Private Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Madeira

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From $374.20

264 reviews   (4.93)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info:

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: madeira, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Whale Watching Tour: 

What if you could have a comfortable yacht and a professional crew just for yourself ?
How about a glass of sparkling wine while watching whales and dolphins?
This formula allows you to live this experience in a more intimate way and in a refined luxury environment.
Simply the best for you and your loved ones!
Our yacht "Miranda", moored in the port of Calheta, sails out to meet the local species of cetaceans, assisted by a spotter on-land and explained by our guide. From there on, the world is at your feet!
Depending on the weather conditions, you can decide to sail along the coast, to swim in the ocean with goggles and fins we provide on-board, to sunbathe and relax with a fresh drink.
Or, witness the magic of the Sunset from a privileged place, Choose an evening private cruise and experience the ocean in a different way!

What's Included



Hair and body towels

Light refreshments (mineral water, ice tea, fruit juice, Coca-Cola, Cola zero, sprite, local beer)

Shower for after swimming time

Sparkling wine


Use of Snorkelling equipment

What's Not Included

Transfer from your hotel: can be organised upon request (extra charge according to location).

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Pregnant women should seek medical advice before booking (limited to no medical assistance can be performed on-board)
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions (if cancelled due weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund)
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • This activity is not suited to guests over 110 kg / 242 pounds, unless prior arrangement is made with our team and a suitable alternative has been proposed and acknowledged by our Captain / Crew.
  • Wildlife spotting cannot be guaranteed
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Family friendly
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Our team and infrastructures are organised to promote a Safe and Clean environment for our guests, for the ocean and for our team members, because we care and we believe Eco-tourism is our way to go. Our specific Prevention, Monitoring and Surveillance pl
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Subject to availability
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The yacht is not accessible to wheelchairs, strollers or cribs.
  • 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.
  • 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

We are looking forward to meeting you at the On Tales store, on the marina de Calheta for a detailed presentation of the Private experience you have selected. Guests as well as all team members will be required to have their temperature checked, as required by law. We will be happy to clear out any doubts you might have regarding the tour and help you prepare. We will help you choose the snorkelling equipment and get to know each other until the Captain is ready to welcome you on-board !

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Madeira Islands
Once on-board our yacht, our crew will introduce themselves and proceed to the security briefing. Then we will sail out on a cruise towards the cetaceans guided by our spotter on-land. We will choose the safest and most comfortable route according to the weather conditions. Find out more about wildlife and the amazing Madeira island. On the way, we will choose one of the many secret spots along the southern coast to go swimming and snorkelling.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Brilliant !
SopranoTW, 28-09-2022
It was amazing - some tours are very basic however this tour is fantastic and it’s seemed we were swimming with 50 dolphins although we were on the boat. Everyone spoke perfect English and was a joy to be with and share the experience- if you are coming to Madeira - book this !
Childhood dream came true!
chiaraf0598, 23-09-2022
Thanks! I don‘t know what to say… the whol team is just amazing, friandly and so helpfull. They made everything so we could see the dolphins and it worked out. I‘ll always remeber that day. Thanks to the team for that unforgettable trip!
Great tour with lovely crew
MargotandJorn, 22-09-2022
This was our second time doing a tour with OnTales and had a great time again! The entire crew is super friendly and the tour is very comfortable. We saw beautiful dolphins and were happy to learn more about the island from Emanuel. Definitely recommend!
Awesome people
martinhY444GJ, 15-09-2022
Really nice people, looked after us well would recommend.

Was great to stop in the middle of the ocean and swim with the kids also.
laurenwU2728YJ, 12-09-2022
Our 1st trip with On Tales - Amazing!
The minute I booked, Mayung got in contact with me to discuss the trip and my birthday. We popped in a few days before to meet some of the team and they are all lovely.
The tour itself was fantastic! Even though we didn’t see any dolphins on this trip, being on the boat and learning about the island was an experience in itself. Emanuel is an amazing boat trip driver with so much information. He realised I had a disability and was very accommodating and helpful.. he even helped me get over my fear of swimming in the sea by giving me a woggle to jump in with! He and his team member took our photos for us as well - they came out amazing and our perfect memories captured.

Thank you everyone!

I definitely 100% recommend this tour!

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