Funchal: Land and Sea Jeep Tour and Dolphin Watching

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Funchal: Land and Sea Jeep Tour and Dolphin Watching

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Take in the spectacular island views from the heights of Pico do Arieiro and then visit Nun’s Valley and hear about its history. Board a catamaran in the Funchal harbor and head out to sea on the lookout for whales and dolphins in their natural habitat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Pickup is available for Funchal Central Area and Funchal Port accommodations. For other locations, there is an additional fee. Pickups in Funchal are scheduled between 8:45 AM and 9:00 AM.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Take in the spectacular views from Pico do Arieiro
  • Watch for whales and dolphins on board a catamaran
  • Visit Nun's Valley and learn about its interesting history
Full description
Visit Nun's Valley and learn about its interesting history and admire the spectacular panoramic views from Pico do Arieiro, at 1,818 meters above sea level. Later you’ll head out to sea on a catamaran and be on the lookout for whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. The 7-hour tour begins in Funchal, and the first stop will be at Pico dos Barcelos, where take in sweeping views of Funchal’s bay. Afterwards you’ll visit the famous Nun’s Valley, known for its historical importance and its unique location, isolated from any population center. Head to the majestic Pico do Arieiro, where you’ll take in the magnificent landscapes and stunning views over the north and south coast of the island, Ponta de São Lourenço and Paul da Serra. The last stop of the land tour is Santo da Serra, surrounded by the Laurissilva Forest (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and other exotic plant species. You’ll then be dropped off at the Funchal harbor to begin the dolphin and whale watching segment of the tour. Board the catamaran for a relaxing trip along the south coast of Madeira. The boat trip takes 3 hours and there’s a strong possibility that you’ll spot dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. During the summer months there’s also the possibility of swimming below the Cabo Girao cliff. During the trip the crew will provide detailed information about the species that you are likely to see. In case you don’t see any cetaceans, a second boat trip is offered.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Jeep tour
  • Dolphin and whale watching boat tour
  • Professional guide
  • All insurance in accordance with Portuguese law
  • Safety instructions and first aid
  • Local taxes
  • WiFi
  • Pickup and drop-off (Funchal Central Area and Funchal Port)
  • Meals and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5
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Great day. off-roading was awesome and seen lots of dolphins.

The jeep itself is crowded, but as the roof opens its great. at the off-roading part you can stand up and that's just too much fun. The driver was awesome and knew lots about the area and history. very helpful and we had a lot of fun with our group. seen some beautiful sights and felt very safe the whole time. After the jeep tour, the driver walked us to the catamaran tour office before heading of. that service was well appreciated as wel. The catamaran was big and spacious and we could walk up and down to see the ocean. the ship stopped at a very pretty sight so we could swim the bright blue waters. we did see dolphins at this tour. The crew alerted as soon as there were dolphins and it was a big group with babies and all. the captain informed us that disturbing the mamals was not allowed and we could stay for a maximum of 10 minutes. The photographer took pictures and at the end of the tour we bought that for 10 euro. great souvenir. took a bus back to our hotel. great day!

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September 20, 2017

The jeep tour was great and we also got to see dolphins!

August 3, 2018

Great Jeep tour. catamaran quite good

The Jeep guide was excellent as only my husband and I on Phillip the driver very knowledgeable. Catermaran quite good.

May 9, 2018

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