Quinta do Lorde: Swimming with Dolphins

4.7 / 5

38 reviews

Quinta do Lorde: Swimming with Dolphins

From $58.67 per person

Make memories that will last a lifetime on your trip to Madeira and swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. Learn about these fascinating creatures, and get up close and personal with them as you swim alongside them in Ponta de Sao Lourenco.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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  • Enjoy a 99% chance of spotting whales and dolphins
  • Swim in the area with the highest concentration of cetacean of Madeira
  • Receive the best photographs of your swim
Full description
In the crystal clear waters of the natural reserve of Ponta se Sao Lourenco, swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. With assistance from an expert team of guides and divers, learn about the specific approach techniques needed to interact with these amazingly intelligent creatures. As you enter the water, you remain safely connected to the boat at all times. Glide along the waters and swim with the dolphins in front, below and next to you as you admire these beautiful mammals in their natural habitat and make unforgettable memories.  As you swim, your guide will take photos of you with the dolphins as a reminder of the experience.
  • Use of snorkelling equipment
  • Coffee and/or tea
  • Photoshoot of the day
  • Unfortunately, no food will be served on this tour but there is a café where you can purchase it
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Quinta do Lorde Marina, 9200-044 Caniçal Madeira, Portugal

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  •  Your guides will decide if the dolphins' behavior and sea conditions allow for safe entry into the water
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 38 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Unfortunately we didn't see any dolphins, but we saw whales that were incredibly close. It was a great trip and was a lot of fun. Cecile and her team are very nice and competent and gave a lot of information. We'd love to come back the next time we visit the island!

October 7, 2020

We saw a lot of dolphins. Unfortunately only 4 people were able to get into the water and then had to get out again quickly because there was a risk that a large whale might be nearby. That would have been too dangerous then. At the end we were offered some money back because we couldn't all get into the water. The tour was still very impressive.

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September 23, 2020

Very nice crew. We had heavy swell which made it more difficult to find the dolphins. But the search continued until we found some. A great experience and a lot is explained. In addition to spotted dolphins, we also saw grint whales and a very rare monk seal. Great trip!

September 18, 2020

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