Water activity

Funchal Bay: Dolphin & Whale Watch Luxury Catamaran Cruise

Activity provider: Atlantic Pearl Catamaran

Funchal Bay: Dolphin & Whale Watch Luxury Catamaran Cruise

Activity provider: Atlantic Pearl Catamaran

From US$ 38.70 per person

Enjoy views of Funchal Bay aboard a luxury catamaran. Look out for whales and dolphins in their natural habitat as your relax on board. Immerse yourself in the crystalline waters of Cabo Girão and explore the underwater world with a snorkel.

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French, Portuguese, English
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Portuguese, French, English


  • Try to spot whales and dolphins from a luxury catamaran
  • Admire the stunning views of the coastline
  • Plunge into the water and snorkel at Cabo Girão
Full description
Arrive at Marina Nova Funchal 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time and board a luxury catamaran. Receive some safety information from the experienced crew. Choose to sit in the luxurious interior with comfortable seating and protection from the sun, and lounge chairs or outdoor hammocks. Afterward, sit back and relax as you sail towards the open sea. Although sightings of marine species can not be guaranteed, dolphins and whales are often found in the waters around Funchal. Keep an eye on the movements in the water whilst the crew answers any questions about the variety of species. Continue up to the high cliffs of Cabo Girão, which rise 580 meters above sea level. Anchor the boat at Cabo Girão and immerse yourself in the refreshing waters to explore underwater marine life with a snorkel. Then, stroll at a leisurely pace around the Marina of Funchal, and marvel at the fantastic views of Madeira's landscapes. Return to Funchal Marina Nova for a quick landing process and continue to enjoy your day after the tour.
  • 3-hour cruise
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Toilets on board
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 244 reviews

    Review summary

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    Excellent experience the crew were friendly and helpful - they found several pods of dolphins and we had them swimming alongside the boat and even underneath us so you could see them very clearly in the gap between the hulls. We had a nice mixed group of 22. Lovely swim under Europes highest cliff after leaving the dolphins & the two crew on board even jumped in the water for a swim with us. A helpful commentary of coastal highlights on the way back Highly recommended

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    August 29, 2022

    You were warmly welcomed on board and felt right at home. The catamaran is really great. Before we set off, there was a short safety briefing and life jackets for the little non-swimmers! The crew on board was very friendly and the snack platter was delicious. Only the stop for a breather and snorkeling and was unfortunately very short. It felt like you were just in the water when it was already going back.

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    August 29, 2022

    The ride was very nice, not too many people. We didn't see any dolphins or whales but the bay and jumping into the water was great. The drive back was fun too. The captain drove into the waves especially. We wanted to sunbathe on the stretched nets and got pretty wet.

    August 26, 2022

    Product ID: 193577