Funchal: Dolphin and Whale Watching by Luxury Catamaran
- Duration options: 2.5 - 3 hours
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Great ride out on the catamaran. The dolphins were shy that day but we still go to see them, saw a beautiful mummy and baby spotted dolphin swimming next to each other as well. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff with good English. They told us about the dolphins and history of the coast of the island. Pointed out interesting sights along the way. And even suggested a nice place for dinner when I asked.
Our guide/driver, Diego, was first class, very knowledgeable and made this a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately we had a little rain meaning the top cover had to be brought into use but this did not really spoil the day. An optional lunch was provided which included drinks and was good value at €15 per person. The route included an off-road section which was good fun. Good value for money.
I ordered my tickets online, which was a quick and easy process. We had to wear masks on board which is to be expected in the current situation. It took us some time to find the dolphins but it was worth the wait! A pod of about 40 spotted dolphins, which was wonderful to see and experience their company.
Great way to get to know Madeira’s nature and history. We went to Rabaçal and the 25 Fountains’ Waterfall but Jorge can take you anywhere in the island. He knows a lot about botanic and he took great pictures of us. I can not recommend it enough!
It was a great few hours, we were really lucky with the wildlife we saw as well. Lovely little boat, the team are passionate about what they do and it was a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Great stuff