Dolphin & Whale Watching

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From $54.16

139 reviews   (4.80)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: madeira, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


We guarantee whale and dolphin watching in their natural environment.
Sustainable observation causing minimal impact to animals.
Boat with only 18 seats
Marine biologist on board

What's Included

Life jacket

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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.


Dolphins and speedboat
Michal_S, 24-09-2022
Many thanks to Ventura. Everything was perfect. They approach very professional from safety aspects to dolphin watching. Recommend to everyone. Also Many thanks to pick up the rubbish from the ocean.
Why take a slow crowded catamaran when there is a RIB to get you out to sea?
NOTTNICK, 20-09-2022
We were so glad we chose to Whale Watch with Ventura. We had seen the crowded, slow catamarans taking people out and decided that a RIB would probably offer a better experience.
We were not disappointed.
As we were manoeverable and could move quickly we were soon in a pod of about spotted dolphins, it was a wonderful experience and our helm was able to keep us with them for at least 15 minutes (we left them in the end).
We had a marine biologist on board too, and she was able to tell us about the amazing animals.
We then sped off away from the island and soon we were with a pair of Pilot Whales with their baby. Again, we were with them for ages and it was wonderful seeing them close up as they swam under and around the boat. Our on-board biologist was so excited, it was infectious! We felt so privileged.
Finally we saw some bottle nosed dolphins as we returned to Funchal.
OK, we were lucky but I am certain that Ventura's experience and skill helped ensure we had a good time.
Highly recommended.
Ventura Nature Emotions - Come Aboard
michaelmI1538FL, 17-09-2022
If you like adventure then this trip might float your boat. The staff and crew of Venture Nature Emotions are very pleasant, knowledgeable and caring towards these endangered mammals and despite being at the mercy of the ocean and the whales and dolphins they are often (with the help on land sightsees etc) in the right place at the right time. This was the case with our trip and after a slow start we struck gold when one or two pods of pilot whales appeared by the boat ready to indulge in entertaining the passengers on board and boy did they entertain us with close up dives and jumps. Certainly an adventure that will not be forgotten by all on board. On the serious side if you are pregnant, suffer from back, neck or other related issues this may not be the adventure for you.
What a great 2 hours!
alisonmmcgill, 15-09-2022
Amazing trip,bit choppy at times and bum was sore when we got back from the bouncing on seat! We saw a large group of pilot whales and brown spotted dolphins plus possibly a pod of Pygmy orcas which was fabulous. Our day was made seeing all of these,spent quite a bit of time watching the pilot whales and all in all a marvellous experience.
Very pleasant trip sightseeing dolphins
Sara M, 14-09-2022
Started on time
Staff was very helpful and friendly
Briefing of how was going to work, what species we could encounter, how long we were allowed to stay with the animals
Jackets were provided as well as lifejackets
Small group of 10 people
Opportunity to swim with dolphins (extra fee)

Don't be disappointed if you don't see whales as they are quite rare compared to dolphins.
Worth it nonetheless

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