Water activity

Madeira: Whale Watching Excursion in a Traditional Vessel

Madeira: Whale Watching Excursion in a Traditional Vessel

From US$ 47.84 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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English, German


  • 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 is the only boat of its kind in Madeira today. 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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    Meeting point

    Meet at Lobosonda - Madeira Whale Watching.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 55 reviews

    Review summary

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    Great experience! Fatima and Pedro seemed very professional and respectful of the animals. Were able to tell a lot about the animals, but also took a step back in the right places to just be able to look! The feeling on the "old" Ribeira Brava" was also great! Can only be recommended to anyone who is interested in seeing these animals in the wild without harming them (- in my opinion, everyone else should leave it alone anyway !)

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    September 25, 2022

    A super nice tour on an old restored fishing boat with nice seating. A great guide and we got to see a lot like Atlantic spotted dolphins and also Portuguese galleys. It was also great weather and I have never experienced anything like it with so many animals and I booked the tour a second time.

    June 17, 2022

    It was a really great tour on 01/25/22. Behind Lobosonda is a really great, very friendly team who seem to love their jobs and project this joy onto the guests. We have seen several pods of dolphins hunting collectively. Definitely around 100 animals. It was a breathtaking natural spectacle. I will gladly come again

    February 1, 2022

    Product ID: 225966