Water activity

Funchal: Whale and Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

Activity provider: Ventura Nature Emotions
Water activity

Funchal: Whale and Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

Activity provider: Ventura Nature Emotions

From US$ 59.64 per person

Enjoy a whale and dolphin watching experience off the coast of Madeira on a speed boat. Animal sightings are guaranteed on this incredible tour.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English


  • Embark on a speed boat tour to catch sightings of whales and dolphins off the coast of Madeira
  • Learn more about the marine species of the area from an expert biologist guide
  • Enjoy the sights of the beautiful coastline of Madeira
Full description
Start with a short briefing from your biologist guide, which will provide information on the various types of wildlife you will search for on the tour. Set out in a speed boat with a capacity for 12 people. Admire the beautiful coastline of the island of Madeira while searching for various marine species. With a skilled crew, embark on a search for various species of dolphin and whales which are found in the waters surrounding the island. You are guaranteed to catch sightings of cetaceans while on the tour. If any species are not found, you will be offered a second trip for free.
  • Insurance
  • Biologist guide
  • Experienced crew
  • Lifejackets
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Ventura Orange shop in the Marina do Funchal

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    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
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    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 106 reviews

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    My partner and I had an awesome time on our whale/dolphin watching trip! The crew were very informative, friendly and professional, and we saw quite a few pilot whales which was amazing to see! The other reason this trip was so great is that I didn’t get seasick. If, like me, you tend to get seasick on whale watching trips, I’d highly recommend booking this tour and going by speedboat. It is SO much better than the bigger boats that sway side to side, not to mention faster!

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    March 30, 2023

    The tour was pretty enjoyable. Being on a speedboat allows one to get much closer to the water surface, right by the dolphins. Was on a 1pm tour and we managed to catch two different pods of dolphins - common and striped - hunting. Also managed to witness a peek of a whale surfacing for air from a distance. The tour which was slated to be 2-2.5 hours eventually took 3 hours as we waited out for the whale to surface.

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    March 30, 2023

    Can’t recommend enough this amazing fantastic fabulous tour! The caption and the staff are super supportive and friendly, the staff who is also a marine biologist gave super clear and knowledgeable explanations on the whales and dolphins we met. And she helped us put GoPro into the sea to capture the videos of the whale! Sooooooo great! Was our best experience in Madeira!

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    March 30, 2023

    Product ID: 323803