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Machico Dolphin & whale watching

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Madeira: Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour

1. Madeira: Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour

Look for whales and dolphins and discover other marine life off the beautiful Ponta de São Lourenço coast in Madeira on a small-group boat tour with a crew of marine biologists. Climb aboard the 300 hp engine boat with a sleek design and listen to informative commentary about the sea life and places of interest of Madeira as you start the trip. Encounter different groups of dolphins, whales, and turtles in the water. Marvel as the animals breach and splash about in the water and learn amazing facts about them from your marine biologists guide. See endemic marine birds and get up-close to the unique rock formations on the coast as you speed across large distances in little time. If you are visiting in summer, get the chance to snorkel and swim in Ponta de São Lourenço.

Madeira: Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Tour from Machico

2. Madeira: Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Tour from Machico

Start you tour with a safety briefing and instructions by a marine biologist on how to swim with dolphins. Receive your safety vests and wind breakers, and start your boat adventure.  From the boat, observe marine wildlife such as whales, dolphins, sea birds, turtles, and jelly fish. If you group spots common or spotted dolphins, and the sea conditions permit it, feel free to take a swim with those adorable creatures. With 29 species, Madeira is one of the best places in the world to observe whales and dolphins and the rate of success is very high.

Madeira: Guaranteed Whales or Dolphins Watching Tour

3. Madeira: Guaranteed Whales or Dolphins Watching Tour

Board a boat custom-made for whale watching with seats that fit a maximum of 12 passengers per trip. Learn about whales and dolphins from the crew and keep your eyes open for all kinds of wildlife, including turtles and different species of bird. Madeira Island is known by the scientific community as the area with the highest concentration of cetacean in Madeira. With 98% of tours resulting in successful sightings, you are guaranteed to see a wide variety of different animals. After more than 1 hour and 30 minutes out at sea learning about these fascinating mammals, you’ll return back to the pier, marking the end of your whale and dolphin watching experience.

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What people are saying about Machico

Superb experience! We saw many pilot whales and their young, as well as common dolphins. The team was accommodating to find us a new slot following the change in the time of our outing, of which we had not been notified. Our guide was very involved and gave us many explanations on the species encountered and the behaviors we observed.

Great trip, great team! We saw whales and dolphins (two species). Cristiana is great, can be very well-founded and understandable. Thank you! to explain. Would book again at any time. My planned tour was postponed due to the weather, I was contacted and the rebooking was problem-free, I was well informed at all times.

The employees are knowledgeable and friendly. We traveled great distances by boat, so we were able to see many whales. Note that the entrance to the company appears to be a closed residential area, you have to go here! You can park for free in the nearby parking garage.

Very nice team. Free parking at the port possible. We were lucky and had several sightings. The team is always on the lookout for other animals. Gladly again. We booked 3x with different companies during our vacation week - we liked this one the best.

We saw a lot of Pilot-Wales on the Ocean and had lots of fun while watching them. Great weather, lots of animals and a nice crew - so all in all a perfect experience.