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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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What people are saying about Quinta do Lorde

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.

Absolutely the highlight of my trip - if you could do only one thing in Madeira, I’d do this! Such a surreal experience and great guides who did everything to ensure we got to see dolphins and whales!

Saw Pilot whales and Spotted dolphins and got to snorkel with them. It was amazing. The water was 22 degrees so it wasn’t cold.