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Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Sailing Catamaran

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Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Sailing Catamaran

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Dolphin and whale watching cruise from Funchal
  • Sail the sea of Cabo Girão by luxury catamaran
  • See marine life from the comfort of your cruise
  • Learn about Madeira’s thriving ocean ecology
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2.5-hours to 3hours catamaran cruise
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Magic Dolphin , Marina do Funchal, 9000 Funchal, Portugal

We are situated in the Marina do Funchal, "Magic Dolphin". Travellers must arrive at least 20 MINUTES BEFORE the departure time. Check-in will CLOSE 15 minutes prior to departure. People arriving after the boat has departed will count as NO SHOW and non-refundable tickets.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Magic Dolphin
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Sailing Catamaran?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Sailing Catamaran.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Sailing Catamaran?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Sailing Catamaran.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Sailing Catamaran?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Sailing Catamaran.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Sailing Catamaran?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Sailing Catamaran.

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star-5
We saw dolphins and whales!
Daniela_H
, May 2022
Loved the experience. We saw both whales (although a small species of whales that looked more like dolphins) and dolphins. The crew also gave us a lot of information about the animals. I recommend the morning trip.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Daniella, Many thanks for choosing our company. I really happy that you enjoyed the trip. We hope to welcome you aboard again in the future. Regards Umut
star-5
Great trip
Jim_M
, May 2022
The y was very calm and we saw several pilot whales. The crew was very friendly. The scenery on the way back was spectacular.
star-5
Seeing the dolphins in their natural habitat was very emotional.
Claire_P
, May 2022
Lovely team, friendly and attentive. Our first time on a catamaran and far onto the ocean. Magical views. We felt very relaxed throughout, rocked by the waves. The team was able to spot three dolphins and get very close to them, so that they were only a couple of meters away from us at times. Seeing the dolphins in their natural habitat was very emotional. Being in the middle of the Atlantic ocean was very humbling and moving. It was easy to fall asleep on the way back to Funchal, as the weather was perfect and the captain navigated smoothly.
star-5
Incredible
5qbfc6bqmh
, May 2022
It was breathtaking! If you truly love animals, this is how you should experience them. The staff was amazing and so knowledgable too. We were lucky to see some Wales and dolphins but this isn’t a guarantee on these type of experiences. You can’t make the animals come out so please go with an open mind and willing to take that risk.
star-5
Beautiful Trip to see Dolphins
Manuel_S
, May 2022
We were already in Sagres on a Dolphin Tour but there we had no luck. Thus time directly in front of Funchal we saw them swimming around the boat. It was a big desire to see the dolphins in nature.
star-4
The number of dolphins we...
Karen_K
, Apr 2022
The number of dolphins we saw and the expertise and knowledge of the crew. They were also really friendly and went out of their way to make the trip as memorable as they could.
star-5
Amazing!
Rowan_A
, Apr 2022
AMAZING trip out on boat! After a couple of bottlenose dolphins playing closer to land, we ended up seeing three different pods of common dolphins, chasing the boat. Even saw a baby! Wonderful trip, with knowledgeable crew who obviously love what they do! Thank you!
star-5
Amazing Dolphin adventure
Georgia_L
, Apr 2022
Amazing trip, fantastic crew- were very attentive and informative and managed to see lots of dolphins within half an hour of being at sea. The kids absolutely loved the net and seats- they were blown away by seeing the dolphins. All round an amazing trip!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Guest Many thanks for your positive feed back for our crew and our company. We are very happy your kids enjoyed and were able to see some dolphins. It is Magical for children for sure. We hope to see you again. Regards Umut
star-4
We saw a large group of...
Joanna_G
, Mar 2022
We saw a large group of dolphins close up to our boat. It was wonderful to watch them swimming about. The catamaran was comfortable with toilet and a small range of snacks available to buy. There were not too many people on the trip so it was possible to find a good viewing spot. The staff were friendly and told us a little about the dolphins we saw, but I did expect more information about the local seacreatures and the coastline as we sailed.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Joanna, Many thanks for your positive feedback. I am glad to hear you have enjoyed the trip with us and lucky to see the Pilot Whales amazing creatures. We hope to see you again joining to one of our trips in the near future. Regards Umut
star-5
Pilot whales, ca 20...
Anna_T
, Jan 2022
Pilot whales, ca 20 species with their babies were in front of our boat several times. We could see them very close.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Dear Anna, Many thanks for your visit and your choice. We are always happy to see our guests had great time with us. We hope you welcome you aboard again in the near future. Regards Umut
star-3
The boat trip was ok but...
Malcolm_H
, Dec 2021
The boat trip was ok but unfortunatly we did not see any whales or dolphins or any sea animals at all,so just spent 3 hrs on the deck of the catamaran sunbathing.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Dear Malcom, Many thanks for the feed back. I am glad you were able to sunbathing in December, and I hope you enjoyed it. Sorry you were not able to spot any wild life during your trip. Although chance of spotting them on our Catamaran is 70% to 75% but nevertheless it is wild life, we have no control of it. We hope to see you again in the near future. Regards Umut
star-5
We Saw the dolphins so...
Alda_L
, Dec 2021
We Saw the dolphins so near to the boat. The rest of the Trip was amazing! Thank you for the interesting curiosities about Madeira.
star-5
Great experience
Lee_S
, Nov 2021
Perfect weather and got to see around 6-7 sperm whales at a distance. Staff friendly and really care about the animals as to not disturb them in their own environment. Clara - crew member was especially amazing and friendly. Thank you!
star-3
Just ok
Mohsin_I
, Sep 2021
Saw 10-15 dolphins for about 10--15 minutes. The rest was @ boat ride and th chance of a swim at the end in the ocean Boat staff were generally friendly and jovial.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Mohsin, Many thanks for choosing Magic Dolphin and your feed back. It is great that you have seen wild life. To protect the wild life we have in our ocean we can only stay max 10min with this beautiful creatures. We hope to to welcome you aboard again. Regards Umut
star-5
Happy days on the sea.
Pamela_R
, Sep 2021
Seeing the pilot wales was amazing. The biologist on board was very knowledgeable and had an entertaining delivery style. The boat was lovely and clean but could have done with a bit more outside seating.
star-2
Disappointed
KimLarisa_D
, Sep 2021
No dolphins They do not work with a spotter to ensure you actually see dolphins when you hit the water. Better to book with H2O, there they spot the dolphins before going.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Kim, Thank you for your feed back and sorry you did not see any wild life. But it can happen even with the spotters. How ever, we use spotters for our power boat and that is working completely diffrent then the Catamaran. But if you like to come along one more time feel free to contact me. Regards Umut
star-2
A disappointing day
Karen
, Sep 2021
Sadly we didn't see any wildlife and where the boat stopped to allow us to swim wasn't suitable for snorkeling either as it was too far out. A very disappointing experience especially when the advert states that sightings of wildlife are guaranteed!
star-3
Sunny sail
Anita_E
, Sep 2021
It was nice. The guides were knowledgeable and funny. Didn't see any seaside, but it's an ocean, so.
star-5
Great trip
JACQUELINE_S
, Sep 2021
Great trip nice & relaxing friendly, helpful crew didn’t spot the dolphins 🐬 but had a great time including a swim in the sea. Good numbers enough to give some space
star-5
Just beautiful!!
Bruno_M
, Sep 2021
Went on the 9:30 trip, only about 30 people on the catamaran, which gave everyone plenty of room to move around, especially when we were following a group of dolphins. Commentary from Josephine and Francesco were great!!

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