Add dates
São Miguel Island

Snorkeling

Our most recommended São Miguel Island Snorkeling

São Miguel: Glass Bottom Boat Tour with Snorkeling

1. São Miguel: Glass Bottom Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Discover the life that lies deep in the Azores Sea from the comfort of this glass-bottom boat, with an expert crew and guide. Your adventure begins at Vila Franca do Campo Marina. A biologist will give you a briefing about the itinerary and then you can set off. Learn about the marine life, nature, and historical curiosities of Vila Franca do Campo. You can spot the unique sea life of the protected area and observe the seabirds and crustaceans that fill the islet landscape. The biologist will help you identify the species, but you can expect to see everything from colorful shoals of fish, to starfish, sea cucumbers, and underwater volcanic activity. When you want to cool off you can go for a swim and snorkel, and get closer to some of the wildlife you've been spotting.

Azores: Vila Franca do Campo Islet Kayaking Experience

2. Azores: Vila Franca do Campo Islet Kayaking Experience

Paddle along the beautiful coastline of Vila Franca de Campo. Choose between the morning or afternoon tour and embark on a kayaking adventure suitable for families with children. The level is appropriate for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. Your professional instructor will make sure that everyone feels safe and comfortable. Get geared with the necessary equipment for your kayak tour. Then, receive a safety briefing from your instructor before heading out onto the waters. This tour takes you on a 4.5 kilometer stretch along the beautiful Vila Franca do Campo Islet. During the excursion, you may take a dip into the refreshing waters and try some snorkeling.

Sao Miguel: Snorkeling in Vila Franca do Campo

3. Sao Miguel: Snorkeling in Vila Franca do Campo

Go on a boat and embark on a snorkeling experience in the sea. Enjoy the marine life in a supervised and relaxed way.  Receive a brief explanation of the apnea basic concepts, equipment, and swimming techniques. These are theoretical and practical sessions, where safety procedures will be explained.  This activity takes place in the Natural Reserve of Vila Franca do Campo Island, close to the wrecked cannons from the 16th Century.  Come and see what the underwater world has to offer you with the greatest comfort and safety.

Azores Swim with Dolphins Atlantic Experience

4. Azores Swim with Dolphins Atlantic Experience

Enjoy a 2.5-hour tour to swim with bottlenose dolphins on this tour from Vila Franca do Campo. Meet your guide at the Vila Franca do Campo Marina for check-in and equipment setup. After a quick safety and responsible practices induction, board your high-speed boat and head out to sea. Your skipper will be on the lookout for dolphins throughout the journey. When the time comes, get ready to dive into the sea and wait for the friendly dolphins to approach you. On the second part of the tour, travel to one of the island's best snorkel locations. Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters and see an array of vibrant marine fauna and flora as you explore the seafloor before heading back to the marina.

Frequently asked questions about São Miguel Island Snorkeling

What are other things to do than Snorkeling that are worth visiting in São Miguel Island?

The other unmissable things to do in São Miguel Island are:

Which São Miguel Island Snorkeling are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

Other Sightseeing Options in São Miguel Island

Want to discover all there is to do in São Miguel Island? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about São Miguel Island

Our first booking on 7/13 was canceled due to weather conditions (understandably, the sea did seem choppy!) but with plenty of notice. I rebooked for the next day almost immediately, as we only had a couple of days on the island. Our tour on 7/14 left as scheduled and we had an unforgettable time! The guides were kind, helpful, and very knowledgeable about the marine life, islet, and history. The other travelers that were on the boat with us were also great and friendly people! Although we had chosen English, everyone was bilingual, and we agreed for the guides to give the tour in Portuguese instead. The islet was magnificent up close and we saw many fish through the glass bottom. I snorkeled for the first time with a provided wet suit and good instructions. I won't forget swimming with the fish by the islet entrance! :)

El equipo de profesionales de 10! Nos han cuidado mucho y ha sido una jornada muy agradable. Es verdad que no había mucha fauna marina, pero la excursión sin dida vale la pena. Lo recomendamos!

The hosts for this experience were amazing! This is a great way to see all of the islet, and it was super neat to go into caves on the island. I highly recommend this activity!

Super fun kayaking and snorkeling around the islet! Our guides were also hilarious and very knowledgeable about sea kayaking. Highly recommend!

Have only booked this package so far. Everything was great!!