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From Funchal: West Bays Sailing Tour with Lunch

4.8 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Gaviao Madeira
Water activity

From Funchal: West Bays Sailing Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Gaviao Madeira

From US$ 54.22 per person

Enjoy the incredible landscapes of the west coast of Madeira as you board your boat for this guided sailing journey. Look for dolphins and whales along the coast of Ponta do Sol and other major bays.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English


  • Dive into the clear blue waters of Madeira
  • Sail along the major bays of the island's west coast
  • Visit Ponta do Sol Bay and Ribeira Brava Bay
  • Look for dolphins and whales in their natural environment
  • Snorkel among the colorful and exotic ocean wildlife
Full description

Discover the most breathtaking views of the island as seen from the ocean. Sail along the coast of some of the major bays surrounding Madeira and take in the gorgeous scenery while looking for all kinds of native sea species.

Start your scenic cruise at the Marina do Funchal, where you will board a spacious sailing yacht. Head out to sea searching for dolphins, whales, and sea turtles up to 3 miles from the coast. If you're lucky, you'll see lots of native wildlife in their natural environment. 

Continue your trip across crystal clear waters toward the shores of Ponta do Sol Bay. Admire the beautiful scenery as you float along the coast, passing the stunning Ribeira Brava Bay, Calhau da Lapa, Fajã dos Padres, Cabo Girão and Câmara de Lobos Bay.

Relax and enjoy the cool water as you make a tour stop for some swimming and a delicious lunch. If you're feeling adventurous, borrow a snorkel and visor and dive deep into the ocean to discover the underwater magical world.

  • Tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Look for the Gavião Dolphin and Whale Watching Trips Office at the Marina to check in.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • In the event of cancellation due to bad weather, an alternative date or full refund will be offered
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Wir sind mit einer kleinen Gruppe von vllt. 15-20 Leuten erst raus aufs mehr gefahren. Dort konnten wir Grindwale und Delphine sehen. Nachdem wir anschließend die Westküste runter gesegelt sind, gab es Mittagessen vor der höchsten Steilklippe Europas. Die beiden Kapitäne hatten selber großen Spaß, und die Stimmung war super. Wir würden es sofort wieder buchen.

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March 30, 2023

Une expérience inoubliable! Départ à 9h on prend le large direction les dauphins. Avec un voilier cette rencontre est magique, en effet les dauphins jouent avec les bateaux et nous offres un spectacle proche. La croisière continue au large jusqu’à Ponta do Sol. A ce niveaux on fais demi tour et on longe la côte. A partir de là le guide vous fera une explication pour chaque petit village sur la côte. Nous avions visité déjà sur terre tous ces lieux mais une vue de mer est à ajouter à ses souvenirs. La pause repas se fait sous le Cabo giraõ! Un repas vous est servis ainsi que les boissons (elles même servis tout au long de la croisière). Encore un moment magique avec une baignade dans l’océan au milieu des dorades et autres poissons peuplant la crique. Puis après cette petite pause on retourne à Funchal. Il est difficile de revenir à la réalité… l’équipe est adorable ils parlent plusieurs langues dont le français. De plus la croisière se fait en petit comité ce qui est un fort avantage!

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March 30, 2023

Schöner, vielseitiger Ausflug mit interessanten Informationen über die Geschichte der Insel. Wunderbares Mittagessen auf dem Schiff. Der Platz auf dem Schiff ist sehr knapp bemessen, also enge Sitzgelegenheiten. Da der Ausflug 5 Stunden dauert, empfehle ich die Bootstour nur Personen, welche wirklich seetauglich sind. Da das Schiff eher klein ist, tanzt es auf den Wellen!

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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 415567