Day 5 / Going out to the ocean for swimming with dolphins
Going out into the ocean to swim with dolphins.
Various species of dolphins can be found in the Azores. Some schools move fast enough and you won't be able to swim with them. Others are more sociable - we will jump to them. If you are lucky, we will see a bat-ball, a manta ray or a turtle, with which you can also swim.
The water is quite cool, so you can't do without a wetsuit, they are available on site, short and thin suits are suitable for August. Tubes and masks are also available in required quantities.
In order not to disturb the animals, the number of people in the water at the same time is limited, so we will divide into groups and jump in turns. Everyone will have enough time to swim properly. Dolphins are quite sociable animals and often swim very close. Especially if you can dive and swim some distance underwater. We recommend turning your head 360°, then you are more likely to see something special.
Afternoon – hot springs, Lagoa de Fogo lake and tea plantation.
Lagoa do Fogo or Lake of Fire is the second largest lake on the island. It is located in the crater of a volcano, surrounded by amazing natural landscapes. There are hot springs in the northwest.
Chá Gorreana is a family business, supported by five generations since 1883. The factory produces about 33 tons of tea per year, which is exported to mainland Portugal, as well as Germany, France, Italy, the USA, Canada and many other countries.