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Azores Swimming with Dolphins and Whale watching

Holiday with dolphins

We offer Swimming with dolphins and Whale watching packages

Weekly departures                                     April  -  October     

Cost 7 nights from £580 - saturday to saturday

Our trips are arranged from The base for observation cetacean’s in the Azores.

You will be hosted by the local team with the dolphins and whales. This holiday adventure is with one of the most established whale and dolphin companies on the islands They have been taking groups to see the whales and dolphins on the Azorean Ocean for 20 years and offer a high standard of professionalism and expertise. You will be hosted by the local team including the resident marine biologist and be part of a group on the boats .

Set Date groups with a UK Guide

17 - 24th July 2010    

24 - 31st July  2010

We offer 2 trips in the summer with a specialist UK guide, These group trips tend to be very sociable and the guide will offer expertise and assistance. The guide will accompany the group on the boats.

The accommodation for these groupis in the 3/4*** hotel

Costs 

Prices for week package - standard 2** town hotel

                           Whale watching Swimming with dolphins  facilitated                                         1                             2                                  3

April and October

(low season)

£580 £670  

May. June , early July and september

(med season)

£620 £725  

Late July and August

( High season)

£760 £850  
       
       

Single supplement add €95 /

Upgrade to charming 3/4***star hotel with landscaped gardens and excellent restaurant ( see accommodation section on main site ) from €150 per person.

Private house prices depend on number of people sharing the house, similar to pricing in 2** hotel

Flights 

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Cost £260- £350 from London and also from most european cities

To confirm booking

These trips are very popular and early booking is recommended. You can email us or call to discuss the availability and the accommodation options. Also we can send you a booking form with which you can send a deposit.

To reserve a place, send a £250 non- refundable deposit

Send cheque by post payable to:

The Dolphin Connection and send to: 111 Carden Hill, Hollingbury, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 8DA

Payment by credit card     can be made via Paypal, please ask for details

Payment by bank transfer

United Kingdom , Barclays Pounds sterling account

 Account Details:  The Dolphin Connection   

  Bank  Sort code  20-12-75      Business Account number: 10127639

 International Details:

IBAN GB40 BARC2012 75 10127639      Swift   or bic code  :  BARCGB22

 

 

United Kingdom Barclays  Euro account

 Account Details:  The Dolphin Connection   

Bank Sort code   201275      Euro Account Number    42758911

 

IBAN         GB03 BARC 20127542758911
SWIFT      BARCGB22

 

 

On receipt of the deposit we will send you a booking confirmation and booking conditions. The balance is payable 8 weeks before departure.

Booking Conditions

Contracts

Your holiday booking is only made when The Dolphin Connection Limited has issued a confirmation invoice. This takes place after we have received a completed and signed booking form, you have read the full terms and conditions, completed health declarations and sent payment of the relevant deposit.

Deposit

An initial deposit of £250 per person is required together with the signed and completed Booking Form. If booking is made less than 8 weeks prior to departure the full amount is payable. Cheques should be made payable to Dolphin Connection Limited.

Cancellations by you

You may cancel your holiday at any time, provided that the cancellation is confirmed in writing by the person signing the booking form. The following scale will apply to cover administration charges and pre-payments for accommodation and boat charter undertaken by us:

Period before departure

  • More than 70 days - Loss of deposit
  • Between 69 to 43 days - 50% of the holiday cost
  • 
Less than 42 days - 100% of the holiday cost

Cancellations by Dolphin Connection

A minimum number of 6 holiday makers is required for each holiday (unless otherwise stated) and if this minimum requirement is not reached we will, subject to 30 days warning, either cancel the departure, offer a full refund, or supply an alternative independent holiday, subject to your approval.

Holiday Details

Because of the nature of our holidays it is not possible to include all information concerning holiday details in our brochure. All arrangements for your holiday will be included in your confirmation invoice and you will be sent full terms and conditions to sign and send back to us.

Insurance

Because of the physical nature of our holidays it is an essential condition of your booking that there is adequate holiday insurance in place for each member of your party, to our reasonable satisfaction and in accordance with our recommended levels of cover. We will ask you to let us have written evidence of the insurance at least eight weeks prior to the commencement of the holiday ( or at the time of booking if made less than eight weeks before commencement) and we reserve the right to terminate any holiday if adequate insurance cover is not in place by then.

Complaints

If you have any complaint you should make it known at the earliest opportunity to our local representative. You will be asked to complete a complaint form which, must be signed and returned and you will be given a copy. If the representative is unable to resolve the problem to your satisfaction you should contact our head office as soon as possible. If at the end of your holiday you feel that your complaint has not been properly dealt with you must first notify us in writing within 15 days of your scheduled date of return and we will do our best to resolve the problem.

Financial Protection

All monies received from you are held in a Trust Fund to comply with the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Tours Regulations 1992. This means that any money paid to us is not released until your holiday is completed thus providing you with financial security in the unlikely even of our insolvency.

Health and Emergencies

Because our holidays involve travel in small boats in the open sea as well as swimming with dolphins the holidays can be physically strenuous. It is therefore vital and a condition of your booking that that you truthfully complete a medical declaration in respect of the health of each member of your party to enable us to give guidance on the advisability of taking any particular holiday or our supervision and making special arrangements for their safety and comfort while they are on holiday.If the sea conditions are too rough we will advise against entering the water or even going out on the boats. This decision is also made by the skipper and his word is final. If there are any changes to the health of any member of your party between the date of the health declaration and departure you must inform us immediately.We have the right to advise against participation in any of the activities if we consider your physical state to be unsuitable at any time during the holiday. This includes hangovers, sudden symptoms and in any way that you seem to be unwell. If you fail to comply or fail to fully inform us of the medical condition of any person we reserve the right to terminate the booking or holiday of that person without compensation.

Visas and Passports

No special requirements apply to persons travelling to the Azores on full British Passports; however, if this does not apply to you or any member of your party you must inform us.

 

Newsletter

Click here for out newsletter which has some interesting movie news, photos and informative stories. Learn more about dolphins and whales. Also a kids section which may keep them entertained!!

New You Tube link to see some stunning underwater footage with the dolphins

See in main body of text under unforgettable experience

We are offering an exciting new program of swimming with dolphins holidays and whale and dolphin observation. Prices range from £790 for a week. Click holidays tab above for more info

Testimonials

***** I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on! do it and enrich your life! I returned home feeling more alive and inspired than ever before.

Dawn McClean, London

****"The Dolphin Connection team were great, the skippers had a lot of sensitivity to the animals and guided us to have some sensational encounters underwater and from the boats with so many dolphins and whales. I will be back!!" The company has a very responsible ethos and this this precious, unspoilt part of the world is being well preserved.

Howard Brown- Cheltenham

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