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Madeira Island: 2,5-Hour Dolphin & Whale Watching On A Luxurious Catamaran

★★★★★ 4.9 / 5 34 Reviews
Sail along the coast of the island of Madeira to Cabo Girão, one of Europe's tallest sea cliffs, on this romantic, 2,5-hour to 3-hour tour on a luxury catamaran. Search for whales and dolphins as you relax on one of the outdoor sunbeds, then explore the sea life below with your complimentary goggles and mask. Numbers are limited to 18 couples per cruise. Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
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Arrive at the Funchal Marina (located on the island of Maderia) 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time. When the entire group has arrived and all questions are addressed, take a short walk to the waiting catamaran. Before everyone sets off to find their place on the boat, gather around for a short briefing about safety guidelines from your three experienced crew members.

Hop aboard the catamaran, and choose between the luxurious interior with comfortable seating area and sun and wind protection or the outdoor sun beds and trampoline nets. Then, sit back, and relax as you sail out to sea and look back at the marina.

Although marine life sightings aren’t guaranteed, dolphins and whales are often seen in the waters here. Watch out for them as you cruise. The crew is on hand to answer any questions about the variety of species. After spending some time spotting the sea life, the skipper will usually head west for Cabo Girão, a towering sea cliff that stands at 1,902 feet (580 meters) tall.

While moored in the shadow of Cabo Girão, it’s time to take a dip. Explore the sea life below with your complimentary goggles and mask. The final part of the trip will focus on a leisurely cruise back to Funchal Marina, with the main sail blazing depending on the available time and weather conditions. The last leg of the journey home goes by the coastline, which allows everyone to view the Madeiran landscape, as well as the hotels built along the shoreline. All too soon the boat arrives back in the Marina for the quick disembarking process that allows everyone to continue with their holiday.

- What Will You Do

- Cruise on our ultra-modern-award winning very large sailing catamaran
- Enjoy stunning views of Madeira Island from out to sea
- Watch out for the wonderful whales and dolphins playing, jumping and splashing as we go

- What To Expect

- View the sea life without a crowd in from of you
- Very quick boarding- No long queues
- Ladies and gents toilet onboard
- Bar service with snacks and drinks available
- Summer trips include a stop for swimming (snorkeling and goggles provided free)

- What Is Included

- Snorkelling equipment
- Local taxes
- Entry fees

- What Is Not Included

- Pick up from hotel and drop off
- Food and drinks

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Customer Reviews (34 reviews)

Lucky enoguh to see mama and baby bright whale!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Anna on 2019-12-10
Mid of december we’re lucky enoguh to see mama and baby bright whale! Beside that the tirp was very nice, it was warm and sunny. The crew was very engaged. We’d recommend this to our friends for sure.

What a great experience!!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Mike on 2019-11-13
We did the trip yesterday and it was truly impressive! We were incredibly lucky as we saw a large group of dolphins that were playful and really “sociable”. And after that we spotted around 5-6 whales! They came very close to us (or we went very close to them) and it was one of the best experiences! The crew was super passionate and knowledgeable - very keen to give us a lot of details about the wildlife as well as the Madeiran cost! I highly recommend it!

Madeira boat trip

★★★★ Reviewed by Richard on 2019-10-31
Helpful and informative staff ,we were able to see pilot whales up close.The three hour trip was long enough.

Great fun!

★★★★★ Reviewed by John on 2019-10-22
I would highly recommend this trip if in Funchal. We had a very enjoyable trip and the three guys who were the crew were extremely nice and friendly. Its obvious that they love their job......a great way to spend a few hours.

Passeio e observação de vida selvagem

★★★★★ Reviewed by luis on 2019-09-09
Passeio fantástico ao largo do Funchal. Para mim foi o ponto alto de uma visita de uma semana à Ilha da Madeira. Tivemos oportunidade de ver Baleias Piloto e Golfinhos em todo o seu esplendor e liberdade. No final um mergulho fantástico nas águas azuis ao largo da ilha. A equipa composta pelo Capitão Duarte, João e Maia foram uns óptimos anfitriões e devo destacar o enorme cuidado e atenção que tiveram com o meu filho de 10 anos que adorou igualmente o passeio. Nunca tinha passeado num Catamaran e gostei da experiência. Barco limpo e confortável. Aconselho vivamente este passeio e voltarei certamente. Obrigado ! ;-)

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Pricing

Price per person:
- Adult (11 to 100): 30.00 
- Child (1 to 10): 15.00 

Experience Info

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- Duration: 3 hours
- Printed tickets are accepted
- Mobile tickets are accepted
- We speak: PT language flag EN language flag

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Funchal
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