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Quinta do Lorde Swim with dolphins

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From Funchal: Swimming with Dolphins in Madeira Island

1. From Funchal: Swimming with Dolphins in Madeira Island

Swim with dolphins in their natural habitat in the crystal-clear waters of Madeira Island. Enjoy the support and guidance of on-hand instructors who will teach you how to approach and interact with the dolphins. Board your boat and head towards the area with a 99% chance of seeing dolphins. Get the opportunity to swim with two species of dolphins: common dolphins and spotted dolphins. As you enter the water, remain safely connected to the boat at all times. Get comfortable in the water and approach the dolphins with the support of your instructor. Once you're ready, begin to swim with the dolphins in front, below, and next to you and admire these beautiful mammals up close, and in their natural habitat. 

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4.5 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Madeira allows a 10 minute contact with a group of dolphins. In the meantime, everyone who wants to snorkel must get into the water. Four are allowed to enter the water at the same time, lying in the water on ropes attached to the boat. So you don't have that much time. However, I think the regulation is very good and that it is being implemented. Because it is about the welfare of the animals and that is really important. We also saw sperm whales with babies on the tour. And that in December. We were also looking for other groups of dolphins, but unfortunately we had no luck there. Still, it was a great experience. For people with seasickness (like me), the small boat is really at the mercy of the waves when standing still. I was sick as hell. I would still do it again if I was there again. Wetsuits were provided free of charge. The biologist who accompanied us was very nice and explained everything well.

Incredible experience where we could spot whales (three meters from the boat!!!) and swim next to the dolphins dragged by the speedboat! Beautiful how much the tour is based on respect for the animals' tranquility, each step is done with the utmost care so as not to disturb their peace! Thanks to all the staff!!!

We were super lucky to see both a group of spotted dolphins, as well as a small family of sperm whales! Didn't manage to see them underwater as they were a bit shy that day, but it was a really fun trip and incredible to be so close to the beautiful wild animals.

It was very beautiful. The boat ride alone was fun. We saw a lot of pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins. Unfortunately we didn't find any other dolphins to surf into the water with. It was still worth it. I was there at the end of December.

Great trip! We got to see dolphins and a fin whale, which was a rare sighting. I got to see the dolphins under water from a distance. It was great to get in the ocean and have that experience.