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Funchal: Whale and Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

1. Funchal: Whale and Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

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.

Madeira Island: Whale and Dolphin Watching

2. Madeira Island: Whale and Dolphin Watching

Discover magnificent marine monsters in their natural habitat with this fantastic tour. After boarding your boat, set off on a 2-hour journey of discovery as you venture into the Atlantic ocean. Finally get close to some of the most amazing animals on the planet.  Aboard your RIB boat, you can quickly reach where the animals are, and increase your chances of seeing more species on your trip. With the help of an expert spotter, you can really make the most of your experience with up-to-date information about where the whales and dolphins are. During the boat trip, you will also be accompanied by an experienced crew, who will beguile you with tales and everything you need to know about the marine life around Madeira island.  Marvel at amazing whales and dolphins, swimming and diving in their natural habitat. From your boat, you can also take in fantastic views of Madeira island. With your friendly expert guides, you will have a truly unforgettable experience. 

Funchal: South Coast Boat Trip with Water Sports

3. Funchal: South Coast Boat Trip with Water Sports

Admire beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and high cliffs on a one hour and a half journey around Madeira's South Coast aboard a boat. Set off from Funchal Bay to admire panoramic views of Madeira. Jump off to snorkel in the blue waters near Garajau Nature Reserve There, you'll be given safety instructions and a life jacket before climbing onto an inflatable and towable tube or into a wakeboard to be zoomed across the waters led by a speedboat. End your journey pumped full of adrenaline to continue your Madeira adventure.

Madeira: 2-Hour Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

4. Madeira: 2-Hour Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Glide around Madeira Island as you search for whales and dolphins by speedboat. Experience close encounters with the island's wildlife and follow the guidance of your local crew to approach animals with awareness. Meet your speedboat crew at the port and aboard a modern and highly efficient whale watching vessel. The speedboat's silent engines are ideal for wildlife watching as they cause little disturbance to the sensitive hearing of whales and dolphins. Once aboard, tour the sea around Madiera Island and beyond as your speed boat takes you to far distances for an optimal marine-watching experience.

Madeira: Guaranteed Whales or Dolphins Watching Tour

5. Madeira: Guaranteed Whales or Dolphins Watching Tour

Board a boat custom-made for whale watching with seats that fit a maximum of 12 passengers per trip. Learn about whales and dolphins from the crew and keep your eyes open for all kinds of wildlife, including turtles and different species of bird. Madeira Island is known by the scientific community as the area with the highest concentration of cetacean in Madeira. With 98% of tours resulting in successful sightings, you are guaranteed to see a wide variety of different animals. After more than 1 hour and 30 minutes out at sea learning about these fascinating mammals, you’ll return back to the pier, marking the end of your whale and dolphin watching experience.

Madeira: Skywalk, Wine Tasting, 4x4 Tour & Dolphin Watching

6. Madeira: Skywalk, Wine Tasting, 4x4 Tour & Dolphin Watching

Depart from Funchal and travel to Serra de Água. Experience spectacular views of picturesque mountains and dense vegetation. Reach Encumeada Viewpoint and enjoy views over the north and south coast of the island.  Visit stunning vineyards in São Vicente. Enjoy a guided tour and learn about the production of wine in the area. Indulge with a wine tasting, complimented with cheeses, sausages and other snacks. Travel to the cliffs of Cabo Girao, the highest in Europe, and admire panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean.  Board a catamaran and cruise along the south coast of Madeira. Take the chance to see dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. Stop for a swim in the crystal clear waters and relax in the sun. Learn about the different species of cetaceans you can find in the area. 

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What people are saying about Funchal

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 33 reviews

One of the best experiences of my life, the dolphins were very curious and stayed with us for a while and the best part is they are free in their natural environment and they have the choice whether or not to participate in the activity. The guides were both really lovely and helpful and made us feel very comfortable!

Very informative day out about the species around the island. I appreciate the tour guide explaining the care they put into when approaching swimming with dolphins and to not disrupt their environment

We saw 3 different dolphin families of 3 different species of dolphins swimming and jumping in large numbers close to the boat. It was my absolute unforgettable highlight

Foi uma escursão muito simpática, conseguimos até ver e tirar fotos aos golfinhos e a Joana foi uma guia super simpática. Aconselho 100%

We had a good feeling about our safety and the animals because of the crew and the boat. highly recommended.