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Madeira: Guaranteed Whales or Dolphins Watching Tour

4.3 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: AMAZINGANCHOR LDA

Madeira: Guaranteed Whales or Dolphins Watching Tour

Activity provider: AMAZINGANCHOR LDA

From US$ 53.57 per person

Experience the best whale and dolphins watching in Madeira with the combination of speed, comfort, beauty, and exclusivity on a custom-made whale watching boat for up to 12 passengers.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English, Polish

Experience

Highlights
  • Encounter the whales and dolphins off the coast of Madeira
  • Ride the waves in comfort and style in a custom-built boat
  • Learn about marine mammals from our marine biologist
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Life jackets
  • Live commentary
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

Our crew will be waiting for you 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled departures at gate 4 in the new Funchal Marina.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • If there are no cetaceans sightings, you will get another ticket for free
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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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.

October 31, 2022

It was fantastic but we were also very lucky. Saw a large group of dolphins swimming right next to the boat. The dolphins also stayed constantly around the boat. Then we were also lucky enough to see 2 fin whales of 14 meters long from a distance. We followed this one for about 10 minutes. The guide and driver of the boat were also enthusiastic themselves. So very nice experience.

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July 3, 2022

Super friendly guides, who also took the trouble to deal with our brittle Portuguese, but it also worked excellently in (booked) English. Before the start there was a short briefing about the individual species, for example it was explained which ones can be approached and which ones cannot. We were extremely lucky with sightings of 1 fin whale, 3 schools of dolphins and 1 flying fish (which does not affect the rating). One school "ran away" and was not bothered any further; the other two accompanied us, e.g. T. very close to the boat. They were left alone after about 20 minutes, the animals are probably taken care of. At the end of the tour, we were shown the "hotel coast" of Funchal within 2 hours, which really has nothing to do with whale and dolphin watching. Therefore a star deduction. On tours where few/no animals are sighted this time may be off (is this then left out???). Overall recommended!

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June 18, 2022

Product ID: 347301