Shark swimming dilemma

Operators in the Azores are starting to promote shark swimming as an activity. It’s great for headlines and creating a buzz about the Azores so naturally many people are in favour of it.

Shark Swimming Azores

One of our whale watching operators, however, has expressed concerns about the activity :

  • it is currently unregulated (unlike whale watching and swimming with dolphins)
  • clients are possibly more interested in adrenalin than the protection of the sharks
  • operators are feeding the sharks to attract them which changes their normal behaviour
  • local fishermen say they are beginning to see more sharks and are concerned they will associate boats with food

As a company, we have chosen not to promote shark swimming activities until we know more about how it operates. 

Island Holiday Specialists

At Archipelago Choice, our small friendly team of island holiday specialists has been organising tailor-made holidays to the Azores since 1998 and more recently to Cape Verde, Saõ Tomé and Príncipe. Over this time we have developed the most comprehensive, flexible and fairly priced holidays to these beautiful islands.

All the holidays we organise are put together with great care using our extensive knowledge of the islands and our experience of travelling around them. We try very hard to give the most choice and flexibility possible combining activities, accommodation and island hopping so we put together holidays that best suit our clients.

There’s much more to do in the Azores beyond these shark swimming activities being offered so whether you want to go whale watching, walking, canyoning, kite surfing or just relaxing on the beach, you can be sure our team of island holiday specialists will be able to help.

Contact us and we’ll help put together your holiday of a lifetime!

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