Water activity

Madeira: 2-Hour Dolphin & Whale Watching Tour

4.6 / 5

47 reviews

Activity provider: OceanSee
Water activity

Madeira: 2-Hour Dolphin & Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: OceanSee

From US$ 52.05 per person

Head towards the famous Cabo Girão cliff as you search for sealife and hear interesting information from your guide. Stop for a swim while looking out for dolphins.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Swim alongside dolphins
  • Benefit from a free bottled water for each customer, waterproof and windproof jackets provided, and a small group tour
  • Get photo-report of your trip to your email
  • See and learn about the amazing sealife of Madeira
Full description
The waters of Madeira island are very rich in cetaceans - including 29 different species. On this boat trip you head towards Cabo Girão, which is the second highest sea cliff in the world. On the way there, you will see dolphins and whales. The crew will stop the boat for about 20 minutes so you may enjoy a swim in the ocean, if conditions allow. On the way back, you will sail closer to land in order to enjoy the view while listening to interesting information from your guide. As the boat is smaller than other boats you may find on Madeira Island, this allows for the animals to get very close to you. Your certified guide is an expert who can explain everything you need to know about the sighted sea life. The company also provides a photo report of your trip, bottled water, and raincoats. The trip is run with a maximum of 10 people and a minimum of 2, so you get a more personalized experience.
  • Photo-report of your trip
  • Bottled water
  • Free windbreak and waterproof jackets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the OceanSee Marina Office You must appear at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  •  Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  Trips might be canceled or rescheduled due to bad weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 47 reviews

Review summary

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The trip to see dolphins and whales was such a good experience. The vast benefit of choosing a smaller company got to show when the small motorboat got us so close to the dolphins that they appeared just in front of us in the water. This would not be possible with the big catamarans. We saw a lot of dolphins and 2 different species of whales which the crew could tell us a lot about. On the topic, the crew were so friendly and accommodating. They were very professional and had a lot of interesting things to say about the dolphins and whales. You could feel their passion about the marine life. Moreover, we got to swim with the dolphins, which was a great experience. All in all a fantastic trip. Would recommend it to anyone.

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March 30, 2023

My family and I had a brilliant brilliant time. The original boat we’d booked wasn’t available so we were all upgraded to a luxury catamaran which was unbelievable. We were offered drinks and snacks by the crew. The staff were fantastic and had excellent marine biology knowledge about the animals. They were really respectful to the animals too not getting too close or going too fast near them. I would completely recommend this company to anyone who wants to get close to nature

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March 30, 2023

Es war die zweite Tour bzw. die zweite Buchung über GetYourGuide in diesem Urlaub. Auch hier hat nicht alles reibungslos geklappt. Das größte Problem war der falsche Abholort. Die Adresse und dadurch ebenfalls der Pin auf der Karte war schlichtweg falsch. Auch der Info Text ist irreführend. „Treffpunkt ist vor dem OceanSee Marina Office“… gibt man das bei Google ein, was in dem Fall leider die einzige Möglichkeit war, kommt ein ganz anderer Standort raus, der aber völlig falsch ist. Das war alles Käse! Gebucht war die Tour übrigens mit deutschem Guide. Auch das hat wieder nicht funktioniert. Daran haben wir uns aber schon gewöhnt. Geht also bitte nicht davon aus, dass das am Ende dann auch so sein wird und die Tour eben auf Deutsch ist. Da ich nur 1000 Zeichen habe, kommen wir jetzt mal zum positiven! Der Anfang war Kacke aber die Guides haben mal wieder alles rausgerissen. Super nett, super aufmerksam, kommunikativ, freundlich usw. Das war klasse! Ach ja, und wir haben Wale gesehen!

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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 174789