Water activity

Funchal: Dolphin and Whale Watching Sunset Sailing Tour

Activity provider: Gaviao Madeira

Funchal: Dolphin and Whale Watching Sunset Sailing Tour

Activity provider: Gaviao Madeira

From US$ 43.96 per person

Admire the beautiful surroundings of Funchal by boat as you search for whales and dolphins on this guided boat tour. Swim and snorkel at Cabo Girão, or simply enjoy a drink as you admire the sunset.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • See dolphins and whales in their natural environment
  • Swim in gorgeous Cabo Girão
  • Admire a beautiful sunset
Full description

Get the chance to see dolphins, whales, and sea turtles on this relaxing sailing trip up to 3 miles from the coast. With some luck, you will see lots of native wildlife in its natural environment. Swim, snorkel or sit back and admire the views, and enjoy a complimentary adult beverage.

Your journey begins at the marina in Funchal, where you will board the sailing yacht with a group of up to 20 people. There will be a stop to go swimming and snorkeling at Cabo Girão. Here, you can see the highest sea cliff in Europe, which towers 1,903 feet (580 meters) above the sea.

If you don't want to swim, you can simply admire the beautiful coastal landscapes from the boat. You will be offered one complimentary drink on board and be able to admire the beautiful sunset over the sea.

Includes
  • Guided sunset tour
  • Open bar
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Food
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Date

Meeting point

Gaviao - Dolphin & Whale Watching Trips. Please arrive 30 minutes before the activity is scheduled to start.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • In the event of cancellation due to bad weather, an alternative date will be offered or a full refund
  • Sightings of marine life are not guaranteed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 229 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.3/5

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The entire team of this tour consisted of women. They were very friendly and competent. We saw a lot of dolphins. They accompanied the sailing ship for quite a while. The swimming was canceled because the sea creatures were more important, but that was totally okay. We enjoyed the trip and were well looked after on board. The drinks were free. A great service. We can only recommend this tour :-)

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November 3, 2022

Beautiful experience in the company of an excellent staff. It was really fun to be able to share this journey with really nice people who aim a lot to make all those who carry out this activity get to know and talk to each other. The open bar, top!!!! Really highly recommended!

October 11, 2022

It's an amazing, adventurous and very romantic experience. This was a perfect activity to celebrate our marriage anniversary. Awesome and very professional crew gave us very interesting information about ocean life and Madeira in general. They also were just great companions to have such trip with and treated us with tasty wine and beer. We saw whales, dolphins and a sea turtle, so all goals has been achieved.

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October 10, 2022

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