Water activity

Madeira: Whale Watching Excursion in a Traditional Vessel

Madeira: Whale Watching Excursion in a Traditional Vessel

From $51.60 per person

Enjoy a whale-watching boat trip in Madeira with local guides on a traditional wooden vessel.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Try to spot curious dolphins and whale species frolicking in the water
  • Marvel at the beautiful views of the Madeira coastline
  • Benefit from the expertise of expert guides, with an 85.6% success rate of spotting marine mammal species
Full description
Discover the protected marine areas surrounding the island of Madeira on a boat trip with expert local guides. Enjoy a whale-watching excursion on the "Ribeira Brava", a traditional wooden fishing boat restored down to the smallest detail which the only boat of its kind in Madeira. Admire the views of the coast as you sail out to sea. Explore and try to spot monk seals, different bird species, dolphins, and whale species in their natural habitat. Watch amazing breaches and marine creatures frolicking in the open ocean.
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour
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    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Avenida Dom Manuel I 9370-135 Estreito da Calheta

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    Important information

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    • Sightings of whales and dolphins can never be guaranteed, but there is an 85.6% success rate with your experienced crew
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    5 /5

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    We saw dolphins and pilot whales. The traditional boat has its own charm and the whole team was super nice and could tell us a lot about the different dolphins and whales. We would definitely book through the company again :)

    July 24, 2021

    It was a great experience, we saw a lot of dolphins. The staff are super nice and helpful.

    August 18, 2021

    September 9, 2021

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    Product ID: 225966