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Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour from Funchal

  • Take to the waves off Madeira Island by boat with your guide
  • Watch the waters for wild dolphins and whales in their natural habitat
  • Free time for snorkelling, depending on the season
Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour from Funchal
From US$57.29
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour from Funchal
The deep waters off Madeira Island are home to a dazzling array of marine life, with dolphins and whales sharing the waves with birds, turtles, and more. On this wildlife-spotting adventure, take to the seas for up-close sightings of the native Bottlenose Dolphins, Sperm Whales, Spotted Dolphins, and Pilot Whales who call Madeira home. Enjoy free time to snorkel at your leisure—depending on the season—with a second trip guaranteed if you make no sightings.
What to Expect
Trips are made in three fast semi-rigid type boats. Two vessels with 18 seats, and a vessel with 14 seats. Each boat trip is about 2h30. The boats are fully equipped with life vests and ecologic engines. We start in our office, 15 minutes before each boat trip, with a short introduction of Cetaceans in Madeira and then the adventure starts! Marine Biologists will take you to the harbor, Marina do Funchal, where are the boats. In Madeira Island it is possible to observe about 28 different species of Whales and Dolphins (Summer and Winter species). The most common species are Bottlenose Dolphins; Spotted Dolphins; Common Dolphins; Stripped Dolphins; Risso´s Dolphins; Sperm Whales; Pilot Whales; Fin Whales; Bryde Whales) . We guarantee you will see Cetaceans, if not we promise you a second trip, absolutely free!!! Boat trip can go from the East to the Wets of the Coast of Madeira Island, depending where are the group of Cetaceans. In Summer season its possible to stop in Cabo Girão Bay, for a free diving, about 15 minutes!
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1 - 5 of 124 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
You get what you pay fpr

This cost 45 euros per person which was a bit more expensive than some of the other trips. However, Lena the biologist guide was very polite and knowledgeable and the two other crew members were so kind. The boat was small but safe and we...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Magical experience with dolphins

I was somewhat skeptical when we got on board the semi-rigid boat, but that pessimism soon ended as the entire trip was great. Not only was the boat ride itself fun offering fantastic views of Madeira, we had three enounters with groups of dolphins. As...More

2  Thank Melissa_in_Holland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great experience

I never book anything by sells men on the side of the road. But Roberto caught our attention and got us to buy tickets for this tour. It turned out to be a very well organised and professional tour. We have a 8 and 9...More

1  Thank OscarODa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
An exceptional experience

An exceptional experience for young people and adults. It is recommended to get off the boat and swim with the dolphins. The water in July was 22 degrees. A professional and nice team. As promised, we saw dolphin and whale bands.

Thank Meir B
Reviewed 12 July 2018
Extremely joyous trip

We were for our honeymoon on Madeira in June. We booked a trip to watch dolphins and whales and took the option to 'swim' with the dolphins. The Zodiacs are fun to go with, they are fast and there are not so many people around...More

Thank arnebosser
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John G
17 April 2018|
Response from Poppy K | Reviewed this property |
as far as I am aware they do not do hotel pick ups, they are very easy to find and on the waterfront!