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Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour in Madeira

By: On Tales
  • Magnificent views of Madeira from the water
  • Swim, snorkel, and spot marine life along the coast
  • Choice of departure times throughout the day
Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour in Madeira
From US$56.51
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour in Madeira
The south coast of Madeira is a popular spot to watch whales and dolphins in their natural environment. This small-group yacht cruise offers a more personalized experience, with a chance to customize the tour to your group’s preferences, stopping to swim or snorkel along the coast, and looking out for bottlenose dolphins, sperm whales, and Bryde's whales.
What to Expect
The meeting point is at On Tales store in Calheta's Marina, 15 minutes before departure time.
Your Captain and the team will give you a warm welcome, where you will have the chance to hear about some safety procedures and tour details. Also, if you have any worries or requests, feel free to expose to the Team accompanying you. The Captain will lead you to the yacht Miranda.
During this tour, you will have the chance to Swim and Snorkel along the coastline and experience the calm, warm and clear water of the south west sea of Madeira Island. Be there and admire its rocky bottom and its marine life. Depending on weather conditions, you can choose the place you want to dive or the village you want to see. On our way back, let us hear about your adventure, enjoy a sun bath and chill out on board Miranda with cold drinks offered by On Tales boat team.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Excellent experience

We had a great time. Unfortunately we did not see any whales, but were able to get very close to a school of bottle-nose dolphins. The crew was very friendly, helpful and accommodating.

Thank mdfzo
Reviewed 3 days ago
dreamdate with dolphins

We had booked a private tour on Monday afternoon. However upon arrival we were warned by On Tales that there were no dolphins spotted during the day so changes were low that we'ld get to see them. We could reschedule our tour. It became a...More

Thank Kathleen F
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Just WOW

We booked our private tour after reading the reviews here and we were not disappointed. From the moment of booking through to the trip itself, each and every one of the staff were friendly and could not do enough for us. The trip itself was...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Afternoon Dolphin Watching

Great experience. Had a good time and well hosted. Will go again next time I am in Madeira. Captain's recommendation for a great place to eat was appreciated as well. We had a great meal in village nearby.

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 5 days ago
Amazing day out

I booked this operator from recommendations on Trip Advisor. We didn’t want to spend a day on a crowded boat, potentially fighting for views of the sea animals. We weren’t disappointed. They arranged a private taxi transfer from out hotel in Funchal for the 30...More

Thank Samantha T
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kim w
18 July 2018|
Response from titotherio | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you send them an email directly on their website to have an answer.... I can't post a website link here, but do a research for "On Tales Madeira". Funchal is about a 45 minutes drive from Calheta...not sure if... More