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Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Luxurious Catamaran

Highlights
  • A stress-free chance to observe Madeira's wildlife and landscape 
  • Search for dolphins and whales with the guidance of the crew 
  • Take in the scenery of Madeira from the best vantage point—the water
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Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Luxurious Catamaran
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Dolphin- Whale Watching 9.30amMost Popular
Cruise a large award winning sailing Catamaran. Enjoy stunning views of Madeira Island from the Atlantic Ocean. Watch out for whales or dolphins jumping and splashing.
US$29.89
Dolphin & Whale Watching 12pm
Cruise a large award winning sailing Catamaran. Enjoy stunning views of Madeira Island from the Atlantic Ocean. Watch out for whales or dolphins jumping and splashing.
US$35.87
Dolphin and Whale Watching 15h
Cruise a large award winning sailing Catamaran. Enjoy stunning views of Madeira Island from the Atlantic Ocean. Watch out for whales or dolphins jumping and splashing.
US$35.87
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Overview

The sea is indisputably the best place from which to observe Cabo Girao, some of the world's tallest sea cliffs. Bag yourself the best views on this whale-watching cruise from Funchal, perfect for nature lovers. On a catamaran, find a seat on the deck and enjoy the scenery while scanning the horizon for dolphins and whales. Plus, a range of departure times allows this tour to slot seamlessly into your itinerary. 

What to Expect

Make your way to the Funchal marina to catch your departing catamaran. Climb on board and meet your captain and crew, who take care of all of the navigation while you enjoy the scenery and search for marine life.

Explore the spacious boat, with seating inside the cabin or on the sun deck. As you pull out of the marina, begin your search for local dolphins and whales, with the guidance and information provided by your crew. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the dolphins' and whales' biology and behavior.

Head for Cabo Girão, one of the world's tallest seaside cliffs, standing 1,902 feet (580 meters) high. The boat moors in the cliff's shadow, and you can choose to stay on deck and take in the scenery or jump in and explore underwater. You can travel light on this tour, knowing that snorkel equipment is provided. Snorkelers, beginners and experts, will feel comfortable with the instruction and guidance of the crew.

Cruise back to Funchal along the coastline, allowing for excellent views and photo ops.

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1 - 5 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Fantastic

We went on the first trip of the day (9:30am) it was amazing. The weather was calm and clear blue sky. We saw a big pack of pilot whales and two packs of bottlenosed dolphin, it was great. At the end we went for a...More

Thank Nils K
Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing experience

Took my boyfriend on his 30th birthday and was really impressed. We were lucky enough to see lots of dolphins and the crew were really friendly and gave us lots of information on the different species. It was also a great way to see the...More

Thank Jet797202
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Dolphin watching

Paid €25 for a 2/3 hour trip. Very good value for money. The crew were very helpful and knowledgeable often citing from books/materials. We were lucky enough to see lots of dolphins on our trip, they were great to see and interacted with us a...More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
We did see dolphins and whales!

We did the morning edition and saw a few whales and many dolphins ! The boat was great and the crew explained a lot about several animals. It was a great say with sun and fun. Thanks!

Thank Erwin Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Enjoyable trip

Crew worked hard to find dolphins and we managed to see a pod of dolphins. It couldn't have been a better experience, the crew were really friendly and informative as we passed points of interest. Highly recommended and good value.

Thank DC100000
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MARK E
18 August 2018|
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Response from Ian C | Reviewed this property |
We did morning and it was fantastic. Can’t comment on the afternoon.
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derek b
10 August 2018|
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Response from Seanlol44 | Reviewed this property |
It is a 5/10min walk from cruise port, on the lower section of the harbour
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