Water activity

Funchal Bay: Dolphin & Whale Watch Luxury Catamaran Cruise

Activity provider: Atlantic Pearl Catamaran
Water activity

Funchal Bay: Dolphin & Whale Watch Luxury Catamaran Cruise

Activity provider: Atlantic Pearl Catamaran

From US$ 43.34 per person

Enjoy views of Funchal Bay aboard a luxury catamaran. Look out for whales and dolphins in their natural habitat as your relax on board. Immerse yourself in the crystalline waters of Cabo Girão and explore the underwater world with a snorkel.

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  • Try to spot whales and dolphins from a luxury catamaran
  • Admire the stunning views of the coastline
  • Live the luxury experience aboard a luxury catamaran
  • Plunge into the water and snorkel at Cabo Girão
  • Take in life from the sea and have enough time to explore further after the tour
Full description
Spot the dolphins and whales that call Funchal Bay home on this catamaran cruise from Funchal. Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters under Cabo Girão and learn more about the majestic creatures from your expert crew. Arrive at New Marina - Funchal and board a luxury catamaran. Receive some safety information from the experienced crew. Choose to sit in the luxurious interior with comfortable seating and protection from the sun, and lounge chairs or outdoor hammocks. Afterward, sit back and relax as you sail towards the open sea. Although sightings of marine species can not be guaranteed, dolphins and whales are often found in the waters around Funchal. Keep an eye on the movements in the water whilst the crew answers any questions about the variety of species. Continue up to the high cliffs of Cabo Girão, which rise 580 meters above sea level. Anchor the boat at Cabo Girão and immerse yourself in the refreshing waters to explore underwater marine life with a snorkel. Then, sail at a leisurely pace around the Marina of Funchal, and marvel at the fantastic views of Madeira's landscapes. Return to Funchal New Marina for a quick landing process and continue to enjoy your day after the tour.
  • Catamaran cruise
  • Crew
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Toilets on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 338 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Service
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The experience was good. We were lucky and we see dolphins and pilot whales. We had one drink and snacks. The staff was really nice. The snorkeling location is not the best, but it's a nice stop to swim for a bit and get refreshed. The trip back is also nice, going along the coast!

March 24, 2023

It was very exciting, we saw whales and also some dolphins playing, so it was a successful trip. Our skipper and guide were friendly, they told us some interesting things about the Funchal bay and they made us feel safe all the time out there on the water. Highly recommend this excursion.

March 24, 2023

Unfortunately we didn’t see any dolphins or whales, but the boat ride was nice regardless. One drink was included with the price, after that it was pay as you go. Very clean boat, nice crew. We stopped at Cabo Girão and had the chance to swim if we wanted to.

March 24, 2023

Product ID: 193577