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Bask in the sun and sea of Cabo Girão, one of the world’s tallest oceanside cliffs, on this romantic catamaran excursion departing from the Funchal Marina. After boarding, find a nice spot on the deck for spotting whales and dolphins, and then strap on your complimentary goggles and mask while you look for sea life beneath the surface.
Discover the abundant marine life near Madeira on this fast-paced dolphin and whale watching tour. You won’t have to worry about wasting time traveling, as you’ll whizz through the water on a speedboat, and cover large distances. Look out for dolphins and whales, while enjoying guide commentary. If you don’t spot any sea life, you’ll get another free trip. You’ll stop at Cabo Girao, and have a chance to snorkel too.
Escape the city, and head for the water on this half-day catamaran trip from Funchal. If you’re lucky, you may spot whales, dolphins, and turtles in their natural environment. The tour is great for adults and children alike, and gives you the flexibility to relax on the boat without a strict itinerary of activities. If you’d like to snorkel, you can pack light, as snorkeling equipment rental is included.
Embark on an ocean adventure during this dolphin and whale watching tour from Funchal. Board your stylish catamaran and kick back as you cruise alongside Madeira’s south coast. Your friendly crew knows these waters well and guides you to the areas where whales and dolphins are most often seen. If the weather is favorable and the sea conditions are good, take a dip in the waters of the Cabo Girão, or try your hand at some basic sailing techniques.
Admire the views of Madeira's coastline and look out for local wildlife at the same time with this catamaran adventure. Eliminate the guesswork of wildlife spotting and benefit from having a crew to take you to areas where dolphins, turtles, and whales have been spotted before. In the summer months, it’s also possible to hop off the boat and go snorkeling.
Funchal’s waters are home to whales and dolphins—and this luxurious catamaran tour offers the best way to spot them. Head to Funchal’s marina and hop aboard your vessel, where you’ll enjoy Champagne, cocktails, soft drinks, and snacks like local bread and cheese. Indulge as you look out for whales and dolphins. Then, if you wish, enjoy a swimming and snorkeling break at Cabo Girao before returning to shore.
Go whale and dolphin watching, a unique experience from Madeira. Board a boat with your experienced captain and crew, then set out for the open seas to search for these friendly marine mammals. Learn about these fascinating creatures through your crew's informative commentary.
Come aboard our super fast speed-boat and get a close-up looks at these magnificent animals. We can get faster and closer than any other boat or catamaran. Combine the enjoyment of speed, spectacular views of the coastline and get up close to the marine life in their natural habitat. Why with us? - 99% chance of spotting whales or dolphins - Tour in the area with the highest concentration of cetacean of Madeira - Learn about marine mammals - Get your digital guide about Madeira's cetaceans - Admire the bright green island landscape from the water - Enjoy a boat ride out on the blue ocean
We guarantee observation of cetaceans in their natural environment. Sustainable observation with minimal impact on animals. Boat with only 12 seats Marine biologist on board
Madeira Wild Blue organizes a departure from the Calheta marina by car, towards Porto Moniz, passing by the Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse. The return is made by boat to get to know and be surprised by the landscape of the north coast of the island, to enjoy our "Laurissilva" forest and the sighting of whales and dolphins!
About Whale Watching in Madeira
The waters around this Portuguese archipelago are deep and nutrient rich, making them well-suited to a wide range of marine mammals. More than 20 different whale species, from pilot and sperm whales to humpbacks, are known to frequent these shores. Here’s everything you need to know about whale-watching tours in Madeira.
When to Go
There are always bottlenose dolphins and at least a couple of whale species swimming in the waters around Madeira, and boats go out year-round. The best time to go, however, is between May and September, when whales and dolphins are most plentiful.
What You’ll See
Several species, including bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, and sperm whales, can be seen throughout the year. From April to October, Bryde’s whales are common, as are Atlantic spotted dolphins. Fin whales, sei whales, minke whales, and Risso’s dolphins also visit Madeira in summer. Humpbacks, blue whales, and killer whales aren’t common, but are known to occasionally wade into this region.
How to Go
There are several options when it comes to whale-watching tours in Madeira, and most follow a route along Madeira’s south coast. You can go as part of a catamaran or yacht pleasure cruise and lounge on the deck while scanning the waters for marine life. Most pleasure cruises also include swimming and snorkeling breaks.
Alternatively, opt for a RIB boat tour led by a marine biologist. The high-speed boats can go a lot farther to find whales and dolphins, and tours afford eye-level views of cetaceans.
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