Where Can I Swim With Dolphins in Europe?

Where Can I Swim With Dolphins in Europe?Swimming with dolphins is not as popular in Europe as it is in other parts of the world like Florida or the Caribbean. However, it is possible to find opportunities in Europe to swim with either wild dolphins from a boat, or to interact with captive dolphins at a marine park or aquarium.

France

Cala Rossa Dream gives you an opportunity to swim with dolphins in the Pelagos Sanctuary, a real nature reserve created at the initiative of France, Monaco and Italy, for the protection of cetaceans, dolphins, whales and turtles. The animals are wild because you are in a boat in the ocean.

Azores

Visitors to the remote Azores who wish to swim with dolphins should consider contacting Cetacean Watching Lda, who offer swims with wild dolphins from their boat. The kinds of species that you may get to swim with there include Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic Striped dolphins and Risso's dolphins. Guests don snorkel, mask and fins and enter the water to swim with the dolphins; however, it is important to remember that touching or chasing the dolphins is prohibited.

Malta

Another place in Europe where you can swim with captive dolphins is at Malta Marine Park Park, an aquarium in Malta. Here guests can interact with Bottlenose dolphins under the supervision of a trainer. The minimum age of the program is eight, and included in the price of the dolphin swim is entrance to the park and one free drink. Wetsuits are provided. No jewelry or any other type of foreign object is allowed in the pool with the dolphins.

Article Written By Shiromi Nassreen

Shiromi Nassreen has been writing professionally since 2005. She specializes in travel and outdoor topics, and her articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including "DISfunkshion Magazine" and Matador Travel. Nassreen holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre studies from Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama.

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