Water activity

Funchal Bay: Dolphin & Whale Watch Luxury Catamaran Cruise

4.6 / 5

94 reviews

Funchal Bay: Dolphin & Whale Watch Luxury Catamaran Cruise

Activity provider: Atlantic Pearl Catamaran
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 42.26 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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German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, English
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  • 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

    4.6 /5

    based on 94 reviews

    Review summary

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    This trip is amazing. We booked the afternoon trip and took off at 1500. Small crowd -we were with 10-, nice knowledgable crew and yes, we saw plenty of Dolphins. There was time for a swim and we were treated wirh a drink and some small bites. The perfect afternoon activity.

    May 6, 2022

    We saw pilot whales. It was wonderful. Also the jump into the water under the Cabo Girao. Perfect. Then there were snacks and drinks. 1 for free. The crew was super nice and attentive. Strangers quickly became friends when we stopped for a swim. A nice little round. You should be there 20 minutes before. Let's do it with you again next year

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    April 9, 2022

    Very nice team, we were picked up at the hotel and let out directly at the pier. Then we went to the well-groomed catamaran, we were only four couples plus the crew of 4 men. Everything was very relaxed and a very quiet process, we could catch a few glimpses of small whales, then we went to Gabo Girão Cape and along the Coast back to the port of Funchal. We would book the trip again, but it was in January, it will certainly be full in summer. Small tip on board there are fresh coffees and cool drinks, a towel can be hired for € 1, the drinks Prices were fair and cheap for us. The toilet is very tight, so better go back to the toilet before ;-)

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    February 4, 2020

    Product ID: 193577