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Funchal: Yacht Tour with Dolphin and Whale Watching

1. Funchal: Yacht Tour with Dolphin and Whale Watching

You tour will start from the marina in Funchal, where you will board the sailing yacht with a group of up to 20 people. On this relaxing sailing trip you will be seaching for dolphins, whales and sea turtles up to 3 miles form the coast. With some luck, you will see lots of native wildlife in its natural environment.  You will stop to go swimming and snorkeling at Cabo Girao, the highest sea cliff in Europe at 1,903 feet (580 meters) above the sea. If you don't want to swim, you can admire the beautiful coastal landscapes from the boat. You will be offered some drinks on board before heading back to the marina. 

Desertas Islands Full-Day Catamaran Trip from Funchal

2. Desertas Islands Full-Day Catamaran Trip from Funchal

On this full-day catamaran trip to the Desertas Islands you’ll sail along the south coast of Madeira Island. On arrival you’ll disembark in clear waters onto a beach of volcanic origin, where you’ll have a chance to enjoy a swim. Covering an area of 12,586 hectares the Natural Reserve of the Desertas Islands comprises all islands and islets (Ilhéu Chão, Deserta Grande, Bugio, and adjacent islets) and all of the surrounding marine area. It has been designated a nature reserve for over 25 years, and is now internationally known for its monk seal conservation efforts. Today this protected area can be visited by sea. Deserta Grande is the only island where visitors can disembark, and you’ll enjoy a guided walk to the conservation center to learn about the monk seal protection efforts and also about endemic flora and fauna.

Funchal: Guided City Tuk-Tuk Tour

3. Funchal: Guided City Tuk-Tuk Tour

Once aboard your charismatic tuk tuk, you will begin exploring the 15th-century Old Town of Funcha. Discover the doors and walls painted by local artists, as you ride through the narrow streets to Vila Guida. Relax at wonderful viewpoints without the noise of the city, before traveling to the city center to see the statue of Gonçalves Zarco, Town Hall, the cathedral, and other historical buildings. You'll also explore the Mercado dos Lavradores, which is a local farmer's market. Riding up to the hill you will enjoy the views before reaching the Fortress of São João Batista of Pico. The magnificent panoramic views of the city will make for the best introduction for your knowledge of Funchal. Your tour will later conclude with your driver/guide dropping your off wherever you wish in the city center.

Madeira: New Year's Eve Fireworks by Catamaran

4. Madeira: New Year's Eve Fireworks by Catamaran

End the year with a bang and watch one of the world's largest firework displays off the coast of Madeira. Climb aboard a beautiful catamaran in Funchal Marina to get front-row seats to the once-in-a-lifetime experience. Avail of the magical atmosphere as the evening unfolds. Enjoy breathtaking views of the colored lights of Funchal after dark.

Funchal: Madeira Botanical Garden Private Tuk-Tuk Tour

5. Funchal: Madeira Botanical Garden Private Tuk-Tuk Tour

Discover a stunning array of plants and flowers on a visit to the Madeira Botanical Gardens aboard your very own tuk-tuk. Enjoy the comfort of a private tour that offers breathtaking views of the Funchal hillsides and coastline. Benefit from a hotel pick from your guide and board your tuk-tuk for the day. Embark on a peaceful drive through the city’s hills as you make your way to the Madeira Botanical Garden. Take a 1-hour journey around the garden, which covers an area of 80,000 m², and let the pleasant fragrance of flowers delight you as you encounter the varied collection of over 2,500 species of plants. During your tour, get access to the garden’s very own natural history museum to learn more about both local and international species of flora and fauna. Once your visit is over, return to the city by tuk-tuk and get dropped back off at your accommodation or choose another drop-off location so you can further explore the city on your own.

Private Swing Special place w/ Wine and Fruits 4x4 jipe tour

6. Private Swing Special place w/ Wine and Fruits 4x4 jipe tour

Watch the sunset on a rustic swing overlooking the sea on this private trip from your accommodation in Funchal or Caniço. Enjoy wine and fruits and swing as the sounds of nature dim and the sun touches the ocean in shades of orange. After pickup, leave directly to a secret spot with a fantastic view of the sunset. With a glass of white or rosé wine in one hand and fresh fruit in another, take in the surrounding scenery as the sun sets in front of you.

South & Sunset 4x4 Jipe tour - SOUTHWEST COAST MADEIRA

7. South & Sunset 4x4 Jipe tour - SOUTHWEST COAST MADEIRA

Embark on an unforgettable sunset trip to the south coast of Madeira starting with pickup at your accommodation in Funchal or Caniço. Stop at Ponta do Sol, Calheta, Jardim do Mar, and more. End with a mesmerizing sunset and time for dinner.  Start your discovery of the south coast of the island towards Ponta do Sol, where you’ll make your first stop. Then, head towards Calheta, famous for its sandy beach.  Stop at Jardim do Mar next and fall in love with the typical streets of this rustic village. Continue to Paúl do Mar and then to Ponta do Pargo.  Once in Ponta do Pargo, enjoy time for dinner (costs not included) and then have the opportunity to be dazzled by the best Atlantic sunset.

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What people are saying about Funchal

Wir haben diesen Ausflug über GetYourGuide gebucht. Ich hatte mich im Datum getäuscht und der Service und die Kulanz war hervorragend. Wir durften einen Tag später starten. Ganz großes Lob an die Mitarbeiter. Auf der Whale-watching Tour haben wir leider keine Wale gesehen, aber die Delfine haben wunderschön mit unserem Boot interagiert. Auf der Rückfahrt schlug das Wetter plötzlich um und wir hatten starken Wellengang. Meinem Partner und mir hat das einen Heidenspaß gemacht, obwohl wir pitschnass wurden. Der guide sagte, hätte er damit gerechnet wäre er gar nicht erst rausgefahren. Wir fanden den Ausflug trotz das wir keine Wale gesehen haben supertoll und würden ihn auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen. Der guide hatte für die Gäste viele interessante Informationen.

The guide was amazing! Entertaining, very keen on trying to show us as most as possible without interrupting the wild animals. Excellent price for what is offered, the group is not too big and the ship has everything you need. One free drink of your choice is also included.

Luis was a wonderful guide kind and patient. He knows his island and he proudly gave us many good tips. The Garden was wonderful and the ride with the Tuk Tuk really enjoyable. Thank you

We had the most interesting time. The tuktuk is the ideal way to see this beautiful island and our guide was wonderful.

Um óptimo guia, simpático, domina a história da cidade e ainda dá sugestões de tours!