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Funchal Bay: Dolphin & Whale Watch Luxury Catamaran Cruise

1. Funchal Bay: Dolphin & Whale Watch Luxury Catamaran Cruise

Arrive at Marina Nova Funchal 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time and board a luxury catamaran. Receive some safety information from the experienced crew. Choose to sit in the luxurious interior with comfortable seating and protection from the sun, and lounge chairs or outdoor hammocks. Afterward, sit back and relax as you sail towards the open sea. Although sightings of marine species can not be guaranteed, dolphins and whales are often found in the waters around Funchal. Keep an eye on the movements in the water whilst the crew answers any questions about the variety of species. Continue up to the high cliffs of Cabo Girão, which rise 580 meters above sea level. Anchor the boat at Cabo Girão and immerse yourself in the refreshing waters to explore underwater marine life with a snorkel. Then, stroll at a leisurely pace around the Marina of Funchal, and marvel at the fantastic views of Madeira's landscapes. Return to Funchal Marina Nova for a quick landing process and continue to enjoy your day after the tour.

All Inclusive Whale and Dolphin Watching Luxury Tour

2. All Inclusive Whale and Dolphin Watching Luxury Tour

Your 3-hour luxury catamaran tour begins at the docks of the new marina of Funchal. Board the catamaran and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine before setting off. Sail into the ocean to find dolphins, whales, and turtles. Spot these creatures in their natural habitat. After sailing around spotting dolphins, whales and turtles enjoy a 30 minute stop next to Cabo Girão, the 1920 foot (586m) seaside cliff. Here you have a change o go swimming in the crystal clear waters. After a quick swim, you will get back on the boat where you can relax and enjoy the views of the coast of Funchal as you head back to the marina.

Funchal: New Year's Eve Fireworks by Catamaran

3. Funchal: New Year's Eve Fireworks by Catamaran

Beat the crowds and spend your New Year's Eve in style on a luxury catamaran in the Atlantic Ocean. Be dazzled by a world-renowned pyrotechnics fireworks display igniting the skies of Funchal.  Spend 4 hours soaking up the exciting atmosphere while relaxing aboard and experiencing first class hospitality. Delight in fresh canapes, tasty tapas, seasonal fruits, and chocolates. Celebrate with a glass of Moet Champagne and enjoy an open bar with a wide variety of drinks including wine, beer, and champagne.  Create memories at this annual extravaganza and have an experience you won't forget. Ring in the New Year with a breathtaking fireworks show at sea.

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What people are saying about Funchal

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 86 reviews

This experience was amazing! I highly recommend this trip. The boat is not too busy, so you have room for your own space. We rode for a while along the coast before we saw loads of dolphins. Then we had a chance to swim in the water for a while. The boat with well equipped with towels, drinks, etc. However, the highlight for us was how friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable the crew was. They were absolutely amazing!

Probably the best hospitality I’ve ever received, the guides were super friendly and the boat and its facilities were brilliant. We saw two species of dolphins but didn’t get to see any whales but that’s not something the tour guides can control, so overall it was a 10/10 experience!

This trip is amazing. We booked the afternoon trip and took off at 1500. Small crowd -we were with 10-, nice knowledgable crew and yes, we saw plenty of Dolphins. There was time for a swim and we were treated wirh a drink and some small bites. The perfect afternoon activity.

Very pleasant sea trip on a very beautiful sunny day ☀️ we saw many dolphins unfortunately no whales or turtles... possibility if you want to take a dip ‍♀️ ✌️

Fun and relaxing trip with the crew of the Pearl. Dolphins swimming with the boat, amazing.