentary drinks and reflection on the sightings at sea and any questions with your guide . Certificates of species sighted and final briefing

PM Visit to the Vigia, the lookout who can spot the whales from 30 km, try your own spotting skills!

and also to learn about the history of whaling in the Azores at local whale museum and information centre.

Nature walks, exploring the wildlife inland, nature reserve or free time by the lagoon relaxing.

Evening Presentation slide show by local Nikon prize winning skipper/ photographer of beautiful marine photography taken in the Azores.

 

Day 7 Friday


Breakfast

you can take an opportunity of another boat trip ( or a replacement trip if any days lost due to weather) Any other catch up activities or extra activities such as hiking, full cave expedition or full/part climb up the volcano for really active guests! visiting the whale museums or souvenir shopping at the BOCA

Dinner at hotel, socialising Completion of holiday.

 

Day 8 Saturday Departures to the airport


 

Click here to book this holiday or call 01273 882778 for more information