From Funchal: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

4.7 / 5

23 reviews

From Funchal: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

From $59.04 per person

See whales and dolphins in their natural habitat on an amazing cruise by semi-rigid boat from Funchal. Get the chance to swim with the friendly and curious creatures, along with turtles and other marine life.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • See wild dolphins and learn about their environment from a marine biologist
  • Look for whales and turtles off the coast of Madeira
  • Get the chance to jump in and swim with dolphins and turtles
Full description
Climb aboard a fast, semi-rigid boat and go in search of whales and dolphins off the coast of Madeira. Benefit from the local knowledge and expertise of a team of marine biologists who will tell you all you need to know about the amazing creatures and their habits along the way. Get a short introduction at the start of your adventure, and relax in the knowledge that there will be lookouts on land to guide you to wherever the animals are located in the sea. Encounter the amazing creatures in their natural environment and get the chance to jump in and swim with dolphins and turtles for memories to last a lifetime. Travel in small groups for a more intimate experience thanks to a fleet of 2 boats with 18 seats and 1 with only 14 seats. Be enchanted by the endearing sea mammals as they approach you to play in the sea!
  • Life vest
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Meet at Store 247, Marina Shopping Center, Funchal.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Wear comfortable clothes and a jacket
  • In the event that you do not see any whales and dolphins, you will be offered a 2nd trip for free
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

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It was a nice trip! We were lucky and saw dolphins, whales and turtles. The staff was very nice and gave a lot of information of the animals. If you’re short, better find a place at the front of the boat, because everyone is standing up when there is something so see. But: The swimming with the dolphins is not included in this price - you have to pay 15€ extra. But all in all a very impressive tour.

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March 1, 2019


Lo único que creo que debería quedar claro en la web es que la primera explicación del avistamiento de ballenas se hace únicamente en inglés. Yo lo reservé, viendo que era más caro que otros encontrados en la web para que fuese todo el tour en español y de primeras me enfadó que fuese en inglés. Posteriormente, al subir en el barco las chica que nos acompañaba nos fue explicando lo que veíamos en español. Globalmente quedé satisfecha.

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August 29, 2019


Very exciting, but unfortunately we didn't see any whales. But the crew was very respectful in dealing with the dolphins.

August 27, 2019

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