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Madeira: Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Tour from Machico

Madeira: Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Tour from Machico

From US$ 50.86 per person

Go on a whale and dolphin watching trip with a marine biologist. Have the possibility of swimming with dolphins in the wild, if the weather conditions permit.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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English, Portuguese


  • Watch whales and dolphins on a boat tour from Machico
  • Benefit of the possibility to swim with common or spotted dolphins
  • Learn more about the marine life from a marine biologist on board
Full description
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.
  • Boat trip
  • Marine biologist guide
  • Diving masks for swimming
  • Waterproof wind breaker
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the blue kiosk at Marina Machico.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • Tours are subject to the weather.
  • Whale and dolphin sightings cannot be guaranteed. If there are no sightings during the tour, you can try again another day without extra costs.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 10 reviews

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We had a really great time with the Scorpio company. The boat is really safe even for younger children. Patricia and the skipper really wanted us to see dolphins so they tracked them until they found them. The dolphins offered us a showbof jumps. We also saw three families of short-finned whales and a Bryde's whale. We saw more animals than we expected. We highly recommand them.

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October 25, 2020


Good briefing and helpful boat crew

November 3, 2020

Excelente. O Sr. Pedro e a sua colega super simpáticos e prestáveis. Avistamos baleias piloto, que nesta altura é mais difícil avistar e encontrar animais marinhos, mas ainda assim tivemos esse privilégio. Passeio a repetir noutra altura sem dúvida.

December 5, 2021

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