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  1. Portugal
  2. Madeira
  3. Funchal

Funchal: Catamaran Dolphin and Whale Watching

Product ID: 210618
Enjoy the beauty of the Madeiran coast with comfort and stability on board a catamaran. Watch dolphins, whales, and turtles swimming in the surf. Head to Cabo Girão promontory where in the summer you can snorkel.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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  • Search for dolphins, whales and turtles in their natural habitat
  • Take in panoramic views of the island from the sea
  • Explore the crystal clear waters under the Cabo Girão promontory
  • Enjoy a drink on our relaxing, stable and comfortable catamaran
Full description
Take a scenic sail in a catamaran along the Madeira coast. 

See dolphins, whales, and turtles playing in their natural habitat. Throughout the year Madeira has different aquatic mammals journeying through its blue waters. Whether you come in summer or winter, the chances are high you’ll see one these amazing creatures.

Stop for a swim during the summer season, and make use of the complimentary snorkeling equipment. Bar service is also available.
  • 3-hour Catamaran trip
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

The meeting point is Seaborn Catamaran office at Funchal Marina 30 minutes before departure

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Important information
Know before you go
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes prior to the start of your tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 326 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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superb excursion around the island where you are lulled by the water. very friendly team on board who give us some explanations on the animals we meet (different types of dolphins, turtle). a little disappointed not to have seen whales but it is "the fault with no luck". we had a great time. thanks again.

February 8, 2020

We were lucky as the trip only had 16 customers on board so there was plenty of room on the catamaran and to view any wild life we were lucky to see. The catamaran was very well appointed, easy to board, a small but well stocked and competitively priced bar. The crew were excellent, very informative, gave details of the animals we saw, mingled with all customers and were easy to talk too. Strong commitment to safety. The trip itself was excellent, beautiful views of the coast helped by good weather. The highlights, close sightings of pod of bottlenose dolphins, a pod of 5 common dolphins and a pair of Fin Whales. We were very lucky as sightings cannot be guaranteed but the sea trip in itself was very enjoyable. Would thoroughly recommend to everyone,

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January 29, 2020

We didn't see any whales or turtles but we did see two different species of dolphin which was great. It was particularly great to see the dolphins in their natural habitat and the crew were very friendly and informative.

February 16, 2020

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Catamaran Seaborn

Product ID: 210618