Funchal: Catamaran Dolphin and Whale Watching
- Duration: 3 hours
Want to discover all there is to do in Madeira? Click here for a full list.
With a choppy sea ahead the ride out to sea was like a rollercoaster ride. We were on the third row and felt all the bumps but it was great fun. Sitting at the back is better for those with a bad back though. The boat does provide a poncho if you are getting wet. Its a fantastic way to see the island and we got to watch planes landing from sea. After a while we came across a pod of pilot whales and they were beautiful. The marine biologist on board gave a huge amount of information and it was great to learn a lot about these dolphins.
We had an excellent time! The guides were very nice, the views were magnificent and we saw pilot whales and dolphins up close — we were very lucky. And the sailboat experience overall was totally worth it. Highly recommend :)
Everything worked out fine, punctual departure, punctual arrival, the tour lasted exactly the promised 3 hours. Even if we hadn't seen either whales or dolphins, it would have been good value for money.
A truly memorable experience. We were lucky to see dolphins, pilot whales, and the icing on the cake was a group of fin whales within 50 yards of our craft.
Everything is very comfortable, we saw whales and dolphins. We swam in the ocean. Convenient and fast service.