Water activity

Madeira: Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour

Water activity

Madeira: Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour

From US$ 42.83 per person

Embark on an unforgettable whale and dolphin watching tour on the coast of Madeira aboard a high speed, small-group boat cruise with marine biologist as your guides.

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  • Search for whales and dolphins off the coast of Ponta de São Lourenço
  • Learn amazing facts about sea life from the marine biologist guide onboard
  • Look for endemic seabirds as you speed across large distances
  • Get the chance to snorkel and swim in Ponta de São Lourenço in the summer
Full description
Look for whales and dolphins and discover other marine life off the beautiful Ponta de São Lourenço coast in Madeira on a small-group boat tour with a crew of marine biologists. Climb aboard the 300 hp engine boat with a sleek design and listen to informative commentary about the sea life and places of interest of Madeira as you start the trip. Encounter different groups of dolphins, whales, and turtles in the water. Marvel as the animals breach and splash about in the water and learn amazing facts about them from your marine biologists guide. See endemic marine birds and get up-close to the unique rock formations on the coast as you speed across large distances in little time. If you are visiting in summer, get the chance to snorkel and swim in Ponta de São Lourenço.
  • Certified guide
  • Life jackets
  • Swimming stop at Ponta de São Lourenço (summer tours)
  • Snorkeling equipment (summer tours)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at boat dock "D" located at the marina of Quinta do Lorde Resort. Your guide will be wearing a "Madeira Sea Emotions" shirt.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • If no wildlife is seen on your tour, you will offered the chance to go on another trip free of charge
  • Each boat can carry up to 16 passengers and 2 crew members
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

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Sehr nettes Team. Parken kostenlos am Hafen möglich. Wir hatten Glück und mehrere Sichtungen. Team hält ständig Ausschau nach weitern Tieren. Gerne wieder. Haben in unserer Urlaubswoche 3x bei verschiedenen Unternehmen gebucht - diese hier hat uns am besten gefallen.

March 29, 2023

Superbe expérience ! Nous avons vu de nombreuses baleines pilotes et leurs petits, ainsi que des dauphins communs. L'équipe a été arrangeante pour nous trouver un nouveau créneau suite à la modification de l'heure de notre sortie dont nous n'avions pas eu la notification. Notre guide était très impliquée et nous a donné de nombreuses explications sur les espèces rencontrées et les comportements que nous observions.

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March 29, 2023

De werknemers zijn deskundig en vriendelijk. Met de boot hebben we grote afstanden afgelegd waardoor we veel walvissen hebben kunnen zien. Let wel op dat de ingang naar het bedrijf een afgesloten woonwijk lijkt, hier moet je wel heen! Je kunt gratis parkeren in de parkeergarage die dichtbij is.

March 29, 2023

Product ID: 394655