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Dive into the World of Wild Dolphins: Witness Their Playfulness and Songs !

In the nearby waters of São Tomé, two fascinating families of dolphins call this place home.

First, there's the common bottlenose dolphin (Latin: Tursiops truncatus), known for their impressive size and close-knit packs.

Then, there's the pantropical spotted dolphin (Latin: Stenella attenuata), smaller in size, with a distinctive white belly and skin adorned with charming spots. These incredible creatures live in packs of hundreds and are known for their playful nature.

As they often venture close to the shore for their morning meal, we recommend starting your tour as early as possible to maximize your chances of encountering them. Our success rate in spotting these magnificent dolphins is an impressive 85% or more.

To ensure you have the most immersive experience possible, we provide snorkeling equipment. This allows you to slip into the sea, observe these enchanting dolphins, and even listen to their captivating underwater serenades.

It's also known that a dozen cetacean species pass by our island on their migration routes, including cachalot, false killer whales, pilot whales, whale sharks, and of course, humpback whales every summer...

Don't miss this unique opportunity to witness the wild world of dolphins up close!

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Dolphins watching season : All Year long !

If you need transportation, taxi options are available during the checkout process.

Notice:  we provide basic life jackets. If you'd like to use a life jacket for snorkeling and swimming, please inform us in advance so we can ensure you have the best equipment

Itineraries

The Earlier the Better...

MEET WITH YOUR GUIDE

Meet with your guide and the crew at a beach located in the Capital.
We usually depart from São Pedro Chapel beach or from the airport beach Omali Lodge, Hotel Praia. But we can also arrange departure from Perigosa beach Pestana or even Praia PM near the Museum Please confirm during the check out.

EMBARK ON NEARBY BEACH

EMBARK FOR ADVENTURE

Wear a life jacket !

HEADING NORTH

Scouting for packs of dolphins !

ENJOY THE VIEW

Put on your shoes to climb the stairs leading to the famous light house !

OBSERVE FROM UNDERWATER

If the dolphins are in a good mood, you can see and hear them from underwater.

RETURN TIME

It´s time to go back to the Capital... bye bye beautiful dolphins !

ADD AN EXTRA ? CABRAS ISLAND

Add an extra 2 hours to enjoy the beach and snorkel in the clear waters of Cabras Islet and climb to the top to enjoy a breathtaking view from the light house ... (This option can be added in the check out process)

ADD AN EXTRA ? SHIPWRECK FREE DIVING

Add an extra 2 hours to free dive at a shipwreck, resting 8 to 10 meters deep, with colourful and fascinating marine life. (This option can be added in the check out process)

END OF ACTIVITY

It is time to thank and say goodbye to the crew and to your guide !

This activity includes:

  • Boat crew & Local guide from our Agency
  • Snorkeling Equipment (mask and tubas ; fins according to availability)
  • Mineral water & Snacks
  • Life jackets

Activities do not include:

  • Transportation to location of activity (you can select a taxi service in the check-out process)
  • Tips for the Boat crew & Other Expenses