Dolphin and Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise from Funchal


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From $34.47

422 reviews   (4.38)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: madeira, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Embark on comfortable catamarans for a relaxing trip along Madeira's south coast. Get the chance to spot dolphins, whales and occasionally even turtles. During the summer months, there is also the possibility to swim in the crystal clear waters below the Cabo Girão sea cliff if the weather and sea conditions are good.


What's Included

3-hour dolphin spotting and whale watching tour

Friendly guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • In the event you did not see any cetaceans, you will be offered the same trip again on an alternative occasion (valid for 1 year)
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • In the event you did not see any cetaceans, you will be offered the same trip again on an alternative occasion (valid for 1 year)
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Cabo Girao
We churn up the ocean in our search for the right coordinates and there they are! Dolphins! Playful, communicative, energetic! Although it seems they are posing for photos, they are actually living in their own enchanted world. Whales who may or may not give off embarrassing odours, decide if they will honour us with a visit. Adding to this 3 hour memorable taste of wild life, we sometimes have the opportunity of spotting turtles and sea birds.

When the climate is inviting, we stop for a swim in the ocean below Cabo Girão, and when there are favourable winds, we turn off the engines and hoist the sails, which means less pollution and more relaxation. A 3 hour trip that is worth doing at least once in a lifetime by both locals and visitors. Reserve your place and bring your loved ones along!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

VMT Madeira
We churn up the ocean in our search for the right coordinates and there they are! Dolphins! Playful, communicative, energetic! Although it seems they are posing for photos, they are actually living in their own enchanted world. Whales who may or may not give off embarrassing odours, decide if they will honour us with a visit. Adding to this 3 hour memorable taste of wild life, we sometimes have the opportunity of spotting turtles and sea birds.

When the climate is inviting, we stop for a swim in the ocean below Cabo Girão, and when there are favourable winds, we turn off the engines and hoist the sails, which means less pollution and more relaxation. A 3 hour trip that is worth doing at least once in a lifetime by both locals and visitors. Reserve your place and bring your loved ones along!

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Fun experience for people who like water.
Wotermon, 17-09-2022
The trip was very fun and definitely one of my highlights. We saw a whale, some dolphins and could jump in the water later on.
Well run trip to spot whales and dolphins.
Peter H, 15-09-2022
An excellent trip out on a very clean catamaran. We sailed straight out from Funchal and were lucky enough to see a large group of pilot whales surfacing to breathe; the crew stayed for about 10 minutes in this area to give everyone a good view. The boat then headed in the direction of Cabo Girao after a radio tip-off from another boat. On the way the crew pointed out a small loggerhead turtle and when we arrived there was a large group of dolphins which circled the boat, coming as close as a couple of metres so again, everyone had a good view. As if on cue for a finale, the dolphins suddenly sped off in the distance in a line about 12 across, leaping and splashing as they went.

We expected to return to Funchal but another radio tip off took us a little further up the coast where we saw a small group of humpback whales. The whole trip was a really good experience and well worth the cost. This company also does a combined ticket with the Yellow Bus company giving the hop-on/hop-off bus service for 48 hours, a trip to Camara de Lobos (minibus to Cabo Girao can be caught here) and the dolphin/whale watch trip which seems like an excellent deal.
Excellent trip
chrisgD7138TH, 15-09-2022
Did almost exactly what it said on the tin. Saw a large pod of dolphins, then stopped for everyone to have a swim if they wanted.

Comfortable boat, with good information given by the crew.
A highlight of our Madeira holiday.
DeGuvnor, 06-09-2022
A highlight of our Madeira trip. We booked just because we like boat trips , but this had the added advantage of the best dolphin/ whale watching experience we have had.

The operators were very caring about the wildlife and went above and beyond with observing the rules and respecting the wildlife, as we were lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins leaping out of the sea just metres from the boat.

Great seating areas.
very easy to get a view of the wildlife
well stocked and reasonably priced bar.
Nice stop for a swim at a secluded beach
Great value.

A brilliant morning. (Started at 10:30 and ended at 1.30pm ish)
Perfect and Amazing
Roland_M, 30-08-2022
Amazing trip with amazing views and nature! All the crew very professional and kind! Is our first time but not our last, we will come again!




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